Krone mower

Huwie

Member
Anybody out there run a krone 280cv moco? How heavy are they? Are they lighter than a mchale r3100? Neighbour broke cross shaft and left arm on a 6 cylinder 110hp Renault on first season which has seriously put me off mounted. Trailed prices just dont justify unfortunately.Mf 5613 will be running the krone 👍👍
 

RhysT

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We’ve got a krone 243 on our 5455. Wouldn’t want to put a bigger one on it. Been faultless, has covered approx 1100acres in 8 years with us. Due a new one but tempted to keep it as a spare machine.
 

Finn farmer

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We’ve got a krone 243 on our 5455. Wouldn’t want to put a bigger one on it. Been faultless, has covered approx 1100acres in 8 years with us. Due a new one but tempted to keep it as a spare machine.
It should esily do another 1100 acres (maybe even a third).
 

jonty

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Location
Cheshire
We had broken cog and bearings have been changed twice only 3 years old and not done a lot we had one before this and was no trouble
 

DrDunc

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Location
Dunsyre
Ran one on a 100hp Deutz agrotron for near ten years. Admittedly the linkage is an awful lot heavier than a Massey or similar Gima sourced back end on a Renault.

Krone mowers cut anything extremely well, and with direct gearbox drive they can be pushed on hard without worrying about belt slip. They're not the lightest, but much better than a McHale.

I run a mounted 320cv now. With a 1000rpm gearbox instead of the 540rpm that was in the 280cv, the wider mower is actually easier on the tractor to drive

Unless you're going mental turning over bumpy headlands with the mower in the air, don't worry
 

Huwie

Member
Ran one on a 100hp Deutz agrotron for near ten years. Admittedly the linkage is an awful lot heavier than a Massey or similar Gima sourced back end on a Renault.

Krone mowers cut anything extremely well, and with direct gearbox drive they can be pushed on hard without worrying about belt slip. They're not the lightest, but much better than a McHale.

I run a mounted 320cv now. With a 1000rpm gearbox instead of the 540rpm that was in the 280cv, the wider mower is actually easier on the tractor to drive

Unless you're going mental turning over bumpy headlands with the mower in the air, don't worry
What deutz did you have mate. Iv Had a few a few over the years... the best was a deutz 6.08 L reg. beast of a thing. 100% German back then not like today
 

Finn farmer

Member
I’m pretty sure it would! It’s been faultless. Just our most crucial machine trying to make top quality horse haylage in the wettest part of Wales!
I feel you. We have two trailed Mocos and one mounted mower "just to be sure". Mounted Kuhn was bought when the dealer told us that getting new belts for the trailed Moco would take two days to arrive.
 

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Growers and agronomists now face the dilemma of an early application to remove competition from emerged wild oats, or holding off to allow more weeds to germinate.

Syngenta grassweeds technical manager, Georgina Wood, urges Axial Pro treatment as soon as conditions allow, once weeds are actively growing.

“That offers the chance to control wild oats more cost effectively at lower rates, whilst there is still the flexibility to tailor application rates up to 0.82 l/ha for larger or over wintered weeds and difficult situations.

“The variability of crops and situations this season means decisions for appropriate Axial Pro rates and application techniques will need to be made on a field-by-field basis,” she advised.

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