Folding front mowers maximise efficiency and overlap

  • Krone has launched two new four metre front mowers based on the success of its existing EasyCut F 400 CV Fold design, which features a unique, patented folding bed

The two new mowers include the Easy Cut F 400 Fold (non-conditioning) and the EasyCut F 400 CR – with two integrated conditioning rollers and a rigid cutterbar.

Jim Holmes, Krone UK National Sales Manager, explains that both front mowers are designed for maximum efficiency and the largest possible overlap for butterfly combinations.

Adjustable swathing width with EasyCut F 400 Fold

The EasyCut F 400 Fold includes Krone’s patented four metre folding bed and a swathing auger design based on years of experience with the Big M self-propelled mower and the EasyCut B 950 Collect.

“The F 400 Fold’s 45cm diameter auger output can be adjusted to vary swath width, which helps ensure the tractor won’t not run over the swath and contaminate the crop,” says Mr Holmes.

“The cutterbar offers convenient hydraulic folding from the driver’s seat via a slewing gearbox. Folding into a transport package under three metres wide, it offers safe road transport and smooth passage through narrow gateways and lanes,” he adds.

When combined with the EasyCut B 1000 rear mower, a working width of more than 10 metres can be achieved, with an adjustable 57cm overlap on each side.

Mr Holmes explains that the hydraulic cutterbar suspension systems can be conveniently adjusted from the cab as standard, to ensure optimum ground contouring for the best forage quality.  A first-class cut is also ensured by the tried-and tested EasyCut cutterbar, which features SafeCut and SmartCut.

The EasyCut F 400 CR underlines Krone’s position as a forage harvesting specialist and expands the company’s speciality offering for lucerne growers on the world market.

Mr Holmes says that this front mower is equipped with a rigid cutterbar and a standard conditioning unit consisting of two profiled 25cm-diameter polyurethane rollers.

“As an added benefit, buyers can also opt for the extremely robust steel M-Rolls which process the forage intensively yet gently, avoiding fragmentation and speeding up wilting,” he explains.

As the market is niche in the UK, the EasyCut F 400 CR will be available as a factory order.

The 4m front mowers present a further step towards implementing even larger working widths and area outputs at increased forage quality for all conditions and applications.


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