Farm Ireland

Friday 23 March 2018

Pottinger adds four new models to its front mower range

Austrian firm Pottinger has revamped its classic range of front-mounted mowers and has launched four new models: the Novacat 261 and 301 classic disc mowers and the Eurocat 271 and 311 classic drum mowers.

According to the firm, this is the first time that the front-mounted disc mower range features a mower, the Novacat 261, with a working width of 2.62m. While this machine is probably more suited to smaller tractors and silage applications, Pottinger says the larger Novacat 301 classic, with a working width of width of 3.04m, is a bestseller for the firm.

The new front-mounted disc mowers are all fitted with the firm's Novacat disc-cutter bar. They also now get Pottinger's quick-change knife system as standard to make these disc mowers even easier to service.

The drum Eurocat variants, while not popular in Ireland, are available in two different working widths.

The Eurocat 271 classic has a working width of 2.7m and the Eurocat 311 a working width of 3.05m. Both are also available with central infinitely variable cutting height adjustment.

Pottinger says both mower types are designed to be compact and lightweight using pressed steel to create a light yet strong frame. The design of the headstock and ground-following springs has been refined so they will be easier to operate, while stabiliser springs are integrated into the headstock to keep the mower centred when raised during transport.

In addition to the new look, product development focused on the objective of making things easier, according to Pottinger. The maintenance intervals on the PTO shafts have been increased, accessibility improved and an oil level dipstick fitted to the transmissions to make oil level checks easier. The swath discs can now be adjusted more easily as a group. Additional swath discs are available for use with loader wagons. Also available as an option is hydraulic side guard folding. Prices, though, have yet to be announced.

Bruce Lett

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