First seen as an option in its linkage mounted rotary swathers, Pottinger has now released the Flowtast glide bar as an option for its TOP 842 C centre-delivery rake.
The new model has a low power requirement and lightweight construction, making it well suited to work on sidling land or rougher terrain.
Models 222, 262, 302 and 352 have working widths from 2.2 and 3.46 m, and power requirements from 40 hp upwards.
The mower folds through 102 degrees to the transport position, making it compact and allowing a clear rear view.
A lower transport height can also be achieved by fitting the optional, hydraulic actuated folding side guard.
And to save space, while stored the mower can be parked vertically using a new, optional parking stand.
Novadisc rear mowers offer a wide + 22 to – 30 degree arc of movement to enable easy mowing on rough ground and side lands and can be used for mowing up to + 45 degrees by lifting the interlock latch for short periods.
In operation, the lifting system lowers the mower so that the outer end of the cutter bar contacts the ground first, while at the headland the inside end is lifted first, protecting the sward.
A mechanical collision safety device enables a swing-out angle of about 12 degrees to prevent damage to the mower in the event of collision with any foreign objects. Resetting the mechanism is by simply reversing the machine a short distance on the ground to re-engage the cutter bar.
Twin suspension springs control the ground pressure applied by the cutter bar, adjustable over three stages without tools. Clever kinematics ensures that the same pressure is applied over the entire width, keeping wear and power consumption to a minimum.