Vermeer remains busy working to provide just what it is farmers are looking for. They’ve just announced the release of a RR140 retry rake, along with the TD100 and TD190, and the TM1210 and TM1410 trailed mowers.
The RR140 comes at a raking width of 13.9 feet and runs efficiently in wet or dry hay in a variety of crops. The size makes it great for mid-sized operators.
“Our customers have asked us to bring a rotary rake back to our rake product line,” said Vermeer Product Manager, Josh Vrieze. “Rotary rake windrows tend to be lighter and fluffier, which allows air to pass through the windrow for quicker dry down. The 13.9 ft (4.2 m) rake is a good fit for small to mid-size operations.”
The RR140 is a versatile, side-delivery rake featuring 11 arms that are each equipped with four double tines, providing uniform raking actions that gently stir the hay for faster drying but also maintain the nutritional value of the crop. Hydraulic adjustments keep the tines off the ground, minimizing ash content in the windrow.
The TD-Series Tedders were designed for growers requiring speed, convenience, reliability and a great price. The TD100 offers a 10 foot tending width and a 19 foot width on the TD190. Each arrives with tool-less height adjustment and a crank for changing pitch angle in only a few seconds.
“We are seeing more and more customers who understand and appreciate the value of a tedder,” said Vrieze. “By using a tedder, a producer can achieve quicker dry down, and the faster they can get their hay off the field, the higher quality forage they’ll be able to harvest.”
“We know there are currently many operations that rely on Vermeer trailed mowers to put up large amounts of hay, so we decided to take a look and see where we could take things to the next level for them,” said Vermeer Product Manager, Josh Vrieze. “Not only are we bringing the largest trailed mower to the market to date, but we are bringing mowers with proven features and heavy-duty components that are built to last.”
While both machines maintain a 9.1 ft (2.8 m) transport width, the TM1210 cuts at 17.7 ft (5.4 m) and the TM1410 can mow up to 20.8 ft (6.3 m). The 10-series trailed mowers are equipped with a Q3® Cutter Bar featuring the Quick-Clip® Blade Retention System and Quick-Change™ Shear Ring that simplify changing blades and repairing sheared discs. The patent pending 2-point Quick-Hitch can make hooking up the machine a one-person process. To achieve a high quality cut, the nitrogen charged accumulator suspension system makes it easy for operators to adjust for various crops and conditions, while maintaining proper cutter bar balance and pitch.
The mower features a 3 year cutter-bar warranty to offer operators peace of mind. Learn more at wwww.vermeer.com.