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He adds water to hay
Wisconsin hay grower Ed Staudinger started adding water to hay as he chops it after he realized that the clouds of dust around choppers and wagons in the field were not really dust but fine bits of stems and leaves that never made it into the wagon.
According to a recent report by Ron Johnson in Agri-View newspaper, Staudinger mounted a water tank on the left side of the the tractor that pulls the chopper and wagon. A small boom sprays water onto the windrow just ahead of the rear tractor wheel on the right side.

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6