Hydraulic swing-tongue models
The 2.7 m CM209 and 3.66 m CM212 models feature a side-pull, hydraulic swing-tongue design and can merge up to 3.66 m. Extensions can be added to expand the merge area up to 5.5 m. The hydraulic swing tongue allows the tractor to operate to the left side of the windrow or swath being picked up. The tractor-mounted electric control box manipulates the tongue swing as well as the raising and lowering of the pickup. These models can be operated with a 70-hp (52-kW) tractor equipped with two remotes, with one having at least 16 gpm flow at 2000 psi hydraulic pressure. For those without adequate hydraulic flow on the tractor, an optional, self-contained hydraulic pump drive kit with a PTO pump can be installed. The roller wind guard, mounted on the forward side of the pickup, pre-compresses crop as it engages the pickup teeth.