Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Biosystems Engineering

Major Professor

C. W. Bockhop

Committee Members

C. H. Shelton, L. H. Dickson


The purpose of this study was to find out whether the flail-type forage harvester can be used as a hay conditioner. If it can be, then the mower and, with suitable modifications, the rake can be eliminated for the hay making process. Also, this machine can be used for the production of ensilage, thus eliminating the need for a separate chopper or forage blower on the farm In this study the performance of the flail-type forage harvester as a hay conditioner was compared with the performances of the smooth roller and fluted roller hay conditioner.

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