The hay at the center of the swath typically remains unraked. Fluff it with the center kicker wheel(s), which moves and turns hay for faster, more even crop drying and easier pickup by the baler. A single center kicker wheel is available on ProCart 819/1022/1225 models and a two wheel kit is available for ProCart Plus models.
New Holland 1428 Plus 14-Wheel
LEANER RAKING WITH INDEPENDENT RAKE WHEEL FLOTATION
Individual floating rake wheels follow ground contours independently to gather every bit of the swath to cause less stubble damage compared to rakes with tandem-mounted rake wheels. Suspended by an adjustable compression spring, each rake wheel can be adjusted to your crop and field conditions for the cleanest possible raking.
FLIP-UP FRONT RAKE WHEELS
You can raise the leading rake wheel on each beam and lock it out of the work position to adapt to changing crop conditions. When working in heavy crops like first cuttings, raise the front rake wheel, or for lighter, late-season cuttings, lower the front rake wheel into raking position. This added flexibility allows you to produce the ideal windrow size for your baler or harvester, no matter the season or crop conditions.
OPTIONAL 60” RAKING WHEELS
(1225 Plus/1428 Plus)
For the ProCart Plus models, you can opt for larger 60-inch raking wheels with 40 teeth per wheel and thick 7.5-mm tines for additional overlap and increased strength for raking in extremely heavy crops. Larger-diameter rake wheels also turn more slowly for gentle crop handling while forming a windrow.