New vertical folding mower conditioner to debut at Grassland & Muck 2020

A 3.1 metre vertical folding mower conditioner will be launched and demonstrated by Kuhn Farm Machinery at Grassland & Muck 2020.

The mounted FC 3115 D is the latest addition to the company’s extensive grassland machinery range, with 126˚ hydraulic vertical folding giving this model the beneficial features of compact transport, great manoeuvrability and reduced loading on the tractor’s rear wheels.

Targeted at both livestock farmers and contractors, this mower conditioner is suitable for use in combination with a front mounted unit and includes several technological advantages common to KUHN’s more advanced models. Features include the exclusive Lift-Control suspension system, non-stop safety breakaway, the maintenance-free OptiDisc cutter bar and the Fast-Fit quick release blade system.

The Lift-Control suspension system, in conjunction with powerful and constant pressure control, allows precise ground following to ensure a clean cut and minimal soil contamination of the forage. This also provides an effective safety mechanism, whereby the machine moves backwards and upwards if hitting an obstacle before moving swiftly back into work, therefore minimising damage whilst maintaining efficiency of work.

The FC 3115 D features Kuhn’s OptiDisc cutter bar, with an asymmetric disc design that combines quality cutting performance with high crop flow characteristics that help maintain efficiency of operation whatever the conditions. OptiDisc also includes features such as large diameter gear wheels and KUHN’s Protectadrive safety within the disc bearing housings that ensure the machine is robust in work with minimal maintenance requirements.

Kuhn’s Fast-Fit quick blade release system is standard on the FC 3115 D. This ensures safe and secure attachment during work whilst allowing quick blade changes using a simple lever. This model can also be fitted with KUHN’s Triple 5 reinforced blades offering four to five times the life of standard knives.

The conditioning unit on the FC 3115 D is a heavy duty pivoting steel finger system that is adaptable for all crop types and situations. Conditioning intensity is easily adjustable by switching between two rotor speeds and/or setting the conditioning hood in one of five positions.

Kuhn will demonstrate the FC 3115 D at Grassland & Muck during the two days of the event on 20th and 21st May 2020.

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