Cutter outfitted with new silage technology
The Jaguar 800 and 900 series silage cutters, like this 970, can be outfitted with the new Claas Silage Tech package that brings precision and quality to silage cutting. The Multi-Crop Cracker option and the MCC Shredlage technology produce corn silage quality that has been proven to improve milk production and health in cows. There is a high degree of flexibility with the hard chrome-plated cracker rollers, which are also designed for quick replacement. Call 402-861-1027 or visit claasofamerica.com.
Shred more bales at once
Elmer’s Manufacturing has just released its new Wolverine Shredder bale processor for round or square bales. The Wolverine can hold multiple bales at the same time, including two large round bales or three 4-by-4-by-8-foot large square bales. A live floor feeds bales into the shredder, and units are equipped with an adjustable kicker shaft to help feed bales. The shredder distributes up to 70 feet and includes a spring-loaded bale reject door. Visit elmersmfg.com.
Heavy-duty forage cruiser
New Holland Agriculture’s new FR920 Forage Cruiser is 911 horsepower and features a new feed-roll module for higher feeding rates. The FR920 has a heavy-duty, four-wheel-drive system that the company claims increases torque to the wheels by 60%. The machine also introduces the company’s DuraCracker and DuraShredder crop processing systems. The DuraCracker includes reinforced frames and an eight-groove belt drive to deliver uniform kernel cracking. The DuraShredder shreds stover and features 29.5-inch hard chromed rolls. The Forage Cruiser starts at $719,000. Visit agriculture1.newholland.com.
Process big bales
The Vermeer 9010 bale processor features improved versatility and easier, quicker adjustments compared to previous models, spokespersons say. It’s designed to be a workhorse. New on this model is a toolless cut-control bar design that allows adjustments to be made on how aggressively the unit attacks the bale. Make them easily from the outside. The 9010 is designed to handle big round bales, and there’s an option for handling large square bales, too. List price ranges from $27,000 to $32,000, depending upon options. Contact Vermeer, Pella, Iowa, at 800-370-3659 or visit vermeer.com.
Large forage harvester
Did you ever think you would see a farm machine with nearly 1,000 horsepower? The sign hanging from this Deere forage harvester says it all. The 9900, largest of the four new harvesters, has 957 hp, according to company spokespersons. Other models include the 9600 at 616 hp, 9700 at 759 hp, and 9800 at 858 hp. The three largest models feature a Liebherr V12, 24-liter engine. The 772 model’s 12-row drum corn header can consume 7 tons of forage per minute. Also new is the XStream kernel processor, which helps operators achieve optimal silage processing. Visit deere.com.
Bale mover and processor
A piece of equipment that will haul and process six bales makes quick work of feeding cattle. Emerson Equipment’s Bale Processor offers a 34-foot-long area for holding bales off the back end of a hay processor. Once on the rake, the hay is completely self-loading into the processor as chains pull the bales forward. Four rollers turn the bale in the processor, making rough hay more palatable by removing dust, mildew and mold. Contact Emerson Equipment, Whitman, Neb., at 308-544-6421 or visit emersonequipment.com.