The best quality balage is produced from crops that are mowed, wilted and baled as quickly as possible.
To achieve this McCarthy Contracting operates a 6.2m Krone mower conditioner. This mower has two 3.1m cutter bars. This gives better ground contouring and leaves the crop in two rows for better wilting and drying of the crop.
Rear mounted Pottinger mower
We also have two mowing subcontractors. One operates front and rear mounted Pottinger mowers with a total cutting width of 6m and a 3m Case roller conditioner mower, which can be used for mowing more delicate crops e.g Lucerne and wholecrops.
The second subcontractor operates a claas roller conditioner mower. All mowers, including the subcontractor, operate area meters for accurate measuring of the area covered.