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ReCon 400 Benefits

Plan on High Quality

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  • Plan to beat the rain with the ReCon 400.
  • Use the ReCon to GUARANTEE fewer days to baling.
  • Don't risk loss of quality and $50+ per ton by delaying harvest.
  • You can make premium hay even if the weather doesn't cooperate.

High Grade Product

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  • ReCon 400 decreases drying time, and hay is much more uniform.
  • The Recon blows out the brown leaves-don't bale them.
  • Swaths are mixed and flipped to prevent "zebra" or "tiger" bales.

Swaths Cure Evenly and Quickly

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  • Pulls wads apart-no moldy or hot spots.
  • Breeze through the swath cures:
    • Low spots and hill tops evenly.
    • The north side with the south side of the swath.
    • The top of the swath with the bottom.
  • ReCon has proven to be the only good way to get hay dried down to 10 or 12 percent for double compressing and export to the Pacific Rim.

Reconditions and Keeps Swaths Wide

  • With the ability to angled the body, swaths are picked up, reconditioned, moved and laid down flat for optimal drying and baling
  • Swaths are spread not stacked
   

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  • Splits stems and frequently reduces drying time by up to 50%.
  • Faster drying means less sun fading and moisture damage.
  • ReCon 400 picks swaths clean.

Speed and Efficiency

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  • Field speeds up to 10 MPH (16 KPH) can get you over 40 acres an hour!
  • The ReCon 400 can get you through enough hay for a day's baling well before lunch.
  • Once you have the swath moving 30 MPH through the rollers you have many options:
   
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  • Inline Quick adjust the rollers for fluffing.
  • Adjusts the side deflectors from the tractor seat to the side and invert the swath to set it on dry ground.
  • Move the deflectors a little further you have a swath inverter.
   

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  • Move them a bit further and it replaces the rake to combine 2 swaths into one.

Post Rain Swath Reconditioning

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  • Lifts a swath held down by crop regrowth.
  • Knock days off time to bale after rain.
  • Save the crop while it is still good quality.
  • Some producers report that in poor conditions they have run hay through 4-6 times because of repeated showers and still exported a #2 grade.

Alfalfa Hay

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  • The ReCon 400 splits the stems to speed up drying by 50%.
   
ReCon 300 in action
  • When the hay is reconditioned after 1 to 3 hours the stalks will dry to the core faster.
  • In areas where hay takes 4 or 5 days to cure, owners are are baling in 2-2.5 days at 12% moisture.
  • The ReCon can still be run with leaves that have dried and become fragile by running first thing in the morning when there is still dew on the plants. If necessary run at a slower roller speed, sometimes with rollers set apart.
  • Get top RFV and TDN values for your production.

Grass Hay

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  • Grass hay has a tough and waxy surface making tougher to dry and tends to form a "thatched roof" situation.
   
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  • The Recon 400 cracks 30% of the nodes, fluffs up the swath, and kinks the stems even in grass hays.
  • ReCon has proven to be the only good way to get hay dried down to 12 percent for double compressing and export to the Pacific Rim.

Other Crops

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  • With oats and other cereals the ReCon 400 cracks most nodes and splits the stalks over 75% of their length to permit complete dry down in about half the time.
  • Oats and other cereals still have a good color in the product, and much less chance of rain damage.
   

ReCon 300 in action

ReCon 300 in action

  • With Sudan grass and its sorghum hybrids the large coarse stalks cause palatability and drying problems. The ReCon 300 thoroughly cracks the stalks to turbo charge dry down and make a softer feed that livestock love.
   
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  • After a pass with the ReCon hemp stalks and Sudan grass make denser and easier to handle bails.
   

ReCon 300 in action

ReCon 300 in action

  • Corn stover also Benefits from a Recon pass. You make much better bales and have more palatable feed for the stock after ReConing.