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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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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…

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More power from Krone's Big M mower

Krone's Big M 400 self-propelled mower boasts 40hp more than its predecessor, the Big M 200. Powered by the same 400hp Mercedes block as the Big X forager, it can…

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Scotgrass 2010: New mowers from Vicon

Several manufacturers had new mowers at the event, including Vicon with its three Extra models - the 624T and 628T rear-mounted mower conditioners and the 632FT front-mounted model. All have…

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Get a sneak peek at what will be on show at Scotgrass

The farm machinery industry has faced tougher times over the past two years - but there has been little or no let-up in the development of new and improved equipment…

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Pottinger pledges clean cut with Novacat mower

A clean cut in the heaviest grass crops is promised by Pöttinger for the Novacat A9 triple mower combination making its debut at Lamma. Adjoining gears in the cutterbar each…

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Spaldings unveils Spanish-sourced rotary cutters

Spaldings has unveiled a range of pasture toppers and heavy scrub mulchers sourced from Spanish manufacturer TMC Cancela. The range comprises the DX-200, a single-rotor machine with a working width…

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Hi-Spec unveils trailed butterfly mower

Feeder and muck spreader manufacturer Hi-Spec Engineering enters the grassland equipment market with a novel trailed ‘butterfly’ mower that forms a triple outfit with a front-mounted mower. High-output mowing from a…

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Pottinger develops mower swath merging without conditioners

The latest development from Pottinger enables swaths to be merged without a conditioner by using a cross-flow auger. The new Cross Flow (CF) auger merges the forage to form one…

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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…

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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…

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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: 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…

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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…

MOWERS

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…

MOWERS

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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Video: Mower test: Kverneland 3132 MT

The Kverneland-Taarup is a high-end machine. Its tall conditioner hood helps to aerate the forage and produce better dry matter results. It’s well made, too, with a bulky chassis and…

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