Pöttinger mowers for maximum flexibility

bg journalletter novacat 352cfThe latest development from Pöttinger enables swaths to be merged for the first time without a conditioner. (Image source: Pöttinger)Pöttinger has unveiled new CROSS FLOW auger that merges the swath immediately after mowing

This system is versatile in the range of applications that it offers to make the working day in the field a great deal easier. The NOVACAT 352 and NOVACAT A10 are available with CROSS FLOW.

Save time and money

Feedback from professional farmers was the basis for this development, following demands a cost-effective and straightforward system for swath merging that would also be suitable for simple rear-mounted mowers.

Pöttinger makes it possible with the CROSS FLOW auger that merges the forage to form one swath right after mowing. The enclosed design prevents forage losses. CROSS FLOW works without a conditioner and is characterised by its light tare weight. The result is that it not only conserves the soil but also saves fuel. Compared to cross conveyor belt systems, the cross-flow auger consumes 20 per cent less power.

In addition, the forage is handled extremely carefully. The NOVACAT CROSS FLOW is highly versatile and can be used on grassland as well as with whole plant silage.

Whole plant crops mowing

If the user combines the NOVACAT 352 CROSS FLOW / NOVACAT A10 CROSS FLOW with a three-metre wide front mower, you can mow a width of 12 metre / 19 metre on two passes with both swaths placed within a width of approx. six metre / 12 metre. A two-rotor centre-swath rake is then sufficient as the next machine (or a four-rotor rake on a single pass). This significantly reduces the number of passes and conserves the soil and the forage. This process also saves fuel.

When mowing along the field boundary, the cross-flow auger can transport the crop to the inside. This is done by closing the rear flap on the NOVACAT 352 CROSS FLOW or closing the rear flap on one side of the NOVACAT A10 CROSS FLOW. This method ensures that the forage remains within the boundary during the tedding sequence.

This innovative solution still provides a conditioning effect, however, because the auger turns the flow of forage to accelerate the drying of the mown crop. For a more intensive drying effect, the rear flap is opened to place a wider and airier blanket of forage.

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