Kverneland Group UK has added the 5387MT and 5395MT to its butterfly mower conditioner range. Fitting between the existing 5087MT and 53100MT Vario, the two newcomers can both be fitted with BX swath groupers.

Based on the 3300-series mower platform, the fixed cutting widths of the new models is 8.75m and 9.5m respectively, using pairs of beds mounted on a linkage-mounted, folding frame.

Where the 5387MT uses 3.2m eight-disc beds, the 5395MT has 3.6m nine-disc beds. Common to both models is the use of round cutting discs, each carrying two ProFit quick-change blades.

Both models come with the firm’s QuattroLink bed suspension system. This uses a multi-link mechanism that affords 700mm of vertical movement and 30 degrees of transverse movement.

Kverneland says that this pull-type suspension enables each bed to react to and negotiate demanding ground conditions – even at high forward speeds. QuattroLink also provides a non-stop safety break-back mechanism across the full working width of the mower bed.

Semi-swing steel tine conditioners are used on both models, and with a range of adjustments for the conditioning plate at both the front and rear of the hood, the two models offer fine-tuning of the conditioning intensity to suit different crop types and conditions.

As non-ISObus mowers, both the 5387MT and 5395MT are supplied with in-cab switch boxes. These are said to provide easy set-up and allow an extensive range of adjustments to also be made on-the-move.

Adding the BX belt-type swath grouper to the 5387MT and 5395MT increases flexibility, as the full cutting width can be placed into a large single swath, with each grouper placing the outer swaths onto the central row.

Raising the BX swath groupers out of work allows three individual swaths to be left. These can also be spread out across the full working width using the mower’s integral, wide spreading hoods.

Prices start at £55,767 for the 5387MT, which can be seen in action at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Muck and Grass event at Aberystwyth on May 30, 2024. The BX swath grouper version costs from £72,318.

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