Disco moves for efficient grass harvesting
22nd June 2018
Disco move – a new front mower with optimised ground contour following With the Disco 3200 Move, available in versions both with and without conditioner, Claas has expanded the popular
Disco move – a new front mower with optimised ground contour following
With the Disco 3200 Move, available in versions both with and without conditioner, Claas has expanded the popular Disco series to include two new additional front mower models. The innovative new design allows a freedom of movement of 1,000 mm independent from the tractor front linkage, assuring optimum ground contour following of the mower bed. The new mower is available with a mowing width of 3.0 m, either without conditioner (F), or with the option of a tine conditioner (FC).
Highly manoeuvrable headstock with integrated suspension
At the heart of the Disco Move mower design is the completely new headstock with integrated kinematics. It is capable of following ground contours giving up to 600 mm of travel up and 400 mm down. Very uneven fields are safely accommodated for. The mower unit is also able to pivot laterally from the central pivot point, which is set at a 30-degree angle. As a result, the mowing unit can swing backwards at a slight diagonal angle to avoid obstacles. In addition, the ground contour following has been further improved.
The mower bed itself can respond very quickly to finer ground contours thanks to the tried and proven lower pivot point from the current Profil range. The new headstock combined with the low pivot point assures excellent contour following, especially for larger tractors and at higher speeds. The tractors front linkage remains in a fixed position and has no effect on the ground contour following. The hydraulics integrated in the headstock also take over the function of raising the mower bed at the headland using a single acting hydraulic service from the tractor.
Also, the headstock includes integrated Active Float hydraulic suspension as standard, eliminating the need for suspension spring coupling points on the tractor. The suspension pressure can be adjusted at any time during operation again using a single-acting hydraulic service. On request, the Disco Move control mechanism can be incorporated into the control unit of large-scale triple mowers. The mower is then controlled centrally via the operating terminal, and the rear mower takes over the function of regulating the Active Float suspension.
Equipment that really works – with and without conditioner
The new Disco 3200 Move also impresses with its features. The mower comes both without a conditioner, or with the option of a tine conditioner. The headstock can be coupled either directly to the tractor front linkage or using an A-Frame. The hydraulic connections are fitted as standard with convenient Kennfixx couplings. These can run either to the left or right of the headstock, for optimum adjustment to your tractor. The gauge controlling the suspension pressure can also be mounted on either side. The headstock comes with a handy adjustment guide, allowing you to set the front link arms quickly and easily at the right height from the tractor cab. The drive shafts are low-maintenance, with universal joints that only need lubricating every 250 hours. The new mowers don’t need a park support. When the mower is uncoupled, a parking latch on the headstock locks the kinematics so that the mower can stand securely without additional support.
The new front mowers also come with the option of a foldable combined lights and warning panel, double wide angle mirrors to help with visibility when pulling out onto the road as well as hydraulically folding protective side covers.
Prize-winning Max Cut mower bed
The proven Max Cut mower bed is a proprietary design by Claas, and is also used in the Disco Move. It features a unique wave-shaped bed pressed from a single piece. This shape enables the cutting discs to be placed further forwards, ensuring even better cutting quality in all conditions. The special shape of the skids and the large channel between them allows for a greater degree of self-cleaning while assuring top-quality forage. The mower beds bolted design and permanently lubricated drive components simplify maintenance and guarantee dimensional stability and longevity. In June 2018 the Max Cut mower bar was awarded the Steel Industry Association’s Steel Innovation Prize.