As interest continues to grow in Ireland around the topic of belt mergers as another solution to the rake, a number of manufacturers have all made developments in their belt merger offerings. Dutch machinery manufacturer Ploeger has revealed details of a new prototype trailed belt merger designed for use with grass crops.

Ploeger is responsible for the design and manufacturer of a wide range of self-propelled machines including vegetable harvesters, slurry/dung spreaders and as of last year, a self-propelled belt merger. The CM4240 self-propelled merger attracted a lot of attention at its Agritechnica launch last November 2019.