Claas has introduced a new range of non-conditioner rear butterfly mowers. The biggest of these is the Disco 1010, which is able to mow up to 9.90m on each pass and, when folded, has a low transport height.

While mower conditioners are the tool of choice for the majority of silage crops on British and Irish farms, there are certain regions where plain mowers are popular. And as with most things in the machinery world, there is ongoing demand for wider working widths.

Enter the latest generation of Claas Disco rear butterflies. For next season there’ll be three models: Disco 8300 (8.10/8.30m) and 9500 (8.90/9.10m) as well as the new king, the 1010 (9.70/9.90m). The differences in working width show what happens when the unit is paired with a 3.00m or 3.40m front mower.

There is a lot of component carryover from the previous range, such as the MaxCut beds, but there are also a number of new details, which are particularly noticeable in work. As well as the straightforward ‘Trend’ version, there is a higher spec ‘Comfort’, although the latter is not offered in the UK or Ireland.

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