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#1 chileaddict

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:53 PM

I was driving through the chile fields in Salem, N.M. a couple of seasons ago and saw this interesting farm equipment. Anyone know what it is and what it is used for? I know this is kind of off the wall, but it bugs me every time I see it. Thanks.Posted Image


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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

I think they are used to loosen the soil and make a bed all in one hit.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:41 PM

It's called a rake. When they cut hay or alfafalfa, it comes out of the swather (mower) in rows. They let it dry for 1-5 days, then they use the "rake" to "turn it" and dry some more 1-5 days.
I'm guessing you saw it parked there, but it is only used for bailed products, (somewhere nearby). It's used for "turning the crop" for drying before bailing. That much I know. Prolly doesn't have anything to do with peppers where you saw it parked.
If you tried to turn soil with it, the tongs would get all bent to sh-duby...
Many of those here in the valley.

Here's a link to New Holland Wheel rakes.... check it out...

http://agriculture.n...s_overview.aspx

This model, as the one you showed is for monstrous Round bails (2000 lbs.) This particular rake gathers multiple rows of hay and gathers it into one row for the huge bailers that will pick it up and ... bail it.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:25 PM

It's used by chile farmers for a chile gathering competition. They drive down the rows and the first farmer to get a chile stuck on every tine wins.


(just kidding, but maybe it'll make someone giggle. ;) Scovie got it right on the money~)

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:52 PM

Live a day learn a little!
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:01 PM

Check this out Nova, I could pull this behind my Caddy...

To produce these bails, you NEED that wheel rake...
http://agriculture.n...ls_details.aspx

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:35 PM

Check this out Nova, I could pull this behind my Caddy...

To produce these bails, you NEED that wheel rake...
http://agriculture.n...ls_details.aspx

actually to produce those bales you need A rake, not specificallt that one.any rake will do the job.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:40 PM

actually to produce those bales you need A rake, not specifically that one.any rake will do the job.


True. but efficiency is based on matching equipment. You don't NEED a garden spade to shovel snow off of your driveway

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:21 AM

No for that you need teenage kids.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:56 AM

It's called a rake. When they cut hay or alfafalfa, it comes out of the swather (mower) in rows. They let it dry for 1-5 days, then they use the "rake" to "turn it" and dry some more 1-5 days.
I'm guessing you saw it parked there, but it is only used for bailed products, (somewhere nearby). It's used for "turning the crop" for drying before bailing. That much I know. Prolly doesn't have anything to do with peppers where you saw it parked.
If you tried to turn soil with it, the tongs would get all bent to sh-duby...
Many of those here in the valley.

Here's a link to New Holland Wheel rakes.... check it out...

http://agriculture.n...s_overview.aspx

This model, as the one you showed is for monstrous Round bails (2000 lbs.) This particular rake gathers multiple rows of hay and gathers it into one row for the huge bailers that will pick it up and ... bail it.




Hey man, thanks! Now I know. I love farming, but don't know jack about their equipment.



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Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:06 AM

It looks like it makes salsa/puree right out in the field.




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