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CLAAS DISCO MOVE mowers dance like no-one’s watching

By Rodney Woods

New CLAAS DISCO MOVE 3600 and 3200 mowers can really shake their stuff, with an impressive ‘give’ of up to one metre vertically and 30 degrees laterally, allowing them to work with optimal efficiency and safety in even the roughest of paddocks.

Available with mowing widths of 3.4m and 3m, respectively, the new configurations feature a highly manoeuvrable headstock that allows the mower to move independently from the tractor front linkage.

CLAAS Harvest Centre Echuca dealer principal Brendan Caffery said this high performance specification should appeal to contractors.

"MOVE has 600mm of travel up and 400mm down, making it ideal for uneven fields,” he said.

“The mower can also pivot up to 30 degrees laterally, further improving its ability to follow contours or swing backwards to avoid obstacles.”

The headstock includes several proven features found on existing DISCO models, including ACTIVE FLOAT integrated hydraulic suspension and the low pivot point from the PROFIL range.

“ACTIVE FLOAT eliminates the need for suspension spring coupling points on the tractor,” Mr Caffery said.

“The suspension pressure can be adjusted during operation again using a single-acting hydraulic service.”

The headstock can be coupled either directly to the tractor front linkage or using an A-frame.

“The handy adjustment guide allows you to set the front link arms at the right height from the tractor cab,” Mr Caffery said.

“The front linkage now remains fixed during operation, with the mower raised and lowered via integrated hydraulics.

“The convenient Kennfixx hydraulic couplings, which are fitted as standard, can be run on the left or right hand side of the headstock to suit your tractor.

“Likewise, the suspension pressure gauge can be mounted on either side for optimum visibility.”

The drive shafts are low-maintenance, with universal joints that only need lubricating every 250 hours.

The DISCO MOVE 3600 and 3200 unit can be configured as a mower only or with a tine conditioner or roller conditioner.

Other options include hydraulic side covers, foldable lights and warning panel and double wide angle mirrors for improved visibility on the road.

Both units incorporate the award-winning MAX CUT cutterbar.