At LAMMA, Maschio Gaspardo UK launched the new Bufalo flail mower, a heavy duty mulcher suitable for use on tractors of up to 200hp, and which has the flexibility to be mounted on a front or rear linkage. It is available in working widths of 2.5m, 2.8m and 3m, and can be offset hydraulically by up to 50cm.
Maschio’s David Day explains: “Maschio flail mowers have gained a good reputation and become very popular since the range was introduced to the UK market in 2012. This latest addition is ideal for high hp tractors.
“It can be used on its own, or can be front-mounted in conjunction with a fully offset rear-mounted Giraffona, to give a cutting capacity of just over 5m in one pass.”
The Bufalo has a 1000rpm twin input gearbox with 6 spline PTO shaft, and the height of the gearbox is adjustable.
As with other flail mowers in the Maschio range, a double-skin hood (5mm) prevents stone damage and this protection helps confer a longer life.
A double counter-blade improves chop length and mulching effect. Reliable vibration-free operation is achieved due to the hammer flails being helically positioned on the rotor, thereby improving balance.
Maschio Gaspardo UK also launched the new Maga 8-row precision drill – an ideal choice for contractors who drill forage and biogas maize as its design includes variable row width settings – from 45cm to 75cm.
The Maga comes fitted with an MTR planting unit which gives precision planting at greater speeds, allowing higher outputs. Key features of this seeding unit are the large (420mm diameter) double discs and ARM-STRONG parallelogram linkages which together give the greater stability needed for higher speeds and ensure a constant seeding depth is achieved. The Maga is also suitable for drilling in minimum-tilled soils.
This hydraulic-folding maize drill closes down to 3m for easy and safe road transport.
Other features include: the Muller Precimat control box; double drive transmission; a 36 litre seed hopper and a 900 litre stainless steel hopper for big bag fertilisers, plus a 30 litre microgranule applicator can also be fitted.