Monster mounted mower enters the market
Claas has further extended availability of its Max Cut disc bed with the addition of six new mowers one of which, the Disco 1100C Business, is claimed the widest fully mounted mower conditioner combination on the market. With a maximum working width of 10.30m, the newcomer will mainly appeal to contractors and larger farmers, but the other five additions bring the Max Cut mower bar to the smaller end of the Disco range. With working widths of 2.60 and 3m, the 2750 and 3150 are designed for users looking for a straight-forward and easy to operate mower that and can be used on smaller tractors.
The two rear mower units on the Disco 1100C are mounted on telescopic arms that allow the working width to be altered from 9.40m up to 10.30m when used in combination with a 3m-wide Disco 3200 Profil front mower. For transport, the telescopic arms enable the 1100C to be folded down to below 4m in height and 3m in width and the mower units are hydraulically locked and unlocked.
Both mower units incorporate a non-stop hydraulic breakback protection system as standard and the adjustable Active Float mower bar suspension system. The standard specification for the Disco 1100C also includes hydraulically folded protective covers, full disc speed monitoring and if required the PTO speed can be reduced from 1000rpm to 850rpm in lighter crops to save fuel. Fully ISOBUS-compliant, the 1100C can be set-up and controlled using any ISOBUS terminal, or now also via an iPad.
The Disco 2750 and 3150 are fully mounted and available either as a straight mower or with a metal-tined conditioner. In addition, a trailed mower/conditioner version of the 3150 is also available. Both mounted mowers use a simple spring suspension system to ensure they accurately follow ground contours. The mowers can also be fitted with wear skids or high-cut skids for topping which are 30mm high.
As on other mowers in the Max Cut range, the drive train is designed so that in less dense crops it can be run at a reduced PTO speed. On 1000rpm versions, this can be reduced to 850rpm and on 540rpm versions to 460rpm.
On models fitted with the metal tine conditioner, the tines are mounted on rubber blocks so that they deflect out of the way of any objects passing through the mower. The tines can also be reversed in order to alter conditioning intensity. For transport, the two mounted mowers are folded up using a single acting ram and secured in place by a latch operated via a rope from the cab.
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
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