Splendimo MC - Rear Movers
The well-proven mower features central suspension with easily adjustable ground pressure setting. A hydraulic ram is used for both lifting into headland position and folding. The 240 MCR features a rubber roller conditioner. All other models feature a wide conditioner rotor with nylon fingers. The comprehensive range of advanced Splendimo MC mowers with conditioner ensure highly effective crop throughput. Even in the most arduous of conditions you will be amazed at the huge output and low power requirements of these mower conditioners. The Splendimo MC range comprises mowers from 2.40 up to 9.00 m for contractors and larger dairy farms alike.
A dual pivot suspension system allows the mower an extremely high degree of freedom of movement, however the design must meet a number of requirements. On the left hand side, the mower section is heavier than on the right, due to the drive system. Hence, for perfect balance and an even mower output, Splendimo MC mowers are not suspended centrally but in their centre of gravity. This construction ensures perfect balance and even mower output.
Even under the most uneven ground conditions, the tractor and the mower must be able to move independently of each other to ensure perfect mower output and high capacity. For this reason Splendimo mowers are equipped with a unique Twin Pivot system, in which the pivot point that links the arm to the headstock is located behind the right-hand rear wheel. This allows full freedom of movement and guarantees perfect ground contour following!
In varying ground conditions a 'heavy' mower can damage the cut surface, and a 'light' mower can show signs of lift at high driving speeds. In order to prevent this, the hydro-pneumatic weight relief system constantly raises the mower bed via the central pivot arm to an extent where the ground pressure is ideal. With MC mowers, this pressure can be adjusted in a continuously variable fashion by means of the hydraulic system of the tractor.
Impeller conditioners are fitted with a large number of conditioner flails, so that the maximum degree of drying is obtained with retention of product structure and feed value. The wide rotors allow optimal crop flow-through, which reduces the required power considerably.
The Splendimo 240 MCR features a rubber roller conditioner. This is the smallest model of a range of mowers with the type indication ‘R’ behind MC, which is destined for areas with extensive areas of alfalfa crops. Because of the weight of a roller conditioner, the larger working widths can be found in the Splendimo PC trailed mower conditioner range.
Using the hydraulic cylinder, the mower can be raised quickly and easily on headlands. The ground clearance that is reached is amply sufficient to manoeuvre over the swaths.
The new construction of the MC mowers results in a substantial reduction of inherent mower weight. The relationship between required lifting power and the low drive power is perfect! This makes a 280 MC very suitable for tractors with power ratings starting at 70 HP. This brings a large mowing capacity within reach of livestock farmers with relatively small tractors
MC mowers allow fuel savings of up to a litre per hectare! This is achieved not only by the modular cutter bar, but also by the wide impeller conditioner and the capacious design of the mower. The efficient crop flow-through utilises minimum power and can therefore save money.
The moment an obstacle causes the mower to deflect, the parallelogram construction of the break-away protective device causes the frame section behind the tractor to swivel backwards and upwards, raising the pivot point for the central suspension arm. The pressure in the hydraulic cylinder increases simultaneously, making the mower section much lighter as well. This provides a larger area for foreign obstacles to be cleared or, in extreme cases, will cause the driver to stop. By its inherent weight, the mower returns to its working position immediately. This break-away protective device increases capacity, and enhances the durability of the mower and driver comfort.
The improved models fold hydraulically to a 110° transport position. This limits transport height, and results in an extremely advantageous centre of gravity behind the tractor. In standard implementation, the Splendimo 320 MC model comes with a foldable side-guard to lower the transport height further. This compact transport position enhances driver comfort during on-road transport.