Clean forage is essential for ensuring healthy and productive cattle. Minimising dirt and ash in the forage promotes better feed uptake in your livestock. The more active a cow is, the more productive it is too. Therefore, clean forage with an optimal crop texture is always a top priority when designing our forage- harvesting machines.
In terms of our rakes, this has resulted in the development of the unique Lely Ro-tine. The tine minimises the amount of dirt in the forage and damage to the crop. The result: clean forage with the right texture to preserve the flavour and nutrients.
Unique shape for clean forage
The Ro-tine is a ‘hollow’ tine that is attached to the rake in a trailed position. In addition, the tine tip is at a 90-degree angle to the ground. The sweeping motion lifts the crop to the swath. Furthermore, because the tine tip is positioned some way behind the tine arm, it is easier to avoid stones or lumps of soil.
The unique combination of the tine construction and the sweeping motion ensures that the tine has minimum contact with the ground during the mowing process. This avoids stones or lumps of soil being scattered into the air by the tine tip. Both clean raking and a clean product are therefore guaranteed.