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BEEF Tech January 2011

Hesston® 1363 10-ft. Side-Pull Disc Mower Conditioner, Krone’s EasyCut 3200, John Deere’s 450 Self-Propelled Windrower and the The Stanley ® Dip-It, Drop-It, Dunk-It Spotlight

Side-pull mower conditioner

The Hesston® 1363 10-ft. Side-Pull Disc Mower Conditioner by Massey Ferguson® features heavy-duty RazorBar™ technology, steel-on-steel conditioner rollers and a strong overhead frame to easily cut through thick, heavy hay while conditioning it to deliver optimum quality. The RazorBar™ cutterbar is one of the strongest cutterbars available and provides a closer cut while reducing scalping. Plus, the gears easily handle field stones, significantly reducing the potential for cutterbar damage.

Steel-on-steel conditioner rolls crack plant stems every 2-3 in. to release moisture and reduce drying time, while preserving leaf quality. The rolls’ herringbone tread pattern feeds the crop evenly on both sides for even windrow formation. For producers who need crushing conditioner action, rubber-on-rubber rolls are available. Their shallow lug design minimizes leaf damage.

The Hesston 1363’s high-clearance mainframe provides superior header lift of up to 20 in. over headland windrows. The added height means the mower can be easily guided and carried over obstacles and ditches or waterways.
For more information, visit your local Massey Ferguson or Hesston dealer.

Low HP required

Designed for smaller tractors, Krone’s EasyCut 3200 is a 10-ft., 4-in. pull-type mower that requires only 65 hp. Its drawbar design allows for quick and easy hookup, while a strong frame suspends the cutterbar in the center of gravity, allowing it to float freely and exerting even pressure across the entire bar for less wear and a clean cut.

Featuring the Krone EasyCut Cutterbar, the same cutterbar used on the Krone 3-Point Disc Mowers and Pull-Type Mower Conditioners, the EasyCut Cutterbar is driven by large internal spur gears that are able to run slower for less noise, heat and wear. The gears are encased in a strong, single piece cutterbar that is wedge shaped, allowing for a close, clean cut.

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Self-propelled windrower

John Deere’s 450 Self-Propelled Windrower allows customers to harvest grain earlier and longer during the day with faster grain dry-down and less shatter loss. The D450 features a 200-hp, six-cylinder, 6.8L PowerTech™ E engine and can be paired with any John Deere 600D Draper Platform, ranging in sizes from 25 to 40 ft.

The D450 features larger front tires and the IntelliAxle™ system, a speed-sensing rear steering-assist feature. All units come standard with ComfortCommand™ air-suspension seats and CommandCenter™ displays that provide accurate, integrated control of draper settings and tilt positions, while swathing. The D450 Windrower has a 125-gal. fuel tank and a top transport speed of 21 mph.

For more information, see your local John Deere dealer or visit

Waterproof spotlight

The Stanley ® Dip-It, Drop-It, Dunk-It Spotlight is the size of a flashlight but provides illumination up to 5X brighter than standard LED spotlights and runs for up to 10 hours. Plus, the floating spotlight is waterproof (not just water-resistant) down to 6 ft., and can be dropped from heights of up to 10 ft. without damage. Watch a video at
Look for it where Stanley products are sold.