Versatile & Simple
Multiple Merging Possibilities
The merger can be operated pulling directly behind the tractor, extended all the way to the right, or anywhere in between for compatibility with various sized mower conditioners.
Simple, Efficient Windguard
This standard, curved windguard greatly helps create fluffy, well-formed windrows by keeping the crop close to the pickup and delivering it to the center of the belt. This control smooths out crop bunching, resulting in improved harvester efficiency. Simple adjustment points on each end allow the operator to tailor the windguard to the exact crop type and volume. An optional high-capacity windguard is available for operators who merge higher volume crops, such as ryegrass.
The 15-degree angled conveyor provides a seamless transition for the crop as it comes off the pickup. This allows the full capacity of the belt to be utilized in addition to naturally inverting the crop upon discharge.
Attaching directly to the tractor PTO, the self-contained hydraulic drive allows the merger to be operated by most tractors regardless of hydraulic capacities. The MM 301 also has steel hydraulic lines on the tongue for longer life and improved system performance.
The floating pickup assembly follows the terrain, supported by large-diameter gauge wheels that set the pickup height. This maintains the tine height so that valuable forage is picked up and the crop stubble is protected.
Simple, Time-Saving Features
Raise and Lower the Pickup
Pickup height is set by adjusting spacers on the gauge wheels, providing an easy, reliable system for maintaining the correct tine height from the ground. The lift linkage for the head includes a slot that allows the head to float over changing terrain without the need for a float position on the tractor’s hydraulic valve.
The conveyor belt is self-cleaning and requires no tracking adjustment. The quick-release tensioning system simplifies storage and maintenance.
Simple Drawbar Attachment
Attachment to the tractor is simple. The drawbar hitch allows for fast attachment without cumbersome hitch extensions.
Reliable Pickup Design
The two-piece poly tine bar bearing greatly simplifies periodic maintenance. Unlike competitive machines, which must remove tine bars and tines to replace worn bearings, the split design allows you to replace the bearing in under one minute. Additionally, bearing life is maximized and friction properties are minimized with a specially formulated bearing material. The MM 301 also features wear sleeves on new stronger tine bars for even longer life, as well as larger cam bearings and cam tracks making the pickup even more reliable.
Options Tailored to Make your Life Easier
In-Cab Control Terminal
The optional electro-hydraulic controls manage merger functions on the go, fine-tune pickup speed, gather crop at end rows, shift the conveyor, and engage the optional extension, all conveniently from the tractor seat.
All of the following options require the in-cab control terminal.