Kuhn Farm Machinery’s new front-mounted disc mower conditioner – the FC 3125 F – was recently on display at the 2016 LAMMA show. With a 3.10 m working width, this new machine, which features improved terrain following capabilities and variable conditioning speeds, is ideal for use as part of a high power, high output, triple-gang setup.
The new FC 3125 F uses a re-designed twin-linkage headstock attachment and shark fin inspired design which houses a suspension set-up. The new design and linkage system improves operator visibility and enables the mower to oscillate at angles of up to 30 degrees. This improved ground contouring capability prevents sward contamination and preserves the quality of the remaining grass sward.
The mower’s suspension is controlled by Kuhn’s lift-control hydro-pneumatic ground pressure system which minimises crop damage and reduces wear and tear of the cutter bar by allowing the mowing unit to move vertically by up to 0.70 m. Two large pivoting connecting rods provide additional structural strength and stability.
The conditioning unit is fitted with Kuhn’s Digidry pivoting steel fingers which adapt to different types of forage. Conditioning intensity is controlled by a single gear lever which selects one of two speeds: 1000 min-1 for most forage grasses or 755 min-1 for more delicate crops.