1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rubber disc hay rake"It lifts hay rather than dragging or raking it there," says Michael Hansen, export manager for Fella, manufacturer of a new rubber disc hay rake.
Fella's new rake is unique in that it uses flat rubber discs with overlapped, curved rubber "spokes". The rake skims through the field at ground level, slipping beneath hay. Each disc picks up hay and passes it to the next disc in line.
"Leaf loss is drastically reduced because of the gentle way it handles the crop. It produces much high quality hay than any other rake on the market," says Hansen, noting that another benefit of the rake is that
it has no metal parts in contact with the ground so there's no danger of breaking off metal parts that could later cause havoc in mowers and balers.
The 18-ft. wide, pto-driven rake has 5 discs on each wing, all of which rake to-wards the center. It's equipped with both front and rear 3-pt. When mounted on front, you can rake and bale in one pass. Wings raise up for transport. Sells for about $6,000.
Contact FARM SHOW Followup, Fella-Werke GMBH, D-8501 Feucht bei Nurnberg, West Germany (ph 09128 731).
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