Niels Peter Jensen has several custom made JST attachments at his farm. Niels Peter presents his straw spreader for chopped straw and his split-top grapple fork
Split-top grapple fork
One of the JST attachments that Niels Peter really likes is a split-top grapple fork. The grapple fork has more curved tines in the lower boom than the old fork, so the teeth are closer together. “This means that we don’t spill as much feed when loading,” says Niels Peter.
“JST recommended the split-top grapple fork as it is stronger. We’ve been really happy with that.”
– Niels Peter Jensen
Niels Peter’s old fork had a single grapple, so he was unsure whether the new fork should be a single grapple fork or a split-top grapple fork. “JST recommended a split-top grapple fork as it is stronger. We’ve been really happy with that. If the grapple fork is full of feed on one side, it still clamps down on it,” says a satisfied Niels Peter.
The grapple fork is also made of H450 high-strength steel according to Niels Peter’s wishes. “It’s a little more expensive, but it holds up well,” says Niels Peter. At Blåbjerg Gård farm, they use the grapple fork for all cow feed, grass silage and maize, and they are pleased to have an attachment that works well and will last for many years.
Spreader for chopped straw
Blåbjerg Gård also has a customised straw spreader for chopped straw, which has made their everyday life much easier. Niels Peter himself has been involved and made suggestions on how it should be designed. Niels Jørgensen, owner and founder of Maskinfabrikken JST A/S, then designed the bucket according to Niels Peter’s wishes.
“We used to spend half an hour to three quarters of an hour. Now we spend 10 minutes a week littering.”– Niels Peter Jensen
The chopped straw spreader is customised to fit the barn perfectly. The bucket is 4 metres wide, so it can fit precisely through the gate, and the ejector can be extended 3 metres. “We used to spend half an hour to 45 minutes. Now we spend 10 minutes a week littering,” says Niels Peter.
The choice of materials is also carefully considered. Here, Niels Peter has chosen H450 high-strength steel for a longer lifespan and less maintenance. The spreader in the photos is 11 years old, and as you can see, it still has many good years in Niels Peter’s barn left.
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