Agritechnica 2017 | Krone unveils new mower system

By: Chris McCullough

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Krone says its new EasyCut B950 Collect is the first butterfly mower combination that uses swath merging augers but no conditioners

The Krone EasyCut B950 on display at Agritechnica 2017
The KroneEasyCut B950 is capable of cutting 14ha per hour
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Unveiled at Agritechnica, the new mower works at a width of 9.45m and can cut up to 14 hectares per hour, depending on conditions.

It has a transport width of three metres, a total weight of just under three tonnes and needs a 200hp tractor to operate it.

Developed on a wealth of long-term experience gained on the Big M model range, the high-performance mower conditioner is naturally also available with cross augers.

The sturdy cross augers are 45cm in diameter and arranged right behind the cutter bar, and transport the crop gently to the middle of the machine without loss to create very uniform swath.

The augers are driven by a strong angular gearbox. All three mowers in the combination have the well-proven and fully sealed EasyCut cutter bar featuring SafeCut, SmartCut and impact damage protection.

The exemplary ground-following system consists of the DuoGrip suspension system which carries the mower in its centre of gravity and guides it with the help of two arms.

In addition to that, all mowers have hydraulic suspension which is set from the cab and offers stepless control for perfect ground hugging.

Another convenient and standard feature on EasyCut B 950 Collect is independent lift-out which raises and lowers each mower individually, a welcome option in wedges.

Agritechnica ran from November 12-18, 2017 in Hanover, Germany. Not all products launched at the event will be available in Australia.

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