Do not ted hay that has dried to 50% moisture because that can increase dry matter losses and is not effective in increasing drying rate.
When using a rotary tedder for windrowing keep the swath gates close to the width of the baler pick-up and drive at a slow forward speed.
Frontier tedders are compatible with any tractor ranging in horsepower from 15 to 30 hp, and have a working width from nine to 23 feet.
This ensures better results when using soil-engaging equipment, fertiliser spinners, yard scrapers, mowers, toppers, tedders etc.
The forage was tedded twice daily and baled 3 days later at 87.3% DM using a conventional baler.
In the tedder illustrated here the main wheels contain a gear-wheel driving, through the medium of pinions, cranked shafts carrying forks.
Eastern gamagrass for the hay treatment (cut at the same time from the same area) was spread lightly over the stubble with a hay tedder to speed drying.
Too much tedding can shatter leaves of alfalfa or clover, lowering the quality of the hay.