Mounted Forager

Forager, Mounted


a machine for field chopping straw from ricks or silage from field storage and loading the chopped material onto transport vehicles. In the USSR, foragers are mounted on 1.4-ton-force tractors, and their working members are driven from the tractor’s power-takeoff shaft. Mounted foragers can gather straw from ricks up to 5 m high; the width of the strip cleared (the length of the drum) is 1,200 mm. Productivity is 6.5 tons per hour for straw and 5.9 tons per hour for silage.

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