1986 - Volume #10, Issue #6, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Haymaker Rakes, Teds"It combines the best of raking and tedding, allowing you to virtually eliminate leaf loss and bleaching," says Pequea Mfg. of its revolutionary "Haymaker" for making top-quality hay.
"Unlike a tedder, which merely picks up hay and fluffs it, the Haymaker ù thanks to its specially engineered carousel ù turns swathed or windrowed hay upside down and deposits it on new, dry ground to speed drying with virtually no leaf loss," the manufacturer points out (see accompanying illustration).
Here's how the new-style machine makes top quality hay and, in the process, eliminates the need for raking or tedding equipment:
Mowed, unraked hay (cut with a sickle-type mower): When the hay is dry on top, you use the Haymaker to turn it upside down and lay it back on the ground in a full swath, or in a windrow, by simply adjusting the rotary table under the carousel.
Swathed or windrowed hay (cut with a pull-type or self-propelled swather-mower): When the top side is dry, you use the Haymaker to deposit it upside down on new, dry ground. The rotary table can be adjusted to duplicate width of the cut windrow for smooth, steady baling.
A key design feature of the Haymaker is that operating speeds of the hydraulically-driven pickup and rotating carousel are independently adjustable. "This important and unique feature allows the machine to be precisely adjusted to suit each particular haying situation," the manufacturer points out.
The 10 arm carousel is 14 ft. in dia. and is adjustable for height, depending on volume of the hay crop it has to move across the rotary table. There are 10 rubber mounted tines on each arm. For road transport, the carousel arms fold vertically, and the rotary table accordian folds. Pickup width is 7 ft.
Sells for $3,950.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Pequea Machine, 3230 East Gordonville Road, Gordonville, Pa. 17529.
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