Looking to cut your hay close, clean, and quick while conditioning it for faster dry down and nutrient preservation?
If that’s the plan, it may be time to take a closer look at New Hollands’s new Discbine 209 and 210 disc mower-conditioners. The side-pull mowers were rolled out at the recent Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa. In this video, Jordan Milewski, New Holland crop cutting product marketing manager, outlines key changes for the 2019 model.
At the top of Milewski’s list of improvements is the addition of the QuickMax knife change system. He demonstrates how the QuickMax knife tool allows producers to “change knives and blades in seconds, instead of minutes, which means productivity in the field.”
Other new features include New Holland’s MowMax disc cutterbar, which breezes through tough mowing conditions and cuts close with confidence. According to New Holland the MowMax’s modular design saves time, aggravation and repair costs. Each disc module is independent, sealed in its own oil and protected from harmful impacts by ShockPRO hubs.
For farmers looking to cut more acres per hour, the Discbine 210’s wider 10’4” cutting width decreases mowing time by up to 10 percent. Unlike other side-pull disc mower-conditioners, the tongue of the Discbine 209 and 210 pivots at the side of the trail frame, providing a clear view of the front of the machine while mowing.
Click here for more 2018 Farm Progress Show coverage.