Case IH Updates Disc Mower Conditioner to Optimize Haying Window

August 29, 2018 09:42 AM
Case IH unveils latest updates to model year 2019 disc mower conditioners.

New updates by Case IH to the model year 2019 disc mower conditioners have been made to provide efficiencies to forage growers at harvest time.

The updates were made to the 9- and 10-foot side-pull models which include a quick change knife system that speeds up blade replacement, resulting in less time spent on maintenance and more time in the hayfield.  Knife changes now take a third of the time of a standard knife system.

“When producers encounter different conditions going from field to field, they’ll be able to easily make adjustments so that every field can be optimized for productivity,” says Brian Spencer, Case IH hay and forage marketing manager. “Simple machine adjustments and design provide producers the flexibility to meet individual crop preparation while retaining high-quality feed.”


Case IH unveils latest updates to model year 2019 disc mower conditioners.

Other attributes of the 9- and 10-foot Model Year 2019 disc mower conditioners include:

  • A narrow cutterbar design with improved flotation provides optimal cut and crimp for higher quality hay by increasing the consistency of windrows and speeding up dry down.
  • A new four-pin hydraulic cylinder tilt creates more flexibility for cutting height. Also, no tools are needed to adjust the tilt and adjustable skid shoes aid in the cutting height flexibility.
  • Haying in rough or rocky hayfields is made easier with a shock protection system that protects the cutterbar. A heavy duty curtain provides additional protection.

“Windrow formation adjustments have never been easier to make,” Spencer says. “And the conditioner systems allow for wider, thinner swaths so more crop is exposed to the sun for faster drydown.”

The 9- and 10-foot Model Year 2019 disc mower conditioners have wide roll widths which provide consistent forage conditioning. In some cases it results in 1:1 ration and the mower is 40% wider than some competitor’s machines. There are also no tools required to adjust the conditioning roll pressure, swath doors or swath board.

Case IH hay swather alfalfa

Enhancements to the 9- and 10-foot side-pull Model Year 2019 disc mower conditioners from Case IH combine fast cutting with high-quality conditioning to maximize field time. 

“The result is a thinner crop mat passing through the system,” Spencer says. “This means thorough and even crop conditioning and a crop that will maintain more sugar and carbs for higher-quality hay and feed value.”

The DC3 Series Model Year 2019 mower conditioners all include a three-year cutterbar warranty.

For more information on the newest mower conditioners from Case IH visit

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