Riverina hay rake’s Henty award
A southern NSW designed and manufactured hay tedder has won the coveted Greater Hume Shire Award at the Henty Machinery Field Days.
The award recognises the best new Australian designed and built agricultural machine and was judged by a panel of independent judges at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 18-20.
Launched on April 1, the Multi-Ted is the result of fodder producer requests for a machine to improve hay and silage quality by reducing drying time and bleaching.
It is available in working widths from 9-12 metres, making it perfect for mower widths of 3.5-5 metres.
Judge Mark Bowyer said the Multi-Ted speeded up the drying process of hay by one or two days.
“This makes a difference to the hay quality and colour,’’ Mr Bowyer said.
“The fact the rotors can be hydraulically driven means they can be adjusted in and out, whereas some tedder rakes don’t have that option.
“It has the ability to do three windrows at once and it is a fairly wide machine.
“The rotors can be reversed giving it more versatility and different functions.
“It folds up fairly narrow for transport.’’
Martin Morona, Berrima Engineering, Deniliquin, with the Greater Hume Shire Award for the best Australian designed and manufactured machine.