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Krone EasyCut F 320 M Operating Instructions | Manualzz

Original Operating Instructions

Document no.: 150000844_02_en

Front Mounted Mower

EasyCut F 320 M

From machine no.: 1015715

Contact

Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG

Heinrich-Krone-Straße 10

48480 Spelle

Germany

Telephone switchboard

Telefax switchboard

Telefax spare parts warehouse domestic

+ 49 (0) 59 77/935-0

+ 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

www.mediathek.krone.de/

Information for enquiries and orders

Year

Machine no.

Type

Contact data of your dealer

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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

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2.5.3

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2.7

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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1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.5.1

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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 ...............................................................................................  18

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

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

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

Dangers arising from environment.............................................................................................  20

Sources of danger on the machine ............................................................................................  21

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 features...........................................................................................................................  36

Machine Description................................................................................................................  38

Machine overview ......................................................................................................................  38

Labelling ....................................................................................................................................  39

Intermediate universal shaft.......................................................................................................  40

Technical data ..........................................................................................................................  41

Consumables .............................................................................................................................  41

Oils.............................................................................................................................................  42

Lubricating greases ...................................................................................................................  42

Control and Display Elements ................................................................................................  43

Hydraulic control units of the tractor ..........................................................................................  43

Commissioning ........................................................................................................................  44

Checklist for initial operation ......................................................................................................  44

Preparing front mounted mower ................................................................................................  45

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9.1

9.2

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10.2

10.3

10.4

10.5

10.6

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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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8.3.2

8.4

8.4.1

8.4.2

8.5

8.6

8.7

8.8

8.9

8.10

8.1

8.1.1

8.1.2

8.2

8.2.1

8.2.2

8.3

8.3.1

6.3

6.4

6.5

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7.1

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.6

7.7

7.8

7.9

7.10

7.11

7.12

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Mounting lighting system ...........................................................................................................  45

Adapting coupling points............................................................................................................  46

Adapting universal shaft ............................................................................................................  50

Start-up .....................................................................................................................................  51

Preparing tractor ........................................................................................................................  51

Mounting top link fork.................................................................................................................  51

Connecting machine to tractor ...................................................................................................  52

Checking/setting parallel lifting ..................................................................................................  53

Mounting relief springs...............................................................................................................  54

Connecting hydraulic hoses.......................................................................................................  57

Connecting road travel lighting ..................................................................................................  58

Connect the Camera Monitor System........................................................................................  59

Tightening guard cloth ...............................................................................................................  60

Installing universal shaft ............................................................................................................  60

Checking front end dimension ...................................................................................................  61

Basic setting of mower...............................................................................................................  62

Operation ..................................................................................................................................  63

Front guard ................................................................................................................................  63

Folding up the front guard..........................................................................................................  63

Fold down the front guard ..........................................................................................................  64

Side guard - for the “series” version ..........................................................................................  65

Folding the side guard up "Series" (transport position)..............................................................  65

Folding the side guard down "Series" (working position)...........................................................  66

Side guard - for version with “hydraulically folding side guards”................................................  66

Folding up side guard (transport position) .................................................................................  66

Folding down side guard (working position) ..............................................................................  67

Operating support jack...............................................................................................................  67

Moving support jack into transport position ...............................................................................  67

Moving support jack into support position..................................................................................  68

Locking/releasing stop cock.......................................................................................................  68

Operating the stop cock .............................................................................................................  69

Lowering machine from transport position to working position ..................................................  69

Raising machine from working position to transport position.....................................................  69

Mowing.......................................................................................................................................  70

Operating the Camera Monitor System .....................................................................................  70

Driving and Transport .............................................................................................................  71

Preparing the machine for road travel .......................................................................................  72

Parking the machine ..................................................................................................................  72

Settings.....................................................................................................................................  75

Setting the cutting height ...........................................................................................................  75

Telescopic top link .....................................................................................................................  76

Adjusting the relief spring(s) ......................................................................................................  77

Increasing/reducing ground pressure ........................................................................................  79

Setting the safety device............................................................................................................  80

Configure/check the Camera Monitor System ...........................................................................  80

Maintenance - General Information........................................................................................  82

Maintenance table .....................................................................................................................  82

Maintenance – Before the season .............................................................................................  82

Maintenance – After the season ................................................................................................  83

Maintenance - Once after 50 hours ...........................................................................................  83

Maintenance - Every 10 hours, but at least once a day.............................................................  83

Maintenance - Every 50 hours ...................................................................................................  84

Maintenance - Every 200 hours .................................................................................................  84

Tightening torques .....................................................................................................................  84

Deviating tightening torques ......................................................................................................  87

Venting the friction clutch...........................................................................................................  87

Checking guard cloths ...............................................................................................................  89

Cleaning the machine ................................................................................................................  89

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13.2

13.3

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14.2

14.3

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14.3.2

14.3.3

14.4

14.5

14.6

14.6.1

14.7

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Maintenance - Hydraulic System............................................................................................  90

Checking hydraulic hoses ..........................................................................................................  90

Maintenance - Gearbox ...........................................................................................................  91

Overview of gearboxes ..............................................................................................................  91

Input gearbox .............................................................................................................................  91

Main gearbox .............................................................................................................................  93

Maintenance - Cutterbar..........................................................................................................  94

Rotary hub .................................................................................................................................  94

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

Check/change blades ................................................................................................................  96

Checking the blade for wear ......................................................................................................  96

Changing blades for the “blade screw connection” version .......................................................  97

Changing blades for the “blade quick fastener” version ............................................................  98

Checking/replacing retaining bolts .............................................................................................  99

Checking/replacing blade carrier .............................................................................................  100

Checking/replacing cutting discs/mower drums.......................................................................  100

Checking the wear limit on cutting discs/mower drums ...........................................................  101

Checking/replacing linings on cutterbar ...................................................................................  101

Checking oil level .....................................................................................................................  102

Maintenance - Lubrication ....................................................................................................  104

Lubricating universal shaft .......................................................................................................  105

Lubrication chart - Machine .....................................................................................................  105

Waste disposal.......................................................................................................................  107

Index........................................................................................................................................  108

Declaration of conformity .....................................................................................................  113

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Validity

Information on This Document

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

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Validity

This document is valid for machines of type:

EasyCut F 320 M

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 the KRONE Media Center http://www.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

• 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.

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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1.5.6

Information on This Document

How to use this document

Information on direction

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

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Term “machine”

Throughout the rest of this document, the “front mounted mower” 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:

Icon

1

Explanation

Reference sign for part

Icon

I

X

LH

Dimensions (e. g. also W = width,

H = height, L = length)

Left side of machine

Direction of travel

Reference line for visible material

RH

Centre line

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

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Information on This Document

How to use this document

Icon

Nm

Explanation

Tighten screws according to the tightening torque table

Open

Apply liquid lubricant (e.g. lubricating oil)

Icon

XXX Nm

Explanation

Tighten screws to the specified tightening torque

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:

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).

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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

SI units (metric)

Unit name Abbreviation

Hectare ha

Volume flow Litres per minute L/min

Force

Length

Power

Pressure

Torque

Temperature

Cubic metres per hour

Newton

Millimetre

Metre

Kilowatt

Kilopascal

Megapascal bar (non-SI)

Newtonmeter m³/h

N mm m kW kPa

MPa bar

Nm

Degrees Celsius °C

Factor

2.47105

0.2642

4.4029

0.2248

0.03937

3.2808

1.3410

0.1450

145.0377

14.5038

0.7376

8.8507

°Cx1.8+32

Inch-pound units

Unit name

Acre

US gallons per minute

Pound force

Inch

Foot

Horsepower

Pounds per square inch pound-foot or foot-pound pound-inch or inch-pound

Degrees

Fahrenheit

Abbreviation acres gpm lbf in.

ft.

hp psi ft∙lbf in∙lbf

°F

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Size

Velocity

Volumes

Weight

SI units (metric)

Unit name Abbreviation

Metres per minute m/min

Metres per second m/s km/h Kilometres per hour

Litres

Millilitre

L ml cm³ Cubic centimetre

Kilogram kg

Factor

3.2808

3.2808

0.6215

0.2642

0.0338

0.0610

2.2046

Inch-pound units

Unit name Abbreviation

Feet per minute ft/min

Feet per second ft/s

Miles per hour mph

US gallon

US ounce

Cubic inch

Pound

US gal.

US oz.

in³ lbs

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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 installations specified in the operating instructions are present and in safety position;

• all safety information in the operating instructions are known and observed; this goes for those in the chapter "Basic safety information",

refer to page 13 as well as for those

comprised 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, see

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 operation of the machine is permitted only after respective instruction 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.

Intended use also comprises compliance with the terms of operation, maintenance, and repair specified 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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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 38 .

„ 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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2.4.3

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, observe all the operating instructions:

• The operating instructions of the tractor

The operating instructions of the machine, refer to page 51

• 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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Basic safety instructions

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2.4

Jobs on the machine

Passengers

Passengers can be seriously injured by the machine or fall from the machine and be overrun.

Ejected objects may strike and injure passengers.

„ As a result, make sure that no one except the operator is on the machine.

Operational safety: Technically sound condition

Operation is only allowed after proper start-up

The operational safety of the machine is not ensured when it is not started up properly according to these operating instructions. Thus accidents may be caused and persons may be seriously injured and killed.

„

Only use the machine after proper start-up, refer to page 51 .

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:

• Brakes

• Steering

• Safety Devices

• Connecting devices

• Lighting

• Hydraulics

• Tyres

• 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 injured or killed. Observance of the following technical limit values is particularly important for safety:

• Maximum permissible operating pressure of hydraulics

• Maximum permissible drive speed

• Maximum permissible axle loads of tractor

„

Observe the limits, refer to page 41

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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

Laterally to the machine

5 m

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 the universal shaft

Danger zone universal shaft

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

„ 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.

„ Allow the universal shaft locks to engage.

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Basic safety instructions

„ 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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2.4

Danger zone PTO shaft

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

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 in case they are not needed.

Danger zone between tractor and machine

Persons staying between tractor and machine can be seriously hurt or killed as the tractor may roll away or the machine may move:

„

Before working between tractor and machine: Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24 . This also applies to short-term control work.

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

Danger zone because objects may shoot out

Crops and foreign bodies may shoot 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, switch off drives and diesel engine immediately.

Danger zone when drive is switched on

When drive is switched on, there is danger to life caused by moving machine parts. People must not stay in the danger zone of the machine.

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

„ In case of dangerous situations, immediately switch off drives and instruct persons 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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2.4

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 approach the machine until all machines parts have come to a complete stop.

2.4.11

Ensuring functionality of safety devices

If safety devices are missing or damaged, moving machine parts could seriously hurt or kill persons.

„ Replace damaged safety devices.

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

„ When there are doubts whether all safety devices are functional and have been correctly installed, instruct a specialist workshop to check this.

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.

2.4.13

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

.

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Safety

Basic safety instructions

2

2.4

Road safety

Dangers for road travel

If the machine exceeds the maximum dimensions and weights specified by national law and is not correctly lit when travelling on public roads, other road users may be endangered.

„ Before driving on roads, ensure that the maximum permitted dimensions, weights and axle, drawbar and trailer loads are not exceeded which apply to driving on public roads according to national law.

„ 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 71 .

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 72 .

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.

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.

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2.4

2.4.15

Safety

Basic safety instructions

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 72

„ Before parking: Shut down and safeguard the machine,

refer to page 24 .

2.4.16

Consumables

2.4.17

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 41 .

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.

Dangers arising from environment

Danger of fire

Flammable materials may accumulate in the machine due to operation or animals, for example rodents or nesting birds.

In case of dry usage conditions, dust, impurities and crop residues may inflame on hot parts and the resulting fire could seriously hurt people or kill them.

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

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

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Safety

Basic safety instructions

2

2.4

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.

Behaviour in case of voltage flashover of overhead lines

Electroconductive parts of the machine could be subject to high electrical voltage caused by voltage flashover. A voltage drop where major voltage differences are present is created on the ground around the machine in case of voltage flashover. Due to major voltage differences in the ground, you could be killed by electric shocks when you make big steps, lay on the ground or support yourself with your hands.

„ Do not leave the cabin.

„ Do not touch any metal parts.

„ Do not establish any conductive connection to the ground.

„ Warn persons: Do not approach the machine. Electrical voltage 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 threat 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 with very small steps. In doing so, make sure that your feet are close to one another.

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.

„ Before the machine is started up for the first time, assess the danger 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 cabin closed.

„ Remove hearing protection for road travel.

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2.4

Safety

Basic safety instructions

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 compressor unit

Damaged compressed air hoses of compressor unit may tear off. Hoses that move uncontrollably may hurt people seriously.

„ If it is suspected that the compressor unit is damaged, immediately contact a specialist workshop.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

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 90 .

Hot surfaces

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

• Transfer gearbox

• Mower gearbox

• Belt gearbox

• Hydraulic system

• Cutter bar

„ Maintain a sufficient distance from hot surfaces.

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

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Safety

Basic safety instructions

Dangers in connection with certain activities: Working on the machine

2

2.4

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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2.5

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 82 .

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

refer to page 41 .

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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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Safety labels on the machine

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2.6

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2.6

Safety

Safety labels on the machine

Position and meaning of safety labels

For the “pushed” version

KM000-748

27 021 592 0

5

6

1

1 2

3 4

1

1

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Ord. no. 939 101 4 (1x)

2.

Ord. no. 939 471 1 (1x)

Safety

Safety labels on the machine

2

2.6

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

When exceeding the permitted PTO speed, machine parts may be destroyed or be hurled up uncontrollably.

When exceeding the maximum permitted operating pressure, hydraulic parts may be damaged.

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

„ Observe the permitted PTO speed.

„ Observe the permitted operating pressure.

Danger from improper operation and ignorance

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.

„ Prior to start-up, read and observe operating instructions and safety instructions.

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2.6

Safety

Safety labels on the machine

3.

Ord. no. 939 576 0 (4x)

30

4.

Ord. no. 942 197 1 (4x)

5.

Ord. no. 939 106 3 (1x) a)

Danger from rotating machine parts

There is a risk of injury as machine parts may still continue to run for a certain time after being switched off.

„ Do not touch any moving parts of the machine.

„ Wait until the machine parts have come to a complete stop.

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 start-up, move guards into 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.

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.

Danger to life when exceeding the maximum permitted PTO speed.

When exceeding the permitted PTO speed, machine parts may be destroyed or be hurled up uncontrollably.

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

„ Observe the permitted PTO speed.

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Order no. 942 002 4 (1x)

7.

Ord. no. 942 196 1 (2x)

8.

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

9.

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

Safety

Safety labels on the machine

2

2.6

Danger due to rotating machine parts

When the machine is running, there is a risk of injury due to rotating machine parts.

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

Risk of 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.

Danger due to machine parts which fold out or swivel out unintentionally

Risk of injury for road users due to machine parts that could fold down or swivel out unintentionally.

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

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

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2.6

Safety

Safety labels on the machine

For the “trailed” version

1

1

2

2

3

4 5

2

2

KM000-480

27 021 592 0

8

6

9 7

6

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Ord. no. 942 459 0 (4x)

2.

Ord. no. 939 576 0 (4x)

3.

Ord. no. 939 106 3 (1x)

Safety

Safety labels on the machine

2

2.6

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.

a)

Danger from rotating machine parts

There is a risk of injury as machine parts may still continue to run for a certain time after being switched off.

„ Do not touch any moving parts of the machine.

„ Wait until the machine parts have come to a complete stop.

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 start-up, move guards into 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.

Danger to life when exceeding the maximum permitted PTO speed.

When exceeding the permitted PTO speed, machine parts may be destroyed or be hurled up uncontrollably.

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

„ Observe the permitted PTO speed.

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2.6

Safety

Safety labels on the machine

4.

Ord. no. 939 101 4 (1x)

34

5.

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

6.

7.

Ord. no. 942 196 1 (2x)

Ord. no. 939 529 0 (2x)

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

When exceeding the permitted PTO speed, machine parts may be destroyed or be hurled up uncontrollably.

When exceeding the maximum permitted operating pressure, hydraulic parts may be damaged.

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

„ Observe the permitted PTO speed.

„ Observe the permitted operating pressure.

Danger due to machine parts which fold out or swivel out unintentionally

Risk of injury for road users due to machine parts that could fold down or swivel out unintentionally.

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

Risk of 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.

Danger from high-pressure liquid

The pressure accumulator is under gas and oil pressure. There is a risk of injury when the pressure accumulator is not removed or repaired properly.

„ Observe the notes in the operating instructions before removing and repairing the pressure accumulator.

„ The pressure accumulator must only be removed and repaired by a specialist workshop.

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Ord. no. 939 471 1 (1x)

9.

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

Safety

Safety labels on the machine

2

2.6

Danger from improper operation and ignorance

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.

„ Prior to start-up, read and observe operating instructions and safety instructions.

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

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2.7

2.7

Safety

Safety features

Safety features

For the “pushed” version

1

3 2

36

KMG100-001

Pos.

1

Designation

Stop cocks

2 Road travel lighting

3 Overload protection

Explanation

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

• 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 clutch engages continuously.

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Safety

Safety features

2

2.7

4 3 2

KMG100-002

Pos.

1

2

3

4

Designation

Stop cocks

Road travel lighting

Overload protection

Support jack

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Explanation

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

• 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 clutch engages continuously.

• The support jack is used to keep the machine stable when it is not connected to the tractor,

refer to page 67

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3.1

3

Machine Description

Machine overview

Machine Description

3.1

Machine overview

For the “pushed” version

1 2 3 4 5

7 8 9 10

6

11

38

KM000-746

3

4

1

2

5

6

Spare blade drawer

Universal shaft bracket

Blade key

Universally-jointed drive shaft

Document storage tube

Cutterbar

7

8

9

10

11

12

12

Mower gearbox

Intermediate universal shaft

Friction clutch

Main gearbox

Side guard

Front safety device

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Machine Description

Labelling

3

3.2

5 6

9 10

8

11 12

7

13

3.2

14

KM000-478

6

7

4

5

1

2

3

Spare blade drawer

Universal shaft bracket

Blade key

Universally-jointed drive shaft

Pressure gauge

Document storage tube

Cutterbar

11

12

13

14

8

9

10

Support jack

Mower gearbox

Intermediate universal shaft

Friction clutch

Main gearbox

Side guard

Front safety device

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

Intermediate universal shaft

I II

3.3

1 1

KMG000-021

I For "Pushed" version II For "Trailed" version

The machine data is on the type plate (1). The type plate is attached to the front of the chassis.

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.

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 87 .

1 2 1 2

KMG000-014

I For "Pushed" version II For "Trailed" version

The intermediate universal shaft (1) for the mower drive is connected with the friction clutch (2) towards the input gearbox. The friction clutch protects the tractor and the machine from damage.

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4.1

Technical data

Consumables

Technical data

Dimensions

Working width

Transport width

Acreage output

Dead weight

3,160 mm

3,000 mm

3.5–4.0 ha/h approx. 750 kg¹ ⁾ | ca. 850 kg² ⁾

1) For "Pushed" version 2) For "Trailed" version

Minimum tractor requirements

Power requirement

PTO speed

48 kW (65 HP)

1,000 min ⁻ ¹

Max. operating pressure of hydraulic system 200 bar

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4.1

For the “trailed” version

Required hydraulic connections

Single-acting hydraulic connection 1x

Depending on how the machine is equipped, additional hydraulic connections may be necessary,

refer to page 43 .

Machine equipment (series)

Lower link hitch

SafeCut

Blade quick fastener or blade screw connection

Number of cutting discs

Number of mower drums

Hydraulic relief adjustment

Cat. II and cat. III

Series

Series

5 pcs

2 pcs

Series

Cutting height

Series version

High-cut skid version

Combi skid version

Ambient temperature

Temperature range for machine operation

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

-5 to +45 °C

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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Technical data

Consumables

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

4.1.1

4.1.2

Oils

Designation

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

Cutterbar

Filling quantity

0.5 L

0.9 L

7.0 L

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 91

.

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 manual lubrication point until grease escapes at the bearing position. After lubricating, remove the grease escaping from the bearing position.

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5.1

Control and Display Elements

Hydraulic control units of the tractor

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5.1

Control and Display Elements

Hydraulic control units of the tractor

Different functions of the machine are executed with the hydraulic control units of the tractor.

The following table explains the functions of the control units.

For the “pushed” version

Designation

Front hydraulics

For the "Hydraulic side guards" version

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

Function

Float position

Lowers the mower from the transport position into the working position.

Pressure

Lifts the mower from the working position into the transport position.

(2+)

Raises the side guards.

(2-)

Lowers the side guards.

For the “trailed” version

Designation

Single-acting control unit (1+)

With the “hydraulic side guards” version

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

Function

Float position

Lowers the mower from the transport position to the working position.

(1+)

Raises the mower from the working position to the transport position.

(2+)

Raises the side guards.

(2-)

Lowers the side guards.

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6

Commissioning

Checklist for initial operation

Commissioning

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 instructions

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

„ To avoid accidents, the relevant 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 84 .

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

ü The machine is fully lubricated,

refer to page 106

.

ü

The oil level has been checked for all gearboxes, refer to page 91

.

ü The hydraulic system has been checked for leaks.

ü The tractor corresponds to the machine requirements,

refer to page 41 .

ü The axle loads, the minimum counterweight and the total weight have been checked.

refer to page 41 .

ü The universal shaft length has been checked and adjusted,

refer to page 50 .

ü

The blades have been inserted, refer to page 96

.

ü The hydraulic system has been vented.

ü The friction clutch has been vented,

refer to page 87 .

ü The coupling points have been adapted,

refer to page 46 .

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Preparing front mounted mower

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6.2

6.2

Preparing front mounted mower

5

1

3

4 2

6.3

KMG000-053

„ Dismount the guard (5).

„ Push the universal shaft (3) with the full guard (2) onto the PTO shaft end of the input gearbox until the fuse engages.

„ Secure the full guard (2) against turning by using the pipe clamp (4).

„ Place the universal shaft (3) on the universal shaft bracket (1).

„ Mount the guard (5).

Mounting lighting system

Depending on the country

WARNING

Dangers in road traffic

If the machine does not correspond to the provision for lighting and warning panels specified by national law, other road users could be endangered when driving on public roads.

„ Before road travel, mount lighting and warning panels.

I 1 1 II 1 1

KMG000-054

I For "Pushed" version

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6.4

Commissioning

Adapting coupling points

Mount the lighting system (1) according to the instructions for accessories kit (document number

150 001 118).

6.4

Adapting coupling points

For the “pushed” version

Kat.II

Kat.II

1

Kat.III

2 2

Kat.III

1

5

4

3

KMG000-095

2 2 3

Lower link pins

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

Conversion to category II

„ Pull out the lower link pins (2).

„ Insert the lower link pins (2) through the ball sleeve cat. II (1).

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

The shorter journal of the lower link pin (2) faces inwards.

Conversion to category III

„ Pull out the lower link pins (2).

„ Turn the lower link pins (2) by 180° and insert them through the ball sleeves cat. III (3).

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

The longer journal of the lower link pin (2) faces inwards.

Top link pin

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

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Kat.II

2

Commissioning

Adapting coupling points

Kat.III

2

1 4 I

II

III

1 3

KMG000-096

Category II (Cat. II)

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

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

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

„ Secure the top link bolt (1) using 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)

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

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

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

„ Secure the top link bolt using the linch pin (3).

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

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6.4

Commissioning

Adapting coupling points

For the “trailed” version

Kat.II

Kat.II

1

Kat.III

2

5

4

3

KMG000-081

2

Lower link pins

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

2

2

Kat.III

1

3

Conversion to category II

„ Pull out the lower link pins (2).

„ Insert the lower link pins (2) through the ball sleeve cat. II (1).

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

The shorter journal of the lower link pin (2) faces inwards.

Conversion to category III

„ Pull out the lower link pins (2).

„ Turn the lower link pins (2) by 180° and insert them through the ball sleeves cat. III (3).

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

The longer journal of the lower link pin (2) faces inwards.

Top link pin

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

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Kat.II

2

Commissioning

Adapting coupling points

Kat.III

6

6.4

2

1 4

1 3

II

I

KM000-351

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.

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6.5

6.5

Commissioning

Adapting universal shaft

Adapting universal shaft

KMG000-047

ü The machine is connected to the tractor,

refer to page 52 .

„

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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7.1

7.2

Start-up

Preparing tractor

7

7.1

Start-up

WARNING

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

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

„ To avoid accidents, the relevant 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.

Preparing tractor

„ Change the front lifting unit over to single-acting.

„ Disconnect the lower links from the swing position.

„ Move the front axle suspension of the tractor to the central position and deactivate it.

Mounting top link fork

For the “pushed” version

WARNING

Danger to life caused by an incorrectly mounted top link fork

If a top link fork (1) has been mounted incorrectly, the threaded spindle may break and the machine may disconnect unintentionally. This may result in serious accidents.

„ When mounting the top link fork, make sure that the rounded side (4) of the top link fork is facing upwards and the fork (3) below the straight side is attached to the top link fork.

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7.3

Start-up

Connecting machine to tractor

2 4

3

7.3

1

3

KMG000-062

INFORMATION

The top link fork (1) can be ordered by stating the order number 20 038 088 *.

„ Screw the top link fork (1) into the top link (2) M30 x 3.5.

Alternatively, it is also possible to use a telescopic top link instead of a top link.

„ Fit the forks (3) below the straight side onto the top link fork.

„ Mount the top link fork with the rounded side (4) facing upwards on the tractor side.

„ Perform a visual inspection to check that the forks (3) are pointing downwards and the rounded off side (4) of the top link fork is pointing upwards.

Connecting machine to 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.

I II

2 2

KMG000-049

I For "Pushed" version

1

II For "Trailed" version

1

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Start-up

Checking/setting parallel lifting

7

7.4

WARNING! Increased risk of injury! Make sure when connecting (in particular during forward travel of tractor) that there is no one between tractor and machine.

„ Lower the front lifting device hydraulically until the lower links (1) of the tractor are under the lower link pins of the machine.

„ Drive the tractor forward up to the machine.

„ Raise the front lifting device hydraulically until the lower links (1) engage in the ball sleeves and lock.

„ Secure tractor against rolling away.

„ Attach the top link (2) to the three-point hitch and secure it.

Checking/setting parallel lifting

NOTICE

If the machine does not lift in parallel with to the ground, the machine or the tractor may be damaged.

If the machine does not lift in parallel with the ground, the universal shaft may bend unfavourably. If the universal shaft is bent unfavourably, the machine will not run smoothly.

This may damage the machine or the tractor seriously.

„ To prevent damage, the machine must be aligned in parallel with the ground when it is lifted.

„ Whenever mounting the machine again, check the parallelism of the machine to the ground when it is lifted.

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7.5

Start-up

Mounting relief springs

Attach the top link to the coupling triangle or to the upper coupling point of the machine so that the raised machine is aligned as parallel as possible to the ground.

ü The machine is mounted on the tractor.

„

Lift the machine via the front hydraulics, refer to page 69

.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Check that the machine is parallel to the ground.

Æ When the raised machine is aligned parallel to the ground, continue with the connection.

Æ If the machine is not parallel to the ground:

„ Lower the machine to the ground,

refer to page 69

.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Move the top link in the hole pattern on the coupling triangle.

„

Lift the machine via the front hydraulics, refer to page 69

.

„ Check that the machine is parallel to the ground.

„ Repeat the process until the raised machine is parallel to the ground.

7.5

Mounting relief springs

For the “pushed” version

54

KM000-356

With turnbuckle Without turnbuckle

The relief springs (1) can be attached to the top link fork (3) with or without turnbuckles (2).

If turnbuckles (I) are used, the turnbuckles (2) are attached between the supporting chains (4) of the relief springs and the top link fork (3).

If no turnbuckles (II) are used, the supporting chains (4) of the relief springs are attached directly to the top link fork (3).

The ground pressure of the mower can be adjusted via the perforated bar, via the length of the supporting chain and, if using the turnbuckle, via the turnbuckle.

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Mounting relief springs

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7.5

1

2

II

KMG100-004

„ Hook the relief springs (1) on the machine side into the second borehole (II) in the perforated bar (2).

Attaching the relief springs with a turnbuckle

KM000-357

„ Lift the machine into the transport position via the front hydraulics,

refer to page 69 .

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Attach the turnbuckle (1) to the top link fork (3) using the connecting link (2).

„ Set the turnbuckle (1) to a maximum dimension X=230 mm .

„ Attach the chain (4) to the turnbuckle (1) using the connecting link (5). In doing so, hook in the chains as short as possible and the same on both sides.

„ Remove excess chain links or attach in a suitable position.

„ Lower the machine into the working position via the front hydraulics.

NOTICE

The relief springs are optimally adjusted when the inclination of the supporting chains is approximately 35° in the working position.

Attaching the relief springs without a turnbuckle

„ Lift the machine into the transport position via the front hydraulics,

refer to page 69 .

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Attach the chain (4) to the top link fork (2) using the connecting link (5). In doing so, hook in the chains as short as possible and the same on both sides.

„ Lower the machine into the working position via the front hydraulics.

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7.5

Start-up

Mounting relief springs

NOTICE

The relief springs are optimally adjusted when the inclination of the supporting chains is approximately 35° in the working position.

Checking internal chains for overstretching

56

KM000-359

With turnbuckle (I) Without turnbuckle (II)

The relief springs (1) are prevented from overstretching by internal chains (2). To protect the relief springs from overstretching, the internal chains (2) must not tension in the working position.

Checking internal chains

„ Lower the machine into the working position via the front hydraulics.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Visually check that the chains (2) do not tension.

ð If the chains (2) are sagging, everything is correct (III).

ð If the chains (2) are tensioned (IV), the chains (3) of the relief springs must be hooked into the next-longer chain link.

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Start-up

Connecting hydraulic hoses

7

7.6

Hooking the supporting chain into the next-longer link

„ Lift the machine into the transport position via the front hydraulics.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ For mounting with turnbuckle: Hook the chain (3) into the turnbuckle by the next-longer chain link.

„ For mounting without turnbuckle: Hook the chain (3) into the top link fork (4) by the nextlonger chain link.

„ Repeat the process until the internal chains (2) no longer tension when the machine is in the working position.

Connecting hydraulic hoses

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.

For the "Hydraulic side guards" version

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

For the “trailed” version

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

Alternatively, the hydraulic hose can be connected to a double-acting control unit.

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7.7

7.7

Start-up

Connecting road travel lighting

Connecting road travel lighting

For the version with “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.

For the “trailed” version

KMG000-013

For the “pushed” version

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KM000-736

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.

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Connect the Camera Monitor System

Start-up

Connect the Camera Monitor System

7

7.8

For "Camera-monitor system" version

1

2 3

11

10

9 8 7 6

5 4

BEI000-095

ü The monitor must be fixed within the driver’s cabin in such a way as to ensure the driver has the monitor within the field of vision.

„ Be careful to ensure that none of the display instruments are covered and that the field of vision of the driver is not obscured from the front.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

Monitor connection to the tractor

„ Connect the plug (10) of the cable (6) to the socket (CAM1) of the monitor (1).

„ Connect the plug (11) of the cable (6) to the socket (CAM2) of the monitor (1).

„ Connect the plug (2) of the cable (3) to the socket (POWER) of the monitor (1).

„ Connect the plug (4) of the cable (3) to the socket of 12 Volt of the monitor of the tractor (5).

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7.9

Start-up

Tightening guard cloth

Connection from Tractor to the machine

The Camera Monitor System is connected with the 13-pin connecting cable (8) included in the delivery.

„ Connect the 13-pin plug of the connecting cable (8) with the 13-pin socket (9) of the machine.

„ Connect the 13-pin plug of the connecting cable (8) with the 13-pin socket (7) of the tractor.

„ Lay the cable such that it is not allowed to rub, be tightened, pinched or otherwise come into contact with other components, particularly when laid in corners.

7.9

Tightening guard cloth

7.10

2

1

2

KMG000-063

ü

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

.

„ Stretch the guard cloth (1) over the expanders (2).

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 50

.

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Checking front end dimension 7.11

7.11

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.

Checking front end dimension

KM000-265

INFORMATION

Depending on the country

If the front end dimension “A” 3.5 m is exceeded, the road safety must be ensured by means of suitable aids (for example instructing accompanying person or mirror at the intersections), refer to the leaflet for accessory equipment issued by Federal Minister of Transport.

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7.12

Basic setting of mower

7.12

Basic setting of mower

For the “trailed” version

KMG000-086

„ Lower the mower to the ground.

„ Move the single-acting control unit (1+) into the float position.

„ Using the lower links, position the arrow (1) in the centre of the hydraulic cylinder (2).

„ Lift and lower the mower again using the single-acting control unit (1+). Check position of the arrow mark and correct again if required.

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8.1

8.1.1

Operation

Front guard

8

8.1

Operation

WARNING

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

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

„ To avoid accidents, the relevant 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 ejected

If the front guard is folded up during work, objects can be ejected. As a result, people may be seriously injured.

„ Fold down the front guard.

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

Folding up the front guard

The front guard can be folded up for repair and maintenance.

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8.1

Operation

Front guard

3 3 1

KMG000-006

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

ü

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

.

„ Open the turnlock fasteners (3).

8.1.2

KM000-508

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

Fold down the front guard

64

KMG000-077

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

ü

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

.

„ Loosen the catch (2).

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Side guard - for the “series” version

8

8.2

8.2

8.2.1

KMG000-082

„ Fold down the front guard (1).

„ Ensure that the front guard (1) is engaged in the lock (2) on the right and left sides of the machine.

„ Ensure that the guard cloth (5) is positioned behind the side guard (4) on the right and left sides of the machine.

„ Close the turnlock fasteners (3).

Side guard - for the “series” version

Folding the side guard up "Series" (transport position)

KMG000-058

ü

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

.

„ Open the turnlock fasteners (3).

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

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8.3

8.2.2

Operation

Side guard - for version with “hydraulically folding side guards”

Folding the side guard down "Series" (working position)

8.3

8.3.1

KMG000-059

ü

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

.

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

„ Secure the guard cloths by means of the turnlock fasteners (3).

Side guard - for version with “hydraulically folding side guards”

Folding up side guard (transport position)

KMG000-080

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Open the turnlock fasteners (2).

„ Actuate the double-acting control unit (2+) until the side guards (1) are folded up.

„ Lock the control unit of the tractor.

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Folding down side guard (working position)

Operation

Operating support jack

8

8.4

8.4

8.4.1

KMG000-079

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

„ Unlock the control unit of the tractor.

WARNING! Crushing hazard when folding down the side guards! Before folding down the side guards ensure that there is no one in the danger zone.

„ Actuate the double-acting control unit (2-) until the side guards (1) are folded down.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Secure the guard cloths using the turnlock fasteners (2).

Operating support jack

INFORMATION

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

Moving support jack into transport position

For "Trailed" version

KMG000-065

„ Raise the machine via front hydraulics until the support jack (2) can be inserted.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Pull the tension bar (1), insert the support jack (2) and lock it with the tension bar (1).

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8.5

8.4.2

Operation

Locking/releasing stop cock

Moving support jack into support position

For "Trailed" version

8.5

KMG000-064

„ Raise the machine via front hydraulics until the support jack (2) can be lowered.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Pull the tension bar (1), lower the support jack (2) and lock it with the tension bar (1).

Locking/releasing stop cock

KMG000-089

Locking

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

Releasing

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

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Operating the stop cock

8

8.6

8.6

Operating the stop cock

For the “trailed” version

I II III

8.7

8.8

1

KM000-831

Move the 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).

Lowering machine from transport position to working position

For "Pushed" version

„ Move the control unit for the front hydraulics into the float position until the mower has been lowered into the working position.

„ Move the control unit for the front hydraulics into the float position for mowing.

For "Trailed" version

ü The stop cock on the hydraulic hose (1+) is open.

„

Move the stop cock into position (I), refer to page 69 .

„ Move the single-acting control unit (1+) to the float position until the mower is lowered to the working position.

„ To mow, move the control unit (1+) to the float position.

Raising machine from working position to transport position

For the “pushed” version

„ Actuate the control unit for the front hydraulics until the mower is lifted into the transport position.

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8.9

Operation

Mowing

For the “trailed” version

„

Move the stop cock into position (I), refer to page 69 .

„ Actuate the control unit (1+) until the mower is lifted into the transport position.

„

Move the stop cock into position (II), refer to page 69

.

8.9

Mowing

Preparation for mowing

ü

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

.

ü All items listed in chapter "Start-up" are fulfilled,

refer to page 51 .

ü The stop cock for tractor front hydraulics is open.

ü For the “trailed” version : The stop cock on the hydraulic hose (1+) is open.

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

ü The safety devices are folded down,

refer to page 65 .

ü For version with “ support jack ” :

The support jack is inserted, 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.

Mowing

„ Drive into the crops.

„ Check the ground pressure during mowing,

refer to page 79 .

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

For the “pushed” version

INFORMATION

Leave the control unit for front hydraulics in the float position during mowing.

8.10

For the “trailed” version

INFORMATION

During mowing:

„ Leave the control unit (1+) in the float position.

„ Leave the control unit for front hydraulics in neutral position.

Operating the Camera Monitor System

For "Camera-monitor system" version

• To operate the Camera Monitor System please refer to the instructions of the monitor manufacturer.

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Driving and Transport

WARNING

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

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

„ To avoid accidents, the relevant 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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9.1

9.1

Driving and Transport

Preparing the machine for road travel

Preparing the machine for road travel

9.2

KMG000-057

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

refer to page 52 .

ü

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

.

ü The hydraulic hoses are connected,

refer to page 57 .

ü

The universal shaft is mounted, refer to page 60

.

ü

The front guard is closed and locked, refer to page 63 .

ü

The side guards are folded up, refer to page 65

.

ü For "Trailed" version:

The support jack is in the transport position, refer to page 67

.

ü For the "Camera Monitor System" version: The camera monitor system is connected, switched on, functioning and the cameras have been cleaned.

The assistance system in the "Camera Monitor System" does not exempt the driver from responsibility for ensuring the safe operation of the machine on the road (StVO - Road

Traffic Act).

ü

The machine is in the transport position, refer to page 69 .

ü The front hydraulics is locked, e.g. via a stop cock (2).

ü The stop cocks on the hydraulic hoses are closed,

refer to page 68 .

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

ü The guard cloths of the side guards (1) of the side guards are laid towards the inside.

ü Depending on the national regulations:

The lighting is connected and functional, refer to page 58

.

ü Depending on the national regulations:

The lost load centre has been checked, refer to page 61

.

„ Ensure adequate ground clearance.

Parking the machine

For the “pushed” version

WARNING

Risk of injury when removing the supporting chains

In the working position the retaining chains are subject to high drawing tension. In case an attempt is made to remove or adjust the supporting chain when the machine is in the working position, people may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The supporting chains must only be removed or set when the machine is in the transport position.

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Parking the machine

9

9.2

2 1 2 3

6 5 4

6

KMG000-019

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

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ For version with "Hydraulically folding side guards" : De-pressurise the tractor hydraulics.

„ Remove the supporting chains (1) of the spring relief from the tractor side.

„ Remove the supporting chain (4) of the universal shaft on the tractor side.

„ Remove the universal shaft (5) on the tractor side and lay it down on the universal shaft bracket (6).

„ For "Lighting": Pull the 7-pin plug of the connection cable out of the 7-pin socket of the tractor and place on the machine.

„ Uncouple the hydraulic hose/the hydraulic hoses (2) from the tractor, attach the dust cap/s and place them on the machine.

„ Detach the top link (3).

„ Unlock the lower link hooks on the tractor.

„ Continue to lower the front linkage until the lower link pins are free.

„ Carefully drive away by reversing the tractor.

For the “trailed” version

2

3

1

6 5 4

KMG000-083

„ Lift the machine into transport position,

refer to page 69 .

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Move the support jack (1) into support position,

refer to page 67 .

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

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

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9

9.2

Driving and Transport

Parking the machine

„ For version with "Hydraulically folding side guards" : De-pressurise the tractor hydraulics.

„ Remove the supporting chain (4) of the universal shaft on the tractor side.

„ Remove the universal shaft (5) on the tractor side and lay it down on the universal shaft bracket (6).

„ For "Lighting": Pull the 7-pin plug of the connection cable out of the 7-pin socket of the tractor and place on the machine.

„ Uncouple the hydraulic hose/the hydraulic hoses (2) from the tractor, attach the dust cap/s and place them on the machine.

„ Detach the top link (3).

„ Unlock the lower link hooks on the tractor.

„ Continue to lower the front linkage until the lower link pins are free.

„ Carefully drive away by reversing the tractor.

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10.1

Settings 10

Setting the cutting height 10.1

Settings

WARNING

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

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

„ To avoid accidents, the relevant 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

.

Setting the cutting height

KMG000-035

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

Setting range of cutting height,

refer to page 41 .

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

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

ð Top link longer = smaller cutting height

ð Top link shorter = greater cutting height

For version with "high-cut skids"

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

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10.2

Telescopic top link

10.2

KMG000-025

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.

Telescopic top link

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KMG000-060

In order to allow the front mounted mower to adapt to the ground in the direction of travel, a telescopic top link can be purchased as optional additional equipment.

ü

The machine has been lifted into the transport position via the front hydraulics, refer to page 69

.

ü

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

.

„ To release the ground tracking in the direction of travel, shift the lockclip (1).

Setting cutting height

Setting range of cutting height,

refer to page 41 .

ü The machine has been lowered into the working position via the front hydraulics,

refer to page 69

.

ü

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

.

„ To set the cutting height, loosen the counter nuts (2,3).

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

ð Top link longer = smaller cutting height

ð Top link shorter = greater cutting height

„ Tighten the counter nuts (2,3).

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Settings 10

Adjusting the relief spring(s) 10.3

Adjusting the relief spring(s)

For the “pushed” version

WARNING

Risk of injury due to adjustment of relief spring(s)

In the working position the relief spring(s) are subject to high drawing tension. In case an attempt is made to remove or adjust the relief spring(s) when the machine is in the working position, people may be seriously injured or killed.

„ The relief spring(s) must only be dismounted or adjusted in the transport position.

„ The bottom fittings on the relief spring(s) are fully screwed in.

The relief springs (1) are used to adapt the ground pressure of the cutterbar to the local conditions. In order to protect the sward the load on the cutterbar must be relieved so that it does not jump when mowing, yet does not leave any brush marks on the ground.

The ground pressure of the mower can be set via perforated bar, via length of the supporting chain and when using the turnbuckle, via turnbuckle.

Increasing/reducing ground pressure via perforated bars

KM000-376

Borehole (I) = maximum mower relief = minimum ground pressure

Borehole (VI) =minimum mower relief = maximum ground pressure

ü The machine is in the transport position.

ü

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

.

„ Attach the relief spring (1) in one of the boreholes (I) to (VI).

Attach the relief springs identically on both sides.

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10.3

Adjusting the relief spring(s)

Increasing/reducing ground pressure via supporting chains

KM000-377

I) With turnbuckle II) Without turnbuckle

Supporting chain short = high mower relief = low ground pressure

Supporting chain long = low mower relief = high ground pressure

ü The machine is in the transport position.

ü

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

.

„ To increase the ground pressure, extend the supporting chain (1).

„ To reduce the ground pressure, shorten the supporting chain (1).

The supporting chains should have the same length on both sides.

Increasing/reducing ground pressure via turnbuckles

WARNING

Risk of injury due to incorrectly set turnbuckles

If the dimension X=230 mm is exceeded, the thread end of the turnbuckle may tear off and the mower may lower unintentionally. People may be seriously injured or killed, as a result.

„ Never set the turnbuckle to a dimension greater than X = 230 mm .

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KM000-378

Reduce dimension X = increased mower relief = lower ground pressure

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Settings 10

Increasing/reducing ground pressure 10.4

Increase dimension X = reduced mower relief = higher ground pressure

ü The machine is in the transport position.

ü

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

.

„ Dismount the supporting chain (2) from the turnbuckle (1).

„ To reduce the ground pressure, reduce the dimension X.

„ To increase the ground pressure, increase the dimension X.

„ Mount the supporting chain (2) on the turnbuckle (1).

„ The supporting chains (2) must be attached identically on both sides.

Increasing/reducing ground pressure

For the “trailed” version

The hydraulic cylinder (1) is used to adjust the ground pressure of the cutterbar to the local conditions. In order to protect the sward the load on the cutterbar must be relieved so that it does not jump when mowing, yet does not leave any skid marks on the ground.

1

3

KM000-518

ü The mower is in basic setting,

refer to page 62 .

„

Move the stop cock into position (III), refer to page 68

.

„ Set the pressure to 50 – 100 bar with the single-acting control unit (1+) and check it at the pressure gauge (3).

„

Move the stop cock into position (II), refer to page 68

.

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10.5

Setting the safety device

10.5

Setting the safety device

1 1 1

5

6

2

4

3

10.6

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 69

.

ü

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

.

„ Remove the screw connections (3) and the sleeves (2) at both sides of the console (5).

„ Loosen the screw connections (4) at both sides of the console (5), do not remove them.

„ Use the oblong holes to bring the console (5) of the safety devices (1) into the desired position.

„ Mount the screw connections (3) with the sleeves (2) in the perforated bar (6).

„ Ensure that the screw connections (3) on either side of the console (4) are in the same position on the perforated bar (6).

„ Tighten the screw connection (4).

Configure/check the Camera Monitor System

The camera-monitor system must be set so that the road surface is visible up to the horizon, starting to the right resp. left side of the machine.

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Settings 10

Configure/check the Camera Monitor System 10.6

2 1

KMG100-003

ü

The camera-monitor system has been connected, refer to page 59

.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, refer to page 24

.

„ Switch on the ignition.

„ Switch the monitor on, see the monitor manufacturer's instructions.

„ Call up the divided display mode, see the monitor manufacturer's instructions.

„ Ensure that the cameras are properly connected to the monitor.

Æ The cameras are properly connected if the right-hand side of the divided display shows the picture from the right camera and the left-hand side that from the left camera.

Æ The cameras are not properly connected if the right-hand side of the divided display shows the picture from the left camera and the left-hand side that from the right camera. If the display sides are reversed, change the plugs (CAM1/CAM2),

refer to page 59 .

„ Loosen the screws (2) and set the cameras (1) so that the visual field is visible in the monitor, starting at the side of the machine and reaching up to the horizon.

„ Tighten the screws (2).

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11.1

Maintenance table

11 Maintenance - General Information

WARNING

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

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

„ To avoid accidents, the relevant 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 91

refer to page 93

refer to page 102

Components

Change/replace blades

Check/replace cutting discs/mower drums

refer to page 96

refer to page 100

Check/change retaining bolts (blade screw connection)

Check/replace retaining bolts (blade quick fastener)

refer to page 99 refer to page 99

Check/change blade carrier (blade quick fastener)

refer to page 100

Check/replace abutting edge on the cutterbar

refer to page 101

Vent friction clutch

Tighten screws/nuts

refer to page 87

refer to page 84

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Maintenance table 11.1

Components

Check guard cloths

refer to page 89

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

refer to page 90

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 chapter "Settings"

11.1.2

Maintenance – After the season

Components

Clean the machine

Lubricate the machine according to the lubrication chart

Lubricate the universal shaft

Release the springs

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 89

refer to page 106

refer to page 105

11.1.3

Maintenance - Once after 50 hours

Changing oil

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

refer to page 91

refer to page 93

11.1.4

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

Checking oil level

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

Cutterbar

refer to page 91

refer to page 93

refer to page 102

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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 96

refer to page 100

refer to page 99 refer to page 99

refer to page 100

refer to page 89

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 84

refer to page 91

refer to page 93

11.2

Tightening torques

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.

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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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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.

86

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.

The friction clutch protects the tractor and the machine from damage. The friction clutch must be vented before starting up for the first time and once a year. 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).

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11.4

Venting the friction clutch

Venting friction clutch (Walterscheid)

KM000-072

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

ü

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

.

„ Remove the universal shaft.

„ Tighten the nuts (1) evenly.

ð The friction discs are relieved.

„ Turn the friction clutch (2).

„ Turn the nuts (1) back as far as the thread run-out.

Venting friction clutch (ByPy)

88

KM000-603

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

ü

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

.

„ 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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Checking guard cloths

Maintenance - General Information 11

Checking guard cloths 11.5

11.6

KMG000-010

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

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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12.1

Checking hydraulic hoses

12 Maintenance - Hydraulic System

WARNING

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

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

„ To avoid accidents, the relevant 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

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.

12.1

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 instructions

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

„ To avoid accidents, the relevant 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

1 2 1 2

13.2

KMG000-105

I For "Pushed" version

1 Main gearbox

Input gearbox

2

II For "Trailed" version

Input gearbox

KMG000-005

„ Comply with the safety routine "Safe execution of oil level check, oil and filter element exchange",

refer to page 25 .

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13.2

Input gearbox

INFORMATION

The oil level must be checked and the oil must be changed in working position and with machine in horizontal position.

„ Loosen the supporting chain(s) (5).

„ Remove the intermediate universal shaft(s) from the input gearbox.

„ Dismount the guard (4).

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 86

.

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 86 .

„ Mount the guard (4).

„ Slide the intermediate universal shaft(s) onto the input gearbox and secure it/them.

„ Secure the universal shaft guard(s) with the supporting chain(s) (5) against turning.

Change oil

ü A suitable container is available for escaping oil.

„ Loosen the supporting chain(s) (5).

„ Remove the intermediate universal shaft(s) from the input gearbox.

„ Dismount the guard (4).

„ Unscrew the locking screw from the inspection hole (1) and the locking screw from the filling hole (3).

„ Unscrew the oil drain plug (2) and drain the oil.

„

Screw in the oil drain plug (2), tightening torque refer to page 86

.

„ 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 86 .

„ Mount the guard (4).

„ Slide the intermediate universal shaft(s) onto the input gearbox and secure it/them.

„ Secure the universal shaft guard(s) with the supporting chain(s) (5) against turning.

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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 86

.

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 86 .

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 86 .

„ 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 86 .

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14.1

Rotary hub

14 Maintenance - Cutterbar

14.1

Rotary hub

A

94

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).

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.

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Replacing the shear bolt at the rotary hub 14.2

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).

KM000-049_1

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

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.

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Check/change blades

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).

14.3

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.

14.3.1

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 .

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Check/change blades 14.3

14.3.2

KM000-038

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

ü

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

.

„

Fold up the front guard, refer to page 63 .

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 63

.

Changing blades for the “blade screw connection” version

KM000-044

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

ü

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

.

„

Fold up the front guard, refer to page 63 .

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 99

. Also replace worn or damaged fastening parts.

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Check/change blades

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 84 .

„ Repeat the process for all blades.

„

Fold down the front guard, refer to page 63

.

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 *.

14.3.3

Changing blades for the “blade quick fastener” version

1

2 3

4

98

4

5

2

3

KM000-045

ü

The machine is in the working position, refer to page 69

.

ü

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

.

„

Fold up the front guard, refer to page 63 .

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 99

. 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 63

.

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Checking/replacing retaining bolts 14.4

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 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

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Checking/replacing blade carrier

14.5

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.

14.6

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.

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Checking/replacing linings on cutterbar 14.7

14.6.1

KM000-042

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

14.7

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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14.8

Checking oil level

KM000-081

„ Open the welding seams of the old lining.

„ Remove lining.

„ Deburr the contact areas.

14.8

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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Checking oil level 14.8

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 75

.

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

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 86

.

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 86

.

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15 Maintenance - Lubrication

WARNING

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

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

„ To avoid accidents, the relevant 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.

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Lubricating universal shaft

Lubricate universally-jointed drive shaft

Maintenance - Lubrication 15

Lubricating universal shaft 15.1

KMG000-007

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.

Lubricating intermediate universal shaft

KMG000-069

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.

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.

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15 Maintenance - Lubrication

15.2

Lubrication chart - Machine

KMG000-084

Every 50 operating hours

1) 2)

4)

3)

Every 50 operating hours

1) 2) 3)

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Waste disposal 16

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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17 Index

17 Index

A

Adapting coupling points .................................... 46

Adapting universal shaft ..................................... 50

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

Adjusting the relief spring(s) ............................... 77

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

Attaching the relief springs with a turnbuckle ..... 55

B

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

Basic setting of mower ....................................... 62

Behaviour in 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

Change oil .......................................................... 92

Changing blades for the “blade quick fastener”

version ................................................................ 98

Changing blades for the “blade screw connection”

version ................................................................ 97

Check/change blades ......................................... 96

Checking front end dimension ............................ 61

Checking guard cloths ........................................ 89

Checking hydraulic hoses .................................. 90

Checking internal chains for overstretching ....... 56

Checking oil level ............................................. 102

Checking the blade for wear............................... 96

Checking the wear limit on cutting discs/mower

drums ............................................................... 101

Checking/replacing blade carrier ...................... 100

Checking/replacing cutting discs/mower drums 100

Checking/replacing linings on cutterbar ........... 101

Checking/replacing retaining bolts ..................... 99

Checking/setting parallel lifting ........................... 53

Checklist for initial operation .............................. 44

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

Cleaning the machine......................................... 89

Commissioning ................................................... 44

Configure/check the Camera Monitor System.... 80

Connect the Camera Monitor System ................ 59

Connecting hydraulic hoses ............................... 57

Connecting machine to tractor ........................... 52

Connecting road travel lighting ........................... 58

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

Consumables ............................................... 20, 41

Contact ................................................................. 2

Contact data of your dealer .................................. 2

Control and Display Elements ............................ 43

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

Cross references .................................................. 6

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D

Damaged compressor unit ................................. 22

Damaged hydraulic hoses .................................. 22

Danger associated with welding work ................ 24

Danger of fire...................................................... 20

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 because objects may shoot out .... 17

Danger zone between tractor and machine ....... 17

Danger zone due to trailing machine parts......... 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 ..................... 20

Dangers for 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 19

Declaration of conformity.................................. 113

Deviating tightening torques ............................... 87

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

Driving and Transport ......................................... 71

E

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

Environmental protection and disposal .............. 20

F

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

Fold down the front guard .................................. 64

Folding down side guard (working position) ....... 67

Folding the side guard down "Series" (working

position) .............................................................. 66

Folding the side guard up "Series" (transport

position) .............................................................. 65

Folding up side guard (transport position) .......... 66

Folding up the front guard .................................. 63

Front guard ......................................................... 63

H

Hot liquids........................................................... 22

Hot surfaces ....................................................... 22

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

Hydraulic control units of the tractor ................... 43

I

Icons in figures ..................................................... 7

Icons in the text .................................................... 7

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

Increasing/reducing ground pressure ................. 79

Increasing/reducing ground pressure via

perforated bars ................................................... 77

Increasing/reducing ground pressure via

supporting chains ............................................... 78

Increasing/reducing ground pressure via

turnbuckles ......................................................... 78

Information for enquiries and orders .............. 2, 40

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

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

Input gearbox ..................................................... 91

Installing universal shaft ..................................... 60

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

Intermediate universal shaft ............................... 40

J

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

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L

Labelling ............................................................. 39

Life-threatening electric shock from overhead lines

........................................................................... 21

Liquids under high pressure ............................... 22

Locking screws on the gearboxes ...................... 86

Locking/releasing stop cock ............................... 68

Lower link pins.............................................. 46, 48

Lowering machine from transport position to

working position.................................................. 69

Lubricate universally-jointed drive shaft ........... 105

Lubricating greases ............................................ 42

Lubricating intermediate universal shaft ........... 105

Lubricating universal shaft................................ 105

Lubrication chart - Machine .............................. 105

M

Machine Description ........................................... 38

Machine overview............................................... 38

Main gearbox...................................................... 93

Maintenance – After the season......................... 83

Maintenance – Before the season...................... 82

Maintenance - Cutterbar..................................... 94

Maintenance - Every 10 hours, but at least once a

day...................................................................... 83

Maintenance - Every 200 hours ......................... 84

Maintenance - Every 50 hours ........................... 84

Maintenance - Gearbox ...................................... 91

Maintenance - General Information .................... 82

Maintenance - Hydraulic System........................ 90

Maintenance - Lubrication ................................ 104

Maintenance - Once after 50 hours .................... 83

Maintenance and repair work ............................. 23

Maintenance table .............................................. 82

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

Metric thread screws with control thread ............ 84

Metric thread screws with countersunk head and

hexagon socket .................................................. 86

Metric thread screws with fine thread ................. 85

Mounting lighting system .................................... 45

Mounting relief springs ....................................... 54

Mounting top link fork ......................................... 51

Moving support jack into support position .......... 68

Moving support jack into transport position ........ 67

Mowing ............................................................... 70

N

Noise may damage your health.......................... 21

Notes with information and recommendations ..... 9

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O

Oils ..................................................................... 42

Öl wechseln ........................................................ 93

Only perform work when the machine is at

standstill ............................................................. 23

Operating support jack ....................................... 67

Operating the Camera Monitor System .............. 70

Operating the stop cock ..................................... 69

Operation............................................................ 63

Operation is only allowed after proper start-up .. 15

Operational safety: Technically sound condition 15

Overview of gearboxes....................................... 91

P

Parking the machine........................................... 72

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

Passengers ........................................................ 15

Performing a visual inspection ........................... 90

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

Personnel qualification of the operating personnel

........................................................................... 13

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

Position and meaning of safety labels ................ 28

Preparing front mounted mower ......................... 45

Preparing the machine for road travel ................ 72

Preparing tractor................................................. 51

R

Raised machine and machine parts ................... 23

Raising machine from working position to transport

position ............................................................... 69

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

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

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

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

Rotary hub .......................................................... 94

S

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

Safety features ................................................... 36

Safety labels on the machine ............................. 26

Safety markings on the machine ........................ 18

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 cutting height .................................... 75

Setting the safety device .................................... 80

Settings .............................................................. 75

Shutting down and safeguarding the machine ... 24

Side guard - for the “series” version ................... 65

Side guard - for version with “hydraulically folding

side guards”........................................................ 66

Sources of danger on the machine .................... 21

Start-up............................................................... 51

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

T

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

Technical data .................................................... 41

Technical limit values ......................................... 16

Technically sound state of the machine ............. 15

Telescopic top link .............................................. 76

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

Tightening guard cloth ........................................ 60

Tightening torques.............................................. 84

Top link pin ................................................... 46, 48

U

Unsuitable consumables .................................... 20

V

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

Venting the friction clutch ................................... 87

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W

Warning signs....................................................... 8

Warnings of property damage/environmental

damage ................................................................ 9

Waste disposal ................................................. 107

Working at or on heights of the machine ............ 23

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Declaration of conformity 18

18 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:

Front Mounted Mower

EasyCut F 320 M 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 01/08/2017

Year of manufacture:

Dr.-Ing. Josef Horstmann

(Managing Director, Design & Development)

Machine no.:

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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

  • 3.2-meter cutting width for efficient mowing
  • Compact and maneuverable design for use in confined spaces
  • Robust construction for durability and reliability
  • EasyCut cutting system for precise and clean cuts
  • Optional hydraulic lift for easy attachment and detachment
  • Safety features including breakaway protection and emergency stop
  • Low maintenance requirements for reduced downtime

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is the cutting width of the Krone EasyCut F 320 M?
3.2 meters
Is the EasyCut F 320 M suitable for use in confined spaces?
Yes, its compact and maneuverable design makes it ideal for use in orchards, vineyards, and other confined areas
Is the EasyCut F 320 M durable and reliable?
Yes, its robust construction ensures durability and reliability even in demanding conditions
What is the EasyCut cutting system?
The EasyCut cutting system provides precise and clean cuts
Does the EasyCut F 320 M have any safety features?
Yes, it includes breakaway protection and an emergency stop
How can I reduce downtime with the EasyCut F 320 M?
It has low maintenance requirements, reducing downtime and maximizing productivity

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