31 May 2002

Vicon offers versatility

BIG mowers provide extra capacity and are ideal for large, regularly shaped fields, but they can be awkward to transport and bulky to work with in fields small in size or of irregular shape.

Vicons solution is to attach a standard mounted mower to the back of trailed version. This creates a 6m wide outfit that can be used separately when conditions dictate. Add a front-mounted mower and working widths go up to an acre-gobbling 9m.

The dual outfit combines a KMT3001CP trailed disc mower conditioner, with strengthened frame and a three-point linkage added to carry a standard DMP3001TC mounted mower-conditioner.

Apart from avoiding the need for a front hitch on the tractor, this arrangement allows grass to be spread for more rapid drying. For transport, the mounted mower is folded into its over-centre parked position while the trailed mower is brought in-line with the tractor. &#42