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Buying new hay or silage equipment? Having maintenance issues? Want to learn equipment tips to increase efficiency? We can help with your equipment decisions.

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We asked Matt Jaynes, CLAAS Hay & Forage Product Coordinator, what myth about baling hay is perpetuated throughout the industry. This was his response.

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Anybody who bales hay wants three things from the baler – speed, reliability and available parts with dealer support. Essentially, what producers are saying is they want their blood pressure to drop, their ulcers to subside and the weather to cooperate.

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When the weather changes in the spring, tractors and attachments that are needed quickly should already have been repaired during winter months, hopefully slowing the rush, preventing long waits for shop appointments and avoiding parts availability problems.

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There is just something about old iron. It probably sounds strange to many people, but our tractors have sort of become part of the family.

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Watch this video to see haying equipment from a grease zerk’s view, and learn best practices to reduce leaf loss. 

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If a baler were a cow, we could install a cannula into the baler’s belly and watch the internal action. We could install cameras in the throat, the rumen and the nether parts – or the correlating baler parts, such as at the pick-up teeth, the knotter, the cutter, the plunger, and all the way out to the loader and truck.

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