The Disco Contour range differs from other Claas mowers because the disc-bed is suspended from a single pivot-point positioned at the centre of its width.
This is said to allow the mower to follow undulating ground more closely because the bed is free to oscillate in a ‘see-saw’ motion.
This ‘centre-pivot’ design is the same as that originally developed for the firm’s Cougar self-propelled mowing-rig.
Because the disc-bed is mounted in this way, downward pressure is controlled hydraulically rather than with the coil-springs used previously. This means pressure can be adjusted from the cab.
In work, the unit has a break-back function that swings both backwards and upwards to avoid any obstructions.
The other added benefit is that transport height is reduced by up to 40cm (16in).
Working widths extend from 2.6m to 3.4m (8ft-11ft). Currently these new models are only available in a straightforward disc-mower format, without a conditioner unit.
|Model||Working width||Power requirement||Price|
|Disco Contour 2700||2.6m||65hp+||£7435|
|Disco Contour 3100||3m||80hp||£8140|
|Disco Contour 3500||3.4m||80hp+||£9355|
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