Re: Rake-up pickup, good or bad?
I don't understand that at all.
Don[/quote] The fingers on pickups such as melroe,westward and swathmaster, are coming straight back, the material has no where to go but back. With the rakeup, because the fingers are moving in an sideways(circular) motion, the material tends to roll in front of the pickup. This happens only in extreme conditions where the crop is very lightand short. I have some sandy land that doesn't always produce that well, this year I had peas that were very short and thin in spots, the rakeup was useless, my westward with steel fingers, no problem.