With 30 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing straw bale processors Teagle Machinery offers a wide range of models. With a customer base spanning 50 countries, this British-based, family owned business has an established an international reputation as a specialist in the sector of processing straw. This reputation is sustained by consistently reacting to the needs of its customers and underpinning the changing needs with an impressive commitment to product development. A new research and development facility to accommodate the expansion of this vital function with the company was completed in 2018.

“Processing straw for animal feed is a key requirement for many of our livestock customers,” said Jim Squires, Teagle Machinery’s UK sales manager. “In response to customer feedback the popular Tomahawk 8550 has been upgraded and is able to process long and short straw and silage.”

The latest product to be launched from the manufacturing plant based near Truro in Cornwall, is the Tomahawk Chief 8555. “Our customers tell us they need machinery which offers flexibility in application with reliable and precision performance,” said Squires. “In 2018 all Tomahawk models received enhancements to reflect these demands.

“The New 8555 is no exception and has undergone a series of updates not only to enhance performance but also to widen its applications.”

The Tomahawk 8555 incorporates a removable screen and is able to process a wide range of materials including straw, silage and hay. It can process straw with a high level of precision and consistency with its unique, integral, scissor-action chopping mechanism for animal feed and cubicle bedding, shred straw for loose housing requirements and feed clamp and round bale silage.

The surface area of the new removable screen has been increased by 20% from its predecessor, the 8550, for increased output and efficiency. There is also an option of screen sizes to accommodate the individual needs of its customers.

“It’s wider use, particularly on dairy farms, has led to the machine working longer hours and reliable operation is even more essential,” said Squires. “The New 8555 incorporates an electronically controlled, automatic chain lubrication system for the hard-working cross-beater as standard to meet these increased demands.”

The Tomahawk 8555SC-D has a list price of £27,105.