Frontier Equipment, Lenexa, KS, introduces economically priced medium-duty and medium-duty-plus disc mowers with cutting widths ranging from 4' to 9'. For tractors ranging from 19 to 50 hp, all mowers have a safety breakaway mechanism, cutter bar lift and a compensating spring to allow for flotation of the cutter bar in varying ground conditions.
They feature contoured oval discs designed to maximize knife overlap and to help increase crop flow. Helical-shaped blades ensure clean cutting.
The newly designed GF 5202 rotary tedder from Kuhn Farm Machinery, Vernon, NY, has a 17'1" working width. It features a new frame design and four large-diameter rotors with seven tine arms. Its 16 × 6.5 × 8 super-balloon tires provide smooth operation over irregular ground.
Power is transmitted through the Digidrive multiple-finger couplings at articulation points. The tedder also features an automatic drawbar tilt that is incorporated into the hydraulic vertical fold. That allows the operator to switch from work to transport position without leaving the tractor seat.
Bale Fork Attachment
Bobcat Company, West Fargo, ND, offers a bale fork attachment with double-fork design. A pair of small-diameter forks mounts on the Bobcat standard or heavy-duty pallet fork frame and improves penetration in densely compacted material. Two bale forks stabilize loads by balancing round bales and securing uneven bales, preventing bale rotation. They also help easily transport large square bales.
The bale forks fit Bobcat skid-steer loaders (models 553 through S300), compact track loaders (models T180 through T300), loader backhoes (models B100B through B300D), and the Toolcat 5600 utility work machine.
A new wheel rake, offering both eight- and 10-wheel configurations on the same frame, comes from Vermeer. The WR220 Rebel wheel rake provides smooth, gentle raking action, requires only a 20-hp tractor and features a pivoting extra wheel on each side of the frame to allow the operator to switch back and forth between wheel set-ups.
Raking widths are adjustable from 17'4" to 18'. Operating speeds can go up to 14 mph. Transport width is just 10'6".