These new hay handling tools are designed for small to mid-size operations looking for tedders or rakes to help boost hay production efficiency.
The RR140 Rotary Rake: With a raking width of 13.9 ft (4.2 m), the RR140 is designed to boost speed and efficiency by allowing operators to rake fast in wet or dry hay in a variety of crops.
“Our customers have asked us to bring a rotary rake back to our rake product line,” said Vermeer Product Manager, Josh Vrieze. “Rotary rake windrows tend to be lighter and fluffier, which allows air to pass through the windrow for quicker dry down. The 13.9 ft (4.2 m) rake is a good fit for small to mid-size operations.”
The RR140 is a versatile, side-delivery rake featuring 11 arms that are each equipped with four double tines, providing uniform raking actions that gently stir the hay for faster drying but also maintain the nutritional value of the crop. Hydraulic adjustments keep the tines off the ground, minimizing ash content in the windrow.
TD-Series Tedders: Built for speed, convenience and reliability and priced for the budget-conscious customer, the TD-Series models offer a 10 ft (3 m) tedding width on the TD100 and a 19 ft (5.8 m) tedding width on the TD190. Both models feature convenience, including tool-less height adjustments and an adjustable crank for changing the pitch angle in a matter of seconds.
“We are seeing more and more customers who understand and appreciate the value of a tedder,” said Vrieze. “By using a tedder, a producer can achieve quicker dry down, and the faster they can get their hay off the field, the higher quality forage they’ll be able to harvest.”
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