Putting restored Taarup harvester through its paces

n Francis Henry is seen here lifting a 10ft sward of grass with Stephen Crawford’s Ford 6x 5000 and Taarup single chop harvester.

On Saturday, September 19, Stephen Crawford got the chance to test out his recently restored Taarup single chop harvester and Ford 6x 5000.

The Taarup had originally been sold by Cyril Johnston in 1960 from his Ormeau Road premises to the Ward family at Hillsborough. The 1960 Taarup has been rebuilt from the ground up by John Spratt Engineering in Moneyrea. John and his team have done an excellent job and the harvester performs as it did brand new in 1960.

n Richard Brown was on carting in duties with Stephen Crawford’s 1963 Performance Major and early Kane silage trailer from the 1970s. :

The harvester is also seen lifting a 10ft sward of grass, with the tractor driven by Francis Henry.

Carting-in duties were carried out by a 1963 Performance Major and Kane trailer driven by Richard Brown and David Wilson.

Stephen would like to thank the Bailie family from Greyabbey for allowing him the opportunity to test the harvester during their final cut of silage in 2020.

n Stephen Crawford is seen here with his recently restored 1960 Taarup 5ft off-set silage harvester. It is powered by a Ford 5000 6x along with an early Kane silage trailer. :

Thanks also go to Mervyn Porter for supplying a second trailer.


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