On the Road with Krone Triple Mowers
June 23rd, 2014 Memphis, TN- Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Québec are just a few places the Krone Triple Threat Tour has been this summer. The mowers featured on tour include the EasyCut F 360 CV Glide front mower and EasyCut B 1000 CV rear mower.
Around St. Hyacinthe; Québec hay producers were able to experience the technology and benefits first hand that the new Krone triple mowers have to offer. Experiencing these features was important to the producers in order to make an informed buying decision. Product experts from Krone were on hand to demonstrate the triple mowers and allow producers to run the mowers in their fields.
Producers where impressed with the speed and capacity of the triple mowers, even on a smaller tractor with low fuel consumption. The flotation system of the front mount mower allowed the cutterbar to be pulled across the field optimizing the ground contouring and flotation. Producers also liked the new V-tines because they are more aggressive, but yet cause minimal leaf loss. The hardened steel V-tines are positioned across the entire working width to achieve full working width conditioning. Producers saw it was simple to adjust the distance between the tines and baffle plate and the speed of the conditioner could be adjusted from 600 to 900 RMP. A well-liked feature on the EasyCut F 360 CV Glide by producers was the 3-point quick hitch to make it simple and quick to attach or remove from the tractor.
While the four demonstrations where going on, producers saw how Krone’s EasyCut B 1000 CV rear mower boosted productivity by quickly cutting up to 33’ in one pass in conjunction with the front mower. The SafeCut hubs, QuickChange blades and CombiFloat were just a few of the features that set this mower apart. SafeCut hubs were designed to protect the gears in the case of contact with a foreign object in the field. The hubs protect the spur gears by shearing a roll pin without causing damage to gears. With Krone’s QuickChange blade system changing blades is no longer time consuming. Blades can be changed easily and efficiently without the use of sockets and wrenches. The CombiFloat system allows both front and rear mowers to maintain a uniform suspension in rough terrain, while working at various work widths. Producers commented on how beneficial the telescoping arms were. The cutting width on the side mowers overlap with the front mower to produce perfect cuts without striping.
Hay producers interested in a demonstration during the Triple Threat Tour can visit www.krone-na.com to find out when Krone will be in a field close by to sign up for a demo. The tour can be followed throughout the summer on Krone’s Facebook (facebook.com/KroneHayEquipment) and Twitter (@krone_na).
Krone North America, Inc. is an industry leader in hay and forage equipment. Their innovative line-up includes disc mowers, disc mower conditioners, tedders, rotary rakes, round balers, BiG Pack large square balers, BiG M self-propelled mower conditioners and BiG X forage harvesters. To learn more about Krone and their products, visit www.krone-na.com.