Taking control of his own baling operation, livestock farmer Phil Dickinson bought his first combi-baler in 2021 in the form of a CLAAS 455 UNIWRAP. And already the investment is paying dividends, not least
financially, but also in the quality of the bales being produced.
"It’s a combination which keeps things comfortable, convenient and simple, according to George; “This is my main tractor. This is the office. It’s like sitting in an armchair in this tractor, as opposed to some other makes which you can bounce around in. You can easily spend 16/17 hours per day in this tractor and not get out walking like an old man."
There’s a good reason why forager manufacturers view the north west of England as a proving ground for their machines. The region’s climate is about as good as it gets for growing grass, producing waist-high rows of chewy, damp crop that will test any chopper’s mettle.