Massey Ferguson has introduced two new larger TD Series tedders, designed to help commercial hay producers cut drying time and increase tedding efficiency to produce quality hay faster.
The new models offer a larger width to provide a thinner crop matte with better aeration, which helps hay dry faster and more evenly. According to Massey Ferguson, every TD Series tedder is equipped with an induction-hardened rotor casting that is break-resistant and designed for the most adverse tedding conditions.
“The longer hay lies in the field for drying, the more opportunity there is for it to be damaged by rain or bleaching from the sun,” says Dean Morrell, product marketing manager for Hay and Forage. “Both rain and sun decrease the nutritional value and palatability. The new TD Series tedders spread the hay out to their full width to help cut drying time so hay may be harvested quickly and at its optimum quality.”
The TD1655 is a 33-foot, 6-inch model, and the TD1665 is a 41-foot, 8-inch model; both are equipped with transport chassis. The chassis allows rotors to be lifted off the ground and supported in a vertical position, which improves maneuverability in and out of fields and allows on-road transport speeds up to 30 mph.
Both models are equipped with Massey Ferguson’s exclusive Super C coil tines that have six full windings per tine. According to Massey Ferguson, when the C-coil tines come in contact with the ground or an object, they are less likely to break.
“Our larger TD Series tedders were built for professional hay growers who grow and sell hay to livestock producers or for export,” says Morrell. “These larger machines will especially benefit hay operations that are located in areas with cooler, more humid weather conditions, where it is much more difficult to get hay to dry.”
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