CATERING for demand for a machine that can process straw, hay, silage or haylage with little or no adjustment for feeding, chopping or bedding, Kidd Farm Machinery has developed the 475T TC – which, it said at LAMMA this week was the first of its kind on the market.

With a 4.75 cu m, wide body capacity, this new addition can handle two round bales, or two big square bales of 80cm x 120cm, side by side.

A 'smart' conveyor conveys the crop material automatically to a hydraulically adjustable pivoting comb. The smart bit means that crop flow is maximised at all times without blocking or stopping.

It can also shred and spread un-chopped straw for bedding, or when the chopping mechanism is selected, will give an infinitely variable short chop length from 30-60mm which is suitable for a TMR ration.

The processor has a high capacity fan, heavy duty flails and chopping mechanism, three-stage swivel chute, in-cab electric controls, wide angle pto and the smart conveyor set-up.