The height of cut (HOC) is affected by two parameters. One parameter is the length of the turnbuckle on the right-hand side of the machine, which controls the angle of the cutting unit to the ground.
For more versatility and operator comfort, a standard turnbuckle can be exchanged against a hydraulic cylinder which provides HOC adjustment from the cab.
The second parameter affecting the HOC is the setting of the gauge shoes. Operators can choose from three gauge shoe settings.
To increase the HOC above 95 mm (3.7 in.), gauge shoe spacers are available.
The operator can set the HOC between 20 and 165 mm (0.79 and 6.5 in.).
For more information, see mower-conditioner attachments.
Ground pressure setting
The cutting platform is suspended by two large springs at each side of the machine. Each spring is linked to a crank which allows the operator to set the ground pressure for the floating cut.
The comfortable, easy, and reliable system allows the operator to set as much ground pressure as needed and as little as possible. This ensures a perfect cut with low cost of operation due to smooth running and low drag resistance.
The floating cut and the perfect ground contour following helps the operator reduce the stress on the turf for faster regrowth and less crop contamination.
All this leads to better forage quality due to better fermentation and less crude ash content, which creates huge operator value.