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Grass wrapping around disc mower (Krone Active mow)

  • 16-08-2021 9:37pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭ twin_beacon

    We recently bought a new Krone Active mow, 8 foot disc mower (non conditioner).

    We cut a few acres of light stalky silage after we got it, all went fine. This evening I was trying to cut a field we reseeded this year, this is the first cut off it. Heavy crop of very green leafy grass, some of it is lodged. Long story short, I didn't get it cut, as grass kept wrapping around the disk nearest the tractor. There is a guard behind the disk, with around an inch of clearance between the two. When it started to wrap around the disc, it would clog very fast and the slip clutch would kick in. I wanted to take off the guard and see what happened, but the aul lad wasn't a fan of the idea! Does anyone here have a similar mower, or has anyone experienced a similar situation?

    Its possible I was driving too slow, as I cut the first 50 yards fine, then out to see if I needed to adjust the top link (was grand), then when I moved off again this started to happen.

    This is where I was having the trouble. Its getting cut tomorrow, even if it means using the old 5 foot 6" rotary!