Rohan, along with his sister Gretchen , Parents Mike and Sue McGuire milk 600 cows on a 250 Ha property beside the coast 25 minutes drive from Ashburton.
In the quest to find a quicker and easier way to feed out his bales, Rohan looked at his options on slicers.
Rohan looked at a couple of other brands of Bale slicer but after a demo with the Goweil , was convinced that it is the best tool for the Job.
“ The Goweil is definitely not the cheapest one out there, however I find it very user friendly and configured well to fit on my size tractor.” Rohan commented.
“ I am feeding around 1300 bales of Silage and 400 of Ryegrass straw a year and already seeing the benefits of time saved and ease of use with the Goweil.”
“When loading my Robertson Feedout wagon, I am loading 6 bales in less than 15 minutes, all from the tractor seat. This has resulted in me saving around 45 minutes every day I am feeding out ,” he said. “ The big advantage of the Goweil when compared to other slicers out there is that the plastic and net holder will grab any bale , no matter out badly out of shape it is”. “ the unique design of the hook system that the Goweil has means there are always at least two hooks that will grab the plastic and net , which is all it needs to do the job.”
“ With the bale weights averaging 620 kg , our 105 hp John Deere 6330 handles the slicer no problem”, Rohan commented.
Webbline sales manager , Glen Malcolm says, “ We are seeing many dairy Farmers seeing the benefits of the Goweil slicer and how easy it is to use, many of our clients comment on the safety aspect , compared to getting in and out of the tractor to remove the plastic and net,” which is very important”.
“Plus the added bonus of having a clean tractor cab and the end of the job!”