A forage / silage harvester is a piece of farm machinery that is used to harvest forage crops such as grass to process them into silage. Forage harvesters may be powered, which are known as self-propelled forage harvesters, or they may be towed from the tractor and be PTO-driven. Forage harvesters are sometimes also known as foragers, choppers or silage harvesters.
Whether they are self-propelled or mounted, the basic configuration is the same. They have a flywheel or drum that is fitted with a number of cutting knives. The chopped crop is then blown from the forage harvester in a chute into a wagon or trailer that can be attached or driven alongside the unit. Some of the larger examples of forage harvesters will also use paddle accelerators, which are used to increase cutting speeds and unloading performance.
When the wagon is full, it can simply be detached and driven back to the store or silo for unloading and processing. At the same time, a second wagon can be attached to allow the forage harvester to continue with its work uninterrupted. Different forage crops have different characteristics that require different cutting techniques, and the forage harvester can be fitted with different cutting heads that can be attached and removed easily. Grass silage, for example, is often mown prior to being harvested. The forage harvester is then fitted with a collection head, or windrow pick-up, to harvest the grass once it has had the opportunity to wilt.
Staalmeester forage harvester with single row maize, and grass pickup attachment. As new condition.
JF FCT 900 Forage Harvester, 2000 Year, C/W Hydraulic PUH, Swivel Chute, 1.6 Metre Pickup reel. S/N 128-045-0458. Very Tidy Condition
Pottinger Mex 6 MD Forage Harvester.
Metal Detector, Spout Extension, Spout Support, PUH, High Speed Pulleys, 1.9m Pickup, New Knives, New Shear Bar, Sharpening Stone 90%, Serviced and Ready to Go. Very Tidy Condition
John Deere 3950 Forage Harvester, PUH, High Speed, Pull type, Good tyres, S/N: E03950X985519. Very Tidy Condition.
Used: 2008 RECO MENGELE SH40 Trailed Forage Harvester Forage Wagons barrel carrier, 1.9metre pick-up, very tidy, very good condition for work.
Self Propelled Forage harvester 2wd Hydraulic Transmission Caterpillar turbo engine, Heat & AC, Engine power 201,34 kw, long hydraulic spout rotary screen sharpener 23.1x26 Drive Tyres 11.00x16 Steering!!! 6x30 Chain Forage Head and 974 6x30 earlage head with adapter. Hours used 2870. Serial No 440142.
In good working condition
1998 Claas Jaguar 840 Claas PU 300 Claas RU 450 central lubrication, new tower, heating, on-board transformer, Very good and well-kept chopper, no maintenance backlog! Speed: 20, width: 450, Hours 7189, Horse Power 271,43, kwon-board computer / monitor, hydrostatic drive, manual air conditioning, maize header, radio, row-independent, rotating beacon, height-adjustable hitch, No of rows: 6
Used: This Pottinger Mex is used
Pottinger Mex 6 forager, metal detector, Hitch, very tidy
In very excellent condition
Used:JF FCT 1050 protec Forage Harvesters, Metal detector, Pickup Hitch, Trailed forager, Very tidy
Used: JF 900 FCT Trailed Forager Forage Wagons. c/w PUHitch, barrel carrier, 2.2metre pick-up, very tidy, very good condition for work.
Used: 1994 MENGELE SH40 Trailed Forage Harvester Forage Wagons
barrel carrier, 1.8metre pick-up, very tidy, very good condition for work.