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Macerator 6620

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Intensive forage conditioning promotes: faster dry down time, more palatability, better feed value, improved color and texture.

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Macerated crop equals less time in the field for a better yield!

• The Extra Heavy Duty Macerator is built to withstand rough field conditions.

• No tools required for field adjustment.

• Height of pickup reel is easily adjusted direct from the tractor.

• The unique air system works like a shock absorber and keeps the rollers tight together.

• Air pressure can, easily and quickly, be adjusted with a simple turn of the knob for maximum performance under various field conditions.

• Ground speed is up to 10 MPH (16 km/hr).

• The Macerator is ready to work for you and requires no special hookups or brackets, all you need is a 70-80 HP tractor.

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A considerable amount of research has gone into the benefits of macerated hay. The following are a few excerpts of various reports.

"Laboratory tests showed a drying rate for macerated material was roughly double that of conditioned material. This fact, coupled with the wider and shallower windrow or mat formed by the Macerator, accounted for a field drying rate of about 4-6 times faster than with a mower conditioner."

"The alfalfa dehy industry found a 43% saving in gas usage for dehydrating crop which had been macerated compared to a conditioned crop."
Source - University of Saskatchewan, Dept. of Agricultural
and Biosource Engineering

"A recent feeding experiment with dairy cows in early lactation showed that maceration increased alfalfa dry matter intake and milk production. This increase in hay consumption resulted in a significant increase of milk per day. Milk fat remained the same and protein content was significantly higher."
Source - Savoie and Block

"Researchers have found that the main advantages of forage maceration over conventional mowing conditions are: faster field drying, less field losses when there is no rain, improved digestibility of the fibre and more efficient silage fermentations."
Source - Special PAMI Report

"Macerated alfalfa dries faster. The reduced drying time could help avoid rain damage, minimize yield losses from traffic damage and permit more timely irrigation."
Source - Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis extension forage specialist

"Maceration increased in vitro digestibility of alfalfa stems by as much as 39%."
Source - Sirohi et al
Copies of the complete reports are available upon request, please contact the factory.

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More Thorough Than a Conditioner
The Agland Macerator features a double set of rollers, allowing it to do a more thorough job than any other system on the market. The pickup reel feeds the crop to the rubber intake rollers where the swath is flattened out before it is fed through the steel patterned rollers. The air pressure system helps maintain an even pressure on the rollers without crushing the hay.

Faster Drying
Maceration takes place between the steel rollers. The top steel roller runs at a slightly different speed than the bottom roller. This action cracks and nicks the stems of the plants and removes some of the wax, resulting in cell rupture. This allows the moisture to escape at a quicker rate than with conventional equipment, promoting a much faster dry down.

Preserves Nutrients and Color
Long exposure during dry down causes leaching of nutrients and color. Less exposure to damaging sun rays helps preserve both nutrients and color. This makes the finished product a lot more valuable for export and domestic use.

More Palatable
Maceration helps to soften the hay, preserves the protein content and exposes more plant sugar to allow more efficient silage fermentation, making all of the hay more palatable and increasing the digestibility of the hay or forage, which may translate* into:

- increased energy
- significant weight gains
- increased milk production

*Depending on condition and type of animal. For more detailed information on the benefits of maceration contact us for a summary of the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute test results.

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