Available in three widths (from 8.33 m to 9.93 m), they ensure maximum output without compromise on the quality of the harvested forage. They are intended for contractors, machinery cooperatives and large farms. To chose from: a conditioner with fingers or rollers.
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Lowering the level of impurities from 4 to 2 % per year, means gaining 89€/ha/year*. With the LIFT-CONTROL hydro-pneumatic suspension system, controlling the impurities is no longer a problem. It is far more than a suspension system, using an accumulator instead of the traditional spring.
The exclusive kinematics of the triple gang mowers in this range include a cylinder for the suspension of the mowing unit (1), a safety release cylinder (2), an accumulator with adjustable pressure (3) and a pivot point strategically positioned close to the machine’s centre of gravity (4).
The adjustment adapted by the suspension system limits the introduction of impurities in the forage and reduces the ground pressure of the cutter bar, therefore a reduction of the fuel consumption and skid wear, and the sward is preserved.
*Researchers from the Chamber of Agriculture of Weser Ems (Germany) have carried out a study in a german forage producing region. They compared 2 silages, one with a level of impurities of 2 % and the other with 4 % in order to determine the financial impact on a dairy farm. After having measured the nutritional value of the silage of poorer quality, they calculated the value of concentrates that needed to be added in order to reach the same level of milk production.
The new OPTIDISC ELITE cutter bar has been developped with farmers/users. The different disc spacing, large overlap areas and low mowing angle provide the required quality of cut. Fitted with this cutter bar including its latest upgradings, the triple FC 1030 ensures a clean and regular cut in all situations.
In hilly terrain, in wet conditions or sticky grass, soil can build up in front of the cutter bar, except with OPTIDISC ELITE! Its specific skids improve sliding and preserve the sward. Another benefit for forage quality, especially in difficult conditions.
The rear units of the FC triple gang mowers follow nearly all ground contours, due to the following characteristics:
Impressive figures that prove that KUHN has done everything possible to improve the quality of your forage!
The mowing unit swath width can be reduced to a minimum of 1.00 to 1.20 m. This is so the tractor wheels do not run over the already formed swath. The forage remains intact without introducing any impurities.
Nobody can afford to damage their mower because of an obstacle or a wrong manoeuvre.
On hitting an obstacle, the concerned mowing unit pivots rearwards around an axis (4). At the same time, the oil is transferred to the LIFT-CONTROL suspension system cylinder. The resulting pressure increase facilitates mower lift in order to clear the obstacle. The mowing unit automatically returns to its initial position without stopping.
In order to lengthen the machine’s service life, shock absorbers are integrated in between the cutter bar and chassis. The structure of the machine is less affected by impacts, especially when working at fast forward speeds.
You will waste no time on maintenance.
The OPTIDISC cutter bar is an excellent example of added value created through the close collaboration between manufacturer and farmer. It is a solution that is totally adapted to operations and will save you time:
Maintenance is kept down, and is occasionally necessary for the drive system and the pivot points.
To avoid damage during mowing, around the edge of the fields or along trees, the outer FLEXPROTECT guard bends and then returns to its initial shape. This design avoids additional repair costs. Unfolding of the guards is controlled hydraulically.
The 540 mm rotor with pivoting steel fingers offers exceptional conditioning capacity:
It can easily be adapted to the forage type with a two-speed central lever. Reducing the speed is ideal for delicate forage and to reduce the fuel consumption, for example for later mowing in lighter crops (755 min-1). The speed can be increased in dense forage (1000 min-1).
The conditioning rotor drive shaft is protected by a shear bolt therefore the machine and its drive are safe even in the event of impacts with foreign bodies.
Integrating legumes in a ration reduces the quantity of concentrates to purchase.
A test carried out by Arvalis (the French agronomical institute) with the Chamber of Agriculture and the machinery cooperative FD in 2016 highlighted the drying patterns of different mower conditioners (finger or roller, in nylon or steel). The mower conditioner with a polyurethane roller came out top:
Is this enough to justify the purchase of a roller conditioner?
Thanks to the specific tread of the polyurethane rollers, the plants are crimped through a regular movement. Their large diameter provide significant capacity to evacuate the forage rearwards and prevent its wrapping around them.
The pressure adjustment between the rollers is made via an easy-to-access adjustment screw. In addition, the gap between the rollers can be widened to let foreign bodies pass through.
On a mechanical level, the rear roller is driven by 2 gearboxes and a maintenance-free drive. The upper roller is driven by a special gear train. Benefit from a life-long perfect synchronisation and reduced maintenance!
|FC 10030 D-FF||FC 8830 D-FF||FC 9530 D-FF|
|Working width (m) in combination with a front mower||9.93||8.73||9.53|
|Overlap between front and rear units (cm)||30-50 (FC 3525 DF)||30-50 (FC 3125 DF) and 50-70 (FC 3525 DF)||30-50 (FC 3125 DF) and 50-70 (FC 3525 DF)|
|Transport width (m)||3.35||2.95||2.95|
|Cutter bar||OPTIDISC ELITE||OPTIDISC ELITE||OPTIDISC ELITE|
|Number of discs with heat treated protection skids||2 x 8 (2 x 3.5m)||2 x 7 (2 x 3.10m)||2 x 8 (2 x 3.5m)|
|Disc skid lining||2 - as standard||2 - as standard||2 - as standard|
|Blade attachment||FAST-FIT quick release||FAST-FIT quick release||FAST-FIT quick release|
|Cutting height range with standard skids (mm)||35 to 65||35 to 65||35 to 65|
|Gear train protection system||PROTECTADRIVE system||PROTECTADRIVE system||PROTECTADRIVE system|
|Ground following||pendulum-type articulation||pendulum-type articulation||pendulum-type articulation|
|Suspension||LIFT-CONTROL hydro-pneumatic suspension||LIFT-CONTROL hydro-pneumatic suspension||LIFT-CONTROL hydro-pneumatic suspension|
|Safety breakaway||Non-stop safety||Non-stop safety||Non-stop safety|
|Conditioning system||Pivoting steel fingers - adjustable conditioning plate with 5-position lever||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||755 or 1000 adjustable by selector lever|
|Conditioner drive||by gearbox with anti-blocking safety||by gearbox with anti-blocking safety||by gearbox with anti-blocking safety|
|Overall swath width (min/max) approx. (m)||2 x 1.85 / 2.4||2 x 1.45 / 2.1||2 x 1.85 / 2.4|
|Wide spreading system||as standard||as standard||as standard|
|Headland turning position||by hydraulic cylinders||by hydraulic cylinders||by hydraulic cylinders|
|Operation and function control||individual lift of rear units and setting into transport position||individual lift of rear units and setting into transport position||individual lift of rear units and setting into transport position|
|Hitch||3 point Cat. 3 and 4N (quick hitch cat. 3/4N compatible)||3 point Cat. 3 and 4N (quick hitch cat. 3/4N compatible)||3 point Cat. 3 and 4N (quick hitch cat. 3/4N compatible)|
|Machine parking||unfolded or folded on dedicated parking stands||unfolded or folded on dedicated parking stands||unfolded or folded on dedicated parking stands|
|PTO speed (min-1)||1000||1000||1000|
|Overload protection||primary PTO-shaft with torque limiter||primary PTO-shaft with torque limiter||primary PTO-shaft with torque limiter|
|Free wheel||integrated in the side gearbox||integrated in the side gearbox||integrated in the side gearbox|
|Theoretical tractor power requirement (kW/hp)||162/221||140/191||154/210|
|Required tractor hydraulic connections||2 DA valves (+1 DA optional for the tractor hydraulic top link)||2 DA valves (+1 DA optional for the tractor hydraulic top link)||2 DA valves (+1 DA optional for the tractor hydraulic top link)|
|Required tractor electrical connections||1 x 7-pin plug||1 x 7-pin plug||1 x 7-pin plug|
|Road lights and signaling on rear||as standard||as standard||as standard|
|Approx. weight (kg)||3260||3030||3210|