New tech on Kuhn mower conditioners

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Manufacturer announces swath delivery changes on new models along with new ISOBUS technology

New tech on Kuhn mower conditioners
Kuhn’s FC 9330 RA Mower Conditioner with Swath Grouper

 

Kuhn Group has introduced technical changes to two new mower conditioners to better meet the needs of the operator, the company has announced.

The company’s two new mower conditioners, the FC 9330 RA and FC 13640 RA, will both come with an integrated swath grouper, as well as being fitted with lift control suspension and Kuhn’s Optidisc Elite cutter bar.

The FC 9330 RA mower conditioner has been designed to adapt its swath delivery from 1.8m to 3.6m – meaning the forage it leaves behind can suit a variety of balers – but particularly those with wide pick-ups where the forage density is high.

It also has an integrated inclinometer that controls the belt speed according to the slope of the paddock.

The FC 13640 RA mower conditioner offers its operators a higher output with a working width of 12.4m – 13.4m (the largest mowing width in the KUHN mower range) and a swath width of between 1.8m-3m.

Its telescopic axel makes the FC13640 suitable for controlled traffic farming and increases the clearance, making it easier to form wider, more evenly shaped swaths to encourage a consistent drying process.

The rotors are driven by a selector lever gearbox, allowing operators to adapt their conditioning depending on the type of forage and the mower has been designed with the pivoting steel finger conditioner to ensure high quality conditioning.

On top of these changes, the mower conditioners also boast an ISOBUS control interface that allows operators to connect with Kuhn’s Competence Centre ISOBUS (CCI) 800 and 1200 terminals.

Australian operators were introduced to the terminals last season, with Kuhn Australia managing director Bruno Fetiveau saying it had helped increase precision and reduce downtime.

"The technology continues to evolve and the ISOBUS CCI Connect or CCI Connect Pro released into the Kuhn Group in late 2020 will soon reach Australian shores," he says.

The Kuhn CCI Connect and CCI Connect Pro both connect to the ISOBUS CCI 800 and CCI 1200 terminals using a 3G/4G connection, giving the operator access to a variety of functions via their MyKuhn account.

These include a remote viewing platform, allowing a third party to provide advice or training to a machine operator; the capacity to receive and transmit data from an Agrirouter and automatic online updates for the terminals themselves.

 "The technological advances that are shaping the Agricultural industry are pushing machine manufacturers and operators to think outside of the box," Fetiveau says 

"To be involved in an industry that is moving in leaps and bounds is exciting and Kuhn is certainly stepping up to the challenge."

No Australian release date for the new models has yet been announced.

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