1982 - Volume #6, Issue #6, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Mower Conditioner Is Worlds Largest
Besides being the biggest available, the new mower also features a revolutionary "care free" hitch that lets you make up to 90? turns ù without fear of doing damage to pto shafts, without slowing down and without leaving any uncut material.
"There are only 20 of these machines in the world," says Hopkins, noting that the machines are imported from Europe. "We've seen a demand from farmers for a bigger mower. With this unit, you can mow up to 100 acres in a 12 hr. day. That, combined with its features, makes it one of the most exciting mowers ever developed."
Hopkins says the new hitch and a new hydraulic float system make the mower almost totally carefree so that the operator only has to concentrate on driving. There's no fear of damaging the pto shafts, and the mower, following the tractor, cuts clean, square corners.
"Most mowers can only make 30? turns while mowing without causing damage to equipment. Even on small fields, this new mower will cut all four corners square," says Hopkins.
The mower travels through the field at any speed the tractor can pull it. Hopkins says it's been clocked at up to 14 mph.
The new mower/conditioner sells for $13,300, versus $11,000 for Vicon's current 8-ft. model. It will be available through dealers next spring.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Vicon Midwest, Rt. 1, Box 340, Urbana, Ill. 61801.
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