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Re: TX Jim, Got another question, different subject.

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I am not TX Jim but I am from TX. I would think a shredder would chop the forage up too much plus you would lose more leaves. I tried shredding some corn stalks/crab grass and baling it on year. I was able to bale the stuff but it was chopped up pretty fine and I lost a lot when baling. IMHO, a crimper is the only way to go in haygrazer especially if you live in the eastern part of the state. Hope this helps, TF

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 Re: TX Jim, Got another question, different subject. in reply to tf, 09-13-2012 13:54:26  
I don't know the outcome. My last cutting I just put up had a lot of Bahia in it and it was the last of the crop so it wasn't very tall. In short I had short grass and not much of it. I rolled it and lost some, but not much considering.

Considering all the trouble of a crimper, I may go ahead next year and plant the crop then I will have 3 options: Drum cut and wait for it to cure; follow with a shredder adjusting for best results; find a crimper.


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