NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — New Holland Agriculture North America is once again redefining the disc mower-conditioner with the introduction of the new Discbine® PLUS Series. For modern hay producers, New Holland understands they need equipment that improves their productivity and optimizes their quality to preserve valuable feed nutrients. That’s exactly what New Holland designed the Discbine PLUS Series to help customers do.
“A disc mower-conditioner isn’t a genuine Discbine unless it’s built and backed by the best in the business. From the hitch to the swath doors, these four models are designed and built with pride in New Holland, Pennsylvania,” says Sally Johnson, Vice President for New Holland Agriculture North America.
“The Discbine PLUS models have bold, new styling and yellow accents to signify commercial-grade performance. They’re built with the same DNA, durability and superior quality that customers know and expect, but we’ve focused on enhanced cutting and swath controls for greater overall performance,” states Jordan Milewski, Conventional Haytools Marketing Manager for New Holland Agriculture North America.
These machines include a maneuverable center-pivot tongue and standard swivel gearbox hitch that permit confident, fast operation and easy, trouble-free headland turns.
“When it’s your crop on the line, it’s about easier harvesting, better yields and improved feed quality. These Discbines help customers check all three boxes,” Milewski says.
High-capacity, clean-cutting and durable mowers
All Discbine PLUS models utilize the MowMax™ II PLUS disc cutterbar with the QuickMax™ knife-change system. This newly redesigned cutterbar delivers the cleanest cut yet from New Holland and commercial durability. It is similar to the cutterbar featured on Durabine™ PLUS disc headers for Speedrower® PLUS self-propelled windrowers.
Delivering a faster tip speed, the cutterbar comes equipped with longer knives. This slimmer cutterbar improves cut quality, while a 30% lower cutting height leaves less behind in down and tangled crops. For cleaner cutting in light or late-season crops, the reshaped rock guards enhance crop-to-knife engagement.
Saving hassle, time and repair costs by fending off potential damage, these models utilize ShockPRO™ disc drive hubs that absorb impacts to protect drive components. These components are also quick to replace in the field, enabling haymakers to keep mowing when conditions are right. For additional peace of mind, all Discbine PLUS models come with 36 months of factory cutterbar warranty coverage.
Better control equals better windrows
For the best conditioning and fast dry down, the WideDry™ conditioning system is sized for each model to deliver uniform conditioning and smooth crop flow. Conditioning system options include New Holland’s chevron intermeshing rubber rolls or chevron intermeshing steel rolls* with proven torsion bar pressure system for non-stop mowing. For optimal grass hay conditioning, the LeaningEdge™ flail tine conditioning system is available**.
Improving crop dry down, Discbine PLUS models offer increased crop control when windrowing or swathing. A 5-inch longer horizontal swath gate fitted with adjustable crop spreading wedges help break up crop streams. They’re also fitted with adjustable crop fins for added windrow control.
“Discbine PLUS models can make narrow windrows as small as 3-feet wide or up to 8-feet wide for fast drying with the two widest models,” Milewski states.
The windrow forming shields are also 5-inches taller than previous Discbine models and work with the swath gate to produce a tunnel effect. Specifically, this taller design, with greater curvature at the bottom provides more precise windrow control, helping to tuck the edges in for neater-looking swaths with improved dry down.
A PLUS for productivity, performance, protection and polish
Discbine 310 PLUS
The Discbine 310 PLUS features a six-disc cutterbar to provide a 10’ 1” cut with a 10’ 4” transport width to easily maneuver tight spaces, including gates, cattle guards and roadways. Requiring as little as 80 horsepower for operation, the Discbine 310 PLUS can be equipped with a 540- or 1,000-rpm drive that’s perfect for utility and mid-range tractors.
Discbine 312 PLUS
For customers seeking more capacity and a transport width under 12’, the Discbine 312 PLUS is an ideal option. Its seven-disc cutterbar delivers a 11’ 7”-wide cut and overall transport width of 11’ 10”. Suited for mid-range tractors, this mower is equipped with a 1,000-rpm drive.
Discbine 313 PLUS
This mower offers 10% increased cut capacity compared to the Discbine 312 PLUS, allowing operators to cut more acres per hour. With the additional 1’ 4”-wider cut, operators will increase productivity. Customers will also benefit from an 80% cutting-to-conditioning system ratio with the 125”-wide conditioner.
Discbine 316 PLUS
If big, wide-open fields are part of customer’s haymaking routine, they can maximize their productivity with the Discbine 316 PLUS. This machine offers the widest cutting width in the series at 16’ 5” to make quick work of big stands of hay.
New Discbine 313 PLUS making first appearance at 2022 Farm Progress Show
The Discbine PLUS Series will make its public debut at the 2022 Farm Progress Show, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2022, in Boone, Iowa. It will be on display at the New Holland booth #124 in the northwest quadrant of the show grounds. For more information on the new Discbine PLUS Series, visit agriculture.newholland.com.
*Chevron steel rolls not available on Discbine 310 PLUS
**LeaningEdge flail system not available on Discbine 316 PLUS
— New Holland Agriculture North America