EasyCut F Front-Mounted Mowers
- Quick-change blades
- SafeCut: Individually protected discs
- SmartCut: Stripeless cuts from optimum blade overlaps
- Available conditioner versions: CV version with V steel tines or CR version with rubber rollers or M-Rolls
- Compact M models
- Models with powered top hats
- Full driveline protection for added reliability
- Neighboring discs will not collide
- Quick-change roll pins for minimum downtime and costs
Colliding discs may cause damage and involve costly repairs. KRONE SafeCut offers a maximum of protection and peace of mind. The award winning system on all EasyCut models offers a unique level of protection and operator comfort. SafeCut is a base specification feature on all EasyCut F models.
There is no load on the roll pins during operation. The bearing is tensioned by a nut and two clamping screws. As a result, the roll pins do not suffer from material fatigue and even after many hours of operation they will break only at their inbuilt load level.
Each disc on the mower has its own individual impact protection. When the blade hits an obstacle the shockload is transferred to a roll pin which breaks. As a result, the disc automatically threads 15 mm up on the drive shaft.
If the system is suddenly overloaded, the impact is not directed to the spur gears in the driveline, instead a roll pin in the sprocket drive shaft shears off. The pinion shaft continues spinning, jacking up the disc in question, moving it out of the risk zone and the orbit of the neighboring discs. As a result, SafeCut prevents damage to the spur gears and the neighboring discs. The roll pins can be replaced in just a few minutes and cost next to nothing.
Tines or Rollers
The v-tines are made from hardened steel and mount at a steep angle, treating the forage intensively and powerfully. The tines pivot to the rear when hitting a foreign object whereas forward pivoting is restricted to increase the service life of the pins.
The full-width rubber rollers ensure a uniform conditioning effect across the entire work width. A rubber coating ensures maximum longevity. The interlocking surfaces of the rollers give intensive but gentle conditioning whilst avoiding losses.
- The wedge-shaped cutter bar guarantees clean cuts
- Heavy-duty spur gears run in widely-spaced double bearings
- Swathing or spreading depending on needs
The wedge-shaped cutter bar offers great flexibility to adjust through a large range of settings and leave a short stubble in meadows and pastures as well as long stubble in long-stemmed field crops. An Easy Cut mower delivers a reliable performance and clean cut.
With some discs turning in pairs towards each other and others turning away from each other, it was necessary to redesign the degree of blade overlap to ensure cleanest cuts. For stripeless cuts in light and young crops, we have therefore increased blade overlaps on the discs turning outwards (SmartCut). In addition, the blades turning to the rear are set further apart to encourage a smooth flow of large volumes of crop.
Spinning inwards, the discs feed the material to the middle of the machine to avoid tractor wheels running over the cut crops. With discs spinning in the A sense of rotation, Easy Cut F 280 and F 320 form one swath.
With discs spinning in the B sense of rotation, Easy Cut spreads the material across the full cutting width. All discs turn in pairs, spreading the material across the working width for faster and more uniform wilting.
Using welding robots and CNC technology, KRONE manufactures its cutterbars to the highest quality standards, ensuring they are fully welded and permanently lubricated. After all, the cutterbar is the heart of every disc mower.
The KRONE developed satellite driveline comprises massive spur gears with up to 66 teeth which transfer the power all the way down to the very last disc. The large-diameter gears rotate at reduced speeds, with a higher number of teeth meshing with the neighboring gearwheels for even quieter running, ultimate efficiency and maximum longevity. The auxiliary gears drive one disc each and as a result are exposed to only minimum loading.