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KUHN FC 13460 RA awarded FARM MACHINE 2024

The KUHN FC 13460 RA mower-conditioner with swath grouper was awarded FARM MACHINE 2024 in the Forage Harvesting category at AGRITECHNICA 2023 in Hannover last week.

An even greater working width!

The FC 13460 RA offers a significantly higher work output than conventional mowing combinations with a variable working width of 12.40 to 13.40m.

Operators benefit from substantial savings on pulling power, fuel and labour costs when mowing large areas with a single machine. In a single pass, the FC 13460 RA’s belt grouper forms a swath of about 1.80m to 3.00m wide, with the forage collected over a cutting width of more than 13.00m. This allows the farmer to exploit the full potential of the forage harvester as conveyors can also be raised for a wide delivery.

Technology at the service of harvesting work performance.

A telescopic axle increases clearance making it easier to form a wider and evenly shaped swath for even drying and improved pick-up. The stability of the machine is also improved during U-turns and on slopes.

The FC 13460 RA mower-conditioner was designed with the goal to preserve the soil from compaction. The good load distribution, limited weight, and low-pressure tyres prevent the soil structure from being degraded, even in wet conditions.

This machine fits perfectly into a Controlled Traffic Farming strategy on a 12.00m track. The impact of machine passage on the ground is limited and the compacted surface area is reduced to the benefit of increased fodder production.

The ISOBUS solution for greater operating comfort.

Machine controls, including the front mower, can be easily operated, as required, by an ISOBUS compatible on-board terminal or one of the CCI 800 or 1200 terminals (available as an option).

The most common operations can also be controlled by the CCI A3 joystick handle and the functions displayed on an integrated screen.

Quality forage remains the main objective.

The mower-conditioner is equipped with OPTIDISC ELITE cutter bars, recognised for its robustness and cutting quality in all conditions. This cutter bar is easy to use, requires no maintenance, and comes standard with the FAST-FIT quick knife release system.

Providing improved cutting overlap between the diverging discs and more space between the converging discs for better rearward forage flow evacuation, the OPTIDISC ELITE cutter bar ensures the best quality of cut in all conditions.

The pivoting steel finger conditioner also ensures high quality conditioning. Rotors are driven by a selector lever gearbox for easy conditioning adaptation to the types of forage and harvest conditions.

The innovative kinematics of the frame and mowing units provide powerful and constant ground pressure adjustment through the LIFT-CONTROL suspension for improved plant cover protection and good ground following. The ground pressure can be adjusted at any time from the ISOBUS control interface.

A mower that lasts.

The FC 13460 RA mower-conditioner is durable with reduced maintenance costs. The machine is originally fitted with disc skid lining and "Triple 5" knives, the service life of which greatly exceeds that of standard knives usually used on mowers. Daily maintenance is limited to the essentials.