Krone is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its BiG X with a series of testimonials from various countries, in which their customers share their experiences.
Husband and wife team, Bertjan and Erica Slaghekke, who run a contracting business, established in the late 1950s, feature in their latest video.
They provide services mainly to dairy farmers and have 15 permanent employees, with some self-employed workers and seasonal helpers.
“My father-in-law originally started with collecting milk barrels and that developed into the company as it is today,” Bertjan explained.
Slurry, grass and maize for dairy farms accounts for 70% of the family-run firm’s turnover.
Fleet and activity
They operate 11 KRONE machines, a BiG M 420, a BiG-x-700, a Swardo TC 1370; they also have a Comprima round baler, a large square baler, BiG Pack 1270 HighSpeed.
Furthermore, they have three TX 460D forage trailers and three ZX 430 GD loading wagons.
“We harvest about 540 hectares of maize, and depending on weather, about 6,000-6,500 hectares of grass.”
“The number of bales we produce is more or less 8,000, mostly square bales, but also still about 3,000 round bales each year I think.” he added.
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