Range widened with two more butterfly mowers

  • Kverneland Group UK Ltd has extended its range of butterfly mower conditioners for 2024 with the introduction of the 5387MT and 5395MT. These two new models fit between the 5087MT and 53100MT Vario, giving more choice for farmers and contractors. In addition, both models have the ability to be fitted with BX swath groupers.

Based on the 3300-series mower platform, the two new butterfly models achieve fixed cutting widths of 8.75m and 9.5m respectively, using pairs of beds mounted on a linkage-mounted, folding frame. Where the 5387MT uses 3.2m eight-disc beds, the 5395MT uses 3.6m nine-disc beds. Common to both models is the use of round cutting discs, each carrying two ProFit quick-change blades.

Both models feature Kverneland’s proven QuattroLink bed suspension system, which uses a multi-link mechanism that affords 700mm of vertical movement and 30 degrees of transverse movement. This pull-type suspension enables each bed to react to and negotiate demanding ground conditions – even at high forward speeds.

QuattroLink also provides a non-stop safety break-back mechanism across the full working width of the mower bed.

Semi-swing steel tine conditioners are used on both models, and with a range of adjustments for the conditioning plate at both the front and rear of the hood, the two models offer fine-tuning of the conditioning intensity to suit different crop types and conditions.

As non-ISOBUS butterfly mowers, both the 5387MT and 5395MT are supplied with in-cab switch boxes that provide easy set-up, with an extensive range of adjustments that can also be made on-the-move.

Adding the BX belt-type swath grouper to the 5387MT and 5395MT adds yet more flexibility to mowing, as the full cutting width can be placed into a large single swath, with each grouper placing the outer swaths onto the central row.

Raising the BX swath groupers out of work allows three individual swaths to be left – and these can also be spread out across the full working width using the butterfly mower’s integral, wide spreading hoods.

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