New Holland's new MegaCutter™ mounted triple disc mower-conditioners offer big haymaking capacity by cutting a triple-wide swath that nearly doubles the cutting width of a traditional 16-foot self-propelled mower-conditioner or windrower.
The Megacutter is actually a three-machine cutting system: with the 11' 5' cutting width of the MegaCutter 512 front-mounted disc mower-conditioner combined with the MegaCutter 530 twin rear-mounted disc mower-conditioner, producers can take down 29' 6' with each pass. The V-tine flail conditioning system provides a range of conditioning intensities appropriate for a wide variety of crops, from delicate legume crops to the most robust grass hays.
"The Megacutter offers maximum efficiency and versatility for large livestock operations and custom harvesters. Not only can producers cut more hay in less time, they can also take advantage of peak drying conditions during the day," says Mike Cornman, Dairy & Livestock Segment Marketing Manager. "Depending on field conditions, when the MegaCutter is matched with the efficiency of a New Holland T7 or T8 Series row crop tractor with ECOBlue™ SCR Tier 4 engine technology and the IntelliSteer™ auto-steering system, producers can boost their productivity by mowing up to 43 acres per hour."
The MegaCutter 512 front-mounted disc mower-conditioner features an 11' 5' cutting width, clearing a path that's 12% wider than typical 10-foot front mowers. The wider cutting width also provides extra mower overlap with the MegaCutter 530 twin rear-mounted disc mower-conditioner, eliminating the need for complicated side shift mechanisms.
The balanced suspension system used for the MegaCutter 530 twin rear-mounted disc mower-conditioner adapts to changing field contours independently of the tractor to maintain an even flotation pressure, ensuring a clean cut and reducing wear. A non-stop safety breakaway mechanism allows each mowing head to swing rearward independently, and lift to clear obstructions to avoid potential damage before automatically resuming the working position.