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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

ScotGrass: Tanco's trailed Autocut triple mo-co breaks cover

Bale wrapping specialist Tanco has broken convention with its new range of triple mower-conditioners by fitting the beds to a semi-mounted chassis. There are two Autocut models to pick from…

MOWERS

Kuhn unveils 13.4m-wide trailed butterfly mower

Contractors battling to get enough grass knocked down ahead of the forager now have the option of going large with Kuhn’s semi-mounted butterfly mo-co, which carries beds that can be telescoped…

MOWERS

Krone’s novel folding mower cutterbar now available in the UK

Farmers and contractors are now able to pair Krone’s trailed or butterfly rear mowers with a 4m-wide front unit to increase the overlap and minimise the likelihood of missed strips…

MOWERS

Claas expands Disco range with new 4.2m rear mower

Farmers and contractors keen to knock down more grass per pass now have the option of a 4.2m-wide rear-mounted Disco mower, which Claas has developed due to customer demand for an…

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Test and reviews

MOWERS

Driver's view: J and CM Derricutt’s John Deere R870 mowers

John Deere triple mowers run by Shropshire contractors J and CM Derricutt get reviewed by driver by Ben Lewis. See also: Driver's view: JS Haddy’s John Deere C441R Maxicut Business facts…

MOWERS

Driver's view: Gatcombe Farm’s Kuhn FC 8830 D-FF mowers

Devon dairy and beef farmers Robert, Thomas and Nick Reed give us their review of the Kuhn triple mo-cos. See also: How to build your own tractor autosteer system for £700…

MOWERS

Driver's view: Thompson Brothers' Claas Disco 8500C Contour

Find out how the Claas triple mo-cos run by Lancashire farmers and contractors Thompson Brothers performs. The driver is David Kirkham. See also: Tips and advice for buying a used forage…

MOWERS

Driver's view: Chris Harris’ SIP Silvercut 900 CFC mowers

We find out what it's like to work with SIP triple mowers run by West Sussex haylage specialist Chris Harris, driven by Will Kitcher. See also: Tips for buying a set…

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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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