It's all in the timing!
The best time to cut grass for hay is when the leaves are fully developed but just before the seed heads appear, this is the stage at which you will be able to make the most nutritous hay for your stock.
- Cutting the hay too early will result in lower yields.
Tedding hay is an essential part of the hay making process as it speeds up the drying of the hay, this in turn reduces moisture rot once hay is baled and eliminates the possibility of spontaneous combustion of bales due to bacterial decomposition of grass. This is all before mentioning the fact it gets the job done sooner!
Undoubtedly the swiss army knife of hay makers! Watch the short video below to see how you can go from tedding to raking or windrowing in seconds! Its as simple as that.