1980 - Volume #4, Issue #1, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Straw Chopper Cuts Bedding Cost
It's available with a 5 hp. gasengine, a 3 hp. electric motor, or in a cordless electric model with built in battery charger.
Length of cut can be adjusted from about 1 to 7 in., depending on the number of knives inserted. Individual bales can be chopped up at the rate of about 11/z minutes per bale. The machine provides sufficient "rev" to propel the chopped straw uniformly throughout each stall, from front to rear.
In addition to making straw, cornstalks, or weather damaged hay go twice as far when used for bedding, the fact that the material is chopped makes for easier manure spreading and handling. If the baled bedding is dry and dusty, pouring a quart of water on the cut side of the bale as it's inserted into the chopper will control the dust problem, says Brisebois.
Dealerships are being set up throughout the United States and Canada, and a major U.S. manufacturer of dairy equipment was negotiating an agreement to market the Chop 'n Bed as this issue of FARM SHOW went to press.
Suggested retail is $1,250 for the 5 hp. gas engine driven model, $1,295 for the 3 hp. electric motor model, and $1,650 for the cordless electric model with charger.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Skil Way Enterprises Ltd., Marcel Brisebois, Marketing Director, 982 Cromwell Drive, Ottawa, Ont. K1V 6K6 (ph 613 733 6846).
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