“We are gaining 30% in overall productivity and we probably picked ourselves up a couple days a month.”– Brad Schnoor, Chowchilla, CA
These new M150 windrowers are just fantastic! My guys say these are the best machines that that they have ever operated. We are gaining 30% in overall productivity and we probably picked ourselves up a couple days a month since we got them. In alfalfa, under good conditions, we’re moving up to 5 MPH (8 km/h), whereas before we were cutting at 2.5 MPH (4 km/h) on average. We are cutting cleaner and not stripping the hay. In oats we are cutting at 3 MPH (4.8 km/h) in five to six ton crops where compared to 2 MPH (3.2 km/h) before. We can also quickly jump from oats to sudan to alfalfa. That’s one thing that we couldn’t do with our other machines, which took about an hour to change the reels and make adjustments when moving to another crop. They also save fuel. We can turn those engines down and we can run them at 80%. We are saving 18% on fuel costs alone. I’m extremely happy with them.