Splendimo F - Front Movers
Front mowers with full specifications, without an Impeller conditioner. The 300 FS model features pendulum headstock and specially designed swath-formers for extras narrow swaths. All other models feature a pull type suspension with a parallelogram construction as well as a headland ram. All Splendimo disc mowers are fitted with a unique modular cutter bar. This Lely invention is made up of universal mowing units, which are directly driven by a flexible hexagonal shaft. Consequently, this cutter bar contains far fewer gears than any other cutter bar, which results in outstanding output and saving on fuel.
Nowadays, agricultural tractors are often supplied with a front lifting system and many extras to improve ease of operation. One way to best utilise this is to fit the tractor with a front and a rear mower. The ease of mowing with a front mower and the increase in output that can be achieved with a mowing combination has contributed to the increasing popularity of the front mower in recent years. The very complete Splendimo front mower range completely matches the wishes and needs of modern large-scale farmers and contractors.
Splendimo front mowers are available in several versions and working widths of 2.40 m, 2.80 m and 3.20 m. Every Splendimo front mower has the standard characteristics such as the trailed suspension, a headland ram and the unique Lely cutter bar concept.
The loading on front mowers, due to the pushing movement of the tractor, is very high. The only way to correctly compensate for that is to make sure that the mower has sufficient freedom of movement and that a trailed motion is created.
All Splendimo front mowers are suspended by means of a unique parallelogram suspension system in a special headstock. This system of trailed suspension guarantees perfect contour following and gives the mower a huge amount of freedom of movement in all directions.
Because the front mower has no obstacle protection just like a rear mower, it is very important that the front mower can easily shift to the rear.
In the parallelogram suspension a spring is incorporated, which relieves the pressure on the ground. The spring pulls constantly on the mower and, by adjusting the lifting height, the spring is given more or less tension, which changes the ground pressure of the mower.
For ease of operation on headlands, parallel to the spring, a single-action lifting ram is fitted. By utilising this headland ram, the front-lifting system remains at a fixed height and you can quickly make a lot of ground clearance so that that you can easily drive over existing mown swaths. When it is coupled to the front hydraulic lifting system, the mower section is first lifted, prior to raising the tractor’s front linkage system.
Front mowers are fitted as standard with a 1,000 rpm, clockwise rotating drive system. Ex-factory, various combinations of revolutions per minute and direction of rotation are possible.
When fitted with two or three swath boards on either side, which are available as optional extras, swaths are laid down in an ideal manner for pick-up loaders. The 240 F, equipped with an extra strong protective cover and heavy-duty skids, is used as a Heavy Duty version on roadside verges. The 320 F has no swath guides and due to its wide distribution, it is very suitable for mowing and when a wide spread of grass is required.