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Postby brw » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:51 am

I am looking at a Vermeer VR 1022 with kicker wheels..I have a Vermeer Baler and a great dealer ..any thoughts? Any other brands I need to look at?
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Re: wheel hay rake

Postby jltrent » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 am

If I was buying new I would look at Kuhn and Vermeer. Several off brands cheaper, but down the road parts maybe a problem getting. I think shyhightree has a Kuhn like the one pictured as they are good.

Here is the Vermeer VR 1022

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Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:18 am

jltrent wrote:If I was buying new I would look at Kuhn and Vermeer. Several off brands cheaper, but down the road parts maybe a problem getting. I think shyhightree has a Kuhn like the one pictured as they are good.

Here is the Vermeer VR 1022

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Kuhn SR
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Yes Kuhn is nice but honestly does no better than my rhino
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Re: wheel hay rake

Postby jltrent » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:31 am

Here is the Rhino RHP8 and it looks good.....

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I have a M & W which is the exact same rake as this Rhino just painted a little different......It has been a good one, except for the time I got it hung on a fence post..........

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Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:32 am

jltrent wrote:I have a M & W which is the same rake as this Rhino just painted a little different......It has been a good one......

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Honestly prefer my rhino over kuhn
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Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:35 am

The rhino

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Re: wheel hay rake

Postby jltrent » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:39 am

skyhightree1 wrote:The rhino

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Looks like it is doing a good job.......
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Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:43 am

jltrent wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:The rhino

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Looks like it is doing a good job.......


It does.. That Kuhn will leave long before that Rhino does
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Re: wheel hay rake

Postby jltrent » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
jltrent wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:The rhino

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Looks like it is doing a good job.......


It does.. That Kuhn will leave long before that Rhino does
Glad to hear that as I had bout settle on a new Kuhn....
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Re: wheel hay rake

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:50 am

jltrent wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
jltrent wrote:Looks like it is doing a good job.......


It does.. That Kuhn will leave long before that Rhino does
Glad to hear that as I had bout settle on a new Kuhn....


IMO Kuhn is a good one but truly it was overpriced and I don't feel it does as good of a job as that rhino is my experience. I think the tongue is longer on the Rhino which I prefer a great deal.
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Re: wheel hay rake

Postby Rajela » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:56 am

Kuhn carted rakes suck.
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Re: wheel hay rake

Postby jltrent » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:11 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
jltrent wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
It does.. That Kuhn will leave long before that Rhino does
Glad to hear that as I had bout settle on a new Kuhn....


IMO Kuhn is a good one but truly it was overpriced and I don't feel it does as good of a job as that rhino is my experience. I think the tongue is longer on the Rhino which I prefer a great deal.


Rajela wrote:Kuhn carted rakes suck.


I may have to change my way of thinking.............
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Re: wheel hay rake

Postby Rajela » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:15 am

The ground pressure on a Kuhn is the pits. Or at least on the older models. They have way to much ground pressure and you can not adjust them any lighter. Rakes up a lot of dirt. Will be glad when I can replace the one I have now. the new models may be different mine is a 2013 model I believe.
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Re: wheel hay rake

Postby Atimm693 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:31 am

This is our third year on the 1022 Vermeer.

Have not had any problems out of it, it's a well built machine.

I do have a couple of complaints, firstly the hydraulic hoses are tiny and it takes forever to raise and lower. Second is that it doesn't articulate that well over wavy ground, but I'm not sure that any V rake does that halfway decent.

If you are routinely raking a lot of heavy windrows with it, it may plug now and then, but again, I think that's a problem with all V rakes.
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Re: wheel hay rake

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:01 pm

Atimm693 wrote:This is our third year on the 1022 Vermeer.

Have not had any problems out of it, it's a well built machine.

I do have a couple of complaints, firstly the hydraulic hoses are tiny and it takes forever to raise and lower. Second is that it doesn't articulate that well over wavy ground, but I'm not sure that any V rake does that halfway decent.

If you are routinely raking a lot of heavy windrows with it, it may plug now and then, but again, I think that's a problem with all V rakes.


I use to use my 256 when they were extremely heavy sure makes some pretty windrows IMO
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