Simplicity and reliability makes new Case IH DC103 a cut above
13 Sep 2019
still in high demand in many parts of the country and hay equipment sales on
the rise, Case IH has launched a new Mower-Conditioner that puts optimum
productivity to the fore.
The Case IH DC103
Disc Mower-Conditioner builds on the already proven centre-pivot Disc DC3 and
the DC2 side-pull designs, providing superior cut and crimp and the overall performance customers demand.
Product Manager Hay and Harvest, says the key to the DC103 is its simplicity
when it comes to operation, adjustments and maintenance, with the reliability
and ruggedness required to get the job done within often demanding timeframes.
“Due to the
ongoing drought across many regions, the demand for hay-making equipment has
been high, so the launch of this new DC103 has come at a good time for
customers lookingo upgrade machinery, or for those new to this market,” Tim
everything customers appreciated about its predecessor, the well-established
DC102, but then introduces a raft of enhanced features that are now standard,
such as revised cutter-bar flotation and additional tilt adjustment and
quick-change knives. It’s a practical and user-friendly design that produces
outstanding results in all conditions.”
The DC103’s simplicity
can be attributed to clean lines with minimal moving parts, and for most in-field adjustments, tools are not required.
Even changing cutting blades is now just a matter of using the tool mounted on
the mower conditioner, featuring a quick-change design with a retaining clip
and eccentric nut.
"It retains everything customers appreciated about its predecessor, the well-established DC102, but then introduces a raft of enhanced features that are now standard, such as revised cutter-bar flotation and additional tilt adjustment and quick-change knives. It’s a practical and user-friendly design that produces outstanding results in all conditions" - Tim Slater, Case IH
Tim says cutterbar
flotation is the biggest change on the model, redesigned for simplicity yet
providing the best protection in the event of encountering an obstacle.
The range of
motion as the cutterbar floats up protects the knives from the obstacle. In
addition, each disc also has its own independent protection with a shock hub
(frangible splines) that protects the main cutterbar drivetrain if it’s not
possible to float over an obstruction.
cutterbar itself has a really robust design, with each disc having its own
enclosed gearbox module. This makes the cutterbar very durable and is ideal for
working on slopes as the oil doesn’t run to one end, but is instead retained in
each module. Each gearbox module can also be serviced individually,” Tim said.
to enhanced productivity are the wide conditioning rollers that match well to
the width of the cutterbar, providing for optimum processing of the cut crop
through the conditioning system that guarantees the best and fastest dry down
hitch and driveline are designed for heavy application and with the double
swivel gearbox there is minimal stress on universal joints at the tractor even
while performing the tightest of turns,” Tim said.
information on or inquiries about the DC103 Disc Mower-Conditioner, contact
your local Case IH dealer.
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