POTTINGER NOVACAT A10
The new standard in butterfly mower combinations.
The all new NOVACAT A10 butterfly mower combination is packed with advanced technology. Designed and built to cope with both high yielding Scottish grass crops and higher hp tractors, this hydraulically adjusted working width mower conditioner combination has a maximum working width of up to 9.56 m. Available as a plain disc mower, as a mower conditioner equipped with an Extra Dry steel tine conditioner for the heaviest of grass crops or as a RCB roller conditioner for leafy crops such as clover and lucerne. As with all Pottinger NOVACAT mounted mower conditioner models the conditioner units can be removed in minutes. This allows mowing of forage crops such as whole crop, without excessive grain or leaf losses.
For those wanting to place the full width of material into a single swath in one pass, a high capacity hydraulically driven collector belt system is available. Thanks to the use of low weight materials in its construction the gross weight of the NOVACAT A10 ED COLLECTOR model is 3,900 kg. Keeping the gross weight below 4,000 kg avoids the legal requirement for any additional transport jockey wheels, allowing for stable and high speed transport.
The all new Y-DRIVE driveline sees the drive shafts transmitting the drive to the rear mowers from opposing sides, ensuring a vibration and hassle free operation. Fully compatible ISOBUS controls can be specified along with automated steering angle sensor control of the rear mower position and overlap. This unique feature ensures overlap is increased when cornering reducing the chance of leaving uncut grass.
POTTINGER NOVACAT 352 CROSSFLOW
The all new CROSSFLOW design unites a plain disc mower with a swath merging system for the first time. In response to demand from customers for a system that can handle high value forage crops such as whole crop, forage rye and lucerne with minimal losses resulted in the development of the NOVACAT 352 CROSSFLOW. This development unites a 3.5 m rear mounted mower with a mechanically driven auger that collects the mown crop and delivers it to the left onto or beside a previously mown swath. Thanks to smooth crop transfer from the mowing discs to the auger losses are kept to an absolute minimum, a key requisite in such high feed value crops.
If desired the rear auger hood can be opened to allow the crop to be left wide on the ground rather than collected. This operation only takes a matter of minutes and offers a great deal of flexibility. Used in conjunction with a 3 m front disc mower the pairing can offer more than 6.5 m of cutting width and outputs in excess of 8 Ha/Hour.
POTTINGER IMPRESS ROUND BALERS
The event will see the much anticipated arrival of the completely new IMPRESS range of fixed and variable chamber balers. Offering unique features aplenty and market leading quality innovative design and manufacture this exciting new product is sure to appeal to wide range of round baler customers.
A wide range of specifications are available to suit all requirements and budgets. Standard MASTER models offer manual operation via simple to operate in cab controller. A centrally suspended wide 2.05 m pick up is standard and the option to equip the chopping unit with up to 16 knives for a theoretical chop length of 72 mm is possible. The higher specification PRO models offer automated functions, a super large 2.30 m pick up and up to 32 knives in the FLEXCUT knife bank with a theoretical chop length of 34 mm.
All models feature the patented LIFTUP Rotor technology which offers the perfect flow of crop into the bale chamber guaranteeing the best possible bale start and shape. The patented FLEXCUT knife bank suspends the knives from above ensuring the knife bank remains clean even in the most difficult situations. Ease of access is unrivalled thanks to the waist height EASY MOVE slide out knife bank allowing maintenance and sharpening to take place conveniently.
POTTINGER ZERO GRAZING COMBINATION
The zero grazing of fields can see a vast improvement in grass utilisation compared to grazing. Research shows grass utilisation in excess of 90% compared to a figure in some cases nearer 60% for grazing. Feedback from users is showing savings of up to 4 pence per litre in production costs (50% based fresh grass diet, 50% TMR). In the current low milk price market this system can make a real positive difference to dairy farms profitability.
At Pottinger we offer the complete solution with advanced front mower and loader wagon technology. A simple one pass approach to harvesting fresh grass using low ground pressure wide tyres ensures the unit treads as lightly as possible.
At work at the event will be a NOVACAT 301 CLASSIC front mounted 3 m disc mower that utilises swath forming discs to present a compact swath between the tractor wheels.
Collecting the crop is a EUROPROFI 5010D loader wagon. Operating with all knives removed ensures the crop maintains its structure undamaged and reduces any chance for accelerated deterioration. The gentle lift up action of the rotor ensures a smooth transition to the body and weight sensing floor sensors control the automatic loading cycle effectively avoiding mashing of the fresh grass.
When it comes to unloading the wagon is equipped with 3 discharge beaters and a wide side discharge belt. The hydraulically driven belt allows direct feed out in the feed passage saving on re-handling and time.
This combination will be in action at Grassland & Muck 2017 demonstrating both its harvesting and discharge ability