The more hay you put up, the better your bottom line. Case IH WD 3 Series self-propelled windrowers and matching high-capacity rotary disc headers, sickle heads and draper heads offer the tools needed for performance, reliability and value. Offering independent hydraulic header flotation and one of the most comfortable cabs in the industry, Case IH WD 3 Series windrowers ensure you’re ready to make quick work of big fields. .
Choose from three Case IH windrower models: the WD1203 (126 hp), WD1903 (190 hp), and WD2303 (226 hp). Meanwhile, the header line includes: four sickle head models from 12-18 ft., four draper head models from 21-36 ft., and three rotary disc models from 13-19 ft. .
For more information, visit www.caseih.com.
Flexibility in the field is the goal and the DISCO line of mowers and conditioners from CLAAS features a variety of configurations. Triple mowers are available without conditioners, with roller conditioners, with tine conditioners, and/or with mergers that boast a working width of up to 29 ft., 10 in. .
Meanwhile, DISCO rear 3-point mowers without conditioners are featured in working widths from 8½ ft., to 11 ft., 2 in. And, trailed, center-pivot and side-pull options are also available with a tined- or roller-conditioner with working widths of 9 ft., 10 in., to 12½ ft. .
The DISCO line’s cab-controlled ACTIVE FLOAT hydropneumatic suspension provides superior ground-contour following, and the SAFETYLINK module reduces mower damage if a large object is struck. Engineered with designed sheer points, SAFETYLINK reduces the danger of internal damage while shortening downtime in the event of a severe impact. The exclusive P-CUT cutter bar features a debris channel that allows dirt to pass underneath to prevent dirt accumulation. .
For more information, visit www.claasofamerica.com, email email@example.com or call 402-861-1000.
Kuhn’s GMD 8730 FF is a rear-mount, triple-disc mower that’s designed for use with the GMD 802 F-FF for a cutting width of up to 28 ft., 7 in., and using as little as 120 PTO horsepower. This machine combines the strength and durability of the Optidisc® cutterbar; simple, precise ground adaptation of the Lift-Control® suspension system; and the heavy-duty, yet lightweight support of a high-strength steel frame. Meanwhile, the Fast-Fit® blade retention system allows quick changing of the blades by use of a simple tool. .
For more information, visit www.KuhnNorthAmerica.com.
Hesston® WR Series self-propelled windrowers help forage producers cover more acres each day. Specially designed for operator comfort, the WR Series has five models to meet any need from large-scale hay production to grain swathing. Operation precision is delivered by FieldMax monitors that monitor and control nearly every machine function. Meanwhile, AGCO POWER® engines with e3 SCR clean-air technology deliver superior fuel efficiency and forage-cutting power.
For more information, visit www.masseyferguson.com.us or call 877-525-4384.
Krone’s BiG M 420 self-propelled mower conditioner is powered by a 420-hp MAN engine, which delivers more power with greater efficiency. The new engine’s SCR technology with AdBlue complies with Tier 4 interim exhaust emission standards and provides maximum fuel efficiency. The new engine is complemented by a quiet cab design that provides an unobstructed operator view, courtesy of slimmer posts and a larger glazed area. .
The BiG M 420 features the new heavy-duty mower bed with SafeCut, and is available with a choice of conditioner. The CV conditioner offers a 32-ft. cutting width and uses freely pivoting V-type steel tines for intensive conditioning. Leafy crops require gentle treatment, which comes with the ultra-durable nylon rollers of the CRi conditioner, and offers a 30-ft. cutting width. .
For more information, visit www.krone-northamerica.com or call 901-842-6011.
A faster cut and a quality crop is the claim of the Massey Ferguson® DM Series butterfly mower system. Attaching a DM 1340 front-mount mower and two DM 1398 rear-mount mowers directly to the rear of your high-horsepower tractor will provide a cut up to 30-ft. wide. Plus, the unit will flex and adjust to match ground contours without gouging. The system is designed to gently cut and condition forage using a spring-tine rotor and four-way adjustable conditioning comb that create a loose, well-aerated swath. The tine conditioner gently removes the crop’s wax coat, without crushing, to help retain valuable nutrients for higher-quality forage. .
For more information, visit www.masseyferguson.com.us or call 877-525-4384.
New Holland’s MegaCutter™ mounted triple-disc mower-conditioner offers big haymaking capacity. The Megacutter is actually a three-machine cutting system. The 11-ft., 10-in. cutting width of the MegaCutter 512 front-mounted disc mower-conditioner combined with the MegaCutter 530 twin rear-mounted disc mower-conditioner allows producers to take down 29½ ft. with each pass. And, the semi-swinging V-tine conditioning system provides a range of conditioning intensities appropriate for a wide variety of crops. .
Offering maximum efficiency and versatility for large livestock operations and custom harvesters, the MegaCutter cuts more hay in less time to allow greater drying time for the crop. And, when the MegaCutter is matched with a New Holland T7 or T8 Series row crop tractor with ECOBlue™ SCR Tier 4 engine technology and the IntelliSteer™ auto-steering system, producers can mow up to 43 acres/hour.
For more information, visit www.newholland.com/na or call 866-NEW-HLND.
John Deere’s triple-mounted mower-conditioner is a three-machine system that combines a 131 front-mount mower-conditioner with a Model 388 twin rear-mount to cut a 28-ft., 8-in.-wide swath in a single pass. It boasts a transport width of just 10 ft., 2 in.
Operating the triple-mounted unit requires a tractor equipped with 190+ rear PTO hp, front hitch and 1000 RPM PTO. The standard configuration uses a 1⅜-inch front PTO, which can be adapted to 1¾-inch, and a 1¾-inch rear PTO connection. Quik-Coupler adapting parts are standard with each 388 rear-mounted mower-conditioner for easier attachment to tractors with a Category 3 or Category 4N/3 three-point hitch. .
A great fit with the new Deere 7R Series Tractors, and 7030 Series and 8R Series tractors with front hitch and PTO, the units allow producers to increase the utilization of their large row-crop tractor and improve the productivity of their haying operations. .
For more information, visit your local John Deere dealer or www.JohnDeere.com.
Harvest hay more quickly and produce more nutritious feed with a wide and thin crop-spreading deflector kit for your New Holland disc mower conditioner. The kit components fit to the unit’s swathgate, with the windrow shields removed, to spread the crop windrow to 90%-100% of the cutting width, thus exposing more crop to the sun and providing faster dry-down.
Gary Wojcik, New Holland marketing manager for hay & forage crop preparation products, says quick drying reduces sun bleaching. “In fact, university tests confirm that the more leaves are exposed to the sun, the faster the crops dry and the more feed value is retained,” he says.
To learn more, visit agriculture.newholland.com/us/en.
Get peak performance with New Holland remanufactured gearboxes. Costing up to 40% less than new units, they deliver like-new performance, are fully warranted, and come ready to install. With every New Holland remanufactured mower conditioner gearbox: .
• All components are disassembled, cleaned and updated to the latest OEM specs. .
• Components that don’t meet specs are machined or replaced with new. .
• Gearbox assemblies are remanufactured to original, like-new condition. .
• Pressure testing ensures proper seals. .
• Spin testing ensures all torque specifications are correct.
For more information, visit agriculture.newholland.com/us/en.
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