A merging business

Traditionally if looking to run a triple mower with a grouper, then a crop conditioner was a must. But not all farmers want the additional weight and horsepower requirement of a conditioner, especially on fragile clover or when whole cropping cereals.

Mowers with groupers still have a place in the market, not just for grass silage but also for cereals destined for AD. Pöttinger customers get the choice of two systems — a mower conditioner with merging belt or a plain mower with the firm’s Cross Flow auger. We test both systems in grass and cereals