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Straw Chopper For Balers
Most European countries have either passed laws or plan to pass laws to outlaw burn-off of straw in grainfields. This new add-on chopper for big square balers helps get rid of the straw and turns it into a valuable asset.
The Ferri company from Italy developed the pto-powered chopper which mounts ahead of the pickup and removes straw right down to the ground. Export manager Domenico Bassolino told FARM SHOW the bales of chopped-up straw can be more easily used for litter or as a roughage feed additive than bales made from unchopped straw. The chopper can also be used in cornstalks and other crop residue.
The add-on chopper requires no modification to baler. It includes a right angle splitter gearbox that provides pto power to both baler and chopper.
The first prototypes are mounted on Hesston balers but the company plans to also fit other balers, including round balers, in the future.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ferri Sri., Via. C. Govoni 30, 44030 Tamara (FE), Italy (ph 0532 866 866; fax 0532 866 851).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2