Custom growers and those working the grass hays have a new option in Case IH's new flail conditioning system to aggressively work grass hays without stem damage.
The new system is available on Case IH's DCX101 side-pull rotary disc mower with a 10 ft. 4 in. cutting width and the DCX131 center-pivot 13 ft. model.
FLAIL CONDITIONING: Case IH has introduced a flail conditioning system to its DCX101 and DCX131 disc mowers to help growers improve their processing of grass hays. In addition to the flai system option, Case IH is also offering kits for more and less aggressive action in the conditioning phase, and new shock protection for the DCX disc cutter beds.
The flails in the option are free swinging, tapered but straight and bigger at the bottom than the top to speed hay trajectory and to do less damage to the grass as it is processed, say Case IH engineers.
Other options with the flail system include kits to help you tune the machine to your individual crop and field conditions. One is a slow-speed rotor kit that allows more gentle processing of hay. Another is a textured hood liner kit that allows a more aggressive processing action.
Also new this year is an optional shock protection kit for DCX disc cutterbeds. The new design replaces the drive hub of the discs with a shock hub, making in-field repairs faster and easier, and less frequent.
For more information on Case IH's new hay equipment, call (877) 4CASEIH or visit www.caseih.com/na.