The Golden Eagle Wheel Rake was designed to help with the challenges in raking or merging hay & forage crops. The depth band feature really works to eliminate dirt and rocks when raking or merging. This feature also increases tine life to more than five times of conventional wheel rakes.
The large Rakes have done a great deal to help the farmer to cut down fuel costs by merging three swaths into one or two windrows. The Eagle Rake also helps the farmer to get more done in a short amount of time.
Forage rake, hay equipment
THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL MAKE YOU MONEY!
1/3 LESS FUEL
1/3 LESS LABOR
1/3 LESS TIME
2/3 LESS MAINTENANCE
YOU DO THE MATH!
The Golden Eagle offers many features not found on other Commercial Hay Rakes in the industry.
Larger wheels are gentler on the hay and allow you to travel faster. NOT!
Our testing has proven that the size of the wheel is not near as important as the presentation of the hay from wheel to wheel.
The higher on the wheel that you transfer the hay to the next wheel, the gentler the hay is handled. This also prevents the roping of the product and creates a hollow windrow for better drying.
This is much harder to do on a larger wheel. You will have to travel much faster to accomplish the roll therefore shattering the hay. If you do not travel fast enough, the hay drops to the ground before being picked up by the next wheel, dragging the hay instead of lifting it and that is what makes a roped up windrow. The larger wheel will bend or break much easier.
Besides all of that it is the moisture content in the hay that determines how fast you can rake!!
The only advantage we could find with a larger wheel is that the retooling costs would put more money in our pocket.