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Svensson, Dan (2004) Strängluftning av vallfoder. Other thesis, SLU.

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When harvesting ley you hope to get a fast drying and a faster harvest. If there is a system with round bales, you need to have a dry matter close to 45 %. To make this as fast as possible, there is made a machine which pick up the grass with an pick-up. It turn the grass over and put it behind the machine (figure 2 and 4). There are few tests to prove the efficiency of this machine. There are also no results about crop loses or the butyric acid bacterium growth. My study includes three methods of drying clover grass with an Elho TR220 (tedder). One windrow is control there I didn't do anything. With the second method I drove the Elho machine after 18 h. The last method I drove the Elho twice, 18 h and 39 h after cutting. Every treatment repeated 12 times. I registered the drying process before any kind of treatment. After harvest I pick up the waste after the roto baler. The bale who was made was marked so I could take tests for butyric acid later. The result shows that there is no significant differences (5 % level) in DM between the methods. There were no extra mechanical losses caused by the machine. The test for butyric acid was varied. In the bale with grass who was treated with the Elho machine once or twice, there were butyric acid in bales from one field. My conclusions are: The machine is good to use after some rain, because it turn up the grass so the roto baler could pick the grass up better. I also think that the windrows will dry faster when you tedding the windrow after a rain. This is not proved. If you regulated the machine in the right way, you will not get any butyric acid bacterium in the grass. (You should know that there is a risk, specially if the field is uneven) If you have a round baler you can drive once with the machine to get more even DM-content in the windrow. If you have a system with a precision chopper there is no point to use the Elho machine because the precision chopper will mix the grass and even the DMcontent. If you buy the machine, I think that you should have one with the SideFlow system because you have a better use for the machine. Then you put two windrows together and increase the capacity of the following machines.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: torkning, skörd
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Users 85 not found.
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2005
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:31
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/298

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