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Whether making hay or silage, an efficient and effective mower or mower-conditioner gets the process underway. Watch for our maintenance, pre-season preparation and buying tips for machines from Claas, Fendt, John Deere, Krone, Kubota, Kuhn, Malone, Massey Ferguson, McHale, New Holland, Pottinger, Vicon.

Advice and tips

MOWERS

Front mowers on test – is pushed or pulled best?

If you are shopping for a new front mower, aside from the brand, there’s one big decision to make – whether you want a push or a pull front suspension…

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Case studies

MOWERS

Bespoke verge harvester collects AD feedstock from roadsides

Across Europe there are crops of maize, grass and cereals being grown specifically to fuel renewable energy plants. While on the face of it this is good news for the…

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News

MOWERS

Keltec's new steerable front mower targets headland bends

A new steering assembly on Keltec’s 3m front mowers could help eliminate straggly strips of uncut grass around headland bends. The mower hooks conventionally to a three-point linkage, with the…

MOWERS

Vicon adds BX swath grouper to its biggest butterfly mower

A belt-type swath grouper is now available on Vicon’s widest working butterfly mower conditioner, the 7100T. The BX-spec system shifts grass from the rear two mower beds into a central…

MOWERS

Krone updates small foragers and adds a brace of mowers

The four smaller models in Krone’s Big X forager range now feature a new cab and better crop flow. The firm’s eight-model line-up runs from 490hp to 1,156hp, and the…

LOADING SHOVELS

Claas debuts new Torion loader and Disco mowers

A brace of Disco mower ranges, folding 12-row maize header and a first telescopic Torion loader have all been added to German firm Claas’ product offering. Torion 738 T Sinus…

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Test and reviews

MOWERS

Early 2000s Krone Big M mower still going strong

When faced with 2,500ha of grass to cut a season, many contractors would invest in set of shiny new kit covered by the welcome reassurance of a manufacturer’s warranty.  But…

MOWERS

Monster mowers battle for the biggest cut

Claas's claim a couple of weeks ago that it made the widest mounted mower on the market prompted a couple of other machinery companies to challenge its title. We took…

MACHINERY

Video: Mower test: Claas Disco 3100 C

The Disco is a popular model that’s been in the German manufacturer’s line-up for several years. It has the best knife change system of all the mowers on test and…

MACHINERY

10 mower-conditioners under the spotlight

As the first flush of spring starts to make us think of getting the kit out of the shed in preparation for silaging, we test ten of the most popular…

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Video

MOWERS

Video: US farmer smashes eight-hour world mowing record

A Colorado-based farmer has smashed the world record for grass cut in an eight-hour period. Tate Mesbergen from Mesbergen Farms, Greely, Colorado, set about the challenge on 1 July and…

MACHINERY

Video: Mower test: Claas Disco 3100 C

The Disco is a popular model that’s been in the German manufacturer’s line-up for several years. It has the best knife change system of all the mowers on test and…

MACHINERY

Video: Mower test: John Deere 331

Hooking up Power & drive Conditioner Cutterbar Specs Likes & gripes Hitching and unhitching The Deere is Cat 3 linkage only and two hydraulic services are required, one single-acting and…

MACHINERY

Video: Vicon Extra 632 T – Hi-tech muscle

The Extra differs in appearance from others on test thanks to its Z-shaped chassis, which makes it appear larger than it actually is. Vicon is well-known for its trailed conditioner…

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