A 3.1m vertical folding mower conditioner will be launched and demonstrated by Kuhn Farm Machinery at the forthcoming Grassland and Muck event at the end of May.

The mounted FC 3115 D is the latest addition to the company’s extensive grassland machinery range, with 126˚ hydraulic vertical folding giving this model the beneficial features of compact transport, great manoeuvrability and reduced loading on the tractor’s rear wheels.

Targeted at both livestock farmers and contractors, it is suitable for use in combination with a front mounted unit and includes several technological advantages common to Kuhn’s more advanced models. Features include the exclusive Lift-Control suspension system, non-stop safety breakaway, the maintenance-free OptiDisc cutter bar and the Fast-Fit quick release blade system.

The suspension system, in conjunction with powerful and constant pressure control, allows precise ground following to ensure a clean cut and minimal soil contamination of the forage. This also provides an effective safety mechanism, whereby the machine moves backwards and upwards if hitting an obstacle before moving swiftly back into work, therefore minimising damage whilst maintaining efficiency of work.

It also has the OptiDisc cutter bar, which has an asymmetric disc design for better cutting performance and high crop flow. This also has large diameter gear wheels and Kuhn’s Protectadrive safety system built in to the disc bearing housings.

The conditioning unit is a heavy duty pivoting steel finger system adaptable for varying crop conditions. Intensity is easily adjustable by switching between two rotor speeds and/or setting the conditioning hood in one of five positions.