FC 1060 TL disc mower conditioners

FC 1060 TL machine silhouette

Side pull: everything you need

FC 1060 TL mower conditioners come in four working widths (2.67 m to 3.50 m) and are designed for tractors from 75 hp. Manoeuvres are easy due to the GYRODINE headstock and low power requirement.

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The FC 1060 TL range of mower conditioners have a side drawbar and come in working widths from 2.67 to 3.50 m. These machines are economical, adapted to medium-sized plots and provide high output. Headland turns are easy thanks to the GYRODINE headstock, which provides the easy handling needed to produce high quality forage
Choose the conditioner to suit your main crop:
  • DIGIDRY steel fingers for a higher performance in diverse conditions and especially in longer forage. The FC 3160 TLV mowers have extra hydraulic plates to produce twin swaths less than 3 m wide.
  • SQUAREFLEX polyurethane roller for delicate forage on TLR versions.
  • DOUBLE CRIMP steel roller on TLS versions.

FC 3160 TLD at work

Your benefits

Side pull: everything you need

The trailed mower conditioner with side drawbar on the headland

GYRODINE headstock: fast, easy manoeuvring

The GYRODINE pivoting headstock saves you time. It enables turns in excess of 90° while keeping the PTO driveline straight so that less manoeuvring is required. Maintenance requirements are low with only one oil change point. The machine is coupled to the tractor with anti-rotation pins. This hitch system is extremely reliable and ensures safe manoeuvres.

Swaths adapted to harvesting machines

The machine is designed to handle intense forage flows with different delivery modes depending on the machine:
  • Regular swaths with adjustable width.
  • Uniform wide delivery as standard on TLD series models and as an option on TLR and TLS models.
  • Twin swaths less than 3m on FC 3160 TLV (perfectly compatible with a 3 m pick-up).
The FC 1060 TLD at work

Protecting the ground, even at high speeds

The mowing unit is suspended by torsion bars. It follows ground contours closely to produce an even cut and can be adjusted separately on both sides. This helps protect the sward and the machine, and keeps impurities out of the forage. The ultra-large tyres exert very little pressure on the ground during work and headland turns. The crop is preserved and soil compaction is avoided.
Ground pressure adjustment

FC 3160 TLV: twin swaths less than 3 m wide

Save time and money with this machine. Raking is no longer necessary and work output by the forage harvester is increased. Forage quality is improved: no more foreign bodies or soil brought into the forage during raking and less risk of stones causing mechanical breakdown.
With a 3.10m cut, 2-speed finger conditioner and hydraulically-controlled swath shields, the FC 3160 TLV mower conditioner can deliver 2 swaths side by side by grouping 6m of cut crop into a swath width that does not exceed 2.80m: the ideal size for a forage harvester with a maximum pick-up of 3 metres.
When you change the position of the swath shields the position of the drawbar adapts automatically. This means: 
  • The tractor wheels never run over the forage. - The machine works the full cut width. 
  • You deliver a swath that is less than 3 metres and easy to collect by the pick-up.
Only two hydraulic valves are required to manage the machine as the FC 3160 TLV series is equipped with a circuit selector. The position of the shields can be controlled separately, as is necessary on steep slopes, for example, in order to adjust the point of forage delivery
Twin swaths less than 3 m wide from FC 3160 TLV

Savings in time and money

Variable spacing on the OPTIDISC cutter bar

OPTIDISC: the optimum cut

Clean forage is the key to saving the additoinal concentrates needed to be added to your livestock's feed. Variable spacing between the discs, large overlap zones and the reduced angle of the OPTIDISC cutter bar will provide you with the necessary quality.
Spacing is reduced at the point where the discs diverge to increase knife overlap. This results in a clean cut even in light or short grasses.
Distance is increased at the point where the discs converge. This provides more space for the crop to pass through and be quickly moved through to the rear so that the mower can work undisrupted.
On hilly ground, in wet conditions or with a stickier crop, soil can build up in front of the cutter bar, but not with the OPTIDISC cutter bar! It is equipped with skids designed to improve the running smoothness. Plant cover is protected and high-quality forage ensured, even in difficult conditions.

Maximum reliability and stability

The cutter bar has been designed to cope well with obstacles. Being equipped with the PROTECTADRIVE safety system, in the event of a violent impact between a disc and an obstacle, the shaft holding the disc can shear just above the bearing thanks to a carefully dimensioned shear groove. Therefore the gear wheels are protected. In less than 15 minutes, the machine can back up and running with a low repair cost.
KUHN advantage: Disc-bearing stations are attached by long bolts that pass through the entire cutter bar. This eliminates any risk of the mounts being torn out of the cutter bar in the event of an impact. Top-of-the-range components strengthen the centre piece of the cutter bar:
  • Special disc-bearing station with a double row of angular contact ball bearings.
  • Large-diameter gearwheels in high-precision forged steel with 3 cogs engaged.
  • Forged and heat-treated discs.
  • Disc skids made from treated steel with the option of adding a bolt on protective layer.
In order to lengthen the machine's service life, shock absorbers are integrated in between the cutter bar and chassis. The structure of the machine is less affected by impacts, especially when working at fast forward speeds.
PROTECTADRIVE breakaway system

Minimum maintenance

You will waste no time on maintenance.
The OPTIDISC cutter bar is an excellent example of added value created through the close collaboration between manufacturer and farmer. It is a solution that is totally adapted to operations and will save you time:
  • Lubricated for life. No need to service the cutter bar.
  • FAST-FIT quick-release knife system, 100 % secure. A powerful leaf spring provides constant pressure on the knife retainer for extra safety. It takes just a few moments to replace the knives.
Maintenance is kept down, and is occassionally necessary for the drive system and the pivot points.

FAST-FIT quick knife replacement

Conditioning adapted to your needs

DIGIDRY conditioner with steel fingers

High-performance DIGIDRY steel fingers for diverse conditions

The rotor conditioner with steel fingers is highly effective in long, heavy and mature forage as well as in short forage. Its high-capacity intake produces smooth forage flow though the machine. Power requirement for this type of conditioner is kept low with quicker forage passage and no need for recirculation. Well-structured, airy swaths are created by the position of the fingers that fluff up the forage, sending it up in the air before it comes down to form the swath. The resulting forage has higher energy and nutritional value owing to accelerated drying.
The steel fingers can also work in alfalfa. Conditioning intensity is adjusted to preserve the leaves on the stems in order to retain the nutritional quality in the forage.
Modify conditioning intensity by:
  • Adjusting the deflector plate.
  • Adjusting the conditioner's speed.

DOUBLE CRIMP steel rollers on TLS models

The conditioner with DOUBLE CRIMP steel rollers grips the plant evenly to allow humidity to escape. The whole process is gentle in order to retain the nutritional value of delicate forage crops such as legumes and immature rye. Their large 240mm diameter makes them very robust as well as improving forage circulation. Pressure between the rollers can be adjusted from 100 to 500kg/m to suit the type of forage and conditioning intensity desired.
DOUBLE CRIMP steel rollers

FC 2860 TLR at work