NOVACAT ALPHA MOTION MASTER- Floating cut now for smaller tractors too
8 August 2018
High quality base forage forms the cornerstone for healthy livestock and decent profit in your business. Using the right harvesting machinery is one of the factors that can have a major effect on forage quality. The basis for the best forage is already determined at the mowing stage. That is why Pöttinger mowers offer the best ground tracking and cutting quality, low disintegration losses and high precision work without time-consuming adjustments for maximum convenience. Pöttinger revolutionised the market with the NOVACAT ALPHA MOTION front-mounted mower, which has been impressing farmers all over the world for a number of years. Now the ALPHA MOTION is joined by the new MASTER range, which consists of five models: the NOVACAT 261, 301 and 351 ALPHA MOTION MASTER disc mowers and the EUROCAT 311 ALPHA MOTION MASTER and EUROCAT 311 ALPHA MOTION PLUS MASTER drum-type mowers.
The new MASTER models are attached to the tractor using a three-point mounting. Thanks to its short headstock – the mower is 34 cm closer to the tractor - the centre of gravity is also nearer the tractor. At the same time, the distribution of weight between the front and rear axles has been much improved. With a weight saving of more than 40 kg (incl. Weiste triangle), fuel consumption is also minimised. The ground clearance in the transport position is 30 cm on all models. Due to the limited mounting space, however, it is not possible to fit ALPHA MOTION MASTER models with ED or RCB conditioners.
Thanks to the new headstock and other optimisations, the new mower models can also be powered effectively by smaller tractors (up to 28" front tyres). That is pure efficiency.
Visually, the new models feature an attractive front mower design with the eye-catching light green carrier frame. The MASTER models also have the proven linkage system from the ALPHA MOTION mowers as well as a sturdy cutter bar with TRI DRIVE for improved power transmission and an extended service life.
Perfect ground tracking for the smoothest mowing
The special ALPHA MOTION highlight is the advanced linkage geometry of the carrier frame. On conventional headstocks only the leading linkage responded to bumps in the ground. With the ALPHA MOTION headstock the entire carrier frame adapts to the ground contours. Each movement controls the carrier frame to ensure a "floating cut". The carrier frame slants downwards on downhill gradients and upwards when ascending. The result is a unique quality of sward protection thanks to perfect guidance over every contour - even at high speed and on wet ground. The mower unit is protected effectively against any sudden impact. The mechanical components are subjected to much less stress thanks to the harmonious flow of the mower and, as a result, wear is reduced and the service life of the mower extended considerably. Thanks to the cleverly thought out geometry of the headstock the centre of gravity is as close to the tractor as possible in all working positions.
The NOVACAT ALPHA MOTION MASTER mower represents unique sward conservation, forming the basis for optimum forage quality.
Source: PÖTTINGER Landtechnik GmbH