Friday, 24 November 2023 10:55

Simple, practical hay rakes

Written by  Mark Daniel
Kuhn’s new Gyrorake GA 8731+ and GA 9531+ models are described as “large width” semimounted rakes with central delivery. Kuhn’s new Gyrorake GA 8731+ and GA 9531+ models are described as “large width” semimounted rakes with central delivery.

Grassland specialists Kuhn has extended its Gyrorake offering with the addition of the GA 8731+ and GA 9531+ models.

Both models are described as “large width” semi-mounted rakes with central delivery.

Simple and practical to use, the machines offer raking widths from 7.7– 9.3 metres. This makes them suitable for both contractors as well as for medium and large farms wishing to increase throughput of round or large square balers and forage harvesters.

Offering the ability to deliver adjustable swath widths from 1.4–2.3 metres, the GA 9531+ model uses 15 tine arms on its four metre diameter rotors. This allows operators to group two windrows of straw behind combine harvesters equipped with cutting widths up to 7.5 metres.

Utilising well proven features from the extensive Gyrorake range, the rotor drive features a double reduction via the Master Drive GIII gearbox. This has a proven record of robustness in all conditions.

The GA 9531+ model features six wheels per rotor. This incorporates a tandem axle for superior ground following on all types of terrain – working in conjunction with 3-D articulation – alongside increased stability at higher speeds.

The rakes are designed to offer simple adjustment of the working or windrow width and the raking height – with the latter able to be done hydraulically. The Stabilift system locks the rotors in the windrow clearance phase, maximising ground clearance during headland turns. It also helps maintain a low centre of gravity and increased stability, particularly on slopes, while also locking the rotors during transport for increased safety.

www.kuhn.co.nz

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