Toby Brinkerhoff

“A few years ago Mel called and wanted to demo a hay rake, and I told him to bring it in and let's see what it will do. After the quick setup procedure Mel was raking hay and it appeared to be doing everything he said it would do. It gently picked up the hay and rolled it together (without roping), it had very little leaf loss, virtually no dirt or debris thanks to depth bands that are always keeping the rake teeth at just the right height and it was easy to adjust the rake with a push of a button from the cab. Now with all that said, I still needed to know if it was better than the two rakes I currently own. Once Mel wrapped up and headed down the road I immediately made four passes with my New Holland rakes and four passes with my Allen rakes right beside each other. I hoped this would show me if it really did dry any faster than my two other rakes. The following day I went to check the progress of the hay when I realized there was less stem moisture in the hay raked with the Circle C rake. I jumped in the tractor which is equipped with harvest tec (this continually reads the moisture of the hay so I can tell what it is from the cab) and started to bale hay. The Circle C rake was consistent 10 to 12 percent moisture. I jumped into the other hay and had readings from 10 to 20 percent. This was all I needed to know, I was gaining a whole day on dry time. The American Eagle Hay wagon is truly the biggest time saver I have. This wagon is so easy to run you literally stack hay with a push of a button. Eric (the guy who runs the wagon) can clean up a 125 acre pivot in about three hours. Another great feature to the wagon is straight consistent stacks. It loads the bales evenly so they are tight in the stack. This is important for us because of our wet winters; very rarely does water ever penetrate the sides or edges of the bales. My Dairyman has also noticed that while the top few inches of the top bale might be wet the rest of hay is as green as the day it was baled, which he really likes. The last thing I need to do to completely streamline my hay operation is purchase the Circle C hay conditioner. My neighbor has run this conditioner for the last four years and saves an additional day of dry time. Farming in today's world, time is money. Circle C Equipment has allowed me to put up better quality hay in less time, thus allowing me more time with my family or to simply focus on other aspects of the farm.”   Toby Brinkerhoff Winnemucca, NV tbrinkerhoff@m-hip.com
2016-12-23T12:28:32+00:00
“A few years ago Mel called and wanted to demo a hay rake, and I told him to bring it in and let's see what it will do. After the quick setup procedure Mel was raking hay and it appeared to be doing everything he said it would do. It gently picked up the hay and rolled it together (without roping), it had very little leaf loss, virtually no dirt or debris thanks to depth bands that are always keeping the rake teeth at just the right height and it was easy to adjust the rake with a push of a button from the cab ...