|January 2023. Five years after the EasyCut B 950 Collect was introduced at Agritechnica 2017, Krone have released an update of this butterfly mower with grouping augers. The new version also offers an Isobus-compatible comfort control as an option for enhanced operator comfort. Without conditioners, the EasyCut B 950 Collect is lightweight and compact and is the ideal mower for tackling sloping fields and boggy ground. The massive cross augers group into compact swaths in no time at all. Grass is mowed gently and swathed without showing any signs of conditioning. The EasyCut B 950 Collect offers a working width of 9.45m when operated in configuration with a 3.2m front mower.
Variable, effective and sustainable
The swathers open and close hydraulically for an easy selection of three swathing modes – regular, left or right and no swathing, each can be selected on the move from the tractor cab. A particularly innovative feature is the independent swathing option. This means with one swath board closed, the EasyCut B 950 Collect groups 12m of crop into four swaths – ideal for the Krone Swadro TC 1250 / TC 1370 four-rotor rakes and efficient crop management in hotter and drier summers, saving time and inputs throughout – in the name of sustainability.
The butterfly combination has the famous EasyCut cutterbar including SafeCut, SmartCut and integral break-back system. Its ground contouring comes from the patented DuoGrip suspension and hydraulic suspension that is controlled from the tractor cab. Also very practical is the independent lift-out feature which is standard specification and particularly useful in awkward corners or short ground. Combined with SectionControl, it can also control the front mower.
Like all EasyCut models, the EasyCut B 950 skids are made from hardened steel which comes as standard specification. Gliding gently on the sward, this flotation skid ensures the cleanest cut in the field.
There is a new lever on the nearside guard which increases the space between the mower and tractor for straightforward easy coupling.
For intuitive operation, there is the optional Isobus-compatible Comfort control available now in addition to the standard electric control box. All have colour touch screens where all major functions are displayed to the operator for ease of use.
Summary: The EasyCut B 950 Collect is the jack-of-all-trades in mowing: it swathes the crop away from the headlands, swathes without conditioning or spreads crops across the full working width for faster wilting.
Work width: 9.45 m (incl. front mower)
Transport width: 2.99 m
Transport height: less than 4.0 m (at 20cm ground clearance)
Number of discs, top hats: 12/4
Cross augers: standard fit
Pto speed: 1,000 rpm
Spool requirement: 1 load-sensing spool (for the ISOBUS-compatible Comfort control required)
Dead weight: 2,980 kg
Tractor power: from 118kW/160hp