Vermeer Reveals New Mower Conditioner Line
Vermeer introduces a new mower conditioner line that combines productivity, flexibility, and convenience into one powerful package. With three models available – the MC2800, MC3300, and MC3700 – you can get the machine right for your operation.
“At the heart of these mower conditioners is the new Q3 Cutter Bar, and we’re excited about the capabilities this cutter bar offers to operators, including lower horsepower requirements, shear protection, and more,” says Phil Egging, Vermeer. “This line also offers the Vermeer-designed suspension system, giving operators the opportunity to experience this proven technology from our trailed mower line with a conditioner option.”
The modular, shaft-driven Q3 Cutter Bar helps make this line more fuel-efficient with minimal gear-to-gear interface, requiring less horsepower than gear bed style cutter bars. Practical innovations, including the Quick-Clip Blade Retention System and Quick Change Shear Ring, make the tasks of changing blades and repairing a sheared device quick and simple.
“The Quick-Clip Blade Retention System is something that’s been around on our cutters bars for some time, and it’s all about ease of maintenance,” says Egging. “Combine that with the shear protection of the Quick-Change Shear Ring, the quick oil check on top of each disc module, and the ability to easily access the cutter bar with the lightweight, spring-loaded hood, and these mower conditioners offer ultimate convenience when it comes to maintenance and repair.”
In addition to the cutter bar features, the new mower conditioners are equipped with a nitrogen-charged accumulator suspension system to provide a consistent weight on the cutter bar throughout the full range of motion. You can customize suspension settings for specific field conditions with a simple turn of a lever, resulting in less cutter bar weight on the ground and less stress on the header and framework when compared to traditional mechanical spring systems.
With the option of either a steel roller or v-tine conditioner on all models, you can choose the conditioning method preferred for your operation. In addition, multiple swath adjustments give you more control over windrow formation.
The line offers cutting widths of 9.1 feet on the MC2800, 10.5 feet on the MC3300, and 12 feet on the MC3700. Prices start at $27,000 for the MC2800 and go up to $39,000 for the MC3700.