Make windrows right size for baler
The secret to making good hay is curing it correctly, then forming windrows that allow even feed into the baler. You need good tools that won’t knock off too many valuable leaves, yet make windrows of the right size and shape for good baling.
That’s where these new tools come in. Some are part of the large introduction of new equipment by New Holland for 2010. All these tools are worth a look. Check out the company websites to learn more details.
The H5920 is New Holland’s latest entry in the wheel rake market. The new model, which can be equipped with eight to 12 rakes, is designed for the casual user. With 12 rakes, the operator can cover a 25-foot swath. The low-profile cart makes it easier to transport and store. The H5920, with 10 rakes, retails for $6,400. Contact New Holland, New Holland, Pa., at 866-NEW-HLND (866-639-4563) or www.newholland.com/na.
With the H5400 series, New Holland has officially entered the windrow merger market. Previously, the company sold a windrow inverter, which performed the same function. According to a sales rep, the new merger is gentler on hay. Three new models (H5410, H5420, H5430) are offered in 9-foot and 12-foot pickup widths and require only a 70-hp tractor. Extensions can be added to merge up to 18 feet. The H5430 retails for $37,000. Contact New Holland, New Holland, Pa., at 866-NEW-HLND (866-639-4563) or www.newholland.com/na.
This article published in the June, 2010 edition of INDIANA PRAIRIE FARMER.