I was looking to purchase a new Tedder this spring for my own use , so notting too expensive
like the Lely , Malone or , Kuhn, but more on the line of Sip , MF, Minos, Pottinger.
The Sip seems to have a strong frame , any advice on this is appreciated, Thanks.
Price around .. the diffrence mighnt be a whole pile and you could be aswell going mainstream brand!! Got a krone 2 years ago and we find it a great job.
Id be inclined to do buy a mainstream brand too.
They might cost more now but would give less bother and would be worth more come trade in time
Have a krone and can’t fault it. Got it for 9k. Think they are more like 9500 now. I think the MF ones are very good for around 7 grand new
There are 2 types of MF/Fendt versions.
One would have formerly been a Fella, the other a Lely Lotus. There’d be a big difference between the 2.
Which would you recommend? The Lely stabilo type?
Alot of people have a preference for the lely tedder. I don't like the hook tone myself as it's too hard to set. I prefer a straight tine tedder. Less hassle to set and tines not as easy to break
Bought the Krone 4 rotor new myself about 5 years back.
Super machine. Haven't broken a tine (straight) on it yet. It does my own work only.
Stored indoors when not used, will last me a lifetime.
How much were they back then ?
Out of Lely, Krone and Malone 4 rotor tedders which one would be the best for saving Hay or are they all very similar ?
Use a 6 rotor Krone regularly and find it spreads lovely and even, Easily adjusted with a hydraulic toplink. Easy to put on too. Can't comment on the others but imagine they'd be pretty similar.
Paid around 6.5K
Theres probably not a hole pile in the difference quality/price .. I remember the malone was the dearest when we bought our krone but there was a few extras like spare wheel and lights with the malone .. also had that hook tine concept at the time.
The nearest dealer/best back up service is probably what would sway my mind sami23
I find the krones leave the grass lumpy. Any I've seen around here anyways. Could be the operator tho
Would they be heavy crops?
No light ish. Now that's just my opinion
Oh fair enough, I know and I'm not for a minute saying you're wrong. I always found it toss grass out well but I never had to bale or lift the swarths after it.