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M Nut
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:44 am    Post subject: New hay rake recomendations Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Time for a new hay rake, and wondering what you guys would suggest (or stay away from) in a V-style or bi-fold style wheel rake. I need something that will rake three swaths from a 10ft discbine in one pass, so a working width of 23-24ft. Want something that allows the hay to roll through well and doesn't plug all the time. I know a hi-capacity would be good for this reason, but thought there may be some other style/brand to consider too.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: New hay rake recomendations Reply to specific post Reply with quote

These are used almost exclusively in our neck-of-the-woods. H&S Hi-capacity

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: New hay rake recomendations Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sitrex or H&S Don't like the Tonuti
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: New hay rake recomendations Reply to specific post Reply with quote


In my neck of the woods the M&W has a very good following.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: New hay rake recomendations Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the opinions so far. Your opinions are matching mine. I really like the H&S bi-fold 12 rakes, and also have been impressed with the M&W and Rhino brands too. I'm thinking I'll go with one of these choices. Leaning towards the H&S bi-fold 12. Anyone have any experience with one of those?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:01 am    Post subject: Re: New hay rake recomendations Reply to specific post Reply with quote


M Nut,

I am running the same haybine as you, the 2175. I have a Befco 12 wheel rake and I can get 3 rows to rake with it. The problem I have is two-fold. First, the middle row does not get turned over enough. I need a kicker rake wheel in the center and this rake does not have one. Secondly, the support arms that hold the wheel hubs can get tangled in the hay if it is especially thick and this tends to create hay balls that become hard to get dry.

So, I suggest you think about a rake that can kick the center row over and one like in the pic that has the support arms above the centerline of the wheels.

John
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:30 am    Post subject: Re: New hay rake recomendations Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yep, I've had those exact same problems on my old rake, so want something that will eliminate those two issues.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:20 am    Post subject: Re: New hay rake recomendations Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Let us know what you decide...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: New hay rake recomendations Reply to specific post Reply with quote

M Nut wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:41:19 08/11/11) Leaning towards the H&S bi-fold 12. Anyone have any experience with one of those?


I've been using a H&S Hi-Cap 14 wheel custom baling since '02. It's been a good tough rake. I like the fact it will rake 2 or 3 ten ft cuts(determined by thickness of the grass) just by touching the hyd control lever.
 
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