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Krone presents two new and highly efficient Butterfly combination mowers


Mowing with maximum efficiency. With the EasyCut B 880 CV/CR (Collect) and B 1050 CV (Collect), Krone presents two new and highly efficient Butterfly combinations. They come with conditioners as a standard feature and can be equipped with cross conveyor units.

Krone has pushed beyond previous limits with its new triple mower combinations of the EasyCut B 880 CV/CR (Collect) and B 1050 CV (Collect) series. Combined with Krone’s 4-metre front mounted mowers, the EasyCut B 1050 CV (Collect) achieves a maximum working width of up to 10.45m. The mower combinations are hitched to the tractor by means of an optimised three-point attachment, telescopic outrigger arms ensure optimal front mower positioning and the standard conditioners in combination with cross conveyor units form a perfect combination for swathing.



Neat mowing with variable overlap

The outrigger arms of the EasyCut B 880 CV/CR (Collect) can be adjusted mechanically in two positions to a working width of 8.52m or 8.72m. The EasyCut B 1050 CV (Collect) is even more variable: thanks to hydraulically telescoping outrigger arms, the working width can be adjusted steplessly from 9.30m to 10.45m. Depending on the working width of the front mounted mower that is used, the overlap can be adjusted to suit field conditions.



Perfectly conditioned for fast harvest with no loss

The EasyCut B 1050 CV (Collect) and B 880 CV (Collect) are equipped with Krone’s proven tine conditioner, currently the largest on the market with a diameter of 64 cm. It’s tempered on-grip V-shaped steel tines condition the mowed material intensively facilitating reduced drying times. The conditioning can be adapted to the crop by adjusting the rotational speed (600/900 rpm) and the distance from the deflector sheets to the optimally arranged tines – a process that is not only simple, but also very efficient.


Mowing, conditioning and swathing in one work step

The EasyCut B 880 CV/CR Collect and B 1050 CV Collect mower combinations are equipped with hydraulic cross conveyor belts that make it possible to set down the conditioned grass in a swath directly while mowing. Adjusting the belt speed from the tractor cab will alter the width of the swath. The belts can be switched on and off individually while working which allows for even more set-down modes in addition to swathing, such as clearing field edges or wide spreading on one side. For the latter process, the Collect models set the grass down in two passes so that a Krone four-rotor rake can form a finished swath in one additional pass. This reduces sward damage and saves time and fuel.



Alternatively available with auger conveyor – the Big-Swath system

Alternatively, with the EasyCut B 1050 CV, swath merging can be done with the auger conveyors. This option is unique to Butterfly combinations. The proven Big-Swath system, as used on the BiG M self-propelled mower conditioner, features large-dimension augers (45 cm in diameter) behind the CV conditioner and ensures gentle grass flow with no loss, even in heavy crops. Depending on whether the hood behind the auger is open or closed, the mowed material is set down wide, in partial width or in a swath. These functions can be conveniently operated from the tractor cab.



Operation made easy

Various options are available for operating the mower combination. The hydraulic functions of the EasyCut B 880 CV/CR; including raising the mower units on one or two sides or swivelling the cross-conveyor belts in and out, can be preselected electrically as a standard feature with the new Krone PreSelect. The preselection can be made either with the PreSelect DS 50 operation unit or if an ISOBUS terminal is available as PreSelect Digital, by means of a cable link to the mowing unit. The PreSelect Digital offers the option of preselecting a function and carrying out activation of the control device using the ISOBUS-capable control lever of the tractor.

The Comfort control unit via ISOBUS is an option available for the EasyCut B 880 CV/CR (Collect). For the EasyCut B 1050 CV (Collect) it is a standard feature. The hydraulic functions are performed directly using the tractor’s own terminal or terminals DS 500, CCI 800 or CCI 1200 with touchscreen. For even greater comfort, the terminals can be supplemented with the AUX joystick CCI A3. Section control can be used to raise and set down the individual mower unity.



The upward pivoting mower units ensure safety in road traffic, ensuring that the transport height remains below 4m. Warning panels and LED lighting ensure good visibility. After work is complete, the mower can be safely set down if desired using the hydraulically telescoping support jacks to save space.

All mowers are equipped with proven Krone features; EasyCut cutter bar as a standard feature with all-around welding and lifetime lubrication, including SafeCut, SmartCut and integrated impact damage protection system. The light, redesigned tensioned cloths can be opened wide, which facilitates blade changing without a tool and maintenance work. The patented DuoGrip suspension and the hydropneumatic relief, which can be operated conveniently from the tractor cabin, ensure ideal ground adjustment, even under the most difficult conditions.


Conclusion: Sturdy design, perfect conditioning and swathing – the new triple mower combinations EasyCut B 880 CV/CR (Collect) and B 1050 CV (Collect) feature maximum flexibility. With a working width of 10.45 m, and optimal operator comfort.


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