After establishing themselves in the Feeder Bedder market, Teagle have continuously developed the Tomahawk range over the course of the last 30 years. Currently employing around 10% of staff, or 15 people, in the Research and Development team, Teagle have been able to respond to the requirements of farmers around the world, in 2014 exporting to over 35 countries worldwide.
The focus on feeding and bedding has recently resulted in specialist products being developed by Teagle. The Tomahawk “Dual Chop” and 505XLM have been designed to provide outstanding value to farmers looking to process straw to supplement feed rations.
Independent research conducted for Teagle has confirmed specific performance benefits in feeding dry cows a ration that incorporates a consistently short straw component during the period immediately prior to calving.
The Telehawk – Flexible Hydraulic Spreading
Over recent years the increasing popularity of Telehanders on farms in the UK has encouraged a number of farmers to look for more ways to utilise the convenience of a Telehandler and make use of the flexibility that it can offer.
One such task is bedding livestock, with which the benefits offered by mechanical bedders such as the Tomahawk has long been associated; saving time, reducing straw requirements, keeping livestock cleaner, as well as overcoming the need to enter the pen.
Efficiently bedding livestock with straw presents a number of challenges. These have been addressed in the design of the Telehawk and include being able to reliably process both round and rectangular bales of straw as well as spread material in any direction around the machine in order to access even the most difficult pens.
Thoroughly teasing a bale apart and bruising the straw to improve absorbency and comfort, without compromising the structure of the straw and the bed it creates straightforward loading of bales. Requiring lift capacity and hydraulic flow no greater than that offered by a typical agricultural Telehandler.
The new Teagle Telehawk meets all of these requirements, and through the application of innovative electronic and hydraulic controls to gently tease the bale apart using a low speed crossbeater, leaves the operator free to control the straw placement via a slimline control desk that uses Bluetooth technology to communicate from cab to machine.
Handler requirements – minimum 2.8t, 60 lit/min flow @ 160 bar – various handler attachments available.
Teagle Machinery, based close to Truro in Cornwall, is a family business offering a comprehensive range of quality agricultural machinery. From the Titan range of Muckspreaders, to the market-leading Tomahawk range of Feeder Bedders, products are manufactured entirely at their 15,000sqm plant which employs around 150 people.