Mounted Forager

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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