An electro-mechanical device has been attached to a large round baler for the purpose of dispensing, by gravity, granulated urea into the hay as it is being rolled up. From the results of the field tests it has been found that the height of fall, approximately 1. 22 M, seems right for allowing the urea granules to attach to the hay and stay in place. It seems that the best place to drop the urea is immediately preceding the roll up of the hay. On the present system the bale tying mechanism was sacrificed to make room for the traveling gravity chute from the overhead dispensing box. It has also been found that all 13 hay press fingers are not needed to obtain information on size and location of the windrow.
|Journal||Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers|
|State||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)