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Hesston 1361 disc mower conditioner

Progressive Cattleman Editor David Cooper Published on 31 January 2011


0211pc_hesston_1The all-new Hesston® 1363 10-foot side-pull disc mower conditioner by Massey Ferguson® provides beef producers cutting and conditioning innovations designed for making high-quality hay.

Featuring heavy-duty RazorBar™ technology, steel-on-steel conditioner rollers and a strong overhead frame, this tough machine easily cuts through thick, heavy hay while conditioning it to deliver optimum quality.

The Hesston 1363 features the new RazorBar™ cutterbar, one of the strongest cutterbars available on the market today. With a cast-iron spur gear design and a thinner cutter profile, the machine provides a closer cut and reduces scalping. Furthermore, these gears easily handle rocks that might be encountered in the field, significantly reducing the opportunity for cutterbar damage.

Steel-on-steel conditioner rolls crack the plant stem every 2 to 3 inches, breaking the stem open to release moisture and reduce drying time, while preserving leaf quality for hay with optimum nutrient content. A herringbone tread pattern on the rolls feeds the crop evenly on both sides for even windrow formation.

For producers who need crushing conditioner action, rubber-on-rubber rolls are available. Their shallow lug design minimizes leaf damage.  end_mark

The Hesston 1363 features a new RazorBar™ cutterbar, with a cast-iron spur gear design and a thinner cutter profile. Photo courtesy Massey Ferguson.