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VIDEO: Making 8,000 bales per year

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.

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“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.

Image source: KRONE T-Vision International / Youtube

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