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Old 05-26-2013, 11:04 AM
italianstallion69 italianstallion69 is offline
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straw blower - agri metal style vs finn style

I need a straw blower to speed up strawing sites.

our typical site is 1-2 acres with commercial building.

I have rented the finn type blower on a trailer but it actually broke before we could use it at all.

The 'bale chopper style' by agrimetal and others, where it blows straw out a hose, how long can the hose be? If i get the good smooth bore hose can I go like 300' of hose? or will it clog

The finn/reinco style on a skid, 1 how are you moving this around site? strap it to trailer and pull trailer around site with tractor? I have a 10400# trailer but Ive never had it pulled over curbs etc
Make some 3 pt hitch hookup and carry bales with loader and feed into blower ?

These things are fairly pricey like 5g either way so appreciate the advice!

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Old 05-26-2013, 11:10 AM
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We had a agrimetal and thought it was good till we got a Finn and it's like nite and day,the guys don't like it as they have to work harder with it, it will blow straw out as fast as you can throw it in. We usually put it in the back of our one ton dump or on a trailer depending on what we need.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:35 AM
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I own the Agri Metal. Cost $7500 new, use it often and it works well. Finn has many different models with different power ratings. The Agri Metal you have to use a hose no blow from unit feature that is nice on the Finn models.

Either way the time it saves and the finish product it gives will pay for it self quickly if you do any kind of that work. We can do 2 acre's in about 30 to 45 minutes.

We load it on a flat bed truck with straw and drive around site to apply. One guy loads machine and one guy directs hose.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:49 PM
gammon landscaping gammon landscaping is offline
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i run 60 feet of hose on my agrimetal, you can go up to 100 if you are not pushing up hill or have it knoted up to much.
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