WD5 series windrowers maximize your profits by producing high efficiency hay, as well as offering the fastest speeds in the industry. But you don’t have to take our word for it – the research speaks for itself.
In late 2021, Utah State University (USU) conducted an alfalfa study comparing a Case IH windrower with two leading competitors. Alfalfa leaves contain the majority of nutritious value for the crop, up to 2 to 3 times more protein content than the stems, which means keeping the plant intact during harvest season is key to maximizing its value. Out in the field, Case IH led the pack.
In the USU study, researchers compared the amount of crop scraps and debris (loose leaves or leaf parts, small pieces of stem, etc.) created by each of the windrowers. Of the four windrower/header combinations tested, the Case IH windrowers with rubber conditioner rolls retained 99.99% of leaves—the most intact alfalfa leaves out of any equipment tested. In addition, the study found that the amount of stem pieces 4 inches or shorter created by the Case IH windrower was 17% less than its nearest competitor.
For you and your farm, that means that alfalfa cut by the Case IH RD series header cuts and captures the most protein-rich harvest for your livestock, translating into higher feed value, improved animal nutrition and maximum profits.
You spend the entire year planning to produce high-quality hay – make sure you get the most from each hard-earned leaf by maximizing every cut.
To learn more, contact your local Case IH Dealer.