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Affordable Chopper For Smaller Farmers
There's a lot to like in KMN's one-row corn chopper for smaller farms - particularly the price tag.
"We think it's in a class by itself for the money," says William Bayersdorfer, general manager for KMN Modern Farm Equipment, a subsidiary of a West-Germany based firm where the machine is made. It sells for right at $3,500 and, despite its small appearance, boasts a whopping 40 tons per hour capacity with a 60 hp. or larger tractor. "It'll keep up with a lot of two-row choppers," says Bayersdorfer. "Its direct drive system is capable of handling tractors up to 100 hp."
The heavy-duty cutting rotor of the MB 3 chopper is standard equipped with 8 knives made of tungstenchrome-vanadium alloy steel. They're supported by high-tensile steel ledges across their entire length so that any possible damage caused by foreign objects is minimized.
Their scissor-like cut keeps power demands low. They also act as ejector scoops, eliminating the need for a forage blower.
Two chopping lengths - 3/4 or 1/8 in. - are standard, along with a built-in knife sharpener. Simply advance the grinding stone onto the knives and grind away.
Attachments available include corn stalk lifters, easily fitted to the tips of the corn pick-up for downed corn or sorghum, and a parallel or side loading attachment.
"If you ever need a new part, your area distributor should have it in stock. If he just ran out, he'll be resupplied promptly by one of our complete parts depots", says Bayersdorfer.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, KMN Modern Farm Equipment, 12 Sullivan St., Westwood, N.J. 07675 (ph. 201 666-3707).

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