Farm Ireland

Friday 17 November 2017

Firm's latest side-pull 3m mower conditioners meet requirements

Derek Casey

Derek Casey

John Deere has come to the not-so-revolutionary conclusion from customer feedback that medium sized livestock farmers are primarily interested in low operating costs, while bigger farms and contractors place a higher emphasis on uptime and performance.

Accordingly, the firm says its new 630/635 side-pull and 830/835 centre-pivot mower conditioners have been designed to meet all these requirements.

They are available in working widths of 3m and 3.5m, with a choice of impellers or rollers for the conditioning process. Reinforced frames, large tyres and redesigned transmissions are build features used to ensure reliability and high performance.

As a different feature, the modular cutter bar of the 600 and 800 series mower conditioners allows high-speed mowing in the field and has been engineered to duplicate the load conditions of a self-propelled machine. The mowers' balanced design and high ground clearance increase field performance, while the newly designed floating suspension system allows the machines to closely follow ground contours.

The 600 and 800 series conditioners are now equipped with preloaded tines, which increase their capacity and the crop flow under varying harvesting conditions.

In heavy, wet crops and at high working speeds, the parallelogram design of the conditioning hood maintains the optimum distance between the impeller tines and the hood at all times.

Additional features include a new generation swivel hitch for better coupling and decoupling, and improved disc protection to reduce the impact of foreign objects.

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