Find Hay Rakes For Sale in Nebraska
Haymaking is a centuries old farming job that has come a long way in harvesting techniques. Hay rakes makes everyone’s life easier and there are several types and sizes to choose from. We have taken some time to list those types of machines so that you can find the right fit.
Bar hay rakes are the wide machines that feature a bar with teeth that never touch the ground. They use hydraulics and are excellent for collecting wet hay. This type of hay rake is a long-lasting piece of machinery that is easy to maintain. It can be a more expensive piece of equipment, but the investment is well worth it.
The most common hay rake in use, they are very affordable and easy to maintain. They can cover up to 28 feet and can reach speeds up to 14 mph. This machine is best for dry hay and does not perform well with wetter crop. This machine is ground driven which means if used aggressively, you will find dirt and rock contamination in your crop. Most maintenance does occur with the teeth. We would advise this machine for small and dry crop.
Rotary hay rakes are a marriage of the design of a wheel rake but the functionality of a bar rake. They are hydraulic-driven and keep their teeth off the ground, making for a longer lasting piece of equipment. However, they cannot reach the same speeds as the bar rake and require a lot of maintenance. Their price point is close to the bar rake and with the maintenance, can potentially become a more expensive machine. There is one thing about the rotary hay rake that can make it very desirable, it can handle rolling fields and pivot tracks! Pivot tracks are the farmers biggest problem to deal with and the ability to have machinery that can drive right over them is a godsend.