- May 18, 2005
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if the clover,vetch,etc is tall and thick will a teddar work on it or does it get tangled in the tines?
dj":21pu07zo said:if the clover,vetch,etc is tall and thick will a teddar work on it or does it get tangled in the tines?
msscamp":mkecpz1r said:What is a 'tedder'? Thanks!
Bez?":15k9hsav said:msscamp":15k9hsav said:What is a 'tedder'? Thanks!
It is a piece of equipment that rotates - usually in a horizontal plane - but not always - and using spring steel or plastic fingers spreads the windrow out - allowing the hay to dry faster.
In your part of the world it is seldom used due to the lack of humidity.
In places where humidity is high, or the hay is very thick the windrow often takes a real long time to dry - if indeed it does at all. So a tedder makes it easier to dry hay.
Unfortunately it also means one additional pass over the field.
Once the hay is dry - or better - nearly dry to prevent leaf loss - it is raked and baled.
Herefordcross":pm8dfx8k said:The only problem I had with a tedder is when a field is 50/50 dry and damp and then I knock the leaves off of half of the hay and the other half looks good. Maybe I will get it right one of these days. Saw a 21' rake/tedder in action today, guy told me that it takes at 125hp to run the darn thing, he was running around with a bucket full of gravel too, he said the thing will lift the front end off of the ground, I don't have the luxury of raking with some like that so I guess my rollabar will have to do.