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Original Operating Instructions

Document no.: 150001331_00_en

Status: 24/04/2020

MT603-40

Mower Combination

EasyCut B 1000

From machine no.: 101

0

414

Contact

Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG

Heinrich-Krone-Straße 10

48480 Spelle

Germany

Telephone main office + 49 (0) 59 77/935-0

Telefax main office

Telefax spare parts warehouse national territory

+ 49 (0) 59 77/935-339

+ 49 (0) 59 77/935-239

Telefax spare parts warehouse export + 49 (0) 59 77/935-359

Internet www.landmaschinen.krone.de

https://mediathek.krone.de/

Information for enquiries and orders

Year

Machine no.

Type

Contact data of your dealer

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Contents

3

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

3.5

4

4.1

4.1.1

4.1.2

5

5.1

6

2

2.4.10

2.4.11

2.4.12

2.4.13

2.4.14

2.4.15

2.4.16

2.4.17

2.4.18

2.4.19

2.4.20

2.5

2.5.1

2.5.2

2.5.3

2.6

2.7

2.7.1

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4.1

2.4.2

2.4.3

2.4.4

2.4.5

2.4.6

2.4.7

2.4.8

2.4.9

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1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.5.1

1.5.2

1.5.3

1.5.4

1.5.5

1.5.6

1.5.7

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Information on This Document.................................................................................................  6

Validity .........................................................................................................................................  6

Re-ordering ..................................................................................................................................  6

Applicable documents..................................................................................................................  6

Target group of this document .....................................................................................................  6

How to use this document ...........................................................................................................  6

Directories and references...........................................................................................................  6

Information on direction ...............................................................................................................  7

Term “machine”............................................................................................................................  7

Figures .........................................................................................................................................  7

Scope of the document ................................................................................................................  7

Means of representation ..............................................................................................................  7

Conversion table ..........................................................................................................................  9

Safety ........................................................................................................................................  12

Intended use ..............................................................................................................................  12

Reasonably foreseeable misuse................................................................................................  12

Service life of the machine.........................................................................................................  13

Basic safety instructions ............................................................................................................  13

Importance of operating instructions..........................................................................................  13

Personnel qualification of the operating personnel ....................................................................  13

Personnel qualification of the technicians..................................................................................  14

Children in danger .....................................................................................................................  14

Connecting the machine ............................................................................................................  14

Structural modifications on the machine ....................................................................................  14

Additional equipment and spare parts .......................................................................................  14

Jobs on the machine..................................................................................................................  15

Operational safety: Technically sound condition .......................................................................  15

Danger zones ............................................................................................................................  16

Ensuring functionality of safety devices .....................................................................................  18

Personal protective equipment ..................................................................................................  18

Safety markings on the machine ...............................................................................................  19

Road safety................................................................................................................................  19

Parking the machine safely .......................................................................................................  20

Consumables .............................................................................................................................  20

Dangers arising from environment.............................................................................................  21

Sources of danger on the machine ............................................................................................  22

Dangers in connection with certain activities: Working on the machine ....................................  23

Behaviour in dangerous situations and in case of accidents .....................................................  24

Safety routines ...........................................................................................................................  24

Shutting down and safeguarding the machine...........................................................................  24

Securing raised machine and machine parts against lowering..................................................  25

Carrying out oil level check and oil and filter element changes safely.......................................  25

Safety Labels on the Machine ...................................................................................................  26

Safety equipment .......................................................................................................................  31

SMV emblem .............................................................................................................................  32

Machine description ................................................................................................................  33

Machine Overview .....................................................................................................................  33

Labelling ....................................................................................................................................  33

Road travel lighting ....................................................................................................................  34

Intermediate universal shaft.......................................................................................................  34

Pole protection mechanism .......................................................................................................  35

Technical data ..........................................................................................................................  36

Consumables .............................................................................................................................  37

Oils.............................................................................................................................................  37

Lubricating greases ...................................................................................................................  37

Control and Display Elements ................................................................................................  38

Operation panel .........................................................................................................................  38

Initial operation ........................................................................................................................  40

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11.1

11.1.1

11.1.2

11.1.3

11.1.4

11.1.5

11.1.6

11.2

11.3

11.4

11.5

11.6

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10.1

10.2

10.3

10.4

10.5

9

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.3.1

9.3.2

9.4

9.4.1

9.4.2

7

7.1

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.6

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.4

6.5

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8.3.2

8.4

8.5

8.6

8.7

8.8

8.9

8.1

8.1.1

8.1.2

8.2

8.2.1

8.2.2

8.3

8.3.1

Checklist for initial operation ......................................................................................................  40

Mounting the universal shaft on the machine ............................................................................  41

Adapting Coupling Points ..........................................................................................................  41

Checking/setting the free space from tractor to machine ..........................................................  42

Adapting universal shaft ............................................................................................................  43

Start-up .....................................................................................................................................  44

Ballasting the tractor-machine combination ...............................................................................  44

Connecting the machine to the tractor .......................................................................................  47

Connecting hydraulic hoses.......................................................................................................  48

Connecting operation panel .......................................................................................................  48

Connecting road travel lighting ..................................................................................................  49

Installing universal shaft ............................................................................................................  50

Operation ..................................................................................................................................  51

Front guard ................................................................................................................................  51

Fold up the front guard ..............................................................................................................  52

Fold down the front guard ..........................................................................................................  52

Side guard .................................................................................................................................  53

Folding up side guard (transport position) .................................................................................  53

Folding down side guard (working position) ..............................................................................  53

Operate the support jack ...........................................................................................................  54

Move parking jacks into transport position.................................................................................  54

Move parking jacks into support position ...................................................................................  54

Locking / releasing stop cocks ...................................................................................................  55

Operating the stop cock .............................................................................................................  55

Lowering the machine from transport position to working position ............................................  56

Lift the machine from the headland position into the transport position.....................................  57

Field mode .................................................................................................................................  58

Field mode on slopes.................................................................................................................  59

Driving and transport ..............................................................................................................  60

Prepare the machine for road travel ..........................................................................................  61

Checking transport position of outrigger arms ...........................................................................  61

Parking the machine ..................................................................................................................  62

Parking the machine in the transport position............................................................................  62

Parking the machine in the working position .............................................................................  63

Preparing the machine for shipment ..........................................................................................  64

Lifting the machine.....................................................................................................................  64

Lashing the machine..................................................................................................................  65

Settings.....................................................................................................................................  66

Setting the cutting height ...........................................................................................................  66

Setting the lateral links...............................................................................................................  67

Setting the lifting speed / lowering speed of the hydraulic cylinders..........................................  67

Increasing/reducing ground pressure ........................................................................................  68

Setting the safety device............................................................................................................  69

Maintenance - General Information........................................................................................  70

Maintenance table .....................................................................................................................  70

Maintenance – Before the season .............................................................................................  70

Maintenance – After the season ................................................................................................  71

Maintenance - Once after 50 hours ...........................................................................................  71

Maintenance - Every 10 hours, but at least once a day.............................................................  71

Maintenance - Every 50 hours ...................................................................................................  72

Maintenance - Every 200 hours .................................................................................................  72

Tightening torques .....................................................................................................................  72

Deviating tightening torques ......................................................................................................  75

Venting the friction clutch...........................................................................................................  75

Checking guard cloths ...............................................................................................................  78

Cleaning the machine ................................................................................................................  78

Maintenance - Hydraulic System............................................................................................  79

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12.1

12.2

13

13.1

13.2

13.3

14

14.1

14.2

14.2.1

14.2.2

14.2.3

14.3

14.4

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15.1

15.2

16

16.1

17

17.1

17.2

17.3

17.4

17.4.1

18

19

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Contents

Hydraulic oil ...............................................................................................................................  80

Checking hydraulic hoses ..........................................................................................................  80

Maintenance - Gearbox ...........................................................................................................  81

Overview of gearboxes ..............................................................................................................  81

Input gearbox .............................................................................................................................  82

Main gearbox .............................................................................................................................  83

Maintenance - Cutterbar..........................................................................................................  84

Rotary hub .................................................................................................................................  84

Check/change blades ................................................................................................................  85

Checking the blade for wear ......................................................................................................  86

Changing blades for the “blade screw connection” version .......................................................  87

Changing blades for the “blade quick fastener” version ............................................................  88

Checking/replacing linings on cutterbar .....................................................................................  88

Checking oil level .......................................................................................................................  89

Maintenance - Lubrication ......................................................................................................  91

Lubricating universal shaft .........................................................................................................  91

Lubrication chart - Machine .......................................................................................................  92

Malfunction, cause and remedy .............................................................................................  94

General disturbances.................................................................................................................  94

Repairs, maintenance and settings by technicians .............................................................  95

Replacing the shear bolt at the rotary hub .................................................................................  95

Checking/replacing retaining bolts .............................................................................................  97

Checking/replacing blade carrier ...............................................................................................  97

Checking/replacing cutting discs/mower drums.........................................................................  98

Checking the wear limit on cutting discs/mower drums .............................................................  99

Waste disposal.......................................................................................................................  100

Index........................................................................................................................................  101

Declaration of conformity .....................................................................................................  107

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Information on This Document

Validity

Information on This Document

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.5.1

Validity

This document is valid for machines of type:

MT603-40 (EasyCut B 1000)

All information, illustrations and technical data in this document correspond to the latest state at the time of publication.

We reserve the right to make design changes at any time and without notification of reasons.

Re-ordering

If this document has become unusable in whole or in part, you can order a replacement, quoting the document number on the cover sheet. The document can additionally be downloaded via

KRONE MEDIA  https://mediathek.krone.de/ .

Applicable documents

To ensure that the machine is used safely and as intended, observe the following further applicable documents.

• Operating instructions for universal shaft

• With front mounted mower: Operating instructions front mounted mower

• Assembly instructions, KRONE

Target group of this document

This document aims at the operator of the machine who fulfills the minimum requirements of personnel qualification,

refer to page 13

.

How to use this document

Directories and references

Contents/headers

The contents and headers in this document ensure quick orientation in the chapters.

Index

The index contains catchwords in alphabetical order which enable to find information on a desired topic easily. The index can be found on the last pages of this document.

Cross references

Cross references to another place in the document or to another document are in the text with page number.

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1.5.3

1.5.4

1.5.5

1.5.6

Information on This Document

How to use this document

Examples:

• Check all screws on the machine for firm attachment,

refer to page 7

. ( INFORMATION : If you use this document in electronic form, you get to the link to the stated page by clicking with the mouse.)

• For further information, refer to the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

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1.5

Information on direction

Directional information in this document, such as front, rear, right and left, applies in the direction of travel of the machine.

Term “machine”

Throughout the rest of this document, the "mowing combination" will also be referred to as the

"machine".

Figures

The figures in this document do not always represent the exact machine type. The information that refers to the figure always corresponds to the machine type of this document.

Scope of the document

In addition to standard equipment, accessories kits and versions of the machine are described in this document. Your machine may deviate from this document.

Means of representation

Icons in the text

The following means of representation (icons) are used to present the text more clearly:

This arrow characterizes an action step . Several arrows in a row identify a sequence of actions to be performed step by step.

This icon identifies a prerequisite that has to be fulfilled to perform an action step or a sequence of actions.

This arrow marks the intermediate result of an action step.

This arrow identifies the result of an action step or sequence of actions.

This bullet point identifies an enumeration . If the bullet point is intended, it identifies the second level of the enumeration.

Icons in figures

The following icons can be used in illustrations:

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How to use this document

Icon

1

X

LH

Explanation

Reference sign for part

Dimensions (e. g. also W = width,

H = height, L = length)

Left side of machine

Direction of travel

Reference line for visible material

Centre line

Open

Apply liquid lubricant (e.g. lubricating oil)

Icon

I

RH

Explanation

Position of a part (e.g. move from position I to position II)

Magnification of display detail

Right side of machine

Direction of motion

Reference line for covered material

Cable routes

Closed

Apply lubricating grease

Warning signs

Warnings of dangers are separated from the remaining text as warning signs and are identified with a danger sign and signal words.

The warning signs must be read and the measures must be observed in order to prevent personal injury.

Explanation of danger sign

This is the danger sign that warns of a risk of injury.

Please observe all notes marked with the danger sign in order to avoid injuries or death.

Explanation of signal words

DANGER

The signal word DANGER warns of a hazardous situation which will result in serious injuries or death if the warning sign is ignored.

WARNING

The signal word WARNING warns of a hazardous situation which will result in serious injuries or death if the warning sign is ignored.

CAUTION

The signal word CAUTION warns of a hazardous situation which will result in minor to moderate injuries if the warning sign is ignored.

Example of a warning sign:

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WARNING

Eye damage caused by flying dirt particles

When cleaning with compressed air, dirt particles are ejected at high speed and could get into the eyes. Therefore eyes could be hurt.

„ Keep people away from the working area.

„ Wear personal protective equipment when performing cleaning work with compressed air

(e.g. eye protection).

Warnings of property damage/environmental damage

Warnings of property/environmental damage are separated from the remaining text and marked with "Notice".

Example:

NOTICE

Gearbox damage due to low oil level

The gearboxes could be damaged when the oil level is too low.

„ Check gear oil level at regular intervals and top up oil, if necessary.

„ Check gear oil level approx. 3 to 4 hours after the machine has been switched off. Check oil level only when machine is in horizontal position.

Notes with information and recommendations

Additional information and recommendations for trouble-free and productive operation of the machine are separated from the remaining text and marked with “Information”.

Example:

INFORMATION

Each safety label is provided with an order number and can be ordered directly from the manufacturer or from the authorized specialist dealer.

Conversion table

The following table can be used to convert metric units into US units.

Size

Area

Volume flow Litres per minute L/min

Cubic metres per hour m³/h

Force

Length

Power

SI units (metric)

Unit name Abbreviation

Hectare ha

Newton

Millimetre

Metre

Kilowatt

N mm m kW

Factor

2.47105

0.2642

4.4029

0.2248

0.03937

3.2808

1.3410

Inch-pound units

Unit name

Acre

US gallons per minute

Pound force

Inch

Foot

Horsepower

Abbreviation acres gpm lbf in.

ft.

hp

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Size

Pressure

Torque

SI units (metric)

Unit name Abbreviation

Kilopascal kPa

Megapascal bar (non-SI)

Newtonmeter

MPa bar

Nm

Factor

0.1450

145.0377

14.5038

0.7376

Temperature Degrees Celsius °C

Velocity

Volumes

Weight

Metres per minute

Metres per second

Kilometres per hour

Litres

Millilitre

Cubic centimetre

Kilogram m/min m/s km/h

L ml cm³ kg

8.8507

°Cx1.8+32

3.2808

3.2808

0.6215

0.2642

0.0338

0.0610

2.2046

Inch-pound units

Unit name Abbreviation

Pounds per square inch psi pound-foot or foot-pound ft∙lbf pound-inch or inch-pound

Degrees

Fahrenheit in∙lbf

°F

Feet per minute ft/min

Feet per second ft/s

Miles per hour mph

US gallon

US ounce

Cubic inch

US gal.

US oz.

in³

Pound lbs

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2.1

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Safety

Intended use

Safety

2.1

2.2

Intended use

This machine is a mower and is used to mow crops.

The crops designated for the intended use of this machine are stalk and leaf crops growing on the ground.

The machine is designed exclusively for use in agriculture and may only be used when

• all safety devices are available according to the operating instructions and are located in the protective position.

• all safety instructions of the operating instructions have been observed and complied with,

both in chapter “Basic safety instructions”, refer to page 13

, and directly in the chapters of the operating instructions.

The machine may be used only by people who satisfy the personnel qualification requirements

designated by the machine manufacturer, refer to page 13

.

These operating instructions are part of the machine and must therefore be at hand when the machine is in use. The machine may be operated only when the operator has received training and in compliance with these operating instructions.

If the machine is used for applications which are not described in these operating instructions, this may result in serious injuries or death and damage to the machine and other property.

Unauthorised modifications to the machine may affect the properties of the machine or disrupt the proper operation. For this reason, unauthorised modifications shall exclude any liability of the manufacturer for consequential damage.

The intended use shall also include the adherence to the operating, maintenance and repair conditions set by the manufacturer.

Reasonably foreseeable misuse

Any use beyond the intended use

refer to page 12 is regarded as improper use and is therefore

misuse according to the Machinery Directive. The manufacturer is not liable for damage resulting from this, the user alone bears the risk.

Such misuse is for example:

Processing of crops which are outside the intended use of the machine, refer to page 12

• Transport of people

• Transport of goods

• Exceeding the permitted technical gross weight

• Non-compliance with the safety labels on the machine and safety notes in the operating instructions

• Performing troubleshooting, setting, cleaning, repair and maintenance work contrary to the information in the operating instructions

• Unauthorised modifications to the machine

• Attachment of unauthorised or unapproved additional equipment

• Use of spare parts which are not KRONE original spare parts

• Stationary operation of the machine

Unauthorised modifications to the machine may affect the properties of the machine or disrupt proper operation. For this reason, unauthorised modifications will exclude any liability of the manufacturer for consequential damage.

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2.4

2.4.1

2.4.2

Safety

Service life of the machine

Service life of the machine

• The service life of this machine depends on its proper operation and maintenance as well as the operating and harvesting conditions.

• By heeding the instructions and information in these operating instructions, permanent operational readiness and a long service life of the machine can be achieved.

• After each operating season, inspect the entire machine for wear and other damage.

• Replace damaged and worn components before recommissioning the machine.

• Carry out a full technical inspection of the machine after five years of machine operation and make a decision on further machine usage taking the results of this inspection into account.

• Theoretically, the service life of this machine is unlimited as all worn or damaged components can be replaced.

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2.3

Basic safety instructions

Non-compliance with the safety instructions and warnings

Non-compliance with the safety instructions and warnings may result in injuries and damage to the environment and property.

Importance of operating instructions

The operating instructions are an important document and a part of the machine. They are intended for the user and contain information relevant to safety.

Only the procedures indicated in the operating instructions are reliable. If the operating instructions are not followed, people may be seriously injured or killed.

„ Before using the machine for the first time, read and follow all the "Basic safety instructions".

„ Before working, also read and observe the respective sections in the operating instructions.

„ Keep the operating instructions easily accessible for the machine user at all times.

„ Keep the operating instructions ready to hand for the user of the machine in the document storage tube,

refer to page 33 .

„ Hand over the operating instructions to subsequent users.

Personnel qualification of the operating personnel

If the machine is not used properly, people may be seriously injured or killed. To avoid accidents, each person who works with the machine must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

• He is physically capable of controlling the machine.

• He can work safely with the machine in accordance with these operating instructions.

• He understands the method of operation of the machine within the scope of his work and can identify and avoid the dangers associated with the work.

• He has read the operating instructions and can implement the information in the operating instructions accordingly.

• He is familiar with driving vehicles safely.

• For road travel he has adequate knowledge of the highway code and has the stipulated driving licence.

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2.4

2.4.3

Safety

Basic safety instructions

Personnel qualification of the technicians

If the work (assembly, conversion, modification, extension, repairs, retrofitting) is performed improperly on the machine, people may be seriously or fatally injured. To avoid accidents, everyone who performs work according to these instructions must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Qualified professional, with relevant training.

• Capable of assembling the (partially) disassembled machine according to the assembly instructions provided by the manufacturer.

• Capable of extending, modifying or repairing the function of the machine according to the relevant instructions provided by the manufacturer.

• Ability to perform the work safely according to these instructions.

• Understands the mode of operation of the work to be performed and the machine and is able to identify and avoid risk in carrying out the necessary work.

• Has read these instructions and is able to implement the information explained in these instructions accordingly.

2.4.4

Children in danger

Children are not in a position to assess dangers and behave unpredictably.

Thus children are particularly at risk.

„ Keep children away from the machine.

„ Keep children away from consumables.

„ Make sure that there are no children in the danger zone, especially when starting and triggering machine movements.

2.4.5

2.4.6

2.4.7

Connecting the machine

When tractor and machine are not correctly connected, there is a risk of causing serious accidents.

„ When connecting, follow all operating instructions:

• the operating instructions of the tractor

the operating instructions of the machine, refer to page 44

• the operating instructions of universal shaft

„ Observe the changed driving behaviour of the combination.

Structural modifications on the machine

Structural changes and enhancements may impair the functionality and operational safety of the machine. People may be seriously injured or killed as a result.

Structural changes and enhancements are not permitted.

Additional equipment and spare parts

Additional equipment and spare parts that do not correspond to the requirements of the manufacturer may affect the operational safety of the machine and cause accidents.

„ To ensure operational safety, use original parts or standard parts which correspond to the requirements of the manufacturer.

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2.4.9

Safety

Basic safety instructions

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2.4

Jobs on the machine

Passengers

Passengers may be seriously injured by the machine or fall off the machine and run over.

Ejected objects may strike and injure passengers.

„ Never carry passengers on the machine.

Operational safety: Technically sound condition

Operation only after proper commissioning

The operational safety of the machine is not guaranteed without proper commissioning in accordance with these operating instructions. This may result in accidents and people may be seriously or fatally injured.

„ Use the machine only after proper commissioning,

refer to page 44

.

Technically sound state of the machine

Improper maintenance and setting could influence the operational safety of the machine and cause accidents. Thus there is a risk of serious injuries or death.

„ All maintenance and setting work must be performed according to the chapters

“Maintenance and Setting”.

„ Before performing any maintenance and setting work, shut down and safeguard the machine,

refer to page 24 .

Danger resulting from damage to the machine

Damage to the machine may impair the operational safety of the machine and cause accidents.

As a result, people may be seriously injured or killed. The following parts of the machine are particularly important for safety:

• Safety Devices

• Connecting devices

• Lighting

• Hydraulics

• Universal shaft

If there are doubts about the operational safety of the machine, for example due to an unexpected change to the operational behaviour, visible damage or leaking consumables:

„

„Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Immediately eliminate potential causes of damage, for example heavy soiling, or tighten slack screws.

„ In case of damage which may affect operational safety and cannot be repaired according to these operating instructions: Have damage repaired by a qualified service centre.

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Safety

Basic safety instructions

Technical limit values

If the technical limit values of the machine are not observed, the machine may be damaged. As a result, accidents may occur and people may be seriously or fatally injured. With regard to safety, it is especially important to observe the following technical limit values:

• maximum permitted operating pressure of the hydraulics

• maximum permitted drive speed

• maximum permitted axle loads of the tractor

• maximum permitted transport height and width

„

Comply with limit values, refer to page 36

.

2.4.10

Danger zones

If the machine is switched on, its surrounding can present a danger zone.

Avoid entering the danger zone of the machine by observing the minimum safety distance.

If the safety distance is not observed, people may be seriously injured or killed.

„ Do not switch on the drives and engine if the minimum safety distance has not been observed.

„ If people fail to observe the minimum safety distance, switch off the drives.

„ Switch the machine off in shunting and field mode.

The safety distance is:

For machine in shunting operation and field mode

In front of the machine 30 m

Behind the machine 5 m

Laterally to the machine 3 m

For machine switched on without driving motion

In front of the machine 3 m

Behind the machine 5 m

Laterally to the machine 3 m

The safety distances specified here are minimum distances in terms of intended use. If necessary, these safety distances must be increased according to the operating and ambient conditions.

„ Before working in front of and behind the tractor and in the danger zone of the machine:

Shut down and secure the machine, refer to page 24

. This also applies to brief inspection work.

„ Consider the information in all relevant operating instructions:

• the operating instructions of the tractor

• the operating instructions of the machine

• the operating instructions of universal shaft

Danger zone universal shaft

People may be caught, pulled in and seriously injured by the universal shaft.

„ Observe operating instructions of universal shaft.

„ Ensure sufficient overlap of section tube and universal shaft guards.

„ Make sure that the universal shaft guards are mounted and that they are fully functional.

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Basic safety instructions

„ Allow the universal shaft locks to engage. There must be no areas of the locking device on the PTO shaft fork which could cause catching or entrapment (e.g. by annular design, protective collar around the locking pin).

„ Attach chains to prevent the universal shaft guards from rotating with the shaft.

„ Make sure that there is no one in the danger zone of PTO shaft and universal shaft.

„ Ensure that the selected speed and direction of rotation of the PTO shaft of the tractor match the permitted speed and direction of rotation of the machine.

„ Switch off the PTO shaft when the angles between the universal shaft and the PTO shaft are too large. The machine may be damaged. Parts may be hurled up and cause injury to people.

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Danger zone PTO shaft

People may be caught, pulled in and seriously injured by the PTO shaft and the driven components.

Before switching on the PTO shaft:

„ Ensure that all protective devices are mounted and brought into protective position.

„ Make sure that there is no one in the danger zone of PTO shaft and universal shaft.

„ Switch off drives if they are not needed.

Danger zone between tractor and machine

People standing between the tractor and machine may be seriously injured or killed if the tractor rolls away or by carelessness or machine movements:

„ Before carrying out any work between the tractor and the machine: Always turn off and

secure the machine, refer to page 24

. This also applies to brief inspection work.

„ If the lifting device must be actuated, instruct all people to keep away from the range of movement of the lifting device.

Danger zone ejected objects

Crops and foreign bodies may be forcefully flung out and injure or kill people.

„ Before starting the machine, instruct all people to leave the danger zone of the machine.

„ If people are in the danger zone of the machine, immediately switch off drives and diesel engine.

Danger zone when drive is switched on

When the drive is switched on, there is a danger to life caused by rotating machine parts.

Ensure that there are no persons in the danger zone of the machine.

„ Before starting the machine, instruct all people to leave the danger zone of the machine.

„ In case of dangerous situations, immediately switch off drives and instruct people to leave the danger zone.

Danger zone due to trailing machine parts

If machine parts are trailing, people may be seriously injured or killed.

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Safety

Basic safety instructions

After the drives have been switched off, the following machine parts will trail:

• Universal shafts

• Cutting discs

• Conditioner

• Conveying devices

„

„Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Do not attempt to approach the machine until all moving machine parts have come to a standstill.

2.4.11

Ensuring functionality of safety devices

If safety devices are missing or damaged, people may be seriously injured or killed by moving machine parts.

„ Replace damaged safety devices.

„ Mount dismounted safety devices and machine parts again before start-up and move them to protective position.

„ If it is doubtful whether all safety devices have been correctly installed and are functional, have a service centre check them.

Keeping universal shaft guard functional

The overlap of universal shaft and protective cap on the machine must not be less than 50 mm.

This minimum overlap is also required for protective devices of wide-angle universal shaft and if couplings or other components are used. If the operator has to reach between the universal shaft guard and the protective cap to connect the universal shaft, the clearance on one level must be at least 50 mm. On all levels the clearance must be no more than 150 mm.

2.4.12

Personal protective equipment

The wearing of personal protective equipment is an important safety measure. Missing or unsuitable personal protective equipment increases health risks and injuries.

Personal protective equipment is for example:

• Suitable protective gloves

• Safety boots

• Close fitting protective clothing

• Hearing protection

• Safety glasses

„ Specify and provide personal protective equipment for the particular job.

„ Use only personal protective equipment which is in proper condition and offers effective protection.

„ Adjust personal protective equipment to the person, for example the size.

„ Remove unsuitable clothing and jewellery (e.g. rings, necklaces) and cover long hair with a hairnet.

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2.4.14

Safety

Basic safety instructions

2

2.4

Safety markings on the machine

Safety labels on the machine caution against dangers at danger areas and represent an important part of the safety equipment of the machine. Missing safety labels increase the risk of serious and fatal injuries.

„ Clean dirty safety labels.

„ Make sure every time after cleaning the safety labels that they are complete and legible.

„ Immediately replace missing, damaged and unrecognizable safety labels.

„ Provide spare parts with intended safety labels.

Descriptions, explanations and order numbers of safety labels, refer to page 26

.

Road safety

Dangers during road travel

Other road users can be put at risk when you drive on public roads and the machine is not properly illuminated and/or exceeds the maximum dimensions and weights laid down by national law.

„ Prior to driving on public roads, ensure that the maximum permissible dimensions, weights and axle, support and trailer loads are not exceeded which are applicable under national law for driving on public roads.

„ Before driving on roads, switch on the road travel lighting and ensure that it functions properly.

„ Before driving on roads, close all stop cocks for the hydraulic supply to the machine between tractor and machine.

„ Before driving on roads, move the tractor control units to the neutral position and lock them.

Danger when driving on road and field

Hitched and mounted machines change the handling characteristics of the tractor. The handling characteristics depend for instance on operating state and ground. If changed handling characteristics are not considered, the driver may cause accidents.

„ Observe measures for driving on road and field,

refer to page 60 .

Dangers if the machine is not prepared properly for road travel

If the machine is not prepared properly for road travel, serious accidents may occur with traffic.

„ Before driving on roads, prepare the machine for road travel,

refer to page 61 .

Danger when cornering with a hitched machine and due to the overall width

Accidents may occur when cornering due to the machine swinging out and also due to the overall width.

„ Consider the overall width of the combined tractor and machine.

„ Consider the larger swivel range when cornering.

„ Consider people, oncoming traffic and obstacles when turning.

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Safety

Basic safety instructions

Dangers when operating the machine on slopes

The machine may tilt when it is used on slopes. As a result, accidents may occur and people may be seriously injured or killed.

„ Do not work and drive on a slope unless the ground of the slope is flat and the adhesion of the tyres to the ground is ensured.

„ Turn the machine at low speed. Turn in a large arc.

„ Avoid driving across a slope because the centre of gravity of the machine will be changed by payload and by executing machine functions.

„ Avoid abrupt steering movements on slopes.

„ Do not move the machine from working position to transport position or from transport position to working position as long as the machine is used across a slope.

„ Do not park the machine on slopes.

„ Observe procedures for operating the machine on slopes,

refer to page 59 .

2.4.15

2.4.16

Parking the machine safely

An incorrectly parked and insufficiently safeguarded machine can represent a danger for people, especially children, and can be set into motion or fall over in an uncontrolled manner.

People may be injured or killed.

„ Park the machine on a horizontal and level ground capable of bearing the load.

„ Before adjusting, repairing, servicing and cleaning the machine, ensure that it is securely positioned.

„ Observe section “Parking the Machine” in chapter Driving and Transport.

refer to page 62

„ Before parking: Shut down and safeguard the machine,

refer to page 24 .

Consumables

Unsuitable consumables

Consumables which do not comply with the requirements of the manufacturer may impair the operational safety of the machine and cause accidents.

„ Use only consumables which comply with the requirements of the manufacturer.

For requirements on consumables, refer to page 37 .

Environmental protection and disposal

Consumables such as diesel fuel, brake fluid, antifreeze and lubricants (e.g. gearbox oil, hydraulic oil) may damage the environment and the health of people.

„ Do not release consumables into the environment.

„ Fill consumables in a liquid-tight labelled container and dispose of according to the official regulations.

„ Absorb leaked consumables with an absorbent material, fill them in a liquid-tight labelled container and dispose of according to the official regulations.

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Safety

Basic safety instructions

2

2.4

Dangers arising from environment

Fire hazard

Combustible materials may accumulate in the machine due to operation or animals, such as rodents or nesting birds, or dust resuspension.

In case of dry usage conditions, dust, impurities and crop residue may ignite on hot parts and the resulting fire may seriously injure or kill people.

„ Check and clean the machine every day before using it for the first time.

„ Check and clean the machine regularly during the working day.

Life-threatening electric shock from overhead lines

When folding the mowers in and out, the machine may reach the height of overhead lines. This may cause voltage to flash over to the machine and cause a fatal electric shock or fire.

„ Keep a sufficient distance from electrical overhead lines when folding the mowers in and out.

„ Never fold the mowers in or out near pylons and overhead lines.

„ With mowers folded in, keep a sufficient distance from electrical overhead lines.

„ To avoid a potential electric shock caused by a voltage flashover, never leave or climb into the tractor under overhead lines.

Behavior in the case of voltage flashover of overhead lines

High electric voltage may be applied to electrically conducting parts of the machine due to voltage flashover. In case of voltage flashover, a voltage drop where major voltage differences are present is created on the ground around the machine. Due to major voltage differences in the ground, people may be killed by electric shocks when making big steps, laying on the ground or supporting themselves with their hands.

„ Do not leave the cabin.

„ Do not touch any metal parts.

„ Do not establish any conductive connection to the ground.

„ Warn people: Do not approach the machine. Electrical voltage differences on the ground may lead to severe electric shocks.

„ Wait for help from professional rescue teams. The overhead line must be switched off.

If people have to leave the cabin despite the voltage flashover, for example because there is an imminent danger to life due to fire:

„ Avoid simultaneous contact with machine and ground.

„ Jump away from the machine. Jump into a safe standing position. Do not touch the machine from the outside.

„ Move away from the machine in very small steps keeping your feet close together.

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2.4.18

Safety

Basic safety instructions

Sources of danger on the machine

Noise may damage your health

The noise development of the machine during operation may cause health damage such as hardness of hearing, deafness or tinnitus. When using the machine at high rotational speed, the noise level also increases. The height of the sound pressure level depends mainly on the tractor used. The emissions value was measured with the cabin closed under conditions according to

DIN EN ISO 4254-1, Appendix B, refer to page 36

.

„ Before starting up the machine, estimate the risk caused by noise.

„ Depending on the ambient conditions, working hours and the working and operating conditions of the machine, specify and use suitable hearing protection.

„ Specify rules for the use of hearing protection and for the working time.

„ During operation keep windows and doors of the cabin closed.

„ Remove hearing protection for road travel.

Liquids under high pressure

The following liquids are under high pressure:

• Hydraulic oil

Liquids escaping under high pressure may penetrate through the skin and cause severe injuries.

„ Shut down and safeguard the machine and contact qualified specialist workshop upon suspicion of damaged hydraulic system.

„ Never search for leaks with bare hands. Even a very pin-sized hole may lead to serious injuries.

„ When searching for leaks, use suitable aids, e.g. a piece of cardboard to avoid injuries.

„ Keep body and face away from leaks.

„ If liquids penetrate the body, immediately consult a doctor. The liquid must be removed from the body as quickly as possible.

Hot liquids

If hot liquids are drained, people may burn and/or scald themselves.

„ When draining hot consumables, wear personal protective equipment.

„ Before performing any repair, maintenance or cleaning work, allow liquids and machine parts to cool off, if necessary.

Damaged hydraulic hoses

Damaged hydraulic hoses may tear off, burst or cause oil leaks. As a result, the machine may be damaged and people may be seriously injured.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ If it is suspected that hydraulic hoses are damaged, immediately contact a service centre,

refer to page 80 .

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Basic safety instructions

Hot surfaces

The following components may become hot during operation and may burn people:

• Gearbox

• Cutterbar

„ Maintain an adequate distance from hot surfaces and adjacent components.

„ Leave machine parts to cool down and wear protective gloves.

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2.4.19

Dangers in connection with certain activities: Working on the machine

Only perform work when the machine is at standstill

If the machine is not shut down and safeguarded, parts may move unintentionally or the machine may start moving. Thus there is a risk of serious injuries or death.

„ Before carrying out any repair, maintenance and cleaning work on the machine, shutdown and safeguard it,

refer to page 24 .

Maintenance and repair work

Improper maintenance and repair work endanger operational safety. Thus there is a risk of accidents, serious injuries or death.

„ Only perform work which is described in this operating instructions. Prior to any work, stop

and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24 .

„ All other maintenance and repair work must only be performed by qualified specialist workshop.

Working at or on heights of the machine

There is a risk of falling when working at or on heights of the machine. As a result, accidents may occur and people may be seriously or fatally injured.

„

Prior to any work, stop and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Make sure you stand securely.

„ Use a suitable fall protection.

„ Secure the area below the assembly point against falling objects.

Raised machine and machine parts

The raised machine and machine parts may fall or tilt unintentionally. People may be seriously injured or killed, as a result.

„

Do not stay under the raised machine or machine parts which are not safely supported, refer to page 25 .

„ Prior to all work on raised machines or machine parts, lower the machine or machine parts.

„ Before performing any work under raised machines or machine parts, secure the machine or machine parts with rigid safety support or with hydraulic shut-off device or by supporting against lowering.

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2.5

Safety

Safety routines

Danger associated with welding work

Improper welding work will endanger the operational safety of the machine. As a result, accidents may occur and people may be seriously or fatally injured.

„ Never perform welding work on the following components:

• Gearbox

• Components of the hydraulics

• Components of the electronics

• Frame or supporting components

• Running gear

„ Before carrying out welding work on the machine, obtain consent by KRONE customer service and, if required, identify alternatives.

„ Before performing welding work on the machine, park the machine safely and disconnect it from the tractor.

„ Welding work must only be performed by experienced qualified personnel.

„ Attach the earthing of the welding device near the welding points.

„ Caution when performing welding work near electric and hydraulic parts, plastic parts and pressure accumulators. The parts may be damaged, endanger people or cause accidents.

2.4.20

Behaviour in dangerous situations and in case of accidents

Any measures not taken or incorrect measures in dangerous situations can make it difficult or impossible to rescue exposed persons. Due to the impeded conditions of rescue, the chances to help and heal injured people deteriorate.

„ As a matter of principle: Park the machine.

„ Get an overview of the existing danger and identify the reason.

„ Secure the accident site.

„ Save persons from the danger zone.

„ Leave danger zone and do not enter it again.

„ Alarm rescue workers and seek help, if possible.

„ Carry out immediate lifesaving actions.

2.5

Safety routines

2.5.1

Shutting down and safeguarding the machine

WARNING

Risk of injury due to movement of the machine or machine parts

If the machine has not been shut down, machine or machine parts may move unintentionally.

As a result, people may be seriously injured or killed.

„ Before leaving the operating position: Shut down and safeguard the machine.

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2.5.3

Safety

Safety routines

To shut down and safeguard the machine:

„ Park the machine on a stable, horizontal and level ground.

„ Switch off the drives and wait until coasting parts have come to a complete stop.

„ Lower the machine all the way to the ground.

„ Switch off the tractor engine, remove the ignition key and take it with you.

„ Secure the tractor against rolling away.

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Securing raised machine and machine parts against lowering

WARNING

Crushing hazard due to movement of machine or machine parts

If the machine or machine parts are not secured against lowering, the machine or machine parts may roll, fall or sag. Thus people could be squeezed or killed.

„ Lower the raised machine parts.

„ Shut down and safeguard the machine,

refer to page 24 .

„ Before working on or under raised machine parts: Secure machine or machine parts against lowering by means of hydraulic shut-off device (e.g. stop cock) on machine side.

„ Before working on or under raised machine parts: Safely support machine or machine parts.

In order to safely support the machine or machine parts:

„ To support, only use suitable and sufficiently dimensioned materials that do not break or yield.

„ Bricks and hollow blocks are not suitable for safely supporting the machine and machine parts. Therefore they must not be used.

„ Car jacks are also not suitable for safely supporting the machine and machine parts. They must not be used, as well.

Carrying out oil level check and oil and filter element changes safely

WARNING

Carrying out oil level check and oil and filter element changes safely

If oil level check and oil and filter element changes are not carried out safely, the operational safety of the machine may be impaired. This may result in accidents.

„ Carry out oil level check and oil and filter element changes safely.

To carry out oil level check, oil and filter element changes safely:

„ Lower raised machine parts or secure them against falling,

refer to page 25 .

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24 .

„ Observe the intervals for oil level check, oil and filter element changes,

refer to page 70 .

„ Use only the oil grades and quantities specified in the consumables table,

refer to page 37 .

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2.6

Safety

Safety Labels on the Machine

„ Clean the area around the parts (for example gearbox, high-pressure filter) and make sure that no foreign objects get into the parts or the hydraulic system.

„ Check existing seal rings for damage and replace them, if necessary.

„ Collect leaking or waste oil in a container designated for the purpose and dispose of it

properly, refer to page 20

.

2.6

Safety Labels on the Machine

Every safety label is provided with an order number and can be ordered directly from the authorised KRONE dealer. Immediately replace missing, damaged and unrecognisable safety labels.

When attaching safety labels, the contact surface on the machine must be clean and free of dirt, oil and grease to ensure optimum adhesion of the labels.

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2.6

Safety

Safety Labels on the Machine

Position and meaning of safety labels

8 8 7 7 8 8

6

5

9

4

9

2

1

59

00 2 4

3

KM000-853

8 9 7 9 8

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2.6

1.

Ord. no. 939 471 1 (1x)

Danger due to incorrect operation and lack of knowledge

Incorrect operation and lack of knowledge of the machine as well as incorrect behaviour in hazardous situations is risking the life of the operator and third parties.

„ Before starting up the machine, read and follow the operating instructions and safety instructions.

2.

Ord. no. 27 002 459 0 (1x)

Danger due to machine parts unintentionally folding down or swivelling out

Risk of injury for road users due to machine parts unintentionally folding down or swivelling out.

„ Whenever transporting the machine or driving on roads, ensure that the stop cock is closed.

3.

Order no. 27 018 010 0 (2x)

Danger due to high-pressure liquid

Hydraulic pressure tanks contain pressurised oil and gas. Risk of injury due to incorrect removal of a pressure tank or improper repairs to the hydraulic system.

„ Removal of a pressure tank or repairs to a hydraulic system may be carried out by a service centre only.

4.

Ord. no. 27 021 591 0 (1x)

Danger if the regulating valves of the tractor are not locked

There is a risk of accidents if the regulating valves of the tractor are not locked.

„ To prevent functions from being triggered accidentally, the regulating valves of the tractor must be in neutral position and locked during road transport journeys.

5.

Ord. no. 939 101 4 (1x)

Danger when exceeding the maximum permissible PTO speed or the maximum permissible operating pressure

When exceeding the permissible PTO speed, machine parts may be destroyed or ejected.

If the maximum permissible operating pressure is exceeded, hydraulic parts may be damaged.

As a result, people may be seriously or fatally injured.

„ Observe the permissible PTO speed.

„ Observe the permitted operating pressure.

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Safety

Safety Labels on the Machine

6.

Ord. no. 942 293 0 (1x)

7.

Ord. no. 942 196 1 (3x)

Danger due to electric shock

Life-threatening injuries due to voltage flashover if machine parts come too close to overhead lines.

„ Maintain the prescribed safety distance from overhead power lines.

Danger due to crushing or shearing

Risk of injury due to crushing or shearing points on moving machine parts.

„ While parts are moving, never reach into areas where there is a risk of being crushed.

8.

Order no. 939 576 0 (6x) a)

Danger due to rotating machine parts

When the machine has been switched off, there is risk of injury due to coasting machine parts.

„ Do not touch any moving parts of the machine.

„ Wait until the machine parts have come to a standstill.

b)

Danger from objects being flung out

When the machine is running, there is a risk of injury as objects may be flung out uncontrollably.

„ Before starting up, move the guards into their protective position.

c)

Danger from objects being flung out

When the machine is running, there is a risk of injury as objects may be flung out uncontrollably.

„ When the machine is running, keep your distance.

9.

Ord. no. 942 459 0 (4x)

Danger due to crushing or shearing

Risk of injury due to crushing or shearing points on moving machine parts.

„ While parts are moving, never reach into areas where there is a risk of being crushed.

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Safety equipment

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2.7

Safety equipment

1

3

2

3

KMG000-088

Pos.

1

Designation

Stop cocks

2

3

4

5

Support jacks

Road travel lighting

Overload protection

Locking

5 4 2 4 5

Explanation

• When transporting the machine and when working under the machine, always close the stop cocks.

• The support jacks are used to keep the machine stable when it is not connected to the

tractor, refer to page 54 .

• The road travel lighting is used for road safety.

• Before driving on roads, switch on the road travel lighting and ensure that it functions properly.

• The overload protection protects the tractor and the machine from load peaks

„ To avoid damaging the machine, switch off the

PTO shaft if the overload protection responds for a longer period of time (>1 s).

• The lock prevents the mowers from unintentionally lowering.

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2.7.1

Safety

Safety equipment

SMV emblem

For the version with “SMV emblem”

KM000-567

The SMV emblem (Slow-Moving Vehicle) (1) can be mounted on slow-moving machines or vehicles. The country-specific specifications must be observed.

The SMV emblem (1) is at the rear in the centre or on left.

If the machine is transported on transport vehicles (for example lorry or train), the SMV emblem must be covered or dismounted.

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Machine description

Machine Overview

3

3.1

3

3.1

Machine description

Machine Overview

1 2 3 4 2 1

16

15 15 5 6 7 6

8 9 10 9

5 15

8

3.2

11 12 13

KMG000-037

1 Outrigger

2 Lateral suspension arms

3 Document storage tube

4 Three-point hitch

5 Support jack

6 Impact damage protection system

7 Universally-jointed drive shaft

8 Road travel lighting

14 5 14 13 12 11

9 Spare blade drawer

10 Main gearbox

11 Cutterbar

12 Mower gearbox

13 Intermediate universal shaft

14 Friction clutch

15 Locking safety device front

16 Side guard

Labelling

INFORMATION

The entire identification plate represents a legal document and should not be altered or rendered illegible!

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3.3

Machine description

Road travel lighting

1

3.3

KMG000-021

The machine data is located on the type plate (1). The type plate sits at the bottom of the threepoint hitch.

Information for enquiries and orders

If you have any further queries on the machine or if you want to order spare parts, always enter type designation, vehicle identification number and year of manufacture of the corresponding machine. To ensure that these data are always available, we recommend to enter them in the fields on the front cover page of these operating instructions.

Road travel lighting

2

3.4

1

KMG000-031

To comply with the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations, the machine is equipped as standard:

• with three-chamber lamps (1) (flashing light, rear light and brake light),

• with yellow reflectors (2).

Intermediate universal shaft

To ensure the functionality and to increase the lifetime, the friction clutch must be vented once a year before the beginning of the season,

refer to page 75 .

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Machine description

Pole protection mechanism

3

3.5

2 4 4 2

3.5

1

3 3

KMG000-014

The intermediate universal shafts (1) for the mower drives are connected with the friction clutches (2) towards the input gearbox. The supporting chain (3) is fastened on the protective cap (4). The friction clutch protects the tractor and the machine from damage.

Pole protection mechanism

WARNING

Risk of accident due to changed driving behaviour

If the value for the spring on the impact damage protection system is changed, the trigger moment of the impact damage protection system also changes. As a result, the impact damage protection system may trigger in the transport position in case of abrupt loads and the driving behaviour may change. This can lead to accidents.

„ Never change the value for the spring on the impact damage protection system.

X

KMG000-032

The mowing unit is equipped with a so-called impact damage protection system in order to prevent damage when driving into obstacles. After the impact damage protection system has been triggered, the mowing unit swivels back. Reversing the mowing unit causes the impact damage protection system to engage again.

The trigger moment has been set at the factory.

Dimension X=85 mm

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4 Technical data

4 Technical data

Dimensions

Working width

Transport width

Parking height

Transport height

Acreage output

Dead weight

Cutting height

Series version

High-cut skid version

Combi skid version

Minimum tractor requirements

Power requirement

PTO speed

Max. operating pressure of hydraulic system

Voltage lighting

Required hydraulic connections

Double-acting hydraulic connection

Single-acting hydraulic connection

Electrical connections

Lighting

Power supply of the machine

9,280–10,020 mm

< 3,000 mm

4,200 mm

< 4000 mm

11–12 ha/h

1,750 kg

Setting range approx. 1–7 cm approx. 6–12 cm approx. 4–10 cm

100 kW (140 HP)

1000 rpm

200 bar

12 V, 7-pin

1x

1x

12 V, 7-pin

12 V, 3-pin socket

Machine equipment

Lower link hitch

Number of cutting discs

Number of mower drums

Cat. II and cat. III

12 unit

4 units

Airborne noise emission

Emissions value (sound pressure level)

Measurement device

Accuracy class

76.2 dB

Bruel & Kjaer, Type 2236

2

Measurement uncertainty (according to DIN EN ISO 11201) 4 dB

Ambient temperature

Temperature range for machine operation -5 to +45 °C

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4.1

4.1.1

4.1.2

Technical data

Consumables

Consumables

NOTICE

Complying with change intervals for biooils

To ensure high life expectancy of the machine, it is absolutely necessary to comply with change intervals for biooils due to the ageing of the oils.

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NOTICE

Machine damage due to mixing of oil

If oils, which have different specifications, are mixed with each other, the machine may be damaged.

„ Never mix oils, which have different specifications, with each other.

„ Contact your KRONE service partner before using an oil with a different specification after changing the oil.

Bio-degradable lubricants on request

Oils

Designation

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

Cutterbar

Filling quantity

1.7 L

0.4 L each

8.0 L each

Specification

SAE 90

SAE 90

SAE 90

Initial filling ex works

Wiolin ML 4 SAE 90

Wiolin ML 4 SAE 90

Wiolin ML 4 SAE 90

The filling quantities of the gearboxes are guide values. The correct values result from oil

change/oil level check, refer to page 81

.

Lubricating greases

Designation

Manual lubrication points

Filling quantity

As required 1

Specification

Lubricating grease to DIN

51818 of NLGI class 2, Li soap with EP additives

1 Lubricate the lubrication point until grease comes out of the bearing position. After lubricating, remove the grease coming out of the bearing position.

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5.1

5

Control and Display Elements

Operation panel

Control and Display Elements

5.1

Operation panel

The operation panel is used to preselect different functions of the machine. The actual functions are executed via the control units of the tractor. The following table explains the function of the individual switches.

KMG000-001

Designation

1 Red indicator lamp

2 Toggle switch

Function

Is lit when the operation panel is switched on.

Middle Operation panel OFF (warning light (1) OFF)

Top Double-acting control unit (2+/2-)

(2-)

Lowers both mowers from transport position to headland position.

(2+)

Raises both mowers from headland position to transport position.

Bottom Activates the lower toggle switch (3).

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Operation panel

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Designation

3 Toggle switch

(is only active when the toggle switch (2) is pointing down)

Function

Left Double-acting control unit (2+/2-):

(2-)

Lowers the right mower from headland position to working position.

(2+)

Raises the right mower from working position to headland position.

Single-acting control unit (1+):

Lowers the left mower from headland position to working position.

Or

Raises the left mower from working position to headland position.

Middle Single-acting control unit (1+):

Lowers both mowers from headland position to working position.

Or

Raises both mowers from working position to headland position.

Middle Double-acting control unit (2+/2-):

(2+)

Outriggers extend, the working width increases.

(2-)

Outriggers retract, the working width decreases.

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6

Initial operation

Checklist for initial operation

Initial operation

This chapter describes assembly and adjustment work on the machine which may be carried out by qualified technicians only. Here, the notice “Personnel qualification of technicians” applies,

refer to page 14 .

WARNING

Risk of injury or damage to the machine due to faulty initial operation

If the initial operation is carried out incorrectly or incompletely, the machine may present defects. As a result, people may be injured or killed or the machine may be damaged.

„ Initial operation must only be carried out by authorised technicians.

„ Read in full and observe the “Personnel qualification of technicians”,

refer to page 14

.

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

6.1

Checklist for initial operation

ü The machine is mounted according to assembly instructions of the machine.

ü All the screws and nuts have been checked to make certain they are tight and tightened to the specified tightening torques,

refer to page 72 .

ü The safety devices are mounted and checked for completeness and damage.

ü The machine is fully lubricated,

refer to page 91 .

ü

The oil level has been checked for all gearboxes, refer to page 81

.

ü The hydraulic system has been checked for leaks.

ü The tractor corresponds to the machine requirements,

refer to page 36 .

ü

The axle loads, the minimum counterweight and the total weight have been checked. refer to page 36 .

ü The universal shaft length has been checked and adjusted,

refer to page 43 .

ü

The blades have been inserted, refer to page 85

.

ü The hydraulic system has been vented.

ü The friction clutch has been vented,

refer to page 75 .

ü The coupling points have been adapted,

refer to page 41 .

ü The clearance between tractor and machine has been checked,

refer to page 42 .

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Initial operation

Mounting the universal shaft on the machine

Mounting the universal shaft on the machine

6

6.2

1 2

3

6.3

KMG000-053

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Unscrew the screw (1) on the universal shaft guard (2).

„ Turn protective cap and protective pipe towards each other and push back universal shaft guard (2) in the direction of the arrow.

„ Push the universal shaft with overload protection onto the PTO shaft on the mower. Ensure that the safety device (3) has engaged.

„ Remount universal shaft guard (2) and secure with screw (1).

„ Push universal shaft guard (2) onto the gearbox extension and secure with the auger thread clamp.

INFORMATION

For more details or in case of different universal shafts, refer to the operating instructions for the universal shaft comprised in the delivery.

Adapting Coupling Points

1 2

5

4

KMG000-033

Kat.lI

Kat.lI

Kat.llI

Lower link pin

The three-point linkage is designed for category II and III.

The machine has been prepared at the factory for category II.

„ Mount a ball sleeve category II (1) inside on the lower link pins (2).

„ Secure the lower link pins (2) with the linch pin (4) and the safety chain (5).

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6.4

Initial operation

Checking/setting the free space from tractor to machine

Conversion to category III

„ Pull out the lower link pins (2).

„ Mount a ball sleeve category III (1) outside on the lower link pins (2).

„ Secure the lower link pins (2) with the linch pin (4) and the safety chain (5).

Top link pin

The top link pin (1) is designed for category II and III.

6.4

KM000-107

Category II (cat. II)

„ Loosen the linch pin (3) and pull out the top link pin (1).

„ Insert the top link pin (1) in the position (I) or (II) and through the ball sleeve cat. II (2).

The thicker journal of the top link pin (1) is facing outwards.

„ Secure the top link pin with the linch pin (3).

„ Make sure that the anti-twist lock (4) of the top link pin is in the recess.

Category III (cat. III)

„ Insert the top link pin (1) in the position (I) or (II) and through the ball sleeve cat. III (2).

The thinner journal of the top link pin (1) is facing outwards.

„ Secure the top link pin with the linch pin (3).

„ Make sure that the anti-twist lock (4) of the top link pin is in the recess.

Checking/setting the free space from tractor to machine

II

I

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6.5

Checking the clearance between tractor and machine

The clearance between tractor and machine must be large enough in every operating position

(transport, headland and working position) so that the machine does not come into contact with components (wheels, mudguards) of the tractor.

„ Observe the safety routines,

refer to page 24 .

„

Connect the machine to the tractor, refer to page 47

.

„ Carefully approach all operating positions once.

ð The machine does not come into contact with the tractor.

ð If the machine comes into contact with the tractor in an operating position, increase the clearance.

Setting the clearance between tractor and machine

„ Observe the safety routines,

refer to page 24 .

„

Disconnect the machine from the tractor, refer to page 62

.

„ Remove the bolt (3) from the rear area of the impact damage protection system.

„ Move the impact damage protection systems in the hole pattern and secure with the bolt.

Æ Pos. I = shortest distance from tractor

Æ Pos. II = longest distance from tractor

„ Ensure that the impact damage protection system has the same setting on the right and left.

Adapting universal shaft

KMG000-047

ü The machine is connected to the tractor,

refer to page 47 .

„ Raise machine until the PTO shaft end of the tractor and the drive shaft of the machine are on the same height.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24 .

„ Disassemble the universal shaft.

„ Install each half (1, 2) on the tractor and machine side respectively.

„ Shorten section tubes and guard tubes.

NOTICE: Material damage caused by failure to achieve profile overlap! Observe an overlap (shift length) of the profile tubes and guard tubes of at least 200 mm, refer to the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Check the overlap of profile tubes and guard tubes.

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7

Start-up

Ballasting the tractor-machine combination

Start-up

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

WARNING

Risk of injury or damage to the machine due to connection lines which have been incorrectly connected, interchanged or improperly installed

If the connection lines of the machine have been incorrectly connected to the tractor or have been improperly installed, they may pull off or be damaged. This may result in serious accidents. If connection lines are interchanged, functions may inadvertently be actuated which may also result in serious accidents.

„ Correctly connect and secure the hoses and cables.

„ Lay the hoses, cables and ropes so that they do not scrape, come under tension or become jammed or come into contact with other components (e.g. tractor tyres).

„ Couple and connect the hoses and cables to the designated connections as described in the operating instructions.

7.1

Ballasting the tractor-machine combination

WARNING

Danger due to wrong weight distribution in the tractor-machine combination

Due to wrong weight distribution in the tractor-machine combination, people may be seriously or fatally injured.

„ Before starting up the tractor-machine combination, check the following requirements and, if required, adjust according to the operating instructions.

When attaching implements at the front and rear, the permitted total weight, the permitted axle loads and the tyre load capacity of the tractor must not be exceeded. These specifications can be found on the type plate, in the vehicle registration document or in the operating instructions for the tractor.

Even with an implement mounted at the rear, the front axle of the tractor must always be loaded with at least 20% of the tare weight of the tractor.

„ To ensure the suitability of the tractor, perform the following calculation before mounting the implement on the tractor:

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e

G

V a f

T

V

T

L b

T

H c d

G

H

Abbreviations for calculating the ballasting

TL [kg] Tare weight of the tractor See operating instructions for the tractor

TV [kg] Front axle load of the empty tractor See operating instructions for the tractor

TH [kg] Rear axle load of the empty tractor See operating instructions for the tractor

GH [kg] Total weight implement mounted at the rear/rear weight

GV [kg] Total weight of implement mounted at the front/front ballast

See price list and/or operating instructions for the machine

See price list and/or operating instructions for the machine a [m] Distance between centre of gravity of implement mounted at the front/ front ballast and middle of front axle b [m] Wheel base of the tractor

See price list and/or operating instructions for the machine

Measuring

See operating instructions for the tractor

Measuring c [m] Distance between middle of rear axle and middle of lower link ball

See operating instructions for the tractor

Measuring

See price list and/or operating instructions for the implement d [m] Distance between middle of lower link ball and centre of gravity of implement mounted at the rear/rear weight f e [m] Distance between middle of lower link ball and centre of gravity of implement mounted at the front

[m] Distance between front axle and middle of lower link ball

Calculation of the minimum ballasting at front G

V min for implements mounted at the rear and front and rear combinations

G

V min

=

G

H

( c

+

( e d )

+

− f

T

V

)

+

• b b

+

0 , 2

T

L

• b

„ Enter the calculated minimum ballasting, which is required at the front of the tractor, in the table.

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Start-up

Ballasting the tractor-machine combination

Calculation of the minimum ballasting at rear G

H min for implements mounted at the front

G

H min

=

G

V

( e

+ f )

T

H b

+ c

+

• b

+ x d

T

L

• b

„ For "x" observe the technical data of the tractor manufacturer. If "x" is not indicated, insert the value 0.45.

„ Enter the calculated minimum ballasting, which is required at the rear of the tractor, in the table.

Calculation of the actual front axle load T

V tat

T

V tat

=

G

V

( e

+ f

+ b )

+

T

V

• b

G

H

( c

+ d ) b

„ Enter the actual front axle load and the permitted front axle load, indicated in the operating instructions for the tractor, in the table.

Calculation of the actual total weight G tat

G tat

=

G

V

+

T

L

+

G

H

„ If the required minimum ballasting at rear (G

H min

) is not reached with the implement mounted at the rear (G

H

), the weight of the implement mounted at the rear must be increased to the weight of the minimum ballasting at rear.

„ Enter the calculated, actual total weight and the permitted total weight, indicated in the operating instructions for the tractor, in the table.

Calculation of the actual rear axle load T

H tat

T

H tat

=

G tat

T

V tat

„ Enter the calculated, actual rear axle load and the permitted rear axle load, indicated in the operating instructions for the tractor, in the table.

Tyre load capacity

„ Enter double the value (two tyres) of the permitted tyre load capacity (see e.g. documents of the tyre manufacturers) in the table.

Table

The minimum ballasting must be attached to the tractor as a mounted implement or ballast weight. The calculated values must be less than/equal to (≤) the permitted values.

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Minimum ballasting

Front/rear

Total weight

Front axle load

Actual value according to calculation kg kg

<

Start-up

Connecting the machine to the tractor

Permitted value according to operating instructions for the tractor

Double permitted tyre load capacity

(two tyres)

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7.2

kg

< kg kg

< kg

Rear axle load kg

< kg

< kg

Connecting the machine to the tractor

NOTICE

The attachment of implements at the front and rear must not cause exceedance of the permissible total weight, of the permissible axle loads and of the carrying capacities of the tractor tyres. Even with a fitted rear-mounted device, the front axle of the tractor must always be loaded with a minimum 20% tare weight of the tractor.

„ Make sure before starting to move that these requirements have been met.

2

1

KMG000-012

WARNING! Increased risk of injury!

Ensure that there is no one between the tractor and the machine while connecting the machine (especially while driving the tractor backwards).

„ Reverse the tractor to the machine and position the lower links (1) underneath the lower link pins of the machine.

„ Raise the lower links (1) until they engage in the ball sleeves and lock.

„ Switch off the tractor, remove the ignition key and take it with you.

„ Secure the tractor against rolling away.

„ Engage the top link (2) at the three-point hitch, and secure it.

„ Fix the lower links to avoid that the machine swivels sideways when driving on a road and when working on the field.

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7.3

7.3

Start-up

Connecting hydraulic hoses

Connecting hydraulic hoses

7.4

KMG000-076

In order to connect the hydraulic hoses properly, the hydraulic hoses (1, 2) are marked with numbers or letters.

Hydraulic hoses for connection to a single-acting control unit are marked with a number and the plus sign, e.g. (1+).

Hydraulic hoses for connection to a double-acting control unit are marked with the same numbers, plus sign for the pressure line and minus sign for the return, for example (2+/2-).

Use a control unit on the tractor which can be locked in the neutral position against unintentional operation.

Control units on the tractor must be used for lifting and lowering the mower and can be locked in the neutral position to prevent unintentional operation.

„ Depressurise the tractor hydraulics.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24 .

„ Clean and dry the connections of the hydraulic quick connector.

„ Connect the hydraulic hose (1+) to a single-acting control unit of the tractor.

„ Connect the hydraulic hoses (2+/2-) to a double-acting control unit of the tractor.

Connecting operation panel

NOTICE

Short circuit caused by impurities and moisture in the plug connection

The machine may be damaged by a short circuit.

„ Make sure that the plugs and sockets are clean and dry.

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Connecting road travel lighting

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7.5

7.5

KM000-082

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

Connection operation panel to tractor

„ Connect 2-pole plug (2) to 2-pole socket (1) of the tractor.

Connection operation panel to machine

„ Connect 14-pole plug (3) with 14-pole socket (4) of the machine.

Connecting road travel lighting

NOTICE

Short circuit caused by impurities and moisture in the plug connection

The machine may be damaged by a short circuit.

„ Make sure that the plugs and sockets are clean and dry.

3 2

1

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7.6

Start-up

Installing universal shaft

The road travel lighting is connected by means of the enclosed 7-pin lighting cable (2).

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Connect the 7-pin plug of the lighting cable (2) to the 7-pin socket (1) of the machine.

„ Connect the 7-pin plug of the lighting cable (2) to the 7-pin socket (3) of the tractor.

„ Lay the lighting cable (2) so that it does not touch the tractor wheels.

7.6

Installing universal shaft

WARNING

Risk of injury by failure to take account of the danger zone of the universal shaft

If the danger zone of the universal shaft is ignored, persons can be seriously hurt or killed.

„ To avoid accidents, observe the danger zone of the universal shaft,

refer to page 16 .

NOTICE

Changing the tractor

The machine could be damaged if the universal shaft length is not checked when changing the tractor.

„ In order to avoid damage to the machine, check universal shaft length every time the

tractor is changed and correct it, if necessary, refer to page 43

.

KMG000-048

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Slide universal shaft (1) on PTO shaft end of tractor and secure it.

„ Secure universal shaft guard by means of supporting chain (2) against turning.

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8.1

Operation

Front guard

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8.1

Operation

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

WARNING

Risk of injury during operation

If the following notes are not observed, persons could be seriously injured or killed.

„ Before you turn on the PTO shaft, make sure that the machine is in working position and that the glide skids touch the ground.

„ Even with intended operation of the machine, there is a danger caused by ejected foreign bodies. Thus instruct all persons to leave the danger zone of the machine.

„ Special care should be taken when working near roads and buildings.

Front guard

WARNING

Risk of injury due to objects being flung out

If the front guard/side guard is folded up during work, objects may be flung out. As a result, people may be seriously injured.

„ Fold down the front guard/side guard.

„ Connect the guard cloths of the front guard and the side guard using the turnlock fasteners.

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8.1

8.1.1

Operation

Front guard

Fold up the front guard

KMG000-006

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

8.1.2

KM000-508

„ Open the turnlock fasteners (3).

„ Pull the front guard (1) forwards out of the lock and fold up.

„ In order to move the front guard (1) into the desired position, actuate the ratchet (2).

Fold down the front guard

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KMG000-077

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Loosen the catch (2).

„ Fold down the front guard (1).

„ Ensure that the front guard (1) is engaged in the lock on the right and left sides of the machine.

„ Close the turnlock fasteners (3).

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8.2.1

Operation

Side guard

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8.2

Side guard

WARNING

Risk of injury due to objects being flung out

If the front guard/side guard is folded up during work, objects may be flung out. As a result, people may be seriously injured.

„ Fold down the front guard/side guard.

„ Connect the guard cloths of the front guard and the side guard using the turnlock fasteners.

Folding up side guard (transport position)

2 2

8.2.2

1 3

KMG000-058

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Open the turnlock fasteners (3).

„ Press down the lever (2) and fold up the side guard (1).

Folding down side guard (working position)

2

3

2

1

1 3

KMG000-027

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Press down the lever (2) and fold down the side guard (1).

„ Close the turnlock fasteners (3).

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8.3

8.3

Operation

Operate the support jack

Operate the support jack

INFORMATION

In order to increase the base of the support jack when the ground is soft, use a suitable support.

8.3.1

Move parking jacks into transport position

3

1

2

4

8.3.2

KMG000-015

„ Raise the machine via the rear hydraulics until the support jacks can be moved into the transport position.

„

„Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Pull the tension bar (1), swivel the front support jack (2) upwards and lock it by means of the tension bar (1).

„ Pull the tension bar (4), swivel the rear support jack (3) upwards and lock it by means of the tension bar (4).

Move parking jacks into support position

3

1

2

4

KMG000-016

„ Raise the machine via the rear hydraulics until the support jacks can be moved into the support position.

„

„Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Pull the tension bar (1), swivel the front support jack (2) downwards and lock it by means of the tension bar (1).

„ Pull the tension bar (4), swivel the rear support jack (3) downwards and lock it by using the tension bar (4).

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Locking / releasing stop cocks

I II

Operation

Locking / releasing stop cocks

8

8.4

1

8.5

1

KMG000-089

Locking

„ Move the stop cocks (1) into position (I).

Releasing

„ Move the stop cocks (1) into position (II).

Operating the stop cock

III

II

I

1

KMG000-113

Moving machine into working / transport position

„ Move the stop cock (1) into position (I).

Locking

„ Move the stop cock (1) into position (II).

Setting the ground pressure

„ Move the stop cock (1) into position (III).

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8.6

8.6

Operation

Lowering the machine from transport position to working position

Lowering the machine from transport position to working position

WARNING

Danger to life, injuries or damage to the machine due to uncontrolled lowering of the machine

When lowering the machine into the working position, people or animals in the swivel range may be seriously injured and the machine may be damaged.

„ Lower the machine only when you are absolutely sure that there are no persons, animals or objects in the swivel range of the machine.

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KMG000-045

From transport position to headland position

„ Set the toggle switch (2) to the " up " position.

„ Actuate the control unit (1+) until the maximum set working width is reached.

„ Actuate the control unit (2-) until both mowers are lowered to the headland position.

Headland positions

ü The mowers are in headland position.

„ Set the toggle switch (2) to " down " position.

Lowering both mowers simultaneously from headland position to working position

„ Set the toggle switch (3) to the " centre " position.

„ Actuate the control unit (2-) until both mowers are lowered to working position.

„ To mow, set the control unit (2-) to float position.

Raising both mowers simultaneously from working position to headland position

„ Set the toggle switch (3) to the " centre " position.

„ Actuate the control unit (2+) until both mowers are raised to headland position.

Increasing/reducing working width

„ Set the toggle switch (3) to the " centre " position.

„ Actuate the control unit (1+) to increase the working width.

„ Actuate the control unit (1-) to reduce the working width.

Moving the right mower from headland position to working position

„ Set the toggle switch (3) to the " left " position.

„ Actuate the control unit (2-) until the right mower is lowered to working position.

„ To mow, set the control unit (2-) to float position.

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Operation

Lift the machine from the headland position into the transport position.

Moving the right mower from working position to headland position

„ Set the toggle switch (3) to the " left " position.

„ Actuate the control unit (2+) until the right mower is raised to headland position.

Moving the left mower from headland position to working position

„ Set the toggle switch (3) to the " left " position.

„ Actuate the control unit (1-) until the left mower is lowered to working position.

„ To mow, set the control unit (1-) to float position.

Moving the left mower from working position to headland position

„ Set the toggle switch (3) to the " left " position.

„ Actuate the control unit (1+) until the left mower is raised to headland position.

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8.7

Lift the machine from the headland position into the transport position.

KMG000-045

ü The PTO drive is switched off.

ü The support jacks have been swivelled into the transport position and locked with the bolts.

„ Move machine into headland position,

refer to page 56 .

Fully retract the outrigger arms to reduce the working width to a minimum. To do this:

„ Set the toggle switch (2) to " down " position.

„ Set the toggle switch (3) to the "centre" position and operate the control unit (2-) until the outrigger arms are fully retracted.

„ Set the toggle switch (2) to " Top " position and hold it there.

„ Actuate the double-action control unit (2+) until the mowers are raised from the headland position to the transport position.

ð The mowers are in transport position.

WARNING! The specified transport height can only be reached when the outrigger arms are fully retracted. Ensure that the outrigger arms are fully retracted.

NOTICE: To prevent damaging the machine due to an operating error, switch off the operation panel.

„ To switch off the operation panel, move the toggle switch (2) into the " middle " position.

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8.8

8.8

Operation

Field mode

Field mode

Game animal protection

58

EQ001-034

When mowing from “outside to inside”, the animals are slowly forced from the safe boundary area into the centre of the area, which makes the possibility for a life-saving escape for the animal more difficult or takes it away.

A remedy for this issue is the mowing method from “inside to outside” of the area.

Instead of mowing any edge sections at first, the operator drives straight into the middle of the field and then mows in a left-handed spiral "from the inside to the outside". This allows animals to escape from the field unharmed by following their natural instinct to flee.

Preparation for mowing

ü

All items listed in chapter "Start-up" have been fulfilled, refer to page 44

.

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

ü The front guard is folded down,

refer to page 52 .

ü

The front guards are folded down, refer to page 52

.

ü The side guards are folded down,

refer to page 53 .

ü The control units are in float position.

ü The rear linkage is blocked.

ü

The support jack is in the transport position, refer to page 54

.

Mowing

„ Adjust the lateral suspension arms,

refer to page 67

.

„ Before driving into the crops, switch on the tractor PTO shaft at idle and slowly bring it up to the rated speed of the machine.

„ Drive into the crops.

„ Check the ground pressure during mowing,

refer to page 68 .

„ To ensure a clean cutting pattern, adjust the driving and cutting speeds to the prevailing conditions (soil condition, state of the crops, height, density).

Driving into an obstacle

„ If the impact damage protection system triggers and the mower is swivelled backwards, reverse the tractor until the impact damage protection system engages automatically.

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Operation

Field mode on slopes

Mowing small plots

The front mounted mower alone can be used to mow small plots of crops or narrow sections in open fields. In doing so, the lateral mowers must be in the transport position.

INFORMATION

Leave the control units in the float position while mowing.

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8.9

Field mode on slopes

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

KMG000-094

„ Do not move the machine from transport into working position or from working into transport position as long as the machine is operated diagonal to the slope.

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9 Driving and transport

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

WARNING

Risk of accident caused by non-locked regulating valves of tractor

When regulating valves are not locked, machine components could be activated unintentionally. This may result in serious accidents.

„ To avoid that functions are triggered by mistake, the regulating valves of the tractor must be in neutral position when performing transport journeys on the road and must be locked.

WARNING

Risk of accident from open stop cocks

Machine components could be moved unintentionally when stop cocks are open. This may result in serious accidents.

„ In order to avoid that functions are triggered by mistake, the stop cock/s must be closed during transport/road travel.

NOTICE

The attachment of implements at the front and rear must not cause exceedance of the permissible total weight, of the permissible axle loads and of the carrying capacities of the tractor tyres. Even with a fitted rear-mounted device, the front axle of the tractor must always be loaded with a minimum 20% tare weight of the tractor.

„ Make sure before starting to move that these requirements have been met.

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Prepare the machine for road travel

Driving and transport

Prepare the machine for road travel

9

9.1

9.2

KMG000-041

ü The machine is completely and correctly hitched to the tractor,

refer to page 47 .

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

ü The hydraulic hoses are connected,

refer to page 48 .

ü

The operation panel is connected, refer to page 48 .

ü The operation panel is switched off,

refer to page 56 .

ü

The universal shaft is mounted, refer to page 50

.

ü

The front guards are closed and locked, refer to page 52

.

ü

The side guards are folded up, refer to page 53

.

ü The parking jacks are in the transport position,

refer to page 54 .

ü The road lighting has been connected, tested and is functioning properly,

refer to page 49 .

ü The machine is in the transport position,

refer to page 57 .

ü The outrigger arms have been fully retracted and locked.

ü

The stop cocks on the hydraulic hose lines are closed, refer to page 55

.

ü The control units on the tractor are in neutral position and locked.

ü Soiling and crop residue have been removed from the machine, in particular from the lighting and identification elements.

„ Lower the machine via the rear hydraulics until the maximum transport height reaches or falls below 4 m.

„ Ensure adequate ground clearance.

Checking transport position of outrigger arms

1

2

KMG000-091

The locking (1) prevents the mowers (2) from lowering accidentally.

ü The machine is in the transport position,

refer to page 57 .

„ After the mowers (2) have been swivelled up, ensure that the lockings (1) right and left are engaged.

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9.3

9.3

Driving and transport

Parking the machine

Parking the machine

9.3.1

Parking the machine in the transport position

2

6

5

3

1

KMG000-019

ü The machine is in the transport position,

refer to page 57 .

ü

The journals (5) of the outriggers are in the lockings (6), refer to page 61

.

„ Depressurise the tractor hydraulics.

„ Raise the machine until the support jacks can be moved into the support position.

„ Moving the parking jacks into support position,

refer to page 54 .

„ Use the tractor hydraulics to lower the machine onto the ground.

„ Park the machine only on firm, horizontal and level ground, such as concrete or asphalt.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24 .

„ Dismount the universal shaft (1) and place it on the universal shaft bracket (3).

„ Disconnect the hydraulic hoses (4) from the tractor, fit the dust caps and hang them onto the headstock.

„ Disconnect the lighting cable (2) between the tractor and machine and place in the designated supports.

„ Pull off the power cable for the operation panel.

„ Take the operation panel off the tractor and place in the designated support.

„ Detach the top link.

„ Unlock the lower link hooks on the tractor.

„ Lower the lower links on the tractor until the tractor can be driven away safely.

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Parking the machine in the working position

2

Driving and transport

Parking the machine

9

9.3

3

1

KMG000-115

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

„ Depressurise the tractor hydraulics.

„ Raise the machine until the support jacks can be moved into the support position.

„ Moving the parking jacks into support position,

refer to page 54 .

„ Use the tractor hydraulics to lower the machine onto the ground.

„ Park the machine only on firm, horizontal and level ground, such as concrete or asphalt.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24 .

„ Dismount the universal shaft (1) and place it on the universal shaft bracket (3).

„ Disconnect the hydraulic hoses (4) from the tractor, fit the dust caps and hang them onto the headstock.

„ Disconnect the lighting cable (2) between the tractor and machine and place in the designated supports.

„ Remove the power cable for the operation panel.

„ Take the operation panel off the tractor and place in the designated support.

„ Detach the top link.

„ Unlock the lower link hooks on the tractor.

„ Lower the lower links on the tractor until the tractor can be driven away safely.

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9.4

9.4

Driving and transport

Preparing the machine for shipment

Preparing the machine for shipment

9.4.1

Lifting the machine

WARNING

Risk of injury due to raised machine

There is a risk to individuals from the machine falling and parts which are swinging in an uncontrolled manner.

„ Use only permitted hoists and slings with a sufficient load-bearing capacity. For the weights, see type plate of the machine.

„ Note the information on the suspension points provided.

„ Make sure the lifting means are properly secured.

„ Never stay under the suspended machine.

„

If work has to be performed under the machine, securely support the machine, refer to page 25 .

1

942 012 1

64

2

KMG000-108

1 Three-point hitch suspension point at front

2

The machine is equipped with 3 suspension points:

Suspension point rear frame at rear

• The suspension points (1) and (2) are at the front on the three-point hitch and at the rear on the rear frame.

„ Ensure that the hoist is mounted correctly on the anchor points.

To lift the machine, a hoist must be used which has a minimum load bearing capacity

depending on the permitted total weight of the machine, see type plate on the machine, refer to page 33

.

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Driving and transport

Preparing the machine for shipment

9

9.4

Lashing the machine

WARNING

Danger to life caused by uncontrolled machine movement

If the machine is not properly lashed for transportation by vehicle, the machine may move in an uncontrolled manner and endanger people.

„ Before transporting the machine, secure it properly to the designated lashing points using suitable lashing material.

27 023 958 0

27 023 958 0

2 3

27 023 958 0

27 023 958 0

2

023

1

KMG000-109

1

2

Three-point hitch lashing point

Lashing point support frame at side

3 Lashing point support jack at rear

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10.1

Setting the cutting height

10 Settings

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

10.1

Setting the cutting height

1

66

KMG000-035

The cutting height is adjusted via the top link (1).

Setting range of cutting height,

refer to page 36 .

ü The support jack/the support jacks are swivelled down,

refer to page 54

.

„ Lower the machine up to the support jack/(s).

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24 .

„ Turn the top link until the cutting height is set.

ð Top link longer = greater cutting height

ð Top link shorter = smaller cutting height

„

Swivel the support jack/(s) up, refer to page 54

.

For version with "high-cut skids"

The cutting height can be increased using high-cut skids.

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Setting the lateral links 10.2

10.2

KMG000-025

ü The machine is in headland position.

ü The machine is in transport position.

ü

The machine is supported safely, refer to page 25

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ The high-cut skids must always be mounted underneath the cutting discs that run next to the mower drums.

„ Insert the high-cut skid (2) into the sliding skid (1) and screw it in place.

Setting the lateral links

1 2

10.3

KMG000-024

For mowing, adjust the height of the three-point hitch such that the arrow (1) and the lateral link (2) are at the same level. The setting is made by raising the machine.

„ Raise the machine until the arrow (1) and the lateral link (2) are at the same level.

Setting the lifting speed / lowering speed of the hydraulic cylinders

2

3

1

KMG000-036

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10 Settings

10.4

Increasing/reducing ground pressure

The lifting speed / lowering speed from working position to headland position and vice versa is set via throttle (3).

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Loosen hexagon nut (1).

INFORMATION: Even the minutest adjustments on the stud screw (b) causes a great change of lifting/lowering speed. Screw out the stud screw at maximum up to the coloured marking.

„ Rotate stud screw (2).

ð By screwing it in, the oil flow is reduced and the lifting speed/lowering speed is thus slower.

ð By unscrewing it, the oil flow is increased and the lifting speed/lowering speed is thus faster.

„ Lock stud screw by means of hexagon nut (1).

10.4

Increasing/reducing ground pressure

III

1

KMG000-043

The hydraulic cylinder adjusts the ground pressure of the cutterbar to the local conditions. To protect the sward, the cutterbar must be relieved to such an extent that it does not jump when mowing or leave any traces of abrasion on the ground.

ü The hydraulic hose (1+) is connected to a single-acting control unit.

„ Move the stop cock (1) into position (III),

refer to page 55 .

„ Actuate the control unit (1+) until the desired relief pressure is displayed on the pressure gauge (2).

Æ The higher the relief pressure, the lower the ground pressure.

Æ The lower the relief pressure, the higher the ground pressure.

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Settings 10

Setting the safety device 10.5

The relief pressure can be read off on the pressure gauge (2). Set the ground pressure according to the ground conditions.

Recommended relief pressure: 70-100 bar .

„ When the desired relief pressure has been reached, move the stop cock (I) into position (III),

refer to page 55 .

Setting the safety device

1 1 1 1

3

2

KMG000-078

The protective equipment can be adapted to harvesting conditions by adjusting the guards. In order to avoid that crop stalks bend because the guards are too low, set the guards higher. To avoid that stones are slung away when the crops are low, set the guards lower.

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Loosen the screw connections (2) at both sides of the supporting frame (3), do not dismount them.

„ Using the oblong holes, move the safety devices (1) to the desired position.

„ Tighten the screw connections (2).

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11.1

Maintenance table

11 Maintenance - General Information

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

WARNING

Risk of injury caused by test run of the machine

If a test run is performed after repair, maintenance or cleaning work or after technical intervention, the machine may behave unpredictably. Thus there is a risk of serious injuries or death.

ü The machine is in working position.

„ Do not switch on the drives until the mower is resting on the ground and you are absolutely sure that there is no one in the danger zone.

„ The test run of the machine must only be started from the driver's seat.

11.1

11.1.1

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Maintenance table

Maintenance – Before the season

Checking oil level

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

Cutterbar

refer to page 82

refer to page 83

refer to page 89

Components

Change/replace blades

Check/replace cutting discs/mower drums

refer to page 85

refer to page 98

Check/change retaining bolts (blade screw connection)

Check/replace retaining bolts (blade quick fastener)

refer to page 97 refer to page 97

Check/change blade carrier (blade quick fastener)

refer to page 97

Check/replace abutting edge on the cutterbar

refer to page 88

Vent friction clutch

Tighten screws/nuts

refer to page 75

refer to page 72

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Maintenance table 11.1

Components

Check guard cloths

refer to page 78

Check the hydraulic hoses for leaks and, if necessary, have them replaced by a KRONE service partner.

refer to page 80

Check the electrical connection cables and, if necessary, have them repaired or changed by a KRONE service partner

Checking/setting all the machine settings

refer to page 66

11.1.2

Maintenance – After the season

Components

Clean the machine

Lubricate the machine according to the lubrication chart

Lubricate the universal shaft

Grease the threads of the setting screws

Grease the uncoated piston rods of all hydraulic cylinders and insert as far as possible

Lightly coat with oil all those lever joints and bearing positions which cannot be lubricated

Touch up damaged paint and preserve uncoated areas with rust protection agent

Check that all moveable components move freely. If required, dismount, clean, grease and remount.

Park the machine in a weatherproof and dry location which is not in close proximity to corrosive substances

Move the machine every 2 months

refer to page 78

refer to page 92

refer to page 91

11.1.3

Maintenance - Once after 50 hours

Changing oil

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

refer to page 82

refer to page 83

11.1.4

Maintenance - Every 10 hours, but at least once a day

Checking oil level

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

Cutterbar

refer to page 82

refer to page 83

refer to page 89

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11.2

Tightening torques

Components

Change/replace blades

Check/replace cutting discs/mower drums

Check/change retaining bolts (blade screw connection)

Check/replace retaining bolts (blade quick fastener)

Check/change blade carrier (blade quick fastener)

Check guard cloths

refer to page 85

refer to page 98

refer to page 97 refer to page 97 refer to page 97

refer to page 78

11.1.5

Maintenance - Every 50 hours

Components

Tighten screws/nuts

11.1.6

Maintenance - Every 200 hours

Changing oil

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

refer to page 72

refer to page 82

refer to page 83

11.2

Tightening torques

Deviating tightening torques

All screw connections must in general be tightened with the listed tightening torques following.

Deviations from the tables are marked accordingly.

Metric thread screws with control thread

INFORMATION

The table does not apply to countersunk screws with hexagon socket in case the countersunk screw is tightened via hexagon socket.

72

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X Thread size 1 Strength class on screw head

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X

M16

M20

M22

M24

M27

M30

M4

M5

M6

M8

M10

M12

M14

Strength class

5.6

8.8

Tightening torque (Nm)

3.0

5.9

10

29

42

25

49

85

135

210

425

571

730

1,100

1,450

Metric thread screws with fine thread

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Tightening torques 11.2

10.9

310

610

832

1,050

1,550

2,100

4.4

8.7

15

36

72

125

200

12.9

365

710

972

1,220

1,800

2,450

5.1

10

18

43

84

145

235

DV000-001

X Thread size

X

M12 x 1.5

M14 x 1.5

M16 x 1.5

M18 x 1.5

M20 x 1.5

M24 x 2

M27 x 2

M30 x 1.5

Strength class

5.6

8.8

Tightening torque (Nm)

88

145

222

368

465

787

1,148

800

1 Strength class on screw head

10.9

130

213

327

525

662

1,121

1,635

2,100

12.9

152

249

382

614

775

1,312

1,914

2,650

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11.2

Tightening torques

Metric thread screws with countersunk head and hexagon socket

INFORMATION

The table applies only to countersunk screws with hexagon socket and metric thread tightened via hexagon socket.

74

M4

M5

M6

M8

M10

M12

M14

M16

M20

DV000-000

X Thread size

X Strength class

5.6

8.8

Tightening torque (Nm)

2.5

4.7

23

34

8

20

39

68

108

168

340

1 Strength class on screw head

10.9

58

100

160

248

488

3.5

7

12

29

12.9

67

116

188

292

568

4.1

8

15

35

Locking screws on the gearboxes

INFORMATION

The tightening torques only apply to assembly of locking screws, viewing glasses, ventilation and breather filters and bleed valves in gearboxes with cast housings or aluminium or steel housings. The term “locking screw” includes the drain plug, the inspection screw as well as the ventilation and breather filters.

This table applies only to locking screws with external hexagon in connection with copper seal ring and for bleed valves made of brass with shaped seal ring.

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11.4

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Deviating tightening torques 11.3

Thread

M10x1

M12x1.5

G1/4“

M14x1.5

M16x1.5

45

M18x1.5

50

M20x1.5

Locking screw and sight glass with copper ring 1

Bleed valve made of brass

Ventilation/breather filter made of steel

Steel and cast Aluminium

Ventilation/breather filter made of brass

Steel and cast

Maximum tightening torque (Nm) (±10%)

Aluminium

8

14

14

40

45

16

24

30

32

24

30

G1/2“

M22x1.5

M24x1.5

G3/4“

M33x2

G1“

M42x1.5

G1 1/4“

32

35

60

60

80

80

100

100

1  Always replace copper rings.

Deviating tightening torques

Screws/nuts

Nut for shear protection (rotary hub)

Bearing housing for cutting disc

Bearing housing for mower drum

Tightening torque

300 Nm

55 Nm

55 Nm

Venting the friction clutch

NOTICE

Interventions in the friction clutch will lead to a loss of guarantee!

Interventions in the friction clutch change the slip torque. Therefore the machine may be damaged considerably.

„ Never intervene in the overload protection.

„ Only use KRONE original spare parts.

Overloading and brief torque peaks limit the torque and transfer it evenly during slipping.

To guarantee the function, friction clutches must be bled before the initial start-up and after a prolonged standstill. To do this, the friction linings must be relieved and the clutch manually rotated.

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11.4

Venting the friction clutch

The friction clutch is designed with a permanently adjusted turning torque M

R

. The torque is applied to the housing of the friction clutch (2).

Bleeding friction clutch (Walterscheid series K92, K96, K97)

I

1 1

II

1

2

1 1

KM000-899

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Follow the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Remove the universal shaft.

„ Tighten the nuts (1) evenly (I), as a result of which the friction discs are relieved.

ð The friction discs are relieved.

„ Turn the friction clutch (2).

„ Then slacken the nuts (1) again as far as the thread run-out (II).

Bleeding friction clutch (Walterscheid series K90, K94, K92E)

3

1

76

4

2

KM000-900

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Follow the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Remove the universal shaft.

„ Measure dimension "L" on the compression spring (3) or on the setting screw (1).

„ Loosen the screws (1) or (4), as a result of which the friction discs are relieved.

ð The friction discs are relieved.

„ Turn the friction clutch (2).

„ Set the screws (1) or (4) again to the dimension "L".

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Venting the friction clutch 11.4

Bleeding the friction clutch (Walterscheid series K90/4T)

2

1

KM000-988

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Follow the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Remove the universal shaft.

„ Loosen the hexagon nuts (1) evenly but do not dismount them.

ð The friction discs are relieved.

„ Turn the friction clutch (2).

„ Tighten the hexagon nuts (1) evenly.

Venting friction clutch (ByPy)

KM000-603

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Follow the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Remove the universal shaft.

„ Loosen the cap nuts (1) uniformly but do not remove them.

ð The friction discs are relieved.

„ Turn the friction clutch (2).

„ Screw in the cap nuts (1) completely.

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11 Maintenance - General Information

11.5

Checking guard cloths

11.5

Checking guard cloths

11.6

1 1 1 1

KMG000-010

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Carry out a visual inspection of the guard cloth (1) to ensure that there are no cracks and damage.

Æ The machine can be used when there are no cracks or damages.

Æ Replace guard cloths in case of cracks or damage.

Cleaning the machine

WARNING

Eye damage caused by flying dirt particles!

When cleaning the machine with compressed air or with high-pressure cleaner, the dirt particles are slung away at high speed. The dirt particles may hit the eyes and hurt them.

„ Keep persons away from working range.

„ When performing cleaning work with compressed air or with high-pressure cleaner, wear suitable working clothes (for example eye protection).

NOTICE

Damage to the machine due to water damages with high-pressure cleaner

If the water jet from a high-pressure cleaner is aimed directly at bearings and electrical/ electronic components, these parts can be damaged.

„ Do not aim the water jet from high-pressure cleaner at bearings and electrics/electronic components.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ After each use, remove husk and dust from the machine.

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Maintenance - Hydraulic System 12

Maintenance - Hydraulic System

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

WARNING

Hydraulic hoses are subject to ageing

Hydraulic hoses may wear depending on pressure, heat load and the effect of UV rays.

People can be seriously injured or killed by damaged hydraulic hoses.

The date of manufacture appears on the hydraulic hoses. This way the age can be ascertained quickly.

Replacement of the hydraulic hoses is recommended after a lifetime of six years.

„ Use original spare parts when replacing hoses.

NOTICE

Damage to the machine due to soiling of the hydraulic system

If foreign objects or liquids get into the hydraulic system, the hydraulic system may be severely damaged.

„ Clean hydraulic connections and components before removal.

„ Seal open hydraulic connections with protective caps.

„ Ensure that foreign objects or liquids do not get into the hydraulic system.

NOTICE

Storing and disposing of oils and used oil filters

If oil and used oil filters are not stored and disposed of properly, the environment may be damaged.

„ Store or dispose of used oil and oil filters according to statutory provisions.

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12.1

Hydraulic oil

12.1

Hydraulic oil

NOTICE

Damage to the hydraulic system caused by non approved hydraulic oils

If non-approved hydraulic oils or a mixture of different oils are used, the hydraulic system may be damaged.

„ Never mix different types of oil.

„ Never use engine oil.

„ Use approved hydraulic oils only.

Filling quantities and types of oil, refer to page 37 .

12.2

Checking hydraulic hoses

Hydraulic hoses are subject to natural aging. This limits their service life. The recommended service life is 6 years, including a maximum storage time of 2 years. The date of manufacture is printed on the hydraulic hoses. When checking hydraulic hoses, the state-specific conditions

(e.g., BGVU) must be observed.

Performing a visual inspection

„ Visually inspect all hydraulic hoses for damage and leaks and have them replaced by an authorised specialist if necessary.

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13.1

Maintenance - Gearbox 13

Overview of gearboxes 13.1

Maintenance - Gearbox

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

Overview of gearboxes

2

3

KMG000-105

1 Input gearbox

2 Main gearbox

1

3 Cutterbar

2

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13.2

Input gearbox

13.2

Input gearbox

82

KMG000-005

„ Comply with the safety routine "Safe execution of oil level check, oil and filter element exchange",

refer to page 25 .

INFORMATION

The oil level must be checked and the oil must be changed in working position and with machine in horizontal position.

Checking oil level

„ Remove the locking screw from the inspection hole (1).

ð If the oil reaches the inspection hole (1):

„

Screw the locking screw into the inspection hole (1), tightening torque refer to page 74

.

ð If the oil does not reach the inspection hole (1):

„ Remove the locking screw from the filling hole (3).

„ Refill with fresh oil up to the inspection hole (1) via the filling hole (3).

„ Screw the locking screw into the inspection hole (1) and the locking screw into the filling

hole (3), tightening torque refer to page 74 .

Changing the oil

ü A suitable container is available for escaping oil.

„ Unscrew the locking screw of the inspection hole (1) and the locking screw of the filling hole (3).

„ Unscrew the drain plug (2) and drain the oil.

„

Mount the drain plug (2), tightening torque refer to page 74

.

„ Top up with fresh oil via the filling hole (3) up to the inspection hole (1).

„ Screw the locking screw into the inspection hole (1) and the locking screw into the filling

hole (3), tightening torque refer to page 74 .

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Main gearbox 13.3

13.3

Main gearbox

KMG000-073

„ Comply with the safety routine "Safe execution of oil level check, oil and filter element exchange",

refer to page 25 .

INFORMATION

The oil level must be checked and the oil must be changed in working position and with machine in horizontal position.

Checking oil level

„ Remove the locking screw from the inspection hole (1).

ð If the oil reaches the inspection hole (1):

„

Screw the locking screw into the inspection hole (1), tightening torque refer to page 74

.

ð If the oil does not reach the inspection hole (1):

„ Remove the locking screw from the filling hole (3).

„ Refill with fresh oil up to the inspection hole (1) via the filling hole (3).

„ Screw the locking screw into the inspection hole (1) and the locking screw into the filling

hole (3), tightening torque refer to page 74 .

Changing oil

ü A suitable container is available for escaping oil.

„ Unscrew the locking screw of the inspection hole (1) and the locking screw of the filling hole

(3).

„ Unscrew the drain plug (2) and drain the oil.

„ Mount the drain plug (2), Anziehdrehmoment

refer to page 74 .

„ Top up new oil via the filling hole (3) up to the inspection hole (1).

„ Mount the locking screw of the inspection hole (1) and the locking screw of the filling hole

(3), Anziehdrehmoment

refer to page 74 .

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14.1

Rotary hub

14 Maintenance - Cutterbar

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

14.1

Rotary hub

A

84

B

KMG000-002

Abbreviations used in this figure:

A = Direction of rotation “A” to the centre

B = Direction of rotation “B” in pairs

RE = eccentric bearing housing (clockwise), without distinctive groove

LE = eccentric bearing housing (rotating anticlockwise), with distinctive groove

For protection against overload of mowers, the rotary hubs (1) are secured with nuts (2) and shear pins (3).

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Check/change blades 14.2

When driving onto obstacles (e.g. stones), the both shear pins in the rotary hub will shear off.

The rotary hub incl. nut turns upward on the pinion shaft.

• The cutting discs or drums which move the crop to the left (LH) in the direction of travel have left-handed thread.

• The cutting discs or drums which transport the crop to the right (RH) in the direction of travel have right-handed thread.

To distinguish between right-hand (clockwise) rotation (RH) and left-hand (anti-clockwise) rotation (LH), the nuts (2) and the pinion shafts (4) for the left-hand rotation (LH) have a distinctive groove (a, b).

• The nuts (2) with left-handed thread (LH) have distinctive grooves (a) on the bevel.

• The pinion shafts (4) with left-handed thread (LH) have a distinctive groove (b) on the face.

Check/change blades

WARNING

Missing, damaged or incorrectly mounted blades and blade supports

If blades are missing, damaged or incorrectly mounted, dangerous unbalanced rotation may be caused and parts may fly around. People may be seriously injured or killed as a result.

„ Check the blades at least once a day and the retaining bolts every time after changing the blades or after contact with foreign objects.

„ Immediately replace missing, damaged or incorrectly mounted blades and blade supports.

„ To avoid imbalance, always replace missing and damaged blades in kits and never mount unevenly worn blades on a cutting disc/mower drum.

Version with blade screw connection Version with blade quick fastener

KM000-039 / KM000-040

„ Whenever a blade is changed or following contact with foreign objects, check retaining bolts and, if required, have them replaced by authorized specialists,

refer to page 97 .

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14.2

Check/change blades

14.2.1

Checking the blade for wear

WARNING

Risk of injury due to low material thickness on the blades

If the material thickness on the blades is too low, the blades may loosen due to high rotating speed. Thus there is a risk of serious injuries or death.

„ Replace the blades at the latest when the wear limit is reached.

ð The wear limit is reached when the borehole of the blade touches the marking (1) on the blade or the dimension X is equal to or less than 13 mm .

KM000-038

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, refer to page 52 .

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! Wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Clean the area around the blades, cutting discs and mower drums.

„ Check wear limit.

ð If the dimension is X>13 mm , the wear limit is not reached.

ð If the dimension X is ≤13 mm or the borehole touches the marking (1), the blade must be replaced.

„

Fold down the front guard, refer to page 52

.

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Check/change blades 14.2

Changing blades for the “blade screw connection” version

KM000-044

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, refer to page 52 .

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! Wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Clean the area around the blades, cutting discs and mower drums.

„ Remove the damaged or worn blade.

„

Check the fastening elements of the blade, refer to page 97

. Also replace worn or damaged fastening parts.

INFO: The blades for anti-clockwise and clockwise rotating cutting discs/mower drums differ.

When installing the blades, ensure that the direction of rotation is correct. The arrow on the blade must match the direction of rotation of the corresponding cutting disc/mower drum.

„ Insert the new blade (5) between the wear skid (2) and the cutting disc (1).

„ Insert the retaining bolt (3) from below through the wear skid (2), the blade (5) and the cutting disc (1).

INFO: Only use the locknut (4) once.

„ Screw the locknut (4) from above onto the retaining bolt (3) and tighten it; tightening torque

refer to page 72 .

„ Repeat the process for all blades.

„

Fold down the front guard, refer to page 52

.

INFORMATION

Clockwise rotating blades can be ordered by stating order number 00 139 889 *.

Anticlockwise rotating blades can be ordered by stating order number 00 139 888 *.

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14.3

Checking/replacing linings on cutterbar

14.2.3

Changing blades for the “blade quick fastener” version

1

2

3

4

14.3

88

4

5

2

3

KM000-045

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, refer to page 52 .

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! Wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Clean the area around the blades, cutting discs and mower drums.

„ To remove the blade (2), insert the blade wrench (1) between the cutting disc (4) and the blade carrier (3) as far as it will go, press it down with one hand and hold it.

„

Check the fastening parts of the blade (2), refer to page 97

. Also replace worn or damaged fastening parts.

INFO: The blades for anti-clockwise and clockwise rotating cutting discs/mower drums differ.

When installing the blades, ensure that the direction of rotation is correct. The arrow on the blade must match the direction of rotation of the corresponding cutting disc/mower drum.

„ To insert the new blade (2), insert the blade key (1) between the cutting disc (4) and the blade carrier (3) as far as it will go, press it down with one hand and hold it.

„ Guide the blade (2) onto the retaining bolt (5) and release the blade key (1) in a controlled manner with your hand.

„ Repeat the process for all blades.

„

Fold down the front guard, refer to page 52

.

INFORMATION

Alternatively, the blades can be changed with the QuickChange tool.

INFORMATION

Clockwise rotating blades can be ordered by stating order number 00 139 889 *.

Anticlockwise rotating blades can be ordered by stating order number 00 139 888 *.

Checking/replacing linings on cutterbar

NOTICE

Impact stops are checked irregularly

The impact stops are subject to natural wear and must be inspected daily for wear and replaced if required. If there is no inspection, the machine may be damaged.

„ Adjust the welding current and the welding material to the cutterbar material and to the impact stop. If required, carry out a test weld.

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Checking oil level 14.4

KM000-081

„ Open the welding seams of the old lining.

„ Remove lining.

„ Deburr the contact areas.

14.4

KM000-080

„ Fit the new lining (3).

„ Weld short I seams on the upper side of the cutterbar in the sections (1) (each should be approx. 30 mm). INFORMATION: The edges (2) must not be welded.

„ On the bottom of the cutterbar, weld the lining (3) to the cutterbar along the whole length in section (5). INFORMATION: The edges (4) must not be welded.

Checking oil level

INFORMATION

There is no need to change the oil on the cutterbar.

Before checking the oil level on the cutterbar, the cutterbar must be aligned levelly by means of a spirit level.

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14.4

Checking oil level

KM000-284

„ Comply with the safety routine "Safe execution of oil level check, oil and filter element exchange",

refer to page 25 .

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24 .

Aligning cutterbar in transverse direction (direction of travel)

„ Place the spirit level (1) diagonally on the cutterbar.

„ Align the cutterbar using the spirit level (1) and readjust, if necessary, via cutting height

setting, refer to page 66

.

Aligning the cutterbar in longitudinal direction

„ Place the spirit level (1) on two cutting discs.

„ Align the cutterbar using the spirit level (1); align it horizontally using wedges, if necessary.

Checking oil level

90

KM000-036

„ Release the locking screw of the inspection hole (1).

ð The oil level must reach up to the inspection hole (1).

If the oil reaches the inspection hole (1):

„

Mount the locking screw of the inspection hole (1), refer to page 74

.

If the oil does not reach the inspection hole (1):

„ Top up new oil via the inspection hole (1) up to the inspection hole (1).

„

Mount the locking screw of the inspection hole (1), refer to page 74

.

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15.1

Maintenance - Lubrication 15

Lubricating universal shaft 15.1

Maintenance - Lubrication

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

NOTICE

Environmental damage caused by consumables

If consumables are not stored and disposed of properly, they may escape into the environment. As a result, the environment will be damaged, even by small quantities.

„ Store the consumables in suitable containers according to the statutory provisions.

„ Dispose of used consumables according to statutory provisions.

NOTICE

Bearing positions will be damaged

If different lubricating greases are used, the lubricated components may be damaged.

„ Do not use lubricating greases which contain graphite.

„ Do not use different lubricating greases.

Lubricating universal shaft

KMG000-007

Universally-jointed drive shaft Intermediate universal shaft

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Observe operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Lubricate the universal shaft with multi-purpose grease at the intervals indicated in the figure.

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15.2

Lubrication chart - Machine

15.2

Lubrication chart - Machine

The information on maintenance intervals is based on average load of the machine. In case of an increased load and under extreme working conditions, the time periods must be reduced.

The types of lubrication are marked by means of icons in the lubrication chart, refer to table.

Type of lubrication

Grease

Lubricant

Multi-purpose grease

Comment

„ Apply two strokes of lubricating grease from the grease gun per grease nipple.

„ Remove excess lubricating grease at the grease nipple.

1 2 2 1

4 3 5 5 3 4

KMG000-008

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1) 2)

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Lubrication chart - Machine 15.2

3)

4) 5)

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16 Malfunction, cause and remedy

16.1

General disturbances

16 Malfunction, cause and remedy

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

16.1

General disturbances

Disturbance: The cutting quality is not adequate.

Possible cause

The cutting height has been set too high.

The rotational speed is too low.

The blades are blunt.

Remedy

„ Reduce the cutting height,

refer to page 66 .

„

„

Increase the rotational speed.

Change the blades,

refer to page 85 .

Disturbance: The mower cannot be adjusted to the unevenness of the ground.

Possible cause

The tractor hydraulics is not in the float position.

Remedy

„ Set tractor hydraulics to float position,

refer to page 38 .

Disturbance: The forage contamination is high.

Possible cause

Relief is too weak.

Remedy

„ Increase the relief,

refer to page 68 .

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17.1

Repairs, maintenance and settings by technicians 17

Replacing the shear bolt at the rotary hub 17.1

Repairs, maintenance and settings by technicians

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of relevant safety notices

If the relevant safety notices are not observed, persons may get seriously injured or killed.

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, refer to page 13 .

WARNING

Risk of injury due to non-observance of safety instructions

If the relevant safety routines are not observed, persons may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The safety routines must be read and observed to avoid accidents,

refer to page 24

.

WARNING

Risk of injury or damage to the machine due to incorrect repair, maintenance and setting work.

Machines that are not repaired, maintained or set by technicians can exhibit faults caused by a lack of knowledge. As a result, people may be seriously injured or killed.

„ Only an authorised technician may carry out repair, maintenance and setting work at the machine.

„ Observe the qualification of technicians,

refer to page 14 .

This chapter describes repair, maintenance and adjustment work on the machine which may be performed by qualified technicians only. The chapter "Personnel qualification of the technicians"

must be read and observed in full, refer to page 14

.

Replacing the shear bolt at the rotary hub

NOTICE

Wrong installation position

The machine may be damaged if the installation position of the bearing housings is not observed.

„ Clockwise rotating (RH) cutting discs / mower drums always have right-handed pinion shaft and nut (no groove mark on pinion shaft and nut).

„ Anti-clockwise rotating (LH) cutting discs / mower drums always have left-handed pinion shaft and nut (with groove mark on pinion shaft and nut).

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17 Repairs, maintenance and settings by technicians

17.1

Replacing the shear bolt at the rotary hub

96

KM000-049_1

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 56

.

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, refer to page 24

.

„ Dismount the cutting disc or the mower drum at the rotary hub with the defective shear bolt.

„ Remove the retaining ring (7).

„ Unscrew the screws (8).

„ Dismount the nut (2) by using the special key (10) included with delivery.

„ Dismount the hub (1).

„ Remove the damaged shear pins (3).

„ Check the nut and the hub for damage.

INFO : Replace damaged parts by KRONE original spare parts.

„ Fill the space above the bearing with grease (c).

„ Place the hub on the pinion shaft.

INFO : Observe the position of the shear pins. The slots of the shear pins (3) must be mounted facing each other horizontally , see detail (I).

„ Punch the new shear pins from the outside through the hub (1) and the shaft (4) until the end of the pin reaches the surface of the hub (d).

„ Using the special spanner (10), tighten the nut (2) with a tightening torque of 300 Nm .

„ Fit the screws (8) with detent edged washers.

„ Mount retaining ring (7).

„ Mount the cutting disc (5) or the mower drum (6).

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Checking/replacing retaining bolts 17.2

Checking/replacing retaining bolts

WARNING

Risk of injury due to low material thickness on the retaining bolts

If the material thickness on the retaining bolts is too low, the blades may loosen due to the high rotating speed. As a result, people may be seriously injured or killed.

„ Whenever a blade is changed, check the material thickness of the retaining bolts.

„ When the retaining bolts are damaged or worn, replace them in kits per cutting disc/ mower drum.

„ The retaining bolts must be replaced at the latest when the material thickness at the thinnest point is below 14 mm .

Blade screw connection design Blade quick fastener design

17.3

KM000-039 / KM000-040

Checking/replacing blade carrier

"Blade quick fastener" version

WARNING

Risk of injury due to low material thickness and/or worn application seam on the blade carriers

If the material thickness is too low and/or an application seam on the blade carrier is worn, blades may loosen due to the high rotating speed. As a result, people may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The blade carriers must be checked at least once a day or after contact with foreign objects.

„ Whenever a blade is changed, check the material thickness of the blade carriers.

„ The material thickness of the blade carriers must not be less than 3 mm at the weakest point.

„ The blade carriers must be replaced at the latest when the application seam (1) is worn at one point.

„ The blade carriers must only be replaced by KRONE original spare parts.

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17.4

Checking/replacing cutting discs/mower drums

17.4

KM000-041

Checking/replacing cutting discs/mower drums

WARNING

Deformed cutting discs/mower drums

If cutting discs/mower drums are deformed, blades may become detached due to high rotating speed. As a result, people may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The cutting discs/mower drums must be checked at least once a day or after contact with foreign objects.

„ If cutting discs/mower drums are deformed, the dimension X=48 mm must not be exceeded.

„ The cutting discs/mower drums must only be replaced by KRONE original spare parts.

KM000-042

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17.4.1

Repairs, maintenance and settings by technicians 17

Checking/replacing cutting discs/mower drums 17.4

Checking the wear limit on cutting discs/mower drums

WARNING

Abrasion on cutting discs/mower drums

Due to abrasion limits on the cutting discs/mower drums, the blades or parts may loosen because of high rotating speed. Thus there is a risk of serious injuries or death.

The wear limit for abrasion limits (2) on the cutting discs/mower drums is reached when the material thickness is less than 3 mm .

„ The cutting discs/mower drums must be replaced at the latest when the material thickness is below the minimum material thickness of 3 mm.

„ The cutting discs/mower drums must only be replaced by KRONE original spare parts.

KM000-043

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18 Waste disposal

18 Waste disposal

After the service life of the machine has expired, the individual components of the machine must be disposed of properly. The currently applicable country-specific waste disposal directives and the concerning valid laws must be observed.

Metal parts

• All metal parts must be brought to a metal recycling centre.

• The parts must be freed from operating fluids and lubricants (gearbox oil, oil from hydraulic system, ...) before being scrapped.

• The operating fluids and lubricants must be brought separately to an environmentally friendly disposal point or recycling centre.

Operating fluids and lubricants

• Operating fluids and lubricants (diesel fuel, coolant, gearbox oil, oil from hydraulic system,

…) must be brought to a disposal point for waste oil.

Synthetic materials

• All synthetic materials must be brought to a recycling centre for synthetic materials.

Rubber

• Rubber parts (hoses, tyres, …) must be brought to a rubber recycling centre.

Electronic scrap

• All electronic parts must be brought to a disposal point for electronic scrap.

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19 Index

A

Adapting Coupling Points ................................... 41

Adapting universal shaft ..................................... 43

Additional equipment and spare parts ................ 14

Applicable documents .......................................... 6

B

Ballasting the tractor-machine combination ....... 44

Basic safety instructions ..................................... 13

Behavior in the case of voltage flashover of

overhead lines .................................................... 21

Behaviour in dangerous situations and in case of

accidents ............................................................ 24

C

Carrying out oil level check and oil and filter

element changes safely...................................... 25

Changing blades for the “blade quick fastener”

version ................................................................ 88

Changing blades for the “blade screw connection”

version ................................................................ 87

Changing the oil ................................................. 82

Check/change blades ......................................... 85

Checking guard cloths ........................................ 78

Checking hydraulic hoses .................................. 80

Checking oil level ............................................... 89

Checking the blade for wear............................... 86

Checking the clearance between tractor and

machine .............................................................. 43

Checking the wear limit on cutting discs/mower

drums ................................................................. 99

Checking transport position of outrigger arms.... 61

Checking/replacing blade carrier ........................ 97

Checking/replacing cutting discs/mower drums . 98

Checking/replacing linings on cutterbar ............. 88

Checking/replacing retaining bolts ..................... 97

Checking/setting the free space from tractor to

machine .............................................................. 42

Checklist for initial operation .............................. 40

Children in danger .............................................. 14

Cleaning the machine......................................... 78

Connecting hydraulic hoses ............................... 48

Connecting operation panel ............................... 48

Connecting road travel lighting ........................... 49

Connecting the machine..................................... 14

Connecting the machine to the tractor ............... 47

Consumables ............................................... 20, 37

Contact ................................................................. 2

Contact data of your dealer .................................. 2

Control and Display Elements ............................ 38

Conversion table .................................................. 9

Cross references .................................................. 6

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D

Damaged hydraulic hoses .................................. 22

Danger associated with welding work ................ 24

Danger resulting from damage to the machine .. 15

Danger when cornering with a hitched machine

and due to the overall width ............................... 19

Danger when driving on road and field............... 19

Danger zone between tractor and machine ....... 17

Danger zone due to trailing machine parts......... 17

Danger zone ejected objects .............................. 17

Danger zone PTO shaft...................................... 17

Danger zone universal shaft............................... 16

Danger zone when drive is switched on ............. 17

Danger zones ..................................................... 16

Dangers arising from environment ..................... 21

Dangers during road travel ................................. 19

Dangers if the machine is not prepared properly for

road travel .......................................................... 19

Dangers in connection with certain activities:

Working on the machine..................................... 23

Dangers when operating the machine on slopes 20

Declaration of conformity.................................. 107

Deviating tightening torques ............................... 75

Directories and references ................................... 6

Driving and transport .......................................... 60

E

Ensuring functionality of safety devices ............. 18

Environmental protection and disposal .............. 20

F

Field mode.......................................................... 58

Field mode on slopes ......................................... 59

Figures ................................................................. 7

Fire hazard ......................................................... 21

Fold down the front guard .................................. 52

Fold up the front guard ....................................... 52

Folding down side guard (working position) ....... 53

Folding up side guard (transport position) .......... 53

From transport position to headland position ..... 56

Front guard ......................................................... 51

G

General disturbances ......................................... 94

H

Headland positions ............................................. 56

Hot liquids........................................................... 22

Hot surfaces ....................................................... 23

How to use this document .................................... 6

Hydraulic oil ........................................................ 80

I

Icons in figures ..................................................... 7

Icons in the text .................................................... 7

Importance of operating instructions .................. 13

Increasing/reducing ground pressure ................. 68

Increasing/reducing working width ..................... 56

Information for enquiries and orders .............. 2, 34

Information on direction ........................................ 7

Information on This Document ............................. 6

Initial operation ................................................... 40

Input gearbox ..................................................... 82

Installing universal shaft ..................................... 50

Intended use....................................................... 12

Intermediate universal shaft ............................... 34

J

Jobs on the machine .......................................... 15

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L

Labelling ............................................................. 33

Lashing the machine .......................................... 65

Life-threatening electric shock from overhead lines

........................................................................... 21

Lift the machine from the headland position into

the transport position. ......................................... 57

Lifting the machine ............................................. 64

Liquids under high pressure ............................... 22

Locking / releasing stop cocks ........................... 55

Locking screws on the gearboxes ...................... 74

Lower link pin ..................................................... 41

Lowering the machine from transport position to

working position.................................................. 56

Lubricating greases ............................................ 37

Lubricating universal shaft.................................. 91

Lubrication chart - Machine ................................ 92

M

Machine description ........................................... 33

Machine Overview .............................................. 33

Main gearbox...................................................... 83

Maintenance – After the season......................... 71

Maintenance – Before the season...................... 70

Maintenance - Cutterbar..................................... 84

Maintenance - Every 10 hours, but at least once a

day...................................................................... 71

Maintenance - Every 200 hours ......................... 72

Maintenance - Every 50 hours ........................... 72

Maintenance - Gearbox ...................................... 81

Maintenance - General Information .................... 70

Maintenance - Hydraulic System........................ 79

Maintenance - Lubrication .................................. 91

Maintenance - Once after 50 hours .................... 71

Maintenance and repair work ............................. 23

Maintenance table .............................................. 70

Malfunction, cause and remedy ......................... 94

Means of representation....................................... 7

Metric thread screws with control thread ............ 72

Metric thread screws with countersunk head and

hexagon socket .................................................. 74

Metric thread screws with fine thread ................. 73

Mounting the universal shaft on the machine ..... 41

Move parking jacks into support position ........... 54

Move parking jacks into transport position ......... 54

N

Noise may damage your health.......................... 22

Notes with information and recommendations ..... 9

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O

Oils ..................................................................... 37

Öl wechseln ........................................................ 83

Only perform work when the machine is at

standstill ............................................................. 23

Operate the support jack .................................... 54

Operating the stop cock ..................................... 55

Operation............................................................ 51

Operation only after proper commissioning........ 15

Operation panel .................................................. 38

Operational safety: Technically sound condition 15

Overview of gearboxes....................................... 81

P

Parking the machine........................................... 62

Parking the machine in the transport position .... 62

Parking the machine in the working position ...... 63

Parking the machine safely ................................ 20

Passengers ........................................................ 15

Performing a visual inspection ........................... 80

Personal protective equipment ........................... 18

Personnel qualification of the operating personnel

........................................................................... 13

Personnel qualification of the technicians .......... 14

Pole protection mechanism ................................ 35

Position and meaning of safety labels ................ 28

Prepare the machine for road travel ................... 61

Preparing the machine for shipment .................. 64

R

Raised machine and machine parts ................... 23

Reasonably foreseeable misuse ........................ 12

Re-ordering .......................................................... 6

Repairs, maintenance and settings by technicians

........................................................................... 95

Replacing the shear bolt at the rotary hub ......... 95

Road safety ........................................................ 19

Road travel lighting............................................. 34

Rotary hub .......................................................... 84

S

Safety ................................................................. 12

Safety equipment ............................................... 31

Safety Labels on the Machine ............................ 26

Safety markings on the machine ........................ 19

Safety routines ................................................... 24

Scope of the document ........................................ 7

Securing raised machine and machine parts

against lowering ................................................. 25

Service life of the machine ................................. 13

Setting the clearance between tractor and machine

........................................................................... 43

Setting the cutting height .................................... 66

Setting the lateral links ....................................... 67

Setting the lifting speed / lowering speed of the

hydraulic cylinders .............................................. 67

Setting the safety device .................................... 69

Settings .............................................................. 66

Shutting down and safeguarding the machine ... 24

Side guard .......................................................... 53

SMV emblem ...................................................... 32

Sources of danger on the machine .................... 22

Start-up............................................................... 44

Structural modifications on the machine ............ 14

T

Target group of this document ............................. 6

Technical data .................................................... 36

Technical limit values ......................................... 16

Technically sound state of the machine ............. 15

Term “machine” .................................................... 7

Tightening torques.............................................. 72

Top link pin ......................................................... 42

U

Unsuitable consumables .................................... 20

V

Validity .................................................................. 6

Venting the friction clutch ................................... 75

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Warning signs....................................................... 8

Warnings of property damage/environmental

damage ................................................................ 9

Waste disposal ................................................. 100

Working at or on heights of the machine ............ 23

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Declaration of conformity 20

20 Declaration of conformity

EC Declaration of Conformity

We

Maschinenfabrik Krone Beteiligungs-GmbH

Heinrich-Krone-Straße 10, D-48480 Spelle hereby declare, as manufacturer of the product named below, under our sole responsibility, that the

Machine:

Type:

Mower Combination

MT603-40 to which this declaration refers is in compliance with the following relevant provisions of:

• EC Directive 2006/42/EC (Machinery)

The signing Managing Director is authorised to compile the technical documents.

Spelle, dated 24/04/2020

Year of manufacture:

Dr.-Ing. Josef Horstmann

(Managing Director, Design & Development)

Machine no.:

EasyCut B 1000

Original Operating Instructions 150001331_00_en 107

Maschinenfabrik

Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG

* Heinrich-Krone-Straße 10

D-48480 Spelle

* Postfach 11 63

D-48478 Spelle

' +49 (0) 59 77 / 935-0

6 +49 (0) 59 77 / 935-339

ü

www.landmaschinen.krone.de

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Key Features

  • High-performance mower combination for professional agricultural operations
  • EasyCut B 1000 cutterbar for exceptional cutting quality and efficiency
  • Robust construction for durability and longevity
  • Exceptional maneuverability for precise mowing in various field conditions
  • Adjustable cutting height for customized mowing
  • Safety features that prioritize operator protection
  • Intuitive controls and user-friendly design for ease of operation

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What is the intended use of the Krone BA EasyCut (MT603-40)?
The Krone BA EasyCut (MT603-40) is intended for professional agricultural operations, providing efficient and reliable mowing solutions.
What are the key safety features of the Krone BA EasyCut?
The Krone BA EasyCut prioritizes operator protection with safety features such as intuitive controls and a user-friendly design.
Is the Krone BA EasyCut suitable for various field conditions?
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