Machinery: A cut above the average
Austrian manufacturer Pottinger has launched its most efficient mower yet
Pöttinger is claiming to have set new standards in mower performance and efficiency with its new 'fuel saver' Novacat S10 silage mower combination.
With a working width of 9.52m, the Austrian manufacturer says its latest mower package offers the highest performance at a very low power requirement of only 130hp.
That modest power requirement will come as good news to Irish operators, falling well within range for the majority of contractors here.
The new combination's output of 11ha/hour is impressive, and the Novacat should attract quite a bit of attention if early pricing suggestions are anything to go by.
While official figures are yet to be announced, the Farming Independent understands the mower will retail here for about €22,500 plus VAT.
One of the key features of the Novacat S10 is that it works well on corners because it provides sufficient overlap between the front and rear mowers.
In order to guarantee optimum utilisation of effective working width, the mower unit can be mounted at two different positions on the boom to work with either 3m or 3.50m wide front mowers.
A second important design feature is the target of providing the best possible ground hugging to protect the sward. Pöttinger says this is achieved on the Novacat S10 mower combination using hydraulic weight alleviation.