Front mowers: Front mowers with more go

The modern front mower is more than just another cutterbar hung on the front linkage of the tractor. Our round-up looks at the different mounting and suspension systems and details what’s on the market

by Jane Carley

It goes without saying that front mowers increase mowing output to match the pace of harvest offered by high capacity balers and foragers or to take advantage of weather windows in a catchy season. With the wide range of sizes on the market they can be an equally good addition for a trailed or mounted mower on tight, undulating fields as for a butterfly combination on more expansive acreages, making use of commonlyavailable tractor front linkages.