This September a crop of lucerne near Dorchester will boost the winter forage reserves for one Dorset farmer. The crop is being rowed-up by a new belt merger machine from Kuhn Farm Machinery, which was operating in the UK for the first time.
The KUHN Merge Maxx in operation in Dorset.
The Merge Maxx, which has a 9.1 metre pick up width and five different windrow delivery options, is an alternative machine to rotary rakes. In addition to the high capacity work rates achievable with the Merge Maxx, the conveyor belt delivery system results in less aggressive handling of the crop than typically occurs with rotary rakes, which is particuarly beneficial with crops such as lucerne and red clover.