With the Big M I, Krone presented a milestone in 1996: the first production self-propelled mower. And today it still represents one of the jewels in the Krone crown. We show 25 years of Big M development in our comparison of the first generation with its successor

Although there had been several “self-propelled” machines with disc or drum mowers working around Europe for some time, many of these used forage harvesters as the power house, which were then subsequently kitted out with mounted mowers instead of a pickup or maize header.