With hay equipment in high demand a new disc mower-conditioner is sure to prove popular with farmers.
Building on the current centre-pivot disc design, the new Case IH said DC103 disc mower promises a superior cut and crimp as well as improvements on overall performance.
Case IH product manager for hay and harvest Tim Slater said not only was the DC103 reliable, it was also simple to operate, adjust and maintain.
"Due to the ongoing drought across many regions, the demand for hay-making equipment has been high, so the launch of this new DC103 has come at a good time for customers looking to upgrade machinery, or for those new to this market," he said.
"It retains everything customers appreciated about its predecessor, the well-established DC102, but then introduces a raft of enhanced features that are now standard, such as revised cutter-bar flotation and additional tilt adjustment and quick-change knives. It's a practical and user-friendly design that produces outstanding results in all conditions."
Mr Slater said the cutterbar flotation was the biggest change on the model, having been redesigned for simplicity while providing the best protection in the event of encountering an obstacle.
"The cutterbar itself has a really robust design, with each disc having its own enclosed gearbox module. This makes the cutterbar very durable and is ideal for working on slopes as the oil doesn't run to one end, but is instead retained in each module. Each gearbox module can also be serviced individually," he said.
Mr Slater said wide conditioning rollers contributed to the enhanced productivity of the machine.
"The swivel hitch and driveline are designed for heavy application and with the double swivel gearbox there is minimal stress on universal joints at the tractor even while performing the tightest of turns," he said.