Date:02.09.2014Time:08:41
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Vicon shows mowers for 2010

Vicon shows mowers for 2010

Vicon is set to unveil a new range of front and rear mounted mower conditioners for next season to replace the DMP TC range. David Furber of Vicon UK explains that these latest models use the new Extra disc cutterbar that was first introduced on the rear mounted 632T in 2006. Like previous Vicon mowers the cutterbar is fitted with the triangular disc concept that is said to give a wider overlap of the three blades fitted to each disc as well as an increased number of cuts per minute. Up front is the 632FT that has a working width of 3.2m and uses the semi-swing steel conditioning tine said to provide less wear and is capable of operating at higher forward speeds, which is also thanks to the mower being able to move in three dimensions. The two large suspension springs have been moved outward for better stability with the mower having 12 degrees of transverse movement up and down for improved contour following. If an obstacle is encountered the 632FT automatically rises up and over it and then returns back to work. The new design also means an increased clearance of 350mm at headlands. At the rear there are the new 624T and 628T with working widths of 2.4m and 2.8m respectively and it is the latter that Mr Furber says will be popular thanks to its lower weight than the 632T making it a better match to UK tractors. This is achieved by using nylon conditioning tines that can be operated at two speeds by altering the belt drive. The combination of a central pivot point and suspension spring is said to spread the machines weight evenly across its working width permitting faster working speeds. Vicon adds that this arrangement also leads to less skid wear as well as reducing damage to grass stubbles. If an obstacle is encountered the mower can swing back and then automatically returns to its working position once the obstruction is passed. For transport the mower lifts vertically over center to 125 degrees to spread the machines weight evenly across the back of the tractor improving stability. UK prices are £10,490 (624T), £12,180 (628T) and £13,850 (632FT).


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