9 March 2001

Kuhn mowers get centre pivot

KUHN Farm Machinery has extended its range of trailed disc mower conditioners with the introduction of centre pivot machines in 3m and 3.5m working widths.

The FC 303 GC and FC 353 GC both feature a new version of the Gyrodine swivel hitch which now allows up and down movement on each side of the drawbar to improve flotation. A built-in oil pump – as on the larger Alterna centre pivot machines – provides a lubrication system for the hitch.

Further developments include use of damper isolation mounts on all moving parts. An automatic adjustment system is also employed in drive and conditioning rotor drive belts to maintain correct tension.

The mowers are also equipped with a new header suspension system to provide a constant float of the cutterbar and conditioning unit. Lower suspension arms, which are almost horizontal when the mower is in work, are designed to push the header up should an obstacle be encountered. Flotation can be adjusted to suit field conditions.

The FC 303 GCs price, which starts at £14,560, includes the fitting of flotation tyres. &#42