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Re: Any tips on getting hay to dry in 60-70 degree weather?

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jon f mn

10-16-2013 16:38:42

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Do the new wheel rakes work that much better? Any wheel rake Ive seen was worse for drying hay that a side delivery rake. I thought their main advantage was that they were faster. Just wondering because I have no experience with anything new. Around us we frequently cut the last cutting of alfalfa after a killing frost, sometimes into november, and are able to get it dry.

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Jason S.

10-16-2013 16:48:03

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 Re: Any tips on getting hay to dry in 60-70 degree weather? in reply to jon f mn, 10-16-2013 16:38:42  
I don't know personally, I'm only going on what people have told me. They all say that a bar rake ropes the hay which is true but a wheel rake fluffs the hay into a windrow. That's what I'm told anyway.

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jon f mn

10-16-2013 18:53:03

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 Re: Any tips on getting hay to dry in 60-70 degree weather? in reply to Jason S., 10-16-2013 16:48:03  
If the bar rake is making ropes it's not set right. I think the newer wheel rakes can be adjusted like that also. If it's roping the hay the top needs to be tipped back. We always had ours set so it almost threw the hay up and really fluffed it.

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10-16-2013 19:38:55

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 Re: Any tips on getting hay to dry in 60-70 degree weather? in reply to jon f mn, 10-16-2013 18:53:03  
The hay is also too wet to rake if it ropes. Fall hay simply takes more time- days are short.

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