Agritechnica 2017 | McHale launch new rake

By: Chris McCullough

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Irish farm machinery manufacturer McHale launched a brand-new rake at Agritechnica, the R68-78 model

The Mchale R68-78 on display at Agritechnica
The R68-78 has a working width of 6.8m to 7.8m and a transport width of 2.8m
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Only the second rake produced by the company, this latest-addition twin-rotor centre-delivery rake has a working width of 6.8m to 7.8m and a transport width of 2.8m. 

On the McHale R68-78 rake the drive line flows through a wide angle gearbox to the individual rotors.

Each rotor on the McHale centre delivery rake picks the crop only once and places it in a loose aerated swath.

The rotors on the McHale centre delivery rake are suspended centrally and both rotors operate at equal ground pressures across the working width.

The suspension system allows the rotors to follow all ground contours regardless of the terrain.

The tines on each tine arm guarantees the cleanest sweep delivering uncontaminated fodder into the row.

The tine movement can be adjusted, allowing the operator to adjust the cam angle which in turn adjusts when the tine releases the crop to cater for different crop conditions.

The R68-78 will be available ahead of the silage season next year and costs €20,500 (about A$31,800) including taxes.

Agritechnica ran from November 12-18, 2017 in Hanover, Germany. Not all products launched at the event will be available in Australia.

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