Su­per Comby solves ma­chin­ery headache for Fish Creek farmer

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GIPP­S­LAND DAIRY farmer, Graeme Ni­coll, Fish Creek, has re­cently pur­chased the lat­est Su­per Comby after a suc­cess­ful 10 year run out of his old one. Graeme chose his first Su­per Comby 10 years ago when he was set­ting up his pit silage as his main source of sup­ple­men­tary feed. Not be­ing a fan of ma­chin­ery, he wanted sim­ple gear that could do mul­ti­ple jobs and would last. His first Su­per Comby met his ex­pec­ta­tions. When Graeme was first look­ing to buy a feed­out wagon, he was need­ing an 18–20m3 sized silage wagon, sim­i­lar to his neigh­bours. Due to his rolling ter­rain, get­ting in and out of the lane way, and through gates, he found that with the smaller wagon, he can get all he needs into it and feed­ing out takes sim­i­lar time to that of the neigh­bours with the larger wag­ons. “The Comby might look small, but I kind of strug­gle call­ing it a smaller ma­chine, be­cause it fits enough silage in to do the job,” Graeme said. The low sides makes it easier to load, be­ing able to see into the body, and where you’re plac­ing the load from the trac­tor cab, mak­ing it easier to fill it prop­erly. To re­duce the headache of own­ing ma­chin­ery, Graeme’s phi­los­o­phy was to buy ma­chin­ery that could do mul­ti­ple jobs. Choos­ing the Comby meant he could have just one feeder to re­place a silage wagon and a feed­out cart. This means just one ma­chine to main­tain, one ma­chine for staff to learn to operate, and no need to be con­tin­u­ously swap­ping ma­chin­ery on the trac­tor. “This ma­chine means we only need one feed­out ma­chine on the farm.” “Our first Comby proved that we could feed square bales, if we had to buy them in dry times, more than ad­e­quately. Graeme Ni­coll has re­cently pur­chased the lat­est Su­per Comby after a suc­cess­ful 10 year run out of his old one. “It does a great job of feed­ing out chopped silage, but also means if we’ve got a few round bales we can throw them in the wagon and feed them out as well.” Tel. 1800 750 428 or visit

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