SW Witham & Sons is a family contracting business in the Norwich area that has been in operation since the 60’s. Alan and Stephen Junior joined the business in the late 70’s and since then have grown it to provide a wide range of services.
They run four McHale V660 Variable Chamber balers and a McHale Fusion Vario. Each year they produce over 53,000 bales. The majority of these bales are 5’ 6” bales of straw which accounts for 35,000 bales while silage and haylage make up 8,000 and 10,000 bales respectively.
Alan said they purchased a McHale V660 because;
“We liked the heavy duty build quality and look of the V6. It also produces well shaped bales compared to other balers we ran in the past.”
The brothers feel the pick-up and intake are very good, “the secondary drive roller is also a big advantage and really helps get through a heavy crop, particularly when baling wet short silage, producing a well-shaped bale. Stephen Junior added, “We’ve had many different makes of balers in the past but none manage the heavy swath like a McHale.” The operators for SW Witham & Sons told us; “The bale density is excellent, the V660 will take anything in and pack it into a uniform bale with an easy to use netting system, as balers go it is a pleasure to drive.”