High-Performance Mower Conditioner BiG M 500
- Wide spreading at a touch of a button
- Wide-spreading hoods – with independent control and Memory function
- Crops are merged without dropping to the ground – no contamination
Standard swath merger: If you aim at harvesting forage of an excellent quality, then you need to watch your timing and quality of work. Losses will be less of an issue if you get the forage to the clamp quickly. Of course, contamination should be avoided as well. BiG M offers you the best tools to achieve these aims: its conditioner with V-shaped steel tines gives intensive treatment and reduces substantially the time required for wilting while the swath merger effectively cuts out the risk of contamination.
Full-width conditioning: Open the auger hoods and the system will spread the material across the full working width. Specified with V-type steel tines and a baffle plate, the full-width conditioner rotor gives optimum treatment and creates a fluffy mat of defibrated crop. The system saves you one tedding pass and gives you higher-quality silage for higher-quality forage.
Independent windrowing: The two augers operate independently to clear the row along the boundary during the cutting pass already and make work easier for the following harvesters. Use only one merger in up and down operation and reduce the 26 m (85'4") work width into slightly more than 16 metres (52'6") to suit subsequent wilting and windrowing with the six-rotor central delivery Swadro 2000 rake from KRONE.
Windrowing: Close the hoods on both mowers and BiG M 500 gathers the crop from the full work width into one single central windrow. The merger allows you to combine three passes into one operation – mowing, conditioning and windrowing. The augers feed the crop to the center without allowing it to drop to the ground, forming very uniform and fluffy windrows. As a result, the following harvesters are able to work faster and finish earlier. Today, central windrowing is becoming more popular as it suits silage and biomass substrate making processes.