New Easycut mowers designed to reduce swath contamination

Krone has introduced six new models to its EasyCut TC and TS trailed mower range, which have been designed to keep them cleaner in work and for easier operation.

EasyCut Trailed Centre (TC) has a mid-mounted drawbar for both, left or right operation, while the Trailed Side (TS) version has a side-mounted drawbar for operation to the right.

With design changes to help reduce ingress of soil and debris very much at the forefront, a key addition is greater clearance under the frame for increased lift out at the headland and improved lateral float.

Mower bed suspension is now hydraulically adjusted from the cab on the go, rather than being spring suspension operated. Mower suspension allows accurate ground contouring thanks to centre of gravity balance. Altering the cutting height hydraulically is also an option. Stretched curtains prevent material collecting on the mower bed.

EasyCut TC and TS are available with two types of conditioners, the well-proven V-steel tines (CV) and the CR roller either with rubber rollers or the new M-Rolls. The M-profile tread is ideal for leafy crops or stone-strewn fields. The 25cm diameter M-Rolls ensure an effective crop flow even in high-yielding crops by kinking the haulms multiple times. This reduces the drying time in the field and ensures a uniform wilting process.

EasyCut mowers also feature the SmartCut mower bed with optimised disc-to-disc spacing for perfect mowing in difficult conditions. The mower bed is fully welded and permanently lubricatedand can be set so the discs turn in pairs – suited for wide spreading. Alternatively they can turn towards the centre – suited for swath formation.

The patented SafeCut disc protection system protects the mower bed driveline, while extra wide and hardened skids in various versions, reduce the ground pressure and eliminate ground scuffing. The standard EasyCut skids can be replaced by hard-wearing, combination or high-cutting skids.

Quick-change blades come as standard and can be stored in the integrated storage container. The discs, too, are made to a modular design and the individual components can be replaced according to the degree of wear.

The Collect cross conveyor belt is optional. The 91cm wide belt with a frame on the inside merges even high volumes of crops into compact swaths. The speed of the belt is set steplessly for flexible swath formation. Additional guide plates are fitted for spreading the material across the cutting width and uniform wilting.

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