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Hay Mower Also Chops Silage
"It sells for about half as much, yet does twice as much work," says Gallagher Engineering of its new heavy duty Forager that will soon be marketed in the U.S. and Canada.
Equipped with a hay-conditioning chute, the basic Forager becomes a one-pass mower and conditioner. You can bale or stack the hay, or you can come back with the Forager in a few hours and chop (either fine or coarse) the partially wilted crop for silage. There's very little adjustment in converting it from the mowing to the chopping configuration.
"It's been used for chopping corn but it's really best suited for mowing, conditioning and chopping alfalfa and other grasses," says Vaughan Jones, marketing director. "It'll sell for right at $5,000 in the U.S., which puts it at about half the cost of comparable capacity conventional choppers. Besides costing half as much, the Forager is easier to maintain. If you should run a steel fence post through it, for example, it may dent but isn't likely to break up anything."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gallagher Engineering, P.O. Box 5324, Frankton, Hamilton, New Zealand (ph 071 437-189).

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #1