CLAAS, a leader in agricultural harvesting equipment, has announced the launch of the largest tractor-mounted triple mower available with a conditioner. Spanning a working width of 35 feet, the latest mower in the DISCO line can be ordered with either a tine- or roller-conditioner.
Both conditioners decrease wilting and drying time, enabling farmers to make effective use of narrow harvesting windows.
The new, mammoth-sized model features the industry’s most advanced cutterbar: MAX CUT. The MAX CUT cutterbar features a wave-shaped bed stamped from a single piece of steel. The new design and shorter discs allow farmers to get the smoothest operation, cleanest cut, greatest wear and easiest maintenance of any mower bar on the market resulting in a better cutting quality in the field. The large cross-section created by the new wave-shape design ensures outstanding strength and stamina for years of worry-free use. This in-house development from CLAAS is manufactured at the forage harvesting machinery plant in Bad Saulgau, Germany.
“The DISCO 1100 is also equipped with an individual float that allows the mower to better follow the contour of the ground,” said Matt Jaynes, CLAAS of America Product Coordinator. “This results in less soil in the forage and a better end product.”
The DISCO 1100 mower has a transport height of less than 13 ft. and a transport width of less than 10 ft. The transport locking device is hydraulically locked and unlocked during the folding process to enable compact, maneuverable and safe transport. The DISCO 1100 is also fully ISOBUS-capable for convenient operating functionality from a single device.
“Due to our extendable and retractable mower arms, we’re also able to shift the mower wings on the go,” he added. “This is a great feature to have when you’re going through curves to ensure you don’t have any streaks.”
All models of DISCO mowers include an innovative bolt concept for maximum deflection and impact resistance, top chop quality with the MAX CUT cutterbar, low diesel consumption and smooth operation, even at high speeds. Additionally, DISCO mowers have the improved CLAAS SAFETY LINK module that ensures maximum service life.
“Another important feature of the DISCO mower is the two-piece PTO shaft,” Jaynes said. “Having a two-piece PTO means much lower maintenance than other competitor models.”
In addition to the introduction of the DISCO 1100, five new models of DISCO mowers with receive the updated MAX CUT cutterbar, as well as a new model number to signify the change. The DISCO 2650, 3050, 3450, 3050 C and 3050 TC/TRC models will now be sold with the MAX CUT cutterbar as the DISCO 2750, 3150, 3550, 3150 C and 3150 TC/TRC, respectively.
For more information on the DISCO 1100 or other CLAAS machinery, visit www.claas.com or ask your local dealer.