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Large Hay Mower Transports Easily
For farmers that need to cut more hay in less time, Vermeer offers the pto-driven TM1210 trailed disk mower.
With an 18-ft. cutting width, the 1210 makes quick work of any field.
“The biggest feature for the 1210 is speed and horsepower as there’s no conditioner on the rear,” says Colby Bishop, speaking as a distributor and current Forage Territory Manager for Vermeer Canada. “You need less horsepower and still cut an 18-ft. width laying down the hay right behind the cutter bar.”
For optimal mowing, the 1210 uses two independent shaft-driven Q3 cutter bars, which work in combination with a nitrogen-charged accumulator suspension to adjust for various crop sizes and conditions. The system allows an operator to establish a setting and hydraulically charge the mower to match each use.
Key features of the cutter include a quick-clip disk blade changeout process and easy shear ring replacement. Top access to the disks and covers makes servicing stress free.
“The two independent cutter bars follow the lay of the land,” Bishop says. “It can go over a hill, and one cutter bar will come down around it while the other stays on top. Or, if it’s cutting through a draw, it will fold up and position evenly.”
Vermeer’s newly designed 2-point Quick Hitch makes hook-up easy and provides more ground clearance to avoid obstructions in the field. Standard tires are 31 by 13.5- 15-in. but large 480/45 by 17-in. float tires are also an available option.
Transport is straightforward as the independent cutters hydraulically fold toward the hitch reducing the overall unit size to 9 ft. in width.
The TM1210 is available throughout North America and is normally priced at around $70,000 USD.
  Bishop recommends interested customers find their local dealer on the Vermeer website to gather information.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Colby Bishop, Vermeer Canada, 9616 40th St. Southeast, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2C 2P3 (ph 403-216-1160; www.vermeer.com).

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