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Low Cost Chopper Handles 7 Ft Bales
New from Kidd Mfg. in England is a lower cost chopper that handles one full size big round bale up to 7 ft. in dia, or 16 conventional bales. It'll also handle big square bales.
Priced at $9,700, the new Model 7-16 is available in a fully trailered model, or a 3 pt. model with load-bearing wheels. "It's equally adept at bedding livestock with straw or waste paper, or chopping hay for feed," says the manufacturer.
It's equipped with three discharge points ๙one on either side and one at the rear which can be equipped with an optional blower and spout for filling directly into a mixer or grinder.
To ensure low start-up torque, a hydraulically operated center lift disc raises the bale clear of the rotor, allowing it to be easily engaged and revved up to full speed before the bale is lowered onto the chopping knives. By increasing pto input speed from 540 to 1000 rpm, the machine's cutting rotor performs a dual chopping-blowing function. It'll blow material through the rear discharge port and 50 ft. of hose with ease.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Edney Distributing, Highway 14 East, P.O. Box 198, Huron, S. Dak. 57350 (ph 605 352-8616).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2