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Roller-Spreader Packs Silage Evenly
This innovative silage spreader from Germany lets you fill a bunker silo evenly to keep air out and reduce spoilage.
  The pto-driven Reck silage spreader consists of a rotating steel cylinder equipped with specially-designed, 13-in. long spreading paddles. The unit can be front or rear-mounted on a 3-pt. hitch and can swivel up to 20 degrees to either side, allowing you to spread silage all the way to the bunker wall for proper packing.
  Two models are available. The MAGNA has an 8-ft. wide, 32-in. dia. cylinder and requires a tractor with 125 hp or more. The JUMBO has a 10-ft., 3-in. dia. width and a 37-in. dia. cylinder and requires a tractor with 150 hp.
   “It throws silage out in front of you and leaves a nice, even layer that results in a tighter silage pile with less spoilage,” says Jeff Liner, Agromatic, Inc., Fond du Lac, Wis. “It does a better job than a push blade, which tends to roll and ball up the silage into uneven piles. We recommend using it mainly for haylage and longer stemmed silage, which are hard to spread evenly with a conventional blade.
  “By swiveling the unit to either side, you can throw silage against the silo’s walls and drive the tractor’s tires against them to do a better job of packing.”
  The MAGNA sells for $12,500 and the JUMBO for $17,500.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Agromatic, Inc., N6989 Rolling Meadows Dr., Fond du Lac, Wis. 54937 (ph 800 800-5824; jliner@agromatic.net; www.agromatic.net).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #6