The hydro-pneumatic LIFT-CONTROL suspension system with an accumulator replaces the traditional spring system. Efficient and constant suspension ensures a constant cutting height, reduces the tractive effort, protects the crop and the introduction of impurities into the swath is controlled.
The new OPTIDISC ELITE cutterbar has been developed in cooperation with farmer users. The variable disc spacing, large cutting overlap and low mowing angle provide the desired mowing quality. Equipped with this cutterbar with the lastest updates, the FC 3125 F and 3525 F ensure clean and even mowing in all situations. The OPTIDISC ELITE cutterbar is equipped with several exclusive features:
In hilly terrain, wet conditions or sticky grass, soil can accumulate at front of the cutterbar, but not with OPTIDISC ELITE! Its specific skids improve the ground contor following and preserve the grass stubble. This can alos protect the quality of the forage, especially in difficult conditions.
The cutter bar has been designed to handle obstacles. With the PROTECTADRIVE safety system, in case of a very violent impact between the disc and an obstacle, the shaft holding the disc shears above the housing thanks to a cleverly dimensioned shear groove. Therefore the gearwheels are protected son in less than 15 minutes, the machine is operational again and at a very low repair cost.
The housing attachment is ensured by long screws, passing through the cutter bar. Any risk of housings being ripped off in the event of shock is prevented.
High-end components reinforce the core of the cutter bar:
To increase the machine’s service life, rubber mounts are integrated between the cutter bar and the frame. Shocks have less impact on the machine’s structure while mowing at high ground speed.
The FC 1025 F mower conditioners are equipped as standard with the FAST-FIT quick knife attachment system, which provides 3 additional guarantees:
Thus, when the disc is rotating, there is no danger of it opening. In order to reduce maintenance costs, the retaining screw and the spring blade can be replaced separately. The cutting quality remains excellent thanks to the compactness of the cutter bar and the exclusive shape of the blades which pass as close as possible to the skids.
The FLEXPROTECT polyethylene side guard can deform when encountering obstacles without breaking or damaging the mower. It returns to its original shape once the obstacle has been passed. You will save repair costs thanks to this exclusive part.
The overlap between the rear units can be adjusted with a maximum of 19 cm offset for a clean cut on slopes and in curves. The maximum overlap is between 240 and 645 mm depending on the type of rear machine and the width of the front implement. This is a real advantage for tractors with tracks or wide tyres.
The ground pressure is easily adjusted via a hydraulic suspension system, which keeps it at the right level. At the end of the field, the front unit is lifted by the means of an integrated cylinder. The FC front mounted models with DIGIDRY steel finger conditioners are equipped with a gear lever for easy selection of the conditioning rotor speed (755 or 1000 min-1). If you choose the models with the SQUAREFLEX roller conditioner, you will have a central pressure adjustment allowing you to reach up to 500 kg of pressure per metre of rollers if necessary.
For added comfort and visibility, hydraulic folding of the side guards and side view mirrors is available as optional equipment.
|FC 3125 DF-FF||FC3525 DF-FF|
|Working width (m)||3.1||3.5|
|Transport width (m)||2.99||3.48|
|Cutter bar||OPTIDISC ELITE||OPTIDISC ELITE|
|Number of discs with heat treated protection skids||7||8|
|Disc skid lining||2 as standard||2 as standard|
|Blade attachment||FAST-FIT quick release||FAST-FIT quick release|
|Cutting height range with standard skids (mm)||35 to 65||35 to 65|
|Removal of disc bearing units from the top of cutter bar||as standard||as standard|
|Gear train protection system||PROTECTADRIVE system||PROTECTADRIVE system|
|Ground following||Upward pivoting link rods||Upward pivoting link rods|
|Suspension||LIFT-CONTROL hydro-pneumatic suspension||LIFT-CONTROL hydro-pneumatic suspension|
|Conditioning system||pivoting steel fingers - adjustable conditioning plate with 5 position lever||pivoting steel fingers - adjustable conditioning plate with 5 position lever|
|Conditioner speed (min-1)||755 or 1000 adjustable by selector lever||755 or 1000 adjustable by selector lever|
|Conditioner drive||by gearbox with anti-blocking safety||by gearbox with anti-blocking safety|
|Overall swath width (min/max) approx. (m)||1.2/2||1.2/2|
|Headland turning position||by hydraulic cylinder||by hydraulic cylinder|
|Hitch||3 point Cat 2||3 point Cat 2|
|PTO speed (min-1)||1000 (left or right direction of rotation) - factory setting: to the right (seen from the tractor seat)||1000 (left or right direction of rotation) - factory setting: to the right (seen from the tractor seat)|
|Overload protection||Friction slip clutch||Friction slip clutch|
|Free wheel||integrated in the side gearbox||integrated in the side gearbox|
|Theoretical tractor power requirement (kW/hp)||50/68||57/77|
|Required tractor hydraulic connections||1 SA||1 SA|
|Required tractor electrical connections||1 x 7 pin plug||1 x 7 pin plug|
|Road lights and signaling on front and rear||as standard||as standard|
|Approx. weight (kg)||1320||1390|