Disc Blade System
With Vermeer's Quick-Clip disc mower blade retention system, a full set of cutterbar blades can be replaced or reversed in minutes. With one simple tool, just slide the clip out, reload, and tap it back in. There's no need to lock down the cutterbar to secure rotating discs, and you handle just two replacement parts — the pin and clip.
The system is standard equipment on all new Vermeer disc mowers and mower-conditioners.
Three economy disc mowers from Case IH are rugged and reliable. The MDX21 (four discs, 5'6" cutting width), MDX31 (five discs, 6'9" cutting width) and MDX41 (six discs, 7'11" cutting width) have oval-shaped cutting discs with two knives per disc.
The heavy-duty, reversible knives are protected by rock guards and skid shoes. An adjustable flotation spring allows the operator to change the ground pressure applied to the cutterbar, and a spring-loaded breakaway latch protects the cutterbar.
New Holland's economical HM Series disc mowers deliver fast, dependable cutting performance. Available in cutting widths ranging from 5'6" to 7'11", they slice cleanly through thick, wet crops, even at high speeds.
Low-profile, oval-shaped cutting discs have two double-edged, reversible knives. Rock guards and skid shoes protect the discs and carry the cutterbar over uneven ground.
Frontier Equipment's 1012 economy rotary rake has nine arms that gently sweep the crop. Its working width is close to 12' and its transport width is 5'.
“Frontier's rake is designed for ideal use in all types of crops,” says Michael Horrell, marketing manager. “It features twin wheels and a convenient height-regulating screw to adjust the height of the rake.”
Kuhn Farm Machinery, Vernon, NY, has two new twin-rotor, side-delivery Gyrorake models. The GA 6522 has an adjustable working width ranging from 12'6" to 20'8" in the one-swath position, and up to 21'4" in the two-swath position. Working widths of the GA 7822 range from 13'9" to 23'11" in the one-swath position and up to 25'7" in the two-swath position.
The high-capacity rakes, adapted to lower-horsepower tractors, deliver windrows to the right for greater operator comfort. A large undercarriage and up to six wheels per rotor ensure stability in all conditions.