Save fuel during silage operations

UK - The fuel-saving potential of the continental silage harvesting system - the self-loading forage wagon with in-built chopper - is proving increasingly popular with farmers and contractors, says Horst Hartl, Pšttinger's sales manager for Austria
calendar icon 19 September 2006
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"Fuel saving during silage operations is a priority. We sold two Torro silage pick-up trailers to an enterprise in Scotland and diesel costs were cut by about 40% compared with more conventional systems."

Available in the UK next season is a revamped Jumbo Combiline forage wagon series with capacities from 66 to 72cu m but Pšttinger, realising there will not be an immediate wholesale changeover to forage wagons, has built it so it can be converted to a high-capacity silage trailer with a hydraulically retracted pick-up.

The pick-up system of the new Jumbo trailer is 2m wide with an 80cm diameter reel feeding a 45-knife chopper unit. The chopper knives are a new design with stronger spines and broader blades to extend operating life. Running gear comprises twin axles with the option of four wheels per axle to reduce ground pressure.

Source: Farmers Weekly Online

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