Bale wrapping specialist Tanco has damaged conference with its new vary of triple mower-conditioners by becoming the beds to a semi-mounted chassis.
There are two Autocut fashions to select from – the 8.9m-wide M9 and 9.8m M10 – and each fold horizontally to maintain transport width inside 2.7m and top to simply 2m.
But the principle benefit of the trailed setup is the improved weight distribution. The rear 550/50 R17 wheels take the burden off the tractor, which has to hold only one.4t of the M9’s 3.4t whole weight and 1.6t within the case of the three.6t M10.
That’s considerably lower than an enormous set of triples and, consequently, the 2 require much less horsepower to run – Tanco suggests 180hp and 200hp, respectively.
The decrease centre of gravity also needs to cut back sway and bounce on the street, and the chassis is fitted with a mechanical linkage that retains the mower wheels following these of the tractor.
An oversteer perform might be engaged to offer tighter turning when swinging into discipline gateways, which the corporate reckons makes the outfit extra manoeuvrable than a mounted equal.
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The M10 on present at Scotgrass carries 9 twin-blade, 528mm discs on every heavy-duty Comer mattress, and there’s a Shear Hub system to guard the driveline ought to it clump a overseas object.
Hydro-pneumatic mattress suspension is commonplace and accumulators on the slewing rams type a break-back mechanism. The pivots for these are set at a slight angle in order that the beds elevate as they’re knocked again to trip over an impediment.
At the rear are V-shaped metal tine conditioners that swing towards a Hardox cease. These have velocity settings of 850rpm and 1,000rpm.
The pull-type entrance M3 has seven discs for a 2.8m working width, a 2.95m transport width and it weighs 1,200kg.
The firm now has 12 models engaged on farms in Ireland, in addition to demo machines with the likes of Redlynch and Parris Tractors within the UK.
List value for the M9 is £55,000, the M10 is £62,000 and the entrance M3 prices £20,000.