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Air Powered Windrower
"It's the best windrower ever built," says farmer-inventor Francis Carree, Loudeac, France, about the air-powered machine he designed and now manufactures.
The V-shaped machine uses a high-volume, pto-powered blower to turn cut hay and move it into windrows. The blower is mounted on top of the 12-ft. wide machine. Beneath the canvas that covers the sides of the machine is a metal housing that comes to a rounded up-front "V". Near the ground, a 1-in. opening directs the flow of air out to the crop, blowing it back along the sides of the machine into two windrows.
"There are no metal parts that can break off and get into the crop and the blower doesn't pick up rocks or other foreign objects. It's also extremely easy on leaves," says Carree. The windrower, which sells for $6,400, requires a minimum 55 hp. tractor. Carree is in the process of working out a deal with a distributor in Canada but would like to find representation in the U.S.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Francis Carree, Mauguin S.A., B.P.122, St. Berthevin, 53006, Cedex, France (ph 43 69 04 55).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #3