Rear-mounted disc mower with adjustable frame
Rotex XT take their origin from the renowned TSB and are the new rear disc mowers by BCS. The machines have a new look and their structure was reinforced to face always more and more demanding work conditions for larger cutting fields and reduced processing time, to improve productiveness.
Reliability, performance, working speed and high quality of the cut forage are the strengths of new Rotex XT.
Three different versions of the Rotex XT are available, depending on the cutting width:
- Rotex XT 5 with 5 discs and a 2.05 m cutting width
All the Rotex XT are available with normal-rotating or counter-rotating discs.
The minimal power absorption at the PTO makes the Rotex XT suitable also for use on low powered tractors, on slopes or combined with front mowers.
The cutter bar features a compact yet hard-wearing profile. This optimises penetration in all types of forage, even if thick and flattened, ensuring regular discharge without any danger of clogging.
Structure and Frame
The three-point linkage frame can be adjusted on the side to suit any kind of tractor. The perfect correspondence with the tractor track allows the cutting width to be fully exploited, along with adjusting the best overlapping in case of combined work with a front mower.
Balancing and lightening of the cutter bar occur through a system of strong helical springs and tie-rods, acting independently on both ends of the cutter bar: in this way, the weight of the mower is regularly distributed and the cutter bar can follow the ground contour in the best way.
+ less friction with resulting fuel saving
+ regular cutting height
+ always clean and non-contaminated forage
+ protection of the turf
Rotex XT mowers are equipped with an impact-preventing safety unlock device, to avoid any damage to the cutter bar: in case of strong bumps against an obstacle, the device partially retracts and lifts the cutter bar.
The standard hydraulic lifting is used to ease cutter bar during end of field manoeuvres, lifting it to +90° (in vertical direction) during road transfers or facilitating work on steep banks and ditches until -35° versus the horizontal direction. All this can be done from the tractor operator's seat, by simply moving the control valve lever. In this way, no adjustment is required on the tractor's third point because it is always at the preset height for an always sharp and clean cut.
In transport position, the cutter bar is securely held by a mechanical device, leaving a good view for the operator at the back. The reduced offset vs. the tractor guarantees a high stability without any swinging movement during road transfers, also at high speed.
A complete new design was implemented for the protection canvas, which is now surrounded by plastic impact-preventing guards and for crossbar, equipped with reinforced couplings. The crossbar is secured to the end of the bar by a sickle-shaped cutting support, to relief all strains from the structure and increase its sturdiness.
The tilting of the guard gives easy and comfortable access to the cutter bar, for its cleaning and maintenance.
Rotex XT mowers were designed to bear heavy duty conditions all the time; the cutter bar is formed by top quality and highly resistant components.
The gearbox, with gears in an oil bath, is made from spheroidal graphite cast iron to ensure maximum resistance to stress both during work and transfer.
The cutter bar has an oil bath gear transmission. The sealed ball bearings and the large gears with rounded profiled teeth achieve an efficient and reliable power transmission to cutting discs.
Transmission is also protected against accidental impacts by a safety system supported by disc-holding flanges with a breakdown device. This device prevents any damage to the cutter bar interior components in case of strong impact between discs and stones or obstacles. The 4 safety shearpins are cut and can be replaced within a few minutes with very short down times.
The discs with cleaning flaps achieve an optimal flow of forage and high wear resistance. They are available in standard versions or, as an optional, with a convenient release system for knife replacement, without any wrench.
Baffles with reinforced connections are located in the knife overlap zones and protect the cutter bar should a blade bend upon contact with an obstacle. Their special shape prevents soil clogs and debris to be accumulated; the cutting area is always clean for optimal forage flow.
The special wear-resistant skids protect the cutter bar, guarantee a long life and a lower resistance to inching.
The conveyor cones, which are mounted on the first and last disc, make the swathing of the cut forage easier and allow the machine to gather it towards the centre of the bar, thus forming, in synch with the adjustable tier boards, a copious and well aired heap.
The rotary disc at the end of the bar further separates swath from yet-to-be-cut grass.