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Front Mounted Swath Roller Handles Multiple Tasks
“Combines have become larger and as a result, swaths have gotten bigger,” says James Hudson, owner of JF Hudson Co., U.K. “Although tractors have also grown in size, the space underneath hasn’t increased at the same rate. We’ve seen some very large crops of rye, along with heavy grass and straw swaths that were a challenge to bale.”
    To address the problem, Hudson modified their existing front-mounted storage box to also be used as a swath roller and twine wrap carrier. During baling season, a choice of a 5 or 6-ft. roller is bolted on, twine and wrap carriers are attached and the unit is mounted using the tractor’s 3-pt. front linkage.
    “This gives the range of height required to use it as an effective swath roller,” Hudson says. “It’s turned freely by the crop as there’s a bearing at each end of the roller.”
    The attachment carries up to eight balls of twine or a twine rack can be added without the roller to hold eight rolls of wrap or six of twine.
    Hudson explains a range of box sizes and other add-ons such as a water tank, fire extinguisher or leaf blowers can be purchased. The units are interchangeable for year-round use.
    All JF Hudson manufacturing is done in their North Yorkshire workshop.
    The equipment is not yet available in North America, but Hudson says they’re actively looking for interested distributors. The cost of the units in the U.K. is around £3000 plus taxes and delivery.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, James Hudson, JF Hudson Co., North Yorkshire DL8 1TG (ph 07803 765440; james@jfhudson.co.uk; www.jfhudson.co.uk).

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