James Johns farms a herd of 260 high performing Holsteins, as well as 180 acres of maize and 100 acres of cereals with his father Andrew, close to Newquay in England
After years of bedding livestock by hand, when James saw the Telehawk in September 2013 he “pounced on it.
“We are getting much more use out of our telehandler, the Telehawk can be hitched up in a matter of seconds, it is manoeuvrable around the buildings and because the machine is in front of the handler, visibility is good.”
Better beds, less straw, saves time.
“We have been able to reduce straw wastage by only putting as much straw in pens as is required, and the straw that is delivered by the Telehawk is evenly spread which creates a bed that lasts longer – we have reduced the number of bales we used by around 25% - 30%. Whilst we do save time compared to bedding by hand, the machine is paying for itself in straw savings alone.”
The Telehawk features the high performance 8 paddle fan fitted to all popular Tomahawks, delivering massive airflow and optimum distance when spreading straw.
The Tomahawk swivel chute ensures full coverage of the bedded area.
Contact Alexander Mills, Benburb for further information and a demonstration, Tel 028 3754 8971.