KUHN releases new Optidisc Elite cutterbar


Source: KUHN news release

Kuhn North America is excited to announce the introduction of the new KUHN Optidisc Elite cutterbar.

Farmers strive to produce the best forage possible for their animals. The new Optidisc Elite cutterbar design has an even lower profile, while retaining the performance and reliability features of the original Optidisc cutterbar. Developed in partnership with farmers through testing in fields around the world, the Optidisc Elite cutterbar has the performance to meet today’s demands for high-quality hay.

The Optidisc Elite’s low profile cutterbar creates a smooth, clean cut with minimal ash incorporation due to a very flat cutterbar angle even at low cutting heights. Additionally, differential disc spacing utilizes narrower spacing at the diverging discs for extra knife overlap to create a clean cut even when the grass is short or light. Wider spacing of the converging discs provides more space for the crop to pass from the cutting area; improving the cut quality. Free-rotating Fast-Fit knives also help enhance cutting quality and provide longer knife life.

KUHN’s patented Protectadrive disc bearing stations are designed to shear outside the gear case upon striking a major obstacle, protecting the gears inside the cutterbar. The equal sized gears in the cutterbar allow maximum power transfer with even torque loads across the full cutting width. Maintenance and downtime are minimized with a lubed-for-life design requiring no routine oil changes.

The Optidisc Elite cutterbar is now available on select KUHN GMD mowers and FC mower conditioners.