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How best base forage affects milk and your business
Better forage keeps animals healthier. Healthier animals produce more milk. And more milk means more success for
your business. As a farmer you will already know that at every stage it is worth improving the quality of base forage as
far as possible. The bottom line is that the highest quality base forage is the cornerstone for healthy livestock and
decent profit in your business. But what can you do in practice to improve your forage? There are a number of key
factors that influence quality. These include the location, farm management, harvesting technology and the skill of the
driver during harvest. Find out over the following pages how and to what extent you can optimise these factors.
Forage quality is the key
to your success.
Our Happy Cow stands for healthy and happy cows. That's because cows remain healthy and produce more milk if they
are fed the best base forage. This increases their yield, and in turn makes you happy too. A happy ending for everybody!
Location 25%
Climatic conditions
Soil
Terrain Ground tracking
Careful handling of forage
Multiple, easy adjustment capabilities
Easy operation
Influence of driver
Management 75%
Technology
What are the
influence factors for
the best forage?
Good base forage is no coincidence!
1. The location
Approximately 25 % of the success of a farm business
depends on its location. The achievable base forage volume
is a result of precipitation, climate and ground quality. Each
location has its own climatic characteristics, which farmers
are able to make the most of with some ingenious farm
management. In Allgäu (Bavaria), for example, they manage
5 cuts per year, while in Finland only 2 hay harvests are
feasible – but with suitably large volumes each cut.
2. Farm management
How well you manage, plan and make decisions, influences
the quality of your base forage by up to 75%. These
examples show what you can achieve with the right farm
management.
Fertilizer:
Fertilizer must be tuned precisely to each scenario in order
to achieve optimum results and a dense crop. Because
suitable farmyard manure keeps the clostridia content low,
it can prevent butyric acid forming in silage. Butyric acid
can cause major health issues in livestock and is present in
75% of all silage at 3 g/kg dry matter, with values of up to
12 g/kg dry matter no rarity.
Care:
High yield harvesting and good silage is only possible with
targeted grassland repair sowing and levelling of molehills.
A dense and strong grass sward is the basis for clean
harvesting.
Cutting time:
Especially the first cut should be chosen to achieve a low
raw fibre content, optimum energy content and tastiness of
the forage.
3. Harvest technology
Output alone is not enough. The correct use of harvesting
machinery is the prerequisite for bringing in protein-rich
forage. You can also prevent dirt from entering the animals'
forage. By improving the way harvesting technology is
implemented, you can greatly reduce the level of contami-
nation.
4. People
In addition to applying the right harvesting technology, the
skill of the driver also has a significant effect on the quality
of the forage. That is because each working step from
mowing to ensiling must be performed professionally - and
that needs a great deal of experience and attention to
detail.
Better base forage quality reduces concentrate costs and promotes livestock health. If the forage is tasty and has the right
structure then animals will eat more of it and ruminate more efficiently. In addition to high energy and protein content, trace
elements also promote high milk yield.
Read on to find out more about the main factors that influence the quality of base forage:
Fertilizer
Care
Intensity
Best base forage quality.
More success in the shed.
Tasty and clean forage.
The basis for your success.
Best forage preparation
Tasty forage with an optimum structure increases forage intake and is the best preparation
for the rumen.
Best nutrients
In addition to high energy and protein content, trace elements are also required for high milk
yield and healthy livestock.
Less concentrates
Better base forage quality reduces concentrate costs and promotes livestock health.
Healthier animals
Healthy cows return a higher milk yield and improved fertility. Lower vet costs and longer
utilisation increase your financial success.
Better milk yield
High quality base forage increases milk yield. This is a decisive factor in dairy cattle manage-
ment.
More profit
Around 50% of the production cost for a litre of milk is attributed to forage costs - your
reason for getting everything right during base forage harvesting.
Better quality of life
Farmers with the best forage quality achieve a higher profit from their dairy business. That
makes base forage a sound start for a successful future. Healthy animals need less time and
resources. Benefit from more free time!
The best forage promotes the highest yield.
"Clean base forage has a special significance for healthy livestock from several points of
view. Ruminants consume essential raw fibres on demand, effectively preventing many
illnesses related to the metabolism, especially over-acidification of the rumen. Only
quality, flawless base forage is attractive enough to be consumed in sufficient quantities.
Health hazards such as yeast fungus, mould and myriad undesirable bacteria multiply
especially rapidly in low quality base forage. This poor quality base forage is not only
consumed at a much lower rate, it also carries serious risks: lower milk yield, diarrhoea
and loss of nutrition, fertility loss, increased infection rates with mastitis and cell count
problems in the milk. Special attention should therefore be paid to the supply of quality
base forage."
Dipl. ECBHM Dr. Johann Gasteiner
Research Institute Gumpenstein
Base forage quality –
under scrutiny
What do agricultural experts and vets say?
Don't feed your animals dirt.
"There are many reasons why high raw ash content prevents economical milk
production. Best base forage is required if cows are to remain healthy, fertile and
produce a lot of milk. The base forage should be as free as possible of contaminants
such as earth and sand. These contaminants - shown as 'raw ash' in this feed
composition analysis - cause undesirable side effects. The function of the reticulum-
rumen system is reduced. The yield ability, health and fertility of dairy cows suffers as a
result."
Dipl-TA Dr. Michael Neumayer,
Neukirchen am Großvenediger
Clean harvesting is the key to high quality base forage.
"Soil and farmyard manure are breeding grounds for harmful micro-organisms. These
micro-organisms reduce the quality of forage conserves through excessive
decomposition of valuable nutrients such as sugar, proteins, vitamins, etc. They are also
responsible for temperature increase in silos, the formation of butyric acid and decay.
Every possible quality-improving measure needs to be implemented to ensure
contamination-free, quality base forage is brought from the meadow into the cowshed."
Ing. Reinhard Resch,
Research Institute Gumpenstein
48 % über 100 g Asche
15 % über 120 g Asche
Test report on raw ash content
in grass silage (data: silage
project 2003/05/07/09), Ing.
Reinhard Resch, Gumpenstein
Research Institute
How to make money by producing
clean forage:
Higher forage consumption with cleaner forage
Increase in forage consumption per 1% raw ash (RA) 0,2 kg/Tag
Increase in forage consumption per day 0,2 kg
Energy concentration of grass silage 6,2 MJ NEL / kg TM
Increase in energy consumption (absolute) 1,24 MJ NEL / Tag
Increase in milk production 0,4 l / Tag
Higher milk production over entire lactation 121 l
Higher energy content with cleaner forage
Dry matter (DM) consumption grass silage in lactation time 3720 kg
Higher energy content with cleaner forage 0.1 MJ NEL / kg dry matter
Higher energy concentration absolute per day 1,2 MJ NEL
Energy requirement for one litre of milk, 4% fat 3,17 MJ NEL
Higher milk production absolute per day 0,38 l
Higher annual milk production per cow 117 l
Higher milk production per cow and lactation 238 l
Milk price earned per litre 0,34
Total benefit in Euros per cow and lactation 81 €
Raw ash content in grass silage
(Silage project 2003/05/07/09)
Rawash(g/kgDrymatter)
Dry matter (g/kg)
Lactation days / Year 310 days
Yield per hectare 7500 kg DM/ha
Dry matter (DM) consumption grass silage per day 12 kg DM/Day
Reduction in raw ash due to optimum forage harvesting 1 %
There's not much you can
do about the weather and
ground ...
... Forage quality can be improved with
advanced harvesting technology.
Optimum ground tracking
Harvesting and processing to protect
the forage
High functionality
What does harvesting machinery have to do to create the right conditions for high
quality forage? What is important is that they unite the right ground tracking and
forage protection while offering high functionality that is easy to use.
The better the ground tracking and lower the pressure on the ground
during mowing, the lower the level of dirt entering the forage. During tedding, a
jockey wheel enables precise adaptation to contours - even at higher driving speed.
On the rake, tandem chassis in conjunction with additional jockey wheels ensure
that the forage remains free of contamination at the same time as protecting the
sward. A pick-up with perfect ground tracking is the final step towards best forage.
It is worth making sure that harvesting technology is implemented to operate as
carefully as possible. Base forage rich in protein can only be harvested using the right
harvesting machinery operated by skilful drivers. Output alone is not so important.
All machines in the harvesting process should be designed to deliver excellent
ground tracking and forage protection. These systems should be easy to adjust and
as convenient as possible to operate so that drivers can work efficiently and carefully.
+ 12°- 9°
PÖTTINGER mowers.
Ground tracking at its best.
ALPHA-MOTION
ALPHA-MOTION –
a worldwide success story.
Supporting frame and guide arms react to every undulation.
Large springs ensure uniform movement of the mowing unit with a vertical travel
of 500 mm.
These front-mounted mowers have an extremely low drag resistance and protect
the sward.
For tractors between 70 and 360 hp – regardless of model and size of front hitch.
Conserve forage with EXTRA DRY
conditioner
The new, rounded conditioner hood ensures smooth, protective forage flow to
the rotor.
The forage is placed in a loose and airy blanket – accelerating the drying process.
It is easy to adjust the conditioning intensity.
Advantages through functionality
Tips for drivers
The hydraulic lower link arm ensures simple coupling without having to adjust the
linkage struts on the tractor.
The main frame is always correctly positioned so that ground pressure alleviation
is always ensured.
High clearance at headland (50 cm inside) and during road transport.
Set the pressure of the cutter bar on the ground infinitely-variable depending on
the condition of the ground and the conditioner or swath formers fitted.
Simply increase the pressure on dry, hard soils so that the cutter bar does not
fluctuate at high driving speeds.
Reduce the pressure on damp, soft ground to protect the sward and avoid
forage contamination.
Hydraulic lower linkage arm
GROUND TRACKING
CROP PROTECTION
EASE OF OPERATION
TIPS FOR DRIVERS
PÖTTINGER Tedders.
Perfect tine guidance.
Conserve forage with 'DynaTech' rotors
Tips for drivers
LIFTMATIC PLUS – there is no better way
of working headlands.
Before being raised, the rotors are positioned horizontally using a hydraulic
cylinder and then lifted. The tines do not touch the ground during lifting or during
lowering.
In addition, the high headland position of 90 cm clearance prevents the tines from
penetrating or scraping the ground.
The forage remains clean and the sward is protected.
The tine arms have a specially swept-back shape.
As a result the tines move in a sweep action, handling the forage softly.
The unequal lengths of the tines make a significant contribution to improving the
distribution quality and extending the service life - an essential contribution to
clean forage.
The multi-talent for clean forage
What works well during raking is right for tedding too: The MULTITAST wheel
ensures perfect ground tracking.
This jockey wheel keeps to an exact working height and follows the contours.
Output and operating speed can be increased considerably as a result.
No tools are required to adjust the jockey wheel and an anti-wrap guard is
standard.
Match the speed to the driving speed so that all the forage is picked up and put
down again without damage.
Avoid high rotor speeds! High rotor speeds can cause considerable losses due to
disintegration, especially in wilted forage.
Take your time setting the height – if this is not set properly then contamination
will enter the forage.
DYNATECH rotor MULTITAST wheelFence-line tedding device
GROUND TRACKING
CROP PROTECTION
EASE OF OPERATION
TIPS FOR DRIVERS
PÖTTINGER rake
with MULTITAST for a top result.
MULTITAST takes control.
Raking is a decisive influence on how much contamination enters the forage.
The tine sweep the forage carefully away from the sward without touching the
ground.
The MULTITAST wheel right in front of the rotor in combination with wide rotor
axles enables exact guidance over bumps in the ground.
TOPTECH PLUS rotor unit
The large-diameter cam track is designed for smooth and precise cam roller
guidance.
Adjustable cam tracks ensure an exact match to all forage volumes.
The rugged control shafts and rugged tine arms resist extreme twisting and
bending as well as stress applied by large quantities of heavy forage.
Masters of ground tracking
Tips for drivers
The 5 and 6-wheel chasses on the inside of the rake arc and the cardanic rotor
suspension guarantee precise guidance of the tines over bumps.
The result is tidy raking work at the same time as protecting the sward.
Because the tandem axles are adjustable, the angle of the rotors can be adjusted
precisely to the operating conditions in just a few minutes.
The leading Multitast wheels, tried and tested a thousand times, ensure that the
tines do not scratch the ground on even the roughest terrain.
Match the rotor speed during raking to the driving speed so that all the forage is
raked into an airy swath. If the rotor speed is too high it will cause considerable
disintegration losses, especially in dry forage, leading to a reduced protein
content.
Make sure you set the tine height accurately. The more precisely the tines sweep
above the ground, the lower the risk of contamination.
Avoid scraping tines because they will throw up dust, causing dirt to enter the
forage and will also damage the sward.
A ground tracking feature near the rotors prevents damage to the sward.
MULTITAST wheel TOPTECH PLUS rotor unit
GROUND TRACKING
CROP PROTECTION
EASE OF OPERATION
TIPS FOR DRIVERS
PÖTTINGER loader wagons.
Performance and forage protection.
Load sensor
Tracking roller
Pendular pick-up
Ultimate ground tracking
Automatic loading that protects the forage
Cutting edge advantages with AUTOCUT
and EASY MOVE
Height-adjustable 16 x 6.5-8 trailed jockey wheels ensure perfect ground tracking.
Two jointed support arms ensure the pickup has complete freedom of movement, even
diagonally.
A spring also alleviates the pickup weight so less pressure is exerted on the ground.
A support roller can also be fitted behind the pick-up if required for even better tracking
on soft ground.
Pöttinger loader wagons with automatic loading systems are characterised by the
smooth power applied during loading without torque peaks.
A sensor in the front grating ensures that even with wet, heavy forage the loading rotor
does not 'mash' the crop under excessive pressure.
The sensor mounted in the roof of the wagon measures the loading status of the wagon
and relieves the driver of having to check the level of the chamber. This significantly
improves the filling efficiency of the loading chamber. The scraper floor can also be
manually controlled, however.
On rotor wagons with transmission and ISOBUS, a load cell is used to measure drive
torque. All settings can then be matched ideally to the crop.
Proven innovations invented by PÖTTINGER: The AUTOCUT knife sharpening system
enables convenient knife sharpening directly on the loader wagon.
The result: reduced maintenance requirements while guaranteeing long-lasting optimal
cutting quality with lower energy consumption and increased output.
EASY MOVE – it's just so simple The entire knife bank is simply pivoted out alongside
the wagon.
Make sure that the pick-up is adjusted to that it lifts the entire forage swath without
losses.
This ensures that no valuable base forage is left behind in the field, the sward is
protected and contamination is minimised.
AUTOCUT – Vollautomatische
Messerschleifeinrichtung direkt am Ladewagen.
EASY MOVE
Tips for drivers
GROUND TRACKING
CROP PROTECTION
EASE OF OPERATION
TIPS FOR DRIVERS
Are you harvesting
successfully too?
High quality of life for the farmer.
Take responsibility for your forage quality!
Clean, tasty base forage is the cornerstone of an efficient dairy business. From mowing
to harvesting using the best technology correctly, you are already in control.
PÖTTINGER helps you to improve the quality of your forage positively and sustainably.
Insist on the best forage!
Healthy cows return a higher milk yield and improved fertility. In addition you save on
vet costs and benefit from your livestock for longer - also from a financial point of view.
Increase your milk earnings!
High quality base forage increases milk yield. And that is what dairy farming is all
about, after all.
Optimise your profit!
Feed accounts for around 50% of the production costs for each litre of milk. It is really
worth doing everything right during base forage production.
Win time for yourself!
Best base forage is the cornerstone of your success, because it generates more profit
and keeps your animals healthy. That not only saves you money, but also valuable
time, which you can use for some well-earned relaxation.
Bestforage1013
Trust in PÖTTINGER.
Harvest success.
Are your livestock being fed quality forage?
Alois PÖTTINGER
Maschinenfabrik GmbH
Industriegelände 1
4710 Grieskirchen
Österreich
Telefon +43 7248 600-0
Fax +43 7248 600-2513
info@poettinger.at
www.poettinger.at

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The best forage - Healthy animals. More success.

  • 1. The best forageHealthy animals. More success. 97+401.02.1013
  • 2. How best base forage affects milk and your business Better forage keeps animals healthier. Healthier animals produce more milk. And more milk means more success for your business. As a farmer you will already know that at every stage it is worth improving the quality of base forage as far as possible. The bottom line is that the highest quality base forage is the cornerstone for healthy livestock and decent profit in your business. But what can you do in practice to improve your forage? There are a number of key factors that influence quality. These include the location, farm management, harvesting technology and the skill of the driver during harvest. Find out over the following pages how and to what extent you can optimise these factors. Forage quality is the key to your success. Our Happy Cow stands for healthy and happy cows. That's because cows remain healthy and produce more milk if they are fed the best base forage. This increases their yield, and in turn makes you happy too. A happy ending for everybody!
  • 3. Location 25% Climatic conditions Soil Terrain Ground tracking Careful handling of forage Multiple, easy adjustment capabilities Easy operation Influence of driver Management 75% Technology What are the influence factors for the best forage? Good base forage is no coincidence! 1. The location Approximately 25 % of the success of a farm business depends on its location. The achievable base forage volume is a result of precipitation, climate and ground quality. Each location has its own climatic characteristics, which farmers are able to make the most of with some ingenious farm management. In Allgäu (Bavaria), for example, they manage 5 cuts per year, while in Finland only 2 hay harvests are feasible – but with suitably large volumes each cut. 2. Farm management How well you manage, plan and make decisions, influences the quality of your base forage by up to 75%. These examples show what you can achieve with the right farm management. Fertilizer: Fertilizer must be tuned precisely to each scenario in order to achieve optimum results and a dense crop. Because suitable farmyard manure keeps the clostridia content low, it can prevent butyric acid forming in silage. Butyric acid can cause major health issues in livestock and is present in 75% of all silage at 3 g/kg dry matter, with values of up to 12 g/kg dry matter no rarity. Care: High yield harvesting and good silage is only possible with targeted grassland repair sowing and levelling of molehills. A dense and strong grass sward is the basis for clean harvesting. Cutting time: Especially the first cut should be chosen to achieve a low raw fibre content, optimum energy content and tastiness of the forage. 3. Harvest technology Output alone is not enough. The correct use of harvesting machinery is the prerequisite for bringing in protein-rich forage. You can also prevent dirt from entering the animals' forage. By improving the way harvesting technology is implemented, you can greatly reduce the level of contami- nation. 4. People In addition to applying the right harvesting technology, the skill of the driver also has a significant effect on the quality of the forage. That is because each working step from mowing to ensiling must be performed professionally - and that needs a great deal of experience and attention to detail. Better base forage quality reduces concentrate costs and promotes livestock health. If the forage is tasty and has the right structure then animals will eat more of it and ruminate more efficiently. In addition to high energy and protein content, trace elements also promote high milk yield. Read on to find out more about the main factors that influence the quality of base forage: Fertilizer Care Intensity
  • 4.
  • 5. Best base forage quality. More success in the shed. Tasty and clean forage. The basis for your success. Best forage preparation Tasty forage with an optimum structure increases forage intake and is the best preparation for the rumen. Best nutrients In addition to high energy and protein content, trace elements are also required for high milk yield and healthy livestock. Less concentrates Better base forage quality reduces concentrate costs and promotes livestock health. Healthier animals Healthy cows return a higher milk yield and improved fertility. Lower vet costs and longer utilisation increase your financial success. Better milk yield High quality base forage increases milk yield. This is a decisive factor in dairy cattle manage- ment. More profit Around 50% of the production cost for a litre of milk is attributed to forage costs - your reason for getting everything right during base forage harvesting. Better quality of life Farmers with the best forage quality achieve a higher profit from their dairy business. That makes base forage a sound start for a successful future. Healthy animals need less time and resources. Benefit from more free time!
  • 6. The best forage promotes the highest yield. "Clean base forage has a special significance for healthy livestock from several points of view. Ruminants consume essential raw fibres on demand, effectively preventing many illnesses related to the metabolism, especially over-acidification of the rumen. Only quality, flawless base forage is attractive enough to be consumed in sufficient quantities. Health hazards such as yeast fungus, mould and myriad undesirable bacteria multiply especially rapidly in low quality base forage. This poor quality base forage is not only consumed at a much lower rate, it also carries serious risks: lower milk yield, diarrhoea and loss of nutrition, fertility loss, increased infection rates with mastitis and cell count problems in the milk. Special attention should therefore be paid to the supply of quality base forage." Dipl. ECBHM Dr. Johann Gasteiner Research Institute Gumpenstein Base forage quality – under scrutiny What do agricultural experts and vets say? Don't feed your animals dirt. "There are many reasons why high raw ash content prevents economical milk production. Best base forage is required if cows are to remain healthy, fertile and produce a lot of milk. The base forage should be as free as possible of contaminants such as earth and sand. These contaminants - shown as 'raw ash' in this feed composition analysis - cause undesirable side effects. The function of the reticulum- rumen system is reduced. The yield ability, health and fertility of dairy cows suffers as a result." Dipl-TA Dr. Michael Neumayer, Neukirchen am Großvenediger Clean harvesting is the key to high quality base forage. "Soil and farmyard manure are breeding grounds for harmful micro-organisms. These micro-organisms reduce the quality of forage conserves through excessive decomposition of valuable nutrients such as sugar, proteins, vitamins, etc. They are also responsible for temperature increase in silos, the formation of butyric acid and decay. Every possible quality-improving measure needs to be implemented to ensure contamination-free, quality base forage is brought from the meadow into the cowshed." Ing. Reinhard Resch, Research Institute Gumpenstein
  • 7. 48 % über 100 g Asche 15 % über 120 g Asche Test report on raw ash content in grass silage (data: silage project 2003/05/07/09), Ing. Reinhard Resch, Gumpenstein Research Institute How to make money by producing clean forage: Higher forage consumption with cleaner forage Increase in forage consumption per 1% raw ash (RA) 0,2 kg/Tag Increase in forage consumption per day 0,2 kg Energy concentration of grass silage 6,2 MJ NEL / kg TM Increase in energy consumption (absolute) 1,24 MJ NEL / Tag Increase in milk production 0,4 l / Tag Higher milk production over entire lactation 121 l Higher energy content with cleaner forage Dry matter (DM) consumption grass silage in lactation time 3720 kg Higher energy content with cleaner forage 0.1 MJ NEL / kg dry matter Higher energy concentration absolute per day 1,2 MJ NEL Energy requirement for one litre of milk, 4% fat 3,17 MJ NEL Higher milk production absolute per day 0,38 l Higher annual milk production per cow 117 l Higher milk production per cow and lactation 238 l Milk price earned per litre 0,34 Total benefit in Euros per cow and lactation 81 € Raw ash content in grass silage (Silage project 2003/05/07/09) Rawash(g/kgDrymatter) Dry matter (g/kg) Lactation days / Year 310 days Yield per hectare 7500 kg DM/ha Dry matter (DM) consumption grass silage per day 12 kg DM/Day Reduction in raw ash due to optimum forage harvesting 1 %
  • 8. There's not much you can do about the weather and ground ...
  • 9. ... Forage quality can be improved with advanced harvesting technology. Optimum ground tracking Harvesting and processing to protect the forage High functionality What does harvesting machinery have to do to create the right conditions for high quality forage? What is important is that they unite the right ground tracking and forage protection while offering high functionality that is easy to use. The better the ground tracking and lower the pressure on the ground during mowing, the lower the level of dirt entering the forage. During tedding, a jockey wheel enables precise adaptation to contours - even at higher driving speed. On the rake, tandem chassis in conjunction with additional jockey wheels ensure that the forage remains free of contamination at the same time as protecting the sward. A pick-up with perfect ground tracking is the final step towards best forage. It is worth making sure that harvesting technology is implemented to operate as carefully as possible. Base forage rich in protein can only be harvested using the right harvesting machinery operated by skilful drivers. Output alone is not so important. All machines in the harvesting process should be designed to deliver excellent ground tracking and forage protection. These systems should be easy to adjust and as convenient as possible to operate so that drivers can work efficiently and carefully.
  • 10. + 12°- 9° PÖTTINGER mowers. Ground tracking at its best. ALPHA-MOTION
  • 11. ALPHA-MOTION – a worldwide success story. Supporting frame and guide arms react to every undulation. Large springs ensure uniform movement of the mowing unit with a vertical travel of 500 mm. These front-mounted mowers have an extremely low drag resistance and protect the sward. For tractors between 70 and 360 hp – regardless of model and size of front hitch. Conserve forage with EXTRA DRY conditioner The new, rounded conditioner hood ensures smooth, protective forage flow to the rotor. The forage is placed in a loose and airy blanket – accelerating the drying process. It is easy to adjust the conditioning intensity. Advantages through functionality Tips for drivers The hydraulic lower link arm ensures simple coupling without having to adjust the linkage struts on the tractor. The main frame is always correctly positioned so that ground pressure alleviation is always ensured. High clearance at headland (50 cm inside) and during road transport. Set the pressure of the cutter bar on the ground infinitely-variable depending on the condition of the ground and the conditioner or swath formers fitted. Simply increase the pressure on dry, hard soils so that the cutter bar does not fluctuate at high driving speeds. Reduce the pressure on damp, soft ground to protect the sward and avoid forage contamination. Hydraulic lower linkage arm GROUND TRACKING CROP PROTECTION EASE OF OPERATION TIPS FOR DRIVERS
  • 13. Conserve forage with 'DynaTech' rotors Tips for drivers LIFTMATIC PLUS – there is no better way of working headlands. Before being raised, the rotors are positioned horizontally using a hydraulic cylinder and then lifted. The tines do not touch the ground during lifting or during lowering. In addition, the high headland position of 90 cm clearance prevents the tines from penetrating or scraping the ground. The forage remains clean and the sward is protected. The tine arms have a specially swept-back shape. As a result the tines move in a sweep action, handling the forage softly. The unequal lengths of the tines make a significant contribution to improving the distribution quality and extending the service life - an essential contribution to clean forage. The multi-talent for clean forage What works well during raking is right for tedding too: The MULTITAST wheel ensures perfect ground tracking. This jockey wheel keeps to an exact working height and follows the contours. Output and operating speed can be increased considerably as a result. No tools are required to adjust the jockey wheel and an anti-wrap guard is standard. Match the speed to the driving speed so that all the forage is picked up and put down again without damage. Avoid high rotor speeds! High rotor speeds can cause considerable losses due to disintegration, especially in wilted forage. Take your time setting the height – if this is not set properly then contamination will enter the forage. DYNATECH rotor MULTITAST wheelFence-line tedding device GROUND TRACKING CROP PROTECTION EASE OF OPERATION TIPS FOR DRIVERS
  • 14. PÖTTINGER rake with MULTITAST for a top result.
  • 15. MULTITAST takes control. Raking is a decisive influence on how much contamination enters the forage. The tine sweep the forage carefully away from the sward without touching the ground. The MULTITAST wheel right in front of the rotor in combination with wide rotor axles enables exact guidance over bumps in the ground. TOPTECH PLUS rotor unit The large-diameter cam track is designed for smooth and precise cam roller guidance. Adjustable cam tracks ensure an exact match to all forage volumes. The rugged control shafts and rugged tine arms resist extreme twisting and bending as well as stress applied by large quantities of heavy forage. Masters of ground tracking Tips for drivers The 5 and 6-wheel chasses on the inside of the rake arc and the cardanic rotor suspension guarantee precise guidance of the tines over bumps. The result is tidy raking work at the same time as protecting the sward. Because the tandem axles are adjustable, the angle of the rotors can be adjusted precisely to the operating conditions in just a few minutes. The leading Multitast wheels, tried and tested a thousand times, ensure that the tines do not scratch the ground on even the roughest terrain. Match the rotor speed during raking to the driving speed so that all the forage is raked into an airy swath. If the rotor speed is too high it will cause considerable disintegration losses, especially in dry forage, leading to a reduced protein content. Make sure you set the tine height accurately. The more precisely the tines sweep above the ground, the lower the risk of contamination. Avoid scraping tines because they will throw up dust, causing dirt to enter the forage and will also damage the sward. A ground tracking feature near the rotors prevents damage to the sward. MULTITAST wheel TOPTECH PLUS rotor unit GROUND TRACKING CROP PROTECTION EASE OF OPERATION TIPS FOR DRIVERS
  • 16. PÖTTINGER loader wagons. Performance and forage protection. Load sensor Tracking roller Pendular pick-up
  • 17. Ultimate ground tracking Automatic loading that protects the forage Cutting edge advantages with AUTOCUT and EASY MOVE Height-adjustable 16 x 6.5-8 trailed jockey wheels ensure perfect ground tracking. Two jointed support arms ensure the pickup has complete freedom of movement, even diagonally. A spring also alleviates the pickup weight so less pressure is exerted on the ground. A support roller can also be fitted behind the pick-up if required for even better tracking on soft ground. Pöttinger loader wagons with automatic loading systems are characterised by the smooth power applied during loading without torque peaks. A sensor in the front grating ensures that even with wet, heavy forage the loading rotor does not 'mash' the crop under excessive pressure. The sensor mounted in the roof of the wagon measures the loading status of the wagon and relieves the driver of having to check the level of the chamber. This significantly improves the filling efficiency of the loading chamber. The scraper floor can also be manually controlled, however. On rotor wagons with transmission and ISOBUS, a load cell is used to measure drive torque. All settings can then be matched ideally to the crop. Proven innovations invented by PÖTTINGER: The AUTOCUT knife sharpening system enables convenient knife sharpening directly on the loader wagon. The result: reduced maintenance requirements while guaranteeing long-lasting optimal cutting quality with lower energy consumption and increased output. EASY MOVE – it's just so simple The entire knife bank is simply pivoted out alongside the wagon. Make sure that the pick-up is adjusted to that it lifts the entire forage swath without losses. This ensures that no valuable base forage is left behind in the field, the sward is protected and contamination is minimised. AUTOCUT – Vollautomatische Messerschleifeinrichtung direkt am Ladewagen. EASY MOVE Tips for drivers GROUND TRACKING CROP PROTECTION EASE OF OPERATION TIPS FOR DRIVERS
  • 18.
  • 19. Are you harvesting successfully too? High quality of life for the farmer. Take responsibility for your forage quality! Clean, tasty base forage is the cornerstone of an efficient dairy business. From mowing to harvesting using the best technology correctly, you are already in control. PÖTTINGER helps you to improve the quality of your forage positively and sustainably. Insist on the best forage! Healthy cows return a higher milk yield and improved fertility. In addition you save on vet costs and benefit from your livestock for longer - also from a financial point of view. Increase your milk earnings! High quality base forage increases milk yield. And that is what dairy farming is all about, after all. Optimise your profit! Feed accounts for around 50% of the production costs for each litre of milk. It is really worth doing everything right during base forage production. Win time for yourself! Best base forage is the cornerstone of your success, because it generates more profit and keeps your animals healthy. That not only saves you money, but also valuable time, which you can use for some well-earned relaxation.
  • 20. Bestforage1013 Trust in PÖTTINGER. Harvest success. Are your livestock being fed quality forage? Alois PÖTTINGER Maschinenfabrik GmbH Industriegelände 1 4710 Grieskirchen Österreich Telefon +43 7248 600-0 Fax +43 7248 600-2513 info@poettinger.at www.poettinger.at