Teagle’s range of bale processors has been updated, with the 8200 and 8250 replacing the previous 8100 generation.
The 8200 has been designed for feeding and bedding, with mounted and trailed units available, while the 8250 offers precision straw processing, also in mounted or trailed units.
Both variants feature the Synchro control system, with pause and resume functionality, as well as two automated modes which adjust the output based on the material being processed. As well as this, the systems can be operated in manual mode, enabling complete control of each aspect.
The 8250 features the company’s Dual Chop system, which has been updated to increase the speed of the chopping unit by 36%. This is said to be ideal for TMR and poultry or cubicle bedding, offering a consistent chop length. The blade beam can also be disengaged for spreading material without chopping.
According to Teagle, these new models feature the largest diameter cross beater on the market for better delivery of the chipped material. Hardox has also been integrated into the chute for greater wear resistance.
The new models were put through their paces by farmers across the country, with applications ranging from feeding silage bales to chopping straw for TMR. Matt Annear used a trailed 8200 daily on his farm for bedding and feeding.
He said: “There are some great new features on this machine, which makes the jobs of feeding and bedding easier. We save at least half an hour each time we are bedding up. Feeding silage bales is easy too. The 8200 chops the silage well and the cattle eat all of it. We have only had the machine 4 months and already we can see the daily gains.”
Greg Gray and Adam Lovett put the mounted 8250 through its paces and said this: “The 8250 is like our mounted 7100, but on steroids…it’s more robust, sturdier and the new A-frame makes it a breeze to hitch on to any tractor. From a user-friendly point of view, there are some great new features on the control box. The ability to stop the processing mid-flow and then start it again, without any blockages or issues is a fantastic feature. In the last 4 months, we have put over 400 bales through the machine without any issues.”
Finally, Joe Sweet explained that he was impressed with how quickly the new models process bales. “A bale would normally take 20-25 mins to process with our old machine, this one only takes 5 mins, so we are now looking for other things to fill the time, which is a nice problem to have.”
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