New grassland machinery designed for undulating land


New grassland machinery designed for undulating land

Fendt is launching new grassland machinery including the front mounted Slicer FQ mower and a range of tedders including the 770, 1020 T and 1250 T.

The new mower is suspended on a frame which provides more flexible movement making it better suited to undulating land. Aimed at farmers and contractors looking to cut grass with precision, the Slicer FQ is available in the UK from spring 2020 and orders have already been placed. “This is an exciting new product for farmers who have the challenge of cutting grass on undulating and hilly land. It can be adjusted easily to allow one side to be as much as 650mm higher than the other and there is movement available at every corner making it perfect for difficult to cut fields,” says Sam Treadgold, product support specialist for grass equipment.

The machine is available in two widths, 3.1 metres and 3.62 metres. It can be specified with tine or roller conditioners making it well suited to contractors and livestock farmers alike. “3D ground adjustment offers more versality of movement by adjusting draw bars and rams under the frame which act like control rods,” explains Mr Treadgold. The result is a pull style mower that offers the adjustment options to reduce damage to the sward to facilitate fast regrowth.

Three tedder models including two trailed (1020 T and 1250 T) and one mounted (770) are being offered in the UK this year. “These are class leading tedders that are aimed at the professional market,” says Mr Treadgold.

The hook tine design of the tedders provides high output without digging into the soil. “The hook tine rubs rather than digs which reduces the impact on the soil and, because there is less contact with the ground, reduces breakages and downtime,” says Mr Treadgold. The hooked design of the tine spreads grass more effectively with fewer lumps. The grabbing and pulling motion of the tine separates more grass which offers operators higher output and throughput.

More pivot points on the frame of the tedders and the choice of a manual or three pre-determined settings on the 770 offers operators more control on difficult and undulating land. “The pre sets are an easy way for any operator to change the operating height which is great for use on tricky undulating land,” says Mr Treadgold.​

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