Machinery Journal

April 23, 2016 02:03 AM

Hay Tool Lineup Expands

Kubota unveils the third phase of its expanded hay and forage lineup with additional disc mowers, a disc mower conditioner, a rake and balers. 


The DM3087 and DM4032 disc mowers are equipped with a fully-welded cutter bar. The DM3087 is a lightweight (3,000 lb.) center-suspended disc mower with a width of 28'7" and a butterfly formation ideal for a minimum 140 PTO hp tractor. Both mowers offer outstanding suspension: the DM3087 center suspension system ensures the disc mower precisely follows the ground contour, while the DM4032 allows the operator to set the height of the tractor linkage and adjust ground pressure by tightening the suspension springs. 

The DM8028R trailed disc mower conditioner features full-width roller conditioning and three-bladed cutter bar technology that floats separately from the main chassis. Features include SemiSwing or chevron roller conditioners and independent active suspension.

Expanding the FarmLine rakes line, the RA2072 is a compact double-rotor, center-delivery rake. Operators can work comfortably in tight fields, producing consistent windrows with hydraulically controlled working widths that range from 20'4" to 23'7". The RA2072 offers curved tine arms to ensure a regular and even swath formation. 

The three new additions to Kubota’s baler line, the BV4160 and BV4180 PremNet models and the BV5160 Net model, offer a net-only binding system and a fork feeder to handle silage, hay and straw. The BV4180 rolls bales to 4'x6' with a 79"-wide pickup capacity. The PowerBind net wrap system offers trouble-free and reliable operation. The PremNet models are compatible with all brands of nets and feature a direct injection system. The BV5160 makes a 4'x5' bale with an 86"-wide pickup capacity.

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Deere Enters Joint Venture With Hagie

In industry news, Deere & Company is now the majority owner of Hagie Manufacturing. Equipment made by the joint venture will carry the Hagie brand, which will continue to manufacture sprayers in its current Clarion, Iowa, location. Sales and service for Hagie equipment will be integrated into John Deere’s global distribution channel during the next 15 months. John Deere dealers will begin participating in the sales process this summer, and parts and service will be supported by Hagie through the application season. The John Deere channel will begin servicing and stocking parts for Hagie machines by November 2016.

ATV Adds Room for a Second Rider


Polaris’ 2017 Sportsman 6x6 Big Boss 570 EPS can carry two riders thanks to a longer chassis, a raised second seat for more visibility, hand grips and foot rests. With an efficient, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder Pro-Star 570 engine, the Big Boss 570 delivers 44 hp and an automotive-style Electronic Fuel Injection system. With four-wheel-drive and six-wheel-drive options, the High Performance On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive system gives the operator instant engagement. Aggressive 26" PXT tires offer traction. A standard 800-lb. capacity gas-assist dump box has tie-downs for secure hauling. Price: $10,999. Visit

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