More maize in mud: Multi-wheeled forager

The modified New Holland FX450 belonging to Dutch contractor Hoekstra Flowers was kept busy last autumn chopping maize where wheeled machines ground to a halt. We caught up with this light footed harvesting fleet

by Steven Vale

Last year will be remembered for its challenging maize silage harvest, especially for the headaches it caused Dutch contractors in the northern half of the country. The cold and wet start meant that many crops did not get planted until the second half of June, some as late as July.