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Four Drum Cyclomower
You can mow up to 9 acres per hour with the new four-drum Cyclomower from Zweegers.
Billed as "a new approach to mowing," the new 265A features a first-of-its-kind design. Two large outer drums (36 in. dia.) are separated by a pair of smaller (16-in. dia.) center drums.
"This drum configuration forms a double swath that can be brought together with two adjustable swath formers mounted on the rear," the manufacturer points out. Drums one and three turn clockwise; two and four counter-clockwise. The configuration is said to require less horsepower, provide good clearance between the windrowed and standing crop, and it reportedly handles downed or tangled crops better than conventional drum or disk mowers. Swaths can be tailored to the most desirable width for baling or chopping from 41 to 65 in. The new 265A is suspended from the chassis on spring-assisted trailing arms which allow the mower to float over rocks, dirt mounds or other obstacles. The mower can be moved sideways "on the go" to cut around trees. It's available in pull-type or front-mounted models. Cutting width is 8 ft.; transport width is 9 ft., 4 in.
Contact: P.J. Zweegers, P.O. Box 9, NL 5660AA, Geldrop, Holland (ph 040 85 65 65).

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2