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Fecon unveils new Disc Hawk compact disc mulcher

Fecon LLC, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty site preparation attachments and forestry accessories, expands its line of premier attachments with the launch of the Disc Hawk disc mulcher. Specifically designed for high-flow skid steers and compact track loaders, the attachment increases efficiency where speed and acreage are more important than material size, making it the ideal addition to an existing fleet of mulching equipment. Fecon’s disc mulcher increases productivity with a faster, rougher cut either for first-pass vegetation removal or in instances where maximizing material dispersion without fine chip size is ideal.

At a third of the operating cost of a drum mulcher, the Disc Hawk complements an existing mulching fleet as an ideal high-production alternative for tackling jobs that may not require finely shredded material. With a working width of 60 inches, the disc mulcher is purpose-built for 75- to 132-horsepower skid steers and compact track loaders that operate with as little as 30 to 50 gallons per minute (gpm) of auxiliary hydraulic flow. The unit provides exceptional performance for mulching thicker vegetative material at higher speeds than traditional drum mulchers. A low-profile motor and deck configuration provides industry-leading visibility and reduces material buildup.


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Claas introduces two new tractor lines and expands options on a third

Claas is excited to introduce their latest tractor lines: the Xerion 12.650 and 12.590; the Arion 660, 650 and 630; as well as row-crop-friendly options on the Axion 960 TT and 930 TT. These machines have been developed with extensive input from North American farmers for exceptional productivity, efficiency and comfort. As a leader in the production of tractors, combines, forage harvesters, balers and hay tools, Claas is recognized worldwide for its exceptional engineering and farmer-focused solutions.

The newest models in the manufacturer’s impressive tractor lineup are the Xerion 12 Series and the Arion 600 Series, both of which have been designed to offer exceptional capacity and operational comfort in their product ranges. The Xerion boasts power, durability, efficiency and comfort, vaulting it to the top of the class in the high-horsepower 4-by-4 range. The Arion is an excellent choice for those who require a sturdy and efficient tractor capable of handling many challenging tasks. Whether looking to maximize productivity or optimize performance, Claas has poured every ounce of ingenuity and know-how into building a lineup that turns heads – full of clever features that help do the work for you while offering a variation of power for any application.


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Steyr releases full range of new Absolut CVT tractors

A few months after previewing a new flagship Absolut CVT tractor introducing multiple new features, Steyr Traktoren has released a full range of new Absolut CVT models, the most important development of the line since its launch. The new tractors bring many technologies proven on larger Steyr models, bringing their advantages to a wider customer base. There are five new Absolut CVT models, from the 6200 to the 6280, with the last three figures representing the maximum unboosted horsepower from their Stage V 6.7-liter FPT NEF six-cylinder engines. They produce up to 11% more power across the range, with a maximum 1,250-Nm torque at 1,500 rpm on the largest model. Larger, stronger axles mean gross vehicle weight of up to 15,000 kilograms is permitted.

The new models are more than a current Absolut CVT with a new cab, though. Changes at the heart of the tractors include the ability to customize CVT operation, allowing adjustment and recall of settings according to preferences and task requirements, saving time and easing operation. Unique among Steyr models, this was developed to aid acceleration/deceleration behavior, shuttle response and sensitivity for both the multicontroller and the drive pedal, the latter being a new, more responsive unit which can be overridden when required.


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Oxbo launches 2228 twin merger

The 2228 is the newest Oxbo merger, building on Oxbo’s commitment to forage quality for over 20 years. The twin merger was designed to open the benefits of merging up to new markets, including dry hay and small grains. All Oxbo mergers feature robust design and reliable components to deliver long field life.

For 20 years, Oxbo has made a commitment to designing mergers that deliver the highest-quality forage. The new PowerMerge technology on the 2228 delivers increased merging speed in heavy crops while building dense, smooth windrows across crop types.

PowerMerge combines Oxbo’s newest cam technology with positive belt drive motors and the ideal belt width and angle to push crop to the back of the belt. The result: tight crop flow and maximum leaf retention. All without the use of belt tensioners.

The Oxbo 2228 was designed to deliver better windrows and better feed quality.