With farmers across the country currently housing their cattle for winter, many farmers are turning their thoughts to investing in a new silage grab.
Feeding livestock is a daily, unforgiving task and a highly efficient and reliable silage cutter can save hundreds of feeding hours over the period of a year when it is performing to the maximum.
Local farmer Gerard Barrett, who is sales manager at Drumlish Farm Machinery, believes most farmers overlook the importance of capacity when it comes to purchasing a new silage grab.
Commenting, Gerard said: “Typically farmers think about ordering a new silage grab based solely on the outer width of the shear grab itself, but what about the capacity on offer?
“Many fail to realise that the capacity of silage or maize held by a silage grab will vary greatly from brand to brand.”
Gerard believes SlurryKat is the leader when it comes to shear grabs with many key advantages over it’s competitors, including “the widest-opening grab” on the market.
SlurryKat have gained an unrivalled reputation for quality over the years and their shear grabs are no different with a robust design that offers a clean cut to ensure maximum life expectancy of the silage block. The latest range of ‘ProCut’ shear grabs are uniquely fitted with special hardox tines in order to be “maintenance-free”.
Gerard stocks the full range of SlurryKat’s popular ‘FarmCut’ and ‘ProCut’ shear grabs onsite at Drumlish Farm Machinery just outside Dromore in County Tyrone. Similar to SlurryKat, Drumlish Farm Machinery also operate an agricultural contracting business and a working farm, which ensures they provide first hand advice backed up by their onsite parts and service department.
Gerard concludes: “As farmers ourselves we understand the challenges faced by other farmers when it comes to feeding cattle as efficiently as possible. We proudly use the SlurryKat shear grab range on our own farm.”
To find out more or get a quote for the latest farm equipment by SlurryKat call Drumlish Farm Machinery on +44(0)28 8289 8891 or visit their website www.drumlishfarmmachinery.com