The McHale Pro Glide R3100 Rear Conditioner Mower comes standard with our unique patented Ground Following Technology, break-back protection, hydraulic ground pressure control and heavy-duty cutter bar design making the Pro Glide a smart choice for farmers and contractors alike.
McHale have developed a unique patented ground adaption technology which delivers 3-dimensional ground contour tracking. This allows a left to right and forward and back arc of movement of the cutter bar. The cutter bar suspension works to deliver uncontaminated forage, achieving maximum performance and results for the farmer and contractor.
|Mechanical Break Back||Springs Provide Excellent Ground Following Ability||Vertical Parking Stand|
|Patented Constant Ground Pressure||17º Transverse Pivot Range
(Left / Right Movement)
|12º (Forward / Back Movement)|
|Unique Cutter Bar Protection||3D Ground Contour Tracking||110º Transport Position|
|Pull Type Mowing System|
The left/right transverse movement means the cutter bar maintains a clean cut as it smoothly glides over humps and hollows in the ground.
This movement ensures a precision floatation of the cutter bar for a cleaner cut in all ground conditions.
If the mower encounters an obstacle, the cutter bar can move back and up.
Most rear mowers have a central pin which allows the mower to move left and right to adjust to changes in ground condition.
The Pro Glide range of rear mowers are fitted with patented ground adaption technology, which allows the bed to move back and up if the bed encounters small obstacles. This saves time and maximises throughput as it means the obstacle does not trigger the main break back protection. This results in higher mowing speeds being able to be achieved without the interruption of having to reset the break back.
On the Pro Glide rear mowers, the cutter bar ground pressure can be set from the tractor cab. The working pressure is visually displayed on the clock which is mounted on the headstock. Once the desired pressure is selected the cutter bar working pressure can be isolated from the tractor hydraulics with a mechanical tap.
Pro Glide mowers are fitted with an extremely strong fully welded cutter bar. All 3m cutter bars are fitted with 7 discs while all the 3.4m cutter bars are equipped with 8 discs. The discs are driven by auxiliary gears and as the cutter bar is welded and filled with oil, the gear drive operates in a continually lubricated environment which ensures quiet operations and maximum life.
The Pro Glide cutter bar is powered by a heavy duty right angle gearbox that is positioned behind the inner mowing disc. The positioning of the gearbox allows the operator to mow into corners and over rough terrain without experiencing problems.
The Pro Glide cutter bar has been designed so the rounded low profile front edge lets the fully welded cutter bar glide smoothly over the ground. The slanted leading edge of the cutter bar allows for clean forage separation and reduces ground contamination.
In the cutter bar, large heavy duty drive gears transfer the power to auxiliary gears which power the individual discs. The auxiliary gears which drive the individual discs are mounted in a forward position on the cutter bar which deliver maximum cutting performance even when working in lodged crops.
The mowing discs are specifically designed to maximise crop flow. All mowing discs are equipped with two blades that are angled to ensure a clean cut. The blades orbit with a generous overlap to deliver an uncontaminated swath. Each mowing disc has its own individual protective safety mechanism, if a collision occurs, the mechanism will shear in order to protect the drive.
The 110mm mower blades rotate and overlap very close to the surface of the cutter bar and the counter blade to deliver a clean cut. With the aid of the specially designed lever, the blades on the McHale Pro Glide mower can be changed quickly and easily. A weatherproof toolbox is mounted on the mower for storing spare blades and tools.
The McHale Pro Glide comes standard with a steel tine conditioner to condition the grass as efficiently as possible. In order to increase wilting time and decrease the exposure of the forage to the weather, the McHale Pro Glide prepares a uniform swath by conditioning across the working width of the mower.
The conditioner is driven by a mechanical gearbox. Conditioning speeds can be adjusted between 700 and 1000 rpm with the simple pull of a lever. The position of the steel tines allow for powerful conditioning, which ensures the McHale Pro Glide range can deliver fast uniform wilting. Should a tine come into contact with a foreign object they pivot out of the way.
The operator can select from six adjustments for adjusting conditioning intensity. The operator also has the option to set the deflection plates and leaves the swath in a wide or narrow formation.
The McHale Pro Glide mower range is fitted with a heavy duty 1,000 rpm drive line. Power is transmitted through heavy duty star tubing and the shaft is protected by the Walterscheid P Line range of drive shafts. These drive shaft covers allow for very easy and simple access to all greasing points without the need for any untidy anti-rotation chains on the shaft guards and results in improved operator safety by delivering a longer service life.
For transportation, the McHale Pro Glide folds vertically to position itself behind the centre point of the tractor for safe transport. The transport height of the machine is reduced as the mower bed is at 110 degree angle. This position allows for the mower to distribute its weight across the tractor for ease of transport on the road while also providing the driver with a clear view of the rear view mirrors.
Every year McHale balers produce over 75 million bales of forage for farmers and contractors. To maximise the feed value of this forage it is important that grass crops are cut when the sugar content is highest, and that the mower leaves clean crop stubble and produces quality forage free from impurities.
The McHale Pro Glide range of mowers has been developed to deliver superior floatation and ground following. The Pro Glide range is fitted with patented ground adaption technology which delivers 3D ground tracking that allows the mower to easily mow on rough or undulating terrain and still deliver optimal results.
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|Transport Width||2.2m (87”)|
|Transport Length||2.2m (87″)|
|Transport Height||4m (158″)|
|Weight||1,470 kgs (3,240 lbs)|
|Cutting Width||3.05m (118”)|
|Swath Width||1.3m – 2.3m (51″-91″|
|Number of Cutting Discs||7|
|Total Number of Blades||14 (2 Blades per Disc)|
|Cutting Height||25mm – 75mm|
|Cutting Disc Speed||3,200 rpm|
|Cutting Blade||Quick Change|
|Hydraulic Width Adjustment||N/A|
|Conditioner Type||Steel Tine Conditioner|
|Conditioner Speed||700 / 1000 rpm|
|Minimum Power Requirement||80 kW / 108HP|
|Linkage Attachment||CAT II or CAT III (Rear) 3-Point Linkage|
|PTO Speed||1,000 rpm|
|Lighting||LED Lighting: 12 V/7-pin socket|
|Hydraulic Systems||Double Acting Hydraulic Supply with Float (Minimum) & Single Acting Hydraulic Supply (Optional)|
|Minimum Pressure||180 bar (2,3610 psi)|
|Minimum Hydraulic Flow Rate||20 l/min (4.54 gal/min) @ 180 bar (2,610 psi)|
|Capacity||3.5 ha/h (8.5 acres/hour)|