Grassland UK: Bigger, wider, better …

Though perhaps better known in the past for its smaller kit, Slovenian firm SIP is now firmly focused on building bigger, higher output mowers, rakes and tedders — the likes of 15m triple mowers, 12.5m rakes and 15m tedders.

by Andrew Faulkner

11 May 2018

Though perhaps better known in the past for its smaller kit, Slovenian firm SIP is now firmly focused on building bigger, higher output mowers, rakes and tedders — the likes of 15m triple mowers, 12.5m rakes and 15m tedders.

Main attraction at Grassland UK, however, was a 3.0m front-mounted merger, which, when paired with a 5m wide trailed unit is capable of placing 16m of crop into a single swath, albeit in two passes. Key advantages when compared with, say, a conventional four-rotor rake are that the merger doesn’t pick up stones, it has a gentler action on delicate crops and it can travel at faster speeds (up to 15km/hr).