Krone BA EasyCut F 400 CR (MT203-56) Operating Instructions


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Original operating instructions

Document number: 150001904_01_en-GB

Version: 16/05/2023

MT203-56

Front mounted mowers

EasyCut F 400 CR

From machine number: 1106700

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Contact

Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG

Heinrich-Krone-Straße 10

48480 Spelle

Germany

Telephone main office

Telefax main office

Telefax spare parts warehouse national territory

+ 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

https://mediathek.krone.de/

For information on your KRONE machines, also refer to mykrone.green

. After you have registered, you can generate and manage your machines via the machine number so that you can view the machine data. Via your personal account, you can also access all KRONE

Services.

Information for enquiries and orders

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2.5

2.5.1

2.5.2

2.5.3

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.4.13

2.4.14

2.4.15

2.4.16

2.4.17

2.4.18

2.4.19

2.4.20

2.1

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

2.4.10

2.4.11

2.4.12

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1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.6.1

1.6.2

1.6.3

1.6.4

1.6.5

1.6.6

1.6.7

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4.1

4.2

4.3

4.4

4.5

4.6

4.7

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3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

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

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

Significance of the document .......................................................................................................  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 ........................................................................................................................................  11

Intended use ..............................................................................................................................  11

Reasonably foreseeable misuse ................................................................................................  11

Service life of the machine .........................................................................................................  12

Basic safety instructions ............................................................................................................  12

Importance of operating instructions ..........................................................................................  12

Personnel qualification of the operating personnel ....................................................................  12

Personnel qualification of the technicians ..................................................................................  13

Children in danger......................................................................................................................  13

Connecting the machine ............................................................................................................  13

Structural modifications on the machine ....................................................................................  13

Additional equipment and spare parts .......................................................................................  13

Jobs on the machine ..................................................................................................................  14

Operational safety: Technically sound condition........................................................................  14

Danger zones.............................................................................................................................  15

Ensuring functionality of safety devices .....................................................................................  17

Personal protective equipment ..................................................................................................  17

Safety sign on the machine........................................................................................................  18

Road safety ................................................................................................................................  18

Parking the machine safely .......................................................................................................  19

Consumables .............................................................................................................................  19

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

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

Dangers in connection with certain activities: Working on the machine ....................................  22

Behaviour in dangerous situations and in case of accidents .....................................................  23

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

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

Securing raised machine and machine parts against lowering ..................................................  24

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

Safety sign on the machine........................................................................................................  25

Information labels on the machine .............................................................................................  28

Safety features ...........................................................................................................................  32

Machine Description ................................................................................................................  33

Machine overview ......................................................................................................................  33

Overload protections on the machine ........................................................................................  34

Labelling.....................................................................................................................................  34

Intermediate universal shaft .......................................................................................................  35

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

Dimensions ................................................................................................................................  36

Weights ......................................................................................................................................  36

Area output ................................................................................................................................  36

Cutting height .............................................................................................................................  36

Technically permitted maximum speed (road travel) .................................................................  36

Airborne noise emission.............................................................................................................  36

Ambient temperature .................................................................................................................  36

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10.1

10.2

10.3

10.4

10.5

10.6

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8.1

8.1.1

8.1.2

8.2

8.2.1

8.2.2

8.3

8.3.1

8.3.2

8.4

8.5

8.6

8.7

8.8

8.9

9

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.3.1

9.3.2

9.3.3

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7.1

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.6

7.7

7.8

7.9

5

5.1

6

6.1

6.2

6.2.1

6.2.2

6.3

4.8

4.9

4.10

4.11

4.12

4.12.1

4.12.2

Requirements for tractor - power ...............................................................................................  37

Tractor requirements – hydraulics .............................................................................................  37

Requirements for the tractor – electrics .....................................................................................  37

Machine equipment....................................................................................................................  37

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

Oils .............................................................................................................................................  38

Lubricating greases....................................................................................................................  38

Control and Display Elements ................................................................................................  39

Hydraulic control units of the tractor ..........................................................................................  39

Commissioning ........................................................................................................................  40

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

universal shaft ............................................................................................................................  41

Adapting universal shaft.............................................................................................................  41

Mounting the universal shaft on the machine ............................................................................  42

Adapting coupling points ............................................................................................................  42

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

Calculating the ballasting of the tractor-machine combination...................................................  44

Preparing tractor ........................................................................................................................  47

Connecting machine to tractor ...................................................................................................  48

Mounting lower link extension ....................................................................................................  49

Connecting hydraulic hoses .......................................................................................................  50

Connecting road travel lighting ..................................................................................................  51

Connect the Camera Monitor System ........................................................................................  52

Installing universal shaft.............................................................................................................  53

Checking front end dimension ...................................................................................................  54

Operation ..................................................................................................................................  55

Front guard ................................................................................................................................  55

Folding up the front guard ..........................................................................................................  55

Fold down the front guard ..........................................................................................................  56

Side guard - for the “series” version...........................................................................................  57

Folding up the side guard - for "Series" version (transport position)..........................................  57

Folding down the side guard - for "Series" version (working position) .......................................  58

Operating the support jacks .......................................................................................................  58

Moving support jacks into transport position ..............................................................................  59

Moving support jacks into support position ................................................................................  59

Closing/opening the stop cock ...................................................................................................  60

Operating the stop cock .............................................................................................................  60

Lowering machine from transport position to working position ..................................................  61

Raising machine from working position to transport position .....................................................  62

Field mode .................................................................................................................................  62

Operating the Camera Monitor System .....................................................................................  63

Driving and Transport .............................................................................................................  64

Preparing the machine for road travel........................................................................................  64

Parking the machine ..................................................................................................................  65

Preparing the machine for shipment ..........................................................................................  66

Checklist for the transport of the machine .................................................................................  66

Lifting the machine .....................................................................................................................  66

Lashing the machine ..................................................................................................................  67

Settings .....................................................................................................................................  69

Setting the cutting height ...........................................................................................................  69

Increasing/reducing the soil pressure - for version with “hydraulic relief adjustment”................  70

Setting the supporting chains.....................................................................................................  71

Setting the safety device ............................................................................................................  72

Setting roller distance ................................................................................................................  73

Configure/check the Camera Monitor System ...........................................................................  73

Maintenance - General Information ........................................................................................  75

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15.1

15.2

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16.1

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13.1

13.2

13.3

13.4

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14.1

14.2

14.3

14.4

14.5

14.6

14.7

14.8

11.1

11.1.1

11.1.2

11.1.3

11.1.4

11.1.5

11.1.6

11.2

11.3

11.4

11.5

11.6

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12.1

12.2

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Table of contents

Maintenance table......................................................................................................................  75

Maintenance – Before the season .............................................................................................  75

Maintenance – After the season ................................................................................................  76

Maintenance - Once after 50 hours ...........................................................................................  77

Maintenance - Every 10 hours, but at least once a day .............................................................  77

Maintenance - Every 50 hours ...................................................................................................  77

Maintenance - Every 200 hours .................................................................................................  77

Tightening torques .....................................................................................................................  77

Deviating tightening torques ......................................................................................................  80

Venting the friction clutch ...........................................................................................................  81

Checking guard cloths ...............................................................................................................  83

Cleaning the machine ................................................................................................................  84

Maintenance - Hydraulic System ............................................................................................  85

Hydraulic oil ...............................................................................................................................  86

Checking hydraulic hoses ..........................................................................................................  86

Maintenance - Gearbox ...........................................................................................................  87

Overview of gearboxes ..............................................................................................................  87

Input gearbox .............................................................................................................................  87

Main gearbox .............................................................................................................................  89

Gearbox for upper roller drive ....................................................................................................  90

Maintenance - Cutterbar ..........................................................................................................  91

Rotary hub .................................................................................................................................  92

Replacing the shear bolt at the rotary hub .................................................................................  93

Check/change blades ................................................................................................................  94

Check/replace retaining bolts.....................................................................................................  98

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

Checking impact stops on the cutterbar...................................................................................  103

Check/replace cutting discs/mower drums ..............................................................................  104

Checking oil level .....................................................................................................................  106

Maintenance – Lubrication....................................................................................................  108

Lubricating universal shaft .......................................................................................................  109

Lubrication chart – Machine .....................................................................................................  109

Malfunction, cause and remedy ...........................................................................................  112

General disturbances ...............................................................................................................  112

Waste disposal .......................................................................................................................  113

Index........................................................................................................................................  114

Declaration of conformity .....................................................................................................  119

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Information on This Document

Validity

Information on This Document

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.6.1

Validity

This document is valid for machines of type:

MT203-56 (EasyCut F 400 CR)

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.

Significance of the document

This is an important document. It is addressed to the user and contains safety-relevant information.

„ Prior to starting work, read the complete document and observe its contents.

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

see Page 33

.

„ Hand over this document to subsequent users.

Re-ordering

You can request a replacement document if this document became completely or partly unusable, or if you need it in a different language. Please specify the document number shown on the cover page in your order. Alternatively, you can download the document online from

KRONE MEDIA https://media.mykrone.green

.

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

• Spare parts list, KRONE

Target group of this document

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

see Page 12 .

How to use this document

Directories and references

Contents/headers

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

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1.6.3

1.6.4

1.6.5

1.6.6

Information on This Document

How to use this document

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.

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1.6

Cross references

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

Examples:

Check the tight seat of all screws on the machine, see Page 7

. ( INFO : If you use an electronic version of this document, click on the link to go to the specified page.)

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

Information on direction

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

Term “machine”

Throughout the rest of this document, the “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.

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1.6

Information on This Document

How to use this document

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

Open

Apply liquid lubricant (e.g. lubricating oil)

Explanation

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

Magnification of display detail

Right side of machine

Direction of motion

Reference line for covered material

Cable routes

Closed

Apply lubricating grease

Warning signs

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

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

Explanation of danger sign

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

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

Explanation of signal words

DANGER

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

WARNING

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

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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).

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.

Notices 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:

INFO

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

1.6.7

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

Cubic metres per hour m³/h

Factor

2.47105

0.2642

4.4029

Inch-pound units

Unit name

Acre

US gallons per minute

Abbreviation acres gpm

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How to use this document

Size

Force

Length

Power

Pressure

Torque

SI units (metric)

Unit name Abbreviation

Newton N

Millimetre

Metre mm m

Kilowatt

Kilopascal

Megapascal bar (non-SI)

Newtonmeter kW kPa

MPa bar

Nm

Factor

0.2248

0.03937

3.2808

1.3410

0.1450

145.0377

14.5038

0.7376

Temperature Degrees Celsius °C

Velocity

Volumes

Weight

Metres per minute

Metres per second

Kilometres per hour

Litres

Millilitre

Cubic centimetre

Kilogram m/min m/s km/h

L ml cm³ kg

8.8507

°Cx1.8+32

3.2808

3.2808

0.6215

0.2642

0.0338

0.0610

2.2046

Inch-pound units

Unit name Abbreviation

Pound force lbf

Inch

Foot in.

ft.

Horsepower

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

Degrees

Fahrenheit in∙lbf

°F

Feet per minute ft/min

Feet per second ft/s

Miles per hour mph

US gallon

US ounce

Cubic inch

US gal.

US oz.

in³

Pound lbs

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2.2

Safety

Intended use

2

2.1

Safety

Intended use

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

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

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

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

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

both in chapter “Basic safety instructions”, see Page 12 , and directly in the chapters of the

operating instructions.

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

designated by the machine manufacturer, see Page 12

.

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

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

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

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

Reasonably foreseeable misuse

Any use beyond the intended use

see Page 11 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, see Page 11

• 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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2.3

2.3

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.

2.4

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.

2.4.1

2.4.2

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 that is relevant to safety.

Only the procedures specified in the operating instructions are safe. If the operating instructions are not followed, there is a risk of serious or even fatal injuries.

„ Prior to using the machine for the first time, read and observe the "Basic safety notices" completely.

„ Prior to starting work, read and observe the respective sections in the operating instructions too.

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

see Page 33 .

„ Hand over the operating instructions to subsequent users.

Personnel qualification of the operating personnel

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

• He is physically capable of controlling the machine.

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

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

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

• He is familiar with driving vehicles safely.

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

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2.4.4

Safety

Basic safety instructions

2

2.4

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.

• He is capable, e.g. by attending a training course, of extending, modifying or repairing the function of the machine according to the relevant instructions provided by the manufacturer.

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

• 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.

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

Connecting the machine

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

„ When connecting, follow all operating instructions:

• the operating instructions of the tractor

the operating instructions of the machine, see Page 44

• the operating instructions of universal shaft

„ Observe the changed driving behaviour of the combination.

Structural modifications on the machine

Structural modifications and extensions that were not approved by KRONE can impair the functionality, operational safety and also the road traffic certification of the machine. As a result, persons can be seriously injured or killed.

Any structural modifications and extensions that are not authorised by KRONE are not permitted.

2.4.7

Additional equipment and spare parts

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

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

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2.4

2.4.8

Safety

Basic safety instructions

Jobs on the machine

2.4.9

Passengers

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

Ejected objects may strike and injure passengers.

„ Never carry passengers on the machine.

Operational safety: Technically sound condition

Operation only after proper commissioning

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

„ Use the machine only after proper commissioning,

see Page 44 .

Technically sound state of the machine

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

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

“Maintenance and Setting”.

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

see Page 24

.

Danger resulting from damage to the machine

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

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

• Safety Devices

• Connecting devices

• Lighting

• Hydraulics

• Universal shaft

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

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

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

„ Determine the cause of damage according to these operating instructions and repair the

damage, if possible, see Page 112

.

„ 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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Technical limit values

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

• maximum permitted operating pressure of the hydraulics

• maximum permitted drive speed

• maximum permitted axle loads of the tractor

• maximum permitted transport height and width

„

Comply with limit values, see Page 36 .

2.4.10

Danger zones

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

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

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

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

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

„ Switch the machine off in shunting and field mode.

The safety distance is:

For machine in shunting and field mode

In front of the machine

Behind the machine

On either side of the machine

30 m

5 m

3 m

For machine switched on without driving motion

In front of the machine 3 m

Behind the machine 5 m

On either side of 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, see Page 24 . This also applies to brief inspection

work.

„ Consider the information in all relevant operating instructions:

• the operating instructions for the tractor

• the operating instructions of the machine

• the operating instructions of universal shaft

Danger zone universal shaft

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

„ Observe operating instructions of universal shaft.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Danger zone PTO shaft

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

Before switching on the PTO shaft:

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

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

„ Switch off drives if they are not needed.

Danger zone between tractor and machine

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

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

secure the machine, see Page 24

. This also applies to brief inspection work.

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

Danger zone ejected objects

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

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

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

Danger zone when drive is switched on

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

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

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

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

Danger zone due to trailing machine parts

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

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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, see Page 24

.

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

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2.4.11

Ensuring functionality of safety devices

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

„ Replace damaged safety devices.

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

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

Keeping universal shaft guard functional

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

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

2.4.12

Personal protective equipment

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

Personal protective equipment includes, for example:

• Suitable protective gloves

• Safety shoes

• Tight-fitting protective clothing

• Hearing protection

• Protective goggles

• If dust is generated: appropriate breathing protection

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

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

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

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

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2.4.13

Safety

Basic safety instructions

Safety sign on the machine

Safety labels on the machine warn of hazards at danger points and are an important component of the machine's safety equipment. Missing safety labels increase the risk of serious and fatal injuries.

„ Clean dirty safety labels.

„ Each time after cleaning, check to ensure that the safety labels are complete and legible.

„ Immediately replace missing, damaged and unrecognisable safety labels.

„ Label spare parts with the required safety labels.

Descriptions, explanations and order numbers of the safety labels,

see Page 25 .

2.4.14

Road safety

Dangers during road travel

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

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

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

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

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

Danger when driving on road and field

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

„ Observe measures for driving on road and field,

see Page 64 .

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,

see Page 64

.

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

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

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

„ Consider the larger swivel range when cornering.

„ Consider people, oncoming traffic and obstacles when turning.

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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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2.4.15

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.

see Page 65

„ Before parking: Shut down and safeguard the machine,

see Page 24

.

2.4.16

Consumables

Unsuitable consumables

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

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

For requirements on consumables,

see Page 37

.

Contamination of hydraulic system and/or fuel system

Foreign objects and/or liquids in the hydraulic system and/or fuel system may impair the operational safety of the machine and cause accidents.

„ Clean all connections and components.

„ Close open connections by means of protective caps.

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Basic safety instructions

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.

2.4.17

Dangers arising from environment

Fire hazard

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

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

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

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

Life-threatening electric shock from overhead lines

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

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

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

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

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

Behavior in the case of voltage flashover of overhead lines

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

„ Do not leave the cabin.

„ Do not touch any metal parts.

„ Do not establish any conductive connection to the ground.

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

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

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Safety

Basic safety instructions

2

2.4

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

„ Avoid simultaneous contact with machine and ground.

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

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

Sources of danger on the machine

Noise may damage your health

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

DIN EN ISO 4254-1, Appendix B, see Page 36

.

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

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

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

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

„ Remove hearing protection for road travel.

Liquids under high pressure

The following liquids are under high pressure:

• Hydraulic oil

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

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

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

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

„ Keep body and face away from leaks.

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

Hot liquids

Persons can suffer burns and/or scalding when hot liquids are drained.

„ Wear personal protective equipment when hot consumables are drained.

„ If necessary, allow liquids and machine parts to cool down before you start repair, maintenance and cleaning work.

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Basic safety instructions

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, see Page 24

.

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

see Page 86

.

Hot surfaces

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

• Gearbox

• Cutterbar

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

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

2.4.19

Dangers in connection with certain activities: Working on the machine

Only perform work when the machine is at standstill

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

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

see 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, see 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, see Page 24 .

„ Make sure you stand securely.

„ Use a suitable fall protection.

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

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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, see

Page 24 .

„ 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.

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.

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2.5

Safety

Safety routines

Safety routines

2.5.1

2.5.2

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.

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.

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,

see 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.

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2.6

Safety

Safety sign on the machine

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

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WARNING

Safely checking the oil level and changing oil and filter element

The operational safety of the machine can be impaired if oil level check and oil and filter element changes are not carried out safely. This can lead to accidents.

„ Safely check the oil level and change oil and filter element.

To check the oil level and change oil and filter element safely:

„ Lower raised machine parts or secure them against falling down,

see Page 24 .

„

„Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24 .

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

see Page 75 .

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

see Page 37

.

„ Ensure that the oil and the equipment for filling are clean.

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

„ Check installed seal rings for damage. Replace them if necessary.

„ Collect leaking oil and/or waste oil in a container provided for this purpose, and dispose of it

properly, see Page 20 .

Safety sign on the machine

Each safety sign is provided with an order number and can be ordered directly from the KRONE dealer. Immediately replace missing, damaged and unrecognisable safety signs.

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

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Safety sign on the machine

Location and meaning of the safety signs

3

1

2 3

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4

KM001-355

1.

Ord. no. 939 471 1 (1x)

Danger due to incorrect operation and lack of knowledge

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

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

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2.

Ord. no. 939 106 3 (1x)

Danger to life when exceeding the maximum permitted

PTO speed

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

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

„ Observe the permissible PTO speed.

3.

Ord. no. 939 576 0 (2x) a)

Danger due to rotating machine parts

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

„ Do not touch any moving parts of the machine.

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

b)

Danger from objects being flung out

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

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

c)

Danger from objects being flung out

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

„ When the machine is running, keep your distance.

4.

Ord. no. 942 459 0 (4x)

5.

Ord. no. 942 197 1 (2x)

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.

Danger from objects being ejected

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.

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Information labels on the machine

6.

Order no. 27 018 010 0 (2x)

Danger due to high-pressure liquid

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

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

7.

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

Danger if the regulating valves of the tractor are not locked

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

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

8.

Ord. no. 939 101 4 (1x)

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

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

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

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

„ Observe the permissible PTO speed.

„ Observe the permitted operating pressure.

9.

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

Danger due to machine parts unintentionally folding down or swivelling out

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

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

2.7

Information labels on the machine

Each information sign is provided with an order number and can be ordered directly from the

KRONE dealer. Immediately replace missing, damaged and unrecognisable information signs.

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

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2

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4

6

5

7

KMG000-119

1.

Ord. no. 939 278 4 (1x)

DE

EN

ES

FR

IT

NL

RU

Vor der Erstinbetriebnahme und 1x jährlich vor der Ernte muss die Reibkupplung gelüftet werden

The friction clutch must be bled at the first operation and once a year before the harvesting season.

El embrague de seguridad debe someterse a una purga antes de la primera puesta en marcha y una vez al año antes de iniciarse la campaña de trabajo.

La sécurité à friction doit faire l'objet d'une purge lors de la première mise en route et une fois par an avant le début de la saison.

La frizione di sicurezza deve essere sottomessa ad uno spurgo alla prima messa in campo come pure una volta all'anno prima della campagna.

Voor de eerste inbedrijfstelling en eenmaal per jaar voor de oogst moet de frictiekoppeling worden belucht.

Перед первым вводом в эксплуатацию и 1 раз в год перед уборкой урожая необходимо растормозить фрикционную муфту.

939 278 4

2.

Ord. no. 939 161 3 (1x)

DE

EN

ES

FR

IT

NL

RU

Mähwerk bei Rückwärtsfahrt ausheben.

Lift mower prior to reversing.

Levantar la guadanadora antes de retroceder.

Relever la faucheuse avant de reculer.

Sollevare la falciatrice prima di retrocedere.

Til de maaiwerk op tijdens het achteruitrijden.

Поднимать косилку при реверсе.

939 161 3

This label states that the friction clutch must be bled before the initial start-up and once a year before the season.

This label tells you that the mower must be raised during reverse movement.

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Information labels on the machine

3.

Ord. no. 942 130 2 (2x)

The label sits on the universal shafts. It says that the universal shafts must be lubricated every 10 operating hours.

10h

942 130 2

4.

Ord. no. 27 028 700 0 (1x)

H

1

[mm] [inch]

800 31,5

[inch]

H

2

[mm]

15,0 380

19,3

21,5

490

550

22,5 570

23,5 600

29,0 740

31,5 800

The label tells you the height at which the lower links must be

positioned after the machine has been connected, see

Page 48

.

27 028 700 0

5.

Ord. no. 255 498 1 (1x)

Ø17mm

For the "Bolted blades" version

Check the material thickness of the retaining bolts after each blade change and after each contact with foreign objects. If the material thickness of the retaining bolts is below 14 mm at the weakest point, the retaining bolts must be replaced by authorised specialist personnel.

min. 14 mm

255 498 1

6.

Ord. no. 255 499 2 (1x)

Ø 17 mm min. 14 mm

For the "Quick-change blades" version

Check the material thickness of the retaining bolts after each blade change and after each contact with foreign objects. If the material thickness of the retaining bolts is below 14 mm at the weakest point, the retaining bolts must be replaced by authorised specialist personnel.

7.

Ord. no. 27 025 446 0 (1x)

This label specifies the order numbers for spare blades.

20237273 20237274

20237273 20237274

• Order no. 942 012 2

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There are suspension points on the machine which are

marked by this information sign, see Page 66

.

942 012 2

• Ord. no. 27 023 958 0

There are lashing points on the machine which are marked by

this information sign, see Page 67

.

27 023 958 0

• Ord. no. 27 021 260 0

27 021 260 0

There are several lubrication points on the machine which must be lubricated at regular intervals,

see Page 109

. Lubrication points which are not directly visible are additionally marked with this information sign.

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2.8

2.8

Safety

Safety features

Safety features

2 1 1 2

3

4

32

KMG000-088

Pos.

1

Designation

Stop cocks

2 Road travel lighting

3

4

Support jacks

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

tractor, see Page 58

.

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

„ To avoid damaging the machine, switch off the

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

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3.1

Machine Description

Machine overview

1 2 3 4

Machine Description

Machine overview

3

3.1

5

10

9 8 7

12 11

9 6

10

KM001-357

6

7

4

5

1

2

3

Mower gearbox

Intermediate universal shaft

Blade key

Spare blade drawer

Pressure gauge

Cutterbar

Universal shaft bracket

11

12

13

8

9

10

13

Universally-jointed drive shaft

Support jack

Side guard

Friction clutch

Main gearbox

Front safety device

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3.2

3.2

Machine Description

Overload protections on the machine

Overload protections on the machine

NOTICE

Machine damage due to load peaks

The overload protections protect the tractor and the machine from load peaks. For this reason, overload protections must not be modified. The warranty for the machine becomes void if other than the factory-specified overload protections are used.

„ Only use the overload protections installed in the machine.

„ To avoid early wear of the overload protection, switch the PTO shaft off if the overload protection responds for a longer period of time.

„

„Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

3.3

Universal shaft

A friction disc clutch on the universal shaft protects against overload. The friction disc clutch is set at the factory. Never change the adjustment without consulting your KRONE service partner.

To vent the friction clutch, see Page 81

.

Labelling

INFO

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

Type plate

1

KMG000-021

The machine data is located on the type plate (1). The type plate sits on the side of the frame.

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Intermediate universal shaft

3

3.4

Information for enquiries and orders

3.4

1

2

KRONE Agriculture SE

Heinrich-Krone-Str. 10, D-48480 Spelle

Type

Serial Number Model Year

Construction Year

3

4

DVG000-004

Example image

1 Model

2 Machine number

3 Model year

4 Year of manufacture

For inquiries about the machine and for ordering spare parts, please specify type (1), machine number (2) and year of manufacture (4) of the particular machine.

To ensure that the data is always available, KRONE recommends that you enter it in the boxes on the front cover 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,

see Page 81

.

2 1

KMG000-014

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

4

Technical data

Dimensions

Technical data

4.1

Dimensions

Dimensions

Working width

Transport width

4.2

4.3

4.4

4.5

4.6

4.7

4,034 mm

4,034 mm

Weights

Weights

Dead weight 1,780 kg

Area output

Area output

Acreage output 4.5–5 ha/h

Cutting height

Cutting height

Series version

High-cut skid version

Combi skid version approx. 1–7 cm approx. 6–12 cm approx. 4–10 cm

Technically permitted maximum speed (road travel)

The technically permitted maximum speed may be restricted by different equipment features

(e.g. coupling device, axle, brake, tyres, etc.) or by statutory regulations in the country of use.

Technically permitted maximum speed (road travel)

Technically permitted maximum speed (road travel) 50 km/h

Airborne noise emission

Airborne noise emission

Emissions value (sound pressure level)

Measurement device

Accuracy class

Measurement uncertainty (according to DIN EN ISO 11201)

71.0 dB

Bruel & Kjaer, Type 2236

2

4 dB

Ambient temperature

Ambient temperature

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

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4.9

4.10

4.11

4.12

Requirements for tractor - power

Requirements for tractor - power

Power requirement

PTO speed

Tractor requirements – hydraulics

Tractor requirements – Hydraulics

Volume flow of the hydraulic system

Max. operating pressure of hydraulic system

Maximum hydraulic oil temperature

Hydraulic oil quality

Double-acting hydraulic connection

Single-acting hydraulic connection

Requirements for the tractor – electrics

Requirements for tractor – electrics

Power supply for road travel lighting

Technical data

Requirements for tractor - power

4

4.8

66 kW (90 HP)

1,000 rpm

≥ 60 L/min

200 bar

80 °C

Oil ISO VG 46

1x

1x

12 V, 7-pin socket

Machine equipment

Machine equipment

Lower link hitch

Number of cutting discs

Number of mower drums

Cat. II and cat. III

5 units

4 units

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.

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

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4.12

Consumables

4.12.1

Oils

Designation

Input gearbox

Filling quantity

1.7 L

Main gearbox 0.9 L

Upper roller gearbox 0.7 L

Cutterbar 7.0 L

Specification

SAE 90

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

Wiolin ML 4 SAE 90

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

change/oil level check, see Page 87

.

4.12.2

Lubricating greases

Designation

Manual lubrication points

Filling quantity

As required 1

Specification

Lubricating grease to DIN

51818 of NLGI class 2, Li soap with EP additives

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

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5.1

Control and Display Elements

Hydraulic control units of the tractor

5

5.1

Control and Display Elements

Hydraulic control units of the tractor

Different functions of the machine are executed with the hydraulic control unit of the tractor. The following table explains the function of the control unit.

Designation

Single-acting control unit (1+)

(Raising/lowering mower)

Single-acting control unit (1+)

(Increasing/reducing ground pressure)

Double-acting control unit (2+/

2-)

(Lifting/lowering the side guards)

Function

Float position

Lowers the mower from transport position to working position.

(1+)

Raises the mower from working position to transport position.

Float position

Increases the ground pressure

(1+)

Reduces the ground pressure

(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,

see Page 13

.

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”,

see Page 13 .

WARNING

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

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see Page 24 .

6.1

Checklist for initial operation

ü The supplied operating instructions are in the document storage tube.

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

ü All screws and nuts are checked for tightness, and are tightened to the specified tightening

torques, see Page 77

.

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

ü The machine is fully lubricated,

see Page 109 .

ü

The oil level has been checked for all gearboxes, see Page 87

.

ü The hydraulic system has been checked for leaks.

ü The tractor corresponds to the machine requirements,

see Page 36 .

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

see

Page 36 .

ü The length of the universal shaft has been checked and adjusted,

see Page 41 .

ü

The blades have been inserted, see Page 94

.

ü The hydraulic system has been vented.

ü The friction clutch has been vented,

see Page 81

.

ü The coupling points have been adapted,

see Page 42

.

ü The clearance between tractor and machine has been checked,

see Page 49

.

ü

The road travel lighting was checked for proper functioning and cleanliness, see Page 51

.

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6.2.1

Commissioning universal shaft

6

6.2

universal shaft

Adapting universal shaft

NOTICE

Changing the tractor

There is a risk of damaging the machine if the length of the universal shaft is not checked when the tractor is changed.

„ To prevent damage to the machine, check the length of the universal shaft whenever you change tractors. Have it corrected by a KRONE service partner if necessary.

The ends of the enclosed universal shaft are equipped with a longer and a shorter guard over the joints. The joint with the longer guard must be pushed towards the machine onto the drive shaft.

KMG000-047

ü The machine is connected to the tractor,

see Page 48 .

„ Lower machine into working position.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

„ Disassemble the universal shaft.

„ Install one of the two halves (1, 2) on the tractor side and one on the machine side.

„ Shorten profile tubes and guard tubes as specified in the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Check the overlapping of profile tubes and guard tubes.

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6.3

6.2.2

Commissioning

Adapting coupling points

Mounting the universal shaft on the machine

6.3

4

3

2

1

KMG000-053

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ Slip the universal shaft (3) onto the PTO shaft end of the input gearbox until the safety catch is engaged.

„ Secure the universal shaft guard (2) with the auger thread clamp.

„ Secure the universal shaft guard (2) with the supporting chain (4) against rotating.

„ Put the universal shaft (3) down on the universal shaft bracket (1).

INFO

More details can be found in the operating instructions for the universal shaft.

Adapting coupling points

Lower link pin

Kat.II

1

2 2

KM001-502

The three-point hitch (1) is designed for category II and III. The lower link pin (2) category II is permanently welded to the three-point hitch. If the distance between the machine and the front wheels of the tractor is too small, or if you wish to attach the machine to the tractor via a lower link extension category III, you first need to mount the lower link extensions to the three-point

hitch, see Page 49

.

Top link pin

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

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2

Commissioning

Adapting coupling points

Kat.III

2

6

6.3

1

4

3

I

II

III

IV

KMG000-096

ü The machine is dismounted from the tractor.

Category II (Cat. II)

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

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

The thicker journal of the top link bolt (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 bolt (1).

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

The thinner journal of the top link bolt (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 bolt is in the recess.

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7.1

7

Start-up

Calculating the ballasting of the tractor-machine combination

Start-up

WARNING

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

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see Page 24 .

WARNING

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

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

„ Correctly connect and secure the hoses and cables.

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

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

7.1

Calculating the ballasting of the tractor-machine combination

WARNING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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7

7.1

e

G

V a f

T

V

T

L b

T

H c d

G

H

Abbreviations for calculating the ballasting

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

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

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

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

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

See price list and/or operating instructions for the machine

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

See price list and/or operating instructions for the machine

Measuring

See operating instructions for the tractor

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

See operating instructions for the tractor

Measuring

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

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

Calculation of the minimum ballasting at front G

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

G

V min

=

G

H

• ( c +

( e d )

+

− f

T

V

) +

• b b + 0 , 2 • T

L

• b

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

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Calculating the ballasting of the tractor-machine combination

Calculation of the minimum ballasting at rear G

H min for implements mounted at the front

G

H min

=

G

V

• ( e + f ) − T

H b + c +

• b d

+ x • T

L

• b

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

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

Calculation of the actual front axle load T

V tat

T

V tat

=

G

V

• ( e + f + b ) + b

T

V

• b − G

H

• ( c + d )

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

Calculation of the actual total weight G tat

G tat

= G

V

+ T

L

+ G

H

„ If the required minimum ballasting at rear (G

H min

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

H

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

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

Calculation of the actual rear axle load T

H tat

T

H tat

=

G tat

T

V tat

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

Tyre load capacity

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

Table

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

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Minimum ballasting

Front/rear

Total weight

Front axle load

Actual value according to calculation kg kg

<

Permitted value according to operating instructions for the tractor

Start-up

Preparing tractor

Double permitted tyre load capacity

(two tyres)

7

7.2

kg

< kg kg

< kg

Rear axle load kg

< kg

< kg

Preparing tractor

NOTICE

Damage to the machine because the clearance is too small

If the clearance between the front wheels of the tractor and the machine is too low, the machine may be damaged during use.

„ Check the clearance between the front wheels of the tractor and the machine after placing the machine in service the first time and whenever changing the tractor wheels.

„ Check the clearance of the front wheels at all steering angles. If the guards or swath flaps come into contact with the front wheels of the tractor, mount the lower link extensions

between the lower links and the coupling triangle, see Page 49 .

KMG000-151

Before connecting the mower to the tractor, check whether the tractor can be connected with respect to the distance (A) as a function of the clearance. Connecting the universally-jointed drive shaft must be possible without any collision and with a small bending angle between mower and tractor. Follow the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

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

„ 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.

„ Check dimension (A).

ð Dimension (A)= 960 mm

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7.3

7.3

Start-up

Connecting machine to tractor

Connecting machine to tractor

WARNING

Risk of injury due to unexpected movement of the machine

During the connecting/decoupling process of the front mounted mower, the machine may start to move unexpectedly and may therefore result in injury.

„ Only one person may carry out the connecting/decoupling process.

„ Make sure there is nobody in the danger zone during the connecting/decoupling process.

„ Stop the connecting/decoupling process immediately if there is somebody in the danger zone.

NOTICE

When attaching implements at the front and rear, the permitted total weight, the permitted axle loads and the tyre load capacity of the tractor must not be exceeded. Even with an implement mounted at the rear, the front axle of the tractor must always be loaded with at least 20% of the tare weight of the tractor.

„ Prior to starting the trip, ensure that these conditions are met,

see Page 44 .

2

3

1 4

KMG000-049

WARNING! Increased risk of injury! Nobody is allowed to be between tractor and machine during the connecting process (especially when the tractor is moving forward).

„ Lower the front linkage hydraulically until the lower links (1) of the tractor are below the lower link pins of the machine.

„ Advance the tractor forward up to the machine.

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

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

„ Secure the tractor against rolling away.

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

„ Fasten the swath cloth (4) using the supporting chains (3) at the lower link (1).

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Start-up

Mounting lower link extension

7

7.4

Adjusting the lower link height

1

H

1

[mm] [inch]

800 31,5

27 028 700 0

KMG000-126

After connecting, you must position the machine at the appropriate height.

A punch mark on the information label (1) shows the distance H

1

.

Distance H

1

=800 mm

„ Raise or lower the lower links via the tractor hydraulics until the distance H

1 is reached.

[inch]

H

2

[mm]

15,0 380

19,3 490

21,5 550

22,5 570

23,5 600

29,0 740

31,5 800

Check clearance

NOTICE

Damage to the machine because the clearance is too small

If the clearance between the front wheels of the tractor and the machine is too low, the machine may be damaged during use.

„ Check the clearance between the front wheels of the tractor and the machine after placing the machine in service the first time and whenever changing the tractor wheels.

„ Check the clearance of the front wheels at all steering angles. If the guards or swath flaps come into contact with the front wheels of the tractor, mount the lower link extensions

between the lower links and the coupling triangle, see Page 49 .

Mounting lower link extension

1 2 3

2

3

4

1

5 I

7

5

4 6

KMG000-114

The lower link extensions are used as an extension of the lower links to increase the distance between the machine and the front wheels of the tractor.

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7.5

Start-up

Connecting hydraulic hoses

INFO

The "Lower link extension" accessories kit can be ordered by quoting order number 20 432

844*.

ü The machine is disconnected from the tractor.

„ Detail (I): Drive the roll pin (7) into the centre borehole of the lower link pin (6).

„ Push the lower link pin (6) through the lower link extension (2).

Ensure that the roll pin (7) sits in the groove of the lower link extension (2).

„ Secure the lower link pin (6) with the linch pin (5).

„ Mount the safety chain (4) on the lower link extension (2).

„ Remove the screw connection (3).

„ Insert the lower link extension (2) from below into the three-point hitch (1).

„ Mount the screw connection (3).

7.5

Connecting hydraulic hoses

WARNING

Risk of injury from escaping hydraulic oil

The hydraulic system operates at very high pressure. Escaping hydraulic oil may seriously injure skin, limbs and eyes.

„ Prior to connecting the hydraulic hoses to the tractor, depressurise both sides of the hydraulic system.

„ Depressurise the hydraulic system before you uncouple the hoses and work on the hydraulic system.

„ When connecting the quick couplings, ensure that they are clean and dry.

„

Check hydraulic hoses at regular intervals see Page 86

and replace them if they are damaged (e.g chafing areas or points of contact) or aged. The replacement lines must comply with the technical requirements of the device manufacturer.

NOTICE

Damage to the machine due to soiling of the hydraulic system

If foreign objects or liquids get into the hydraulic system, the hydraulic system may be severely damaged.

„ When connecting the quick couplings, ensure that they are clean and dry.

„ Check the hydraulic hoses for abrasion and pinch point and replace if required.

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7

7.6

7.6

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.

„ Depressurise the tractor hydraulics.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

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

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

„ 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.

Connecting road travel lighting

NOTICE

Short circuit caused by impurities and moisture in the plug connection

The machine may be damaged by a short circuit.

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

3 2 1

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7.7

Start-up

Connect the Camera Monitor System

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

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see 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.

„ Route the lighting cable (2) so that it does not come into contact with the tractor wheels or other moving parts of the machine.

7.7

Connect the Camera Monitor System

For "Camera-monitor system" version

1

2 3

11

10

9 8 7 6

5 4

52

BEI000-095

ü The monitor is securely mounted in the tractor cabin in a position that is convenient for the driver.

„ Ensure that the display elements are not covered and the field of vision of the driver is not restricted to the front.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

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Start-up

Installing universal shaft

7

7.8

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).

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.

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,

see Page 15

.

NOTICE

Changing the tractor

There is a risk of damaging the machine if the length of the universal shaft is not checked when the tractor is changed.

„ To prevent damage to the machine, check the length of the universal shaft whenever you change tractors. Have it corrected by a KRONE service partner if necessary.

KMG000-048

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

ü

The length of the universal shaft is adapted as required by the currently used tractor, see

Page 41 .

„ Slip the universal shaft (1) onto the PTO shaft end of the tractor and secure it.

„ Secure the universal shaft guard with the supporting chain (2) against turning along with the shaft.

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7

7.9

7.9

Start-up

Checking front end dimension

Checking front end dimension

KM000-265

INFO

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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8.1

8.1.1

Operation

Front guard

8

8.1

Operation

WARNING

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

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see Page 24 .

WARNING

Risk of injury during operation

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

„ Bring the machine into working position before activating the PTO shaft. Make sure that the sliding skids rest on the ground.

„ Instruct bystanders to leave the danger zone of the machine, since there is a risk from ejected foreign objects even with operation of the machine as intended.

„ Proceed with special caution in the vicinity of roads and buildings.

Front guard

WARNING

Risk of injury due to objects being flung out

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

„ Fold down the front guard/side guard.

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

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, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see 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

1

1

2

KMG000-077

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ Loosen the catch (2).

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Side guard - for the “series” version

8

8.2

8.2

8.2.1

2 5

4

1

3

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

WARNING

Risk of injury due to objects being flung out

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

„ Fold down the front guard/side guard.

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

Folding up the side guard - for "Series" version (transport position)

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, see Page 24

.

„ Open the turnlock fasteners (3).

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

4

1

4

KM001-348

„ Pull the expander rope (4) over the side guard (1).

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8.3

8.2.2

Operation

Operating the support jacks

Folding down the side guard - for "Series" version (working position)

1

4

KM001-347

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, see Page 24

.

„ Pull the expander rope (4) over the side guard (1).

4

8.3

1 1

2

3

KMG000-059

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

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

Operating the support jacks

INFO

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

3

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8.3.2

Operation

Operating the support jacks

8

8.3

Moving support jacks into transport position

2

3 3

3

2

1

KMG000-065

„ Raise the machine via the front hydraulics until the support jacks (1) can be inserted.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

WARNING! Crush hazard due to the support jack! Keep hands and feet out of the danger zone of the support jack.

„ Pull out the spring-loaded bolts (2) and move the support jacks (1) to the upper position.

„ Lock the support jacks in the upper position by means of the spring-loaded bolts (2).

Moving support jacks into support position

2

1

3

3 3

2

1

KMG000-064

„ Raise the machine via the front hydraulics until the support jacks (1) can be lowered.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

WARNING! Crush hazard due to the support jack! Keep hands and feet out of the danger zone of the support jack.

„ Pull out the spring-loaded bolts (2) and move the support jacks (1) to the lower position.

„ Lock the support jacks in the lower position using the spring-loaded bolts (2).

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8.4

8.4

Operation

Closing/opening the stop cock

Closing/opening the stop cock

8.5

KMG000-089

The tractor supplies the machine hydraulics via hydraulic hoses. The stop cock (1) is a safety component which prevents the mowers from unintentionally lowering during road travel. The stop cock (1) must be closed for road travel.

Closing

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

Opening

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

Operating the stop cock

60

III II I

1

KMG000-113

The tractor supplies the machine hydraulics via hydraulic hoses. The stop cock (1) is a safety component which prevents the machine from unintentionally lowering during road travel. The stop cock (1) must be set to position (II) during road travel. To move the machine in working / transport position, first set the stop cock to position (I). Set the stop cock to position (III) to set the ground pressure of the machine.

The stop cock (1) is on the headstock.

Moving machine into working / transport position

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

Closing

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

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8.6

Operation

Lowering machine from transport position to working position

Setting the ground pressure

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

8

8.6

Lowering machine from transport position to working position

WARNING

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

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

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

„ Only switch on the PTO shaft when the machine is in the working position.

I

1

KMG000-117

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

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

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

see Page 60 .

„ 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.

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8.7

8.7

Operation

Raising machine from working position to transport position

Raising machine from working position to transport position

1

8.8

II

KMG000-118

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

see Page 60 .

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

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

see Page 60 .

Field mode

Game animal protection

62

EQ003-725

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

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

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

Preparation for mowing

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

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

see Page 44

.

ü The stop cock for tractor front hydraulics is open.

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

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The safety devices are folded down, see Page 55

,

see Page 58 .

ü The support jack is inserted,

see Page 59 .

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8.9

Operation

Operating the Camera Monitor System

Mowing

„ Prior to driving into the crops, switch on the tractor PTO shaft at idle speed and slowly accelerate to rated speed.

„ Drive into the crops.

„ Check the ground pressure during mowing,

see Page 70

.

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

NOTICE

Damage to the machine caused by reversing

The machine is designed to drive forwards. Never reverse while the machine is switched on and in working position.

„ Lift the machine before reversing.

8

8.9

INFO

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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9.1

9

Driving and Transport

Preparing the machine for road travel

Driving and Transport

WARNING

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

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see 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

When attaching implements at the front and rear, the permitted total weight, the permitted axle loads and the tyre load capacity of the tractor must not be exceeded. Even with an implement mounted at the rear, the front axle of the tractor must always be loaded with at least 20% of the tare weight of the tractor.

„ Prior to starting the trip, ensure that these conditions are met,

see Page 44 .

NOTICE

Start the folding process to fold up the side guards and to fold in the outer cutterbars only

after the cutterbar has stopped completely, see Page 57 .

„ Prior to starting driving, make sure that this condition is met.

9.1

64

Preparing the machine for road travel

ü

All items listed in chapter "Start-up" have been fulfilled, see Page 44 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

ü The hydraulic hoses are connected,

see Page 50 .

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9.2

Driving and Transport

Parking the machine

ü

The universal shaft is mounted, see Page 53 .

ü

The front guard is closed and locked, see Page 55

.

ü

The side guards are folded up, see Page 57 .

ü The support jacks are in transport position,,

see Page 58 .

ü

The machine is in the transport position, see Page 61

.

ü The front hydraulics of the tractor are locked.

ü

The stop cocks on the hydraulic hose lines are closed, see Page 60

.

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

ü The guard cloths of the side guards are laid inwards.

ü The lighting is connected and functional,

see Page 51 .

ü Depending on country-specific regulations:

The front part dimension is checked, see

Page 54 .

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

ü

The permitted weights of the machine are observed, see Page 36

.

9

9.2

Parking the machine

3 1 2

4

7

KMG000-019

6 5 8 2 6

„

Lower the machine into the working position, see Page 61

.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

„ Move the support jacks (1) in support position,

see Page 59

.

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

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

„ Depressurise 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).

„ Pull the 7-pin plug of the connection cable out of the 7-pin socket of the tractor and place it on the machine.

„ Uncouple the hydraulic hose(s) (2) from the tractor, mount the dust cap(s) and put them on the machine.

„ Detach the top link (3).

„ Remove the supporting chains (7) of the swath cloth (8) from the lower link.

„ 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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9.3

9.3

Driving and Transport

Preparing the machine for shipment

Preparing the machine for shipment

WARNING

Risk of accident due to unsecured machine parts

If the machine is not secured properly for transportation on a lorry or train, the parts may come loose unintentionally due to the airstream. This may result in serious accidents or damage to the machine.

„ Carry out the following measures to secure moving machine parts.

9.3.1

9.3.2

Checklist for the transport of the machine

ü All guards are properly closed and locked.

ü The universal shaft is secured against falling.

ü The hydraulic hoses are secured on the machine against dropping.

ü Using a hoist with a minimum lifting capacity, the machine was lifted at the marked

suspension points, see Page 66 . The minimum load capacity depends on the permissible

total weight of the machine,

see Page 36 .

ü The machine is secured with suitable lashing material at the designated lashing points,

see

Page 67 .

Lifting the machine

WARNING

Risk of injury due to raised machine

There is danger to persons when the machine drops or parts swing without control. Only qualified personnel are allowed to perform this work.

„ Use only permitted hoists and slings with a sufficient load-bearing capacity. For the weights

see Page 36 .

„ Note the information on the suspension points provided.

„ Make sure the lifting means are properly secured.

„ Never stay under the suspended machine.

„

If work has to be performed under the machine, securely support the machine, see

Page 24 .

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Driving and Transport

Preparing the machine for shipment

9

9.3

1

27 023 958 0

27 023 958 0

12

9.3.3

KMG000-108

ü The machine is in the working position.

ü The machine is dismounted from the tractor.

The machine is equipped with 2 suspension points:

• The suspension points (1) and (2) are located at the front and the rear on the headstock.

„ Use a hoist with a minimum lifting capacity (depending on the approved total weight of the machine), see machine rating plate,

see Page 34 .

Lashing the machine

WARNING

Danger to life caused by uncontrolled machine movement

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

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

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9.3

Driving and Transport

Preparing the machine for shipment

1

27 023 958 0

27 023 958 0

2

68

KMG000-109

1 Main gearbox lashing point 3 Conditioner gearbox lashing point

Before transporting the machine, secure it in appropriate places using suitable lashing material.

„ Ensure that the machine is lashed in such a way that it cannot move in an uncontrolled manner when transported by vehicle.

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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 notices

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see Page 24 .

Setting the cutting height

1

KMG000-035

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

Setting range of cutting height,

see Page 36 .

ü

The support jack is swivelled down, see Page 59

.

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

„ Park the machine on the support jack.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see 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

Increasing/reducing the soil pressure - for version with “hydraulic relief adjustment”

10.2

KMG000-025

ü The machine is in transport position.

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

ü The stop cocks are closed.

ü

The machine is supported safely, see 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.

„ Open the stop cocks.

Increasing/reducing the soil pressure - for version with “hydraulic relief adjustment”

70

III I

1

KMG000-043

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

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

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

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

see Page 60 .

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

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

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

see Page 60

.

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

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

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

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Settings 10

Setting the supporting chains 10.3

2

KMG000-116

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

Recommended relief pressure: 80...100 bar .

10.3

1

KM000-990

„ Set the stop cock (1) to position (I) when the desired relief pressure is reached.

I

Setting the supporting chains

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 .

To maintain the desired cutting height, the supporting chains (2) can be adjusted via the turnbuckles (1).

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10.4

Setting the safety device

10.4

1

1

X

2

2

1

KM001-554

ü

The relief pressure is set, see Page 70 .

ü The machine is in the working position.

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ Dismount the supporting chains (2) from the turnbuckles (1).

„ Via the turnbuckles (1), set the length of the supporting chains (2) so that the desired cutting height is maintained.

„ Mount the supporting chains (2) to the turnbuckles (1).

Setting the safety device

1 1 1

72

KMG000-078

2

3

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10.5

Settings 10

Setting roller distance 10.5

The entire protective equipment can be adjusted to the harvesting conditions by adjusting the guards. To prevent the crop stalks from bending due to the guards being set too low, set the guards high. To prevent stones from being ejected when the crop is low, set the guards low. On delivery, the protective equipment is mounted in the central position.

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

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

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

„ Tighten the screw connections (2).

„ To test, fold the guards once and check that there is sufficient clearance everywhere.

Setting roller distance

II

I

2

1

X

10.6

KMG000-090

The distance (X) of the rollers is set via the screw (1) on the right-hand and left-hand machine side. To avoid high wear on the rollers, the dimension X must not be below 2 mm .

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ Loosen nut (2).

„ Turn the screw (1).

ð In direction (I): The distance between the rollers increases.

ð In direction (II): The distance between the rollers reduces.

„ Tighten the nut (2).

Configure/check the Camera Monitor System

The defined field of view is composed of the direct field of view (6) and the camera field of view (5). The camera-monitor system must be adjusted so that points (1) to (4) are visible on the monitor on the left and right sides respectively.

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10.6

Configure/check the Camera Monitor System

4 5 2 6 6 2 5 4

3 1 1 3

KM001-349

ü

The camera-monitor system has been connected, see Page 52

.

„ 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),

see Page 52 .

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

„ Loosen the screws (8) and (9) and adjust the cameras (7) so that points (1) to (4) are visible on the monitor on the left and right sides respectively.

„ Tighten the screws (8) and (9).

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Maintenance - General Information 11

Maintenance table 11.1

Maintenance - General Information

WARNING

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

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see 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.

NOTICE

Damage to the machine due to incorrectly performed or unfinished maintenance work

There is a risk of machine damage if maintenance work is not carried out by qualified personnel. A qualified specialist workshop has the required technical knowledge, qualification and tools to perform the required work on the machine properly. This applies in particular to safety-relevant work.

„ Have specially designated work performed by a qualified service centre only.

11.1

11.1.1

Maintenance table

Maintenance – Before the season

Checking oil level

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

Cutterbar

see Page 87

see Page 89

see Page 106

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Maintenance table

Components

Change/replace blades

Check/replace cutting discs/mower drums

see Page 94

see Page 104

see Page 98

Check/change retaining bolts (blade screw connection)

Check/replace retaining bolts (quick-change blades)

Check/change blade carrier (quick-change blades)

Vent friction clutch

see Page 98

see Page 100

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

Checking/setting all the machine settings

see Page 81

Tighten screws/nuts

Check guard cloths

see Page 77

see Page 83

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

see Page 86

see Page 69

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

see Page 84

see Page 109 see Page 109

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Tightening torques 11.2

Maintenance - Once after 50 hours

Changing oil

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

see Page 87

see Page 89

11.1.4

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

Components

Change/replace blades

Check/replace cutting discs/mower drums

Check/change retaining bolts (blade screw connection)

Check/replace retaining bolts (quick-change blades)

Check/change blade carrier (quick-change blades)

Check guard cloths

see Page 94

see Page 104

see Page 98 see Page 98

see Page 100

see Page 83

11.1.5

Maintenance - Every 50 hours

Components

Tighten screws/nuts

see Page 77

11.1.6

Maintenance - Every 200 hours

Changing oil

Input gearbox

Main gearbox

see Page 87

see Page 89

11.2

Tightening torques

Deviating tightening torques

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

Deviations from the tables are marked accordingly.

Metric thread screws with control thread

INFO

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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Tightening torques

M16

M20

M22

M24

M27

M30

M4

M5

M6

M8

M10

M12

M14

DV000-001

X Thread size

X 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

1 Strength class on screw head

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

Metric thread screws with fine thread

78

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X Thread size 1 Strength class on screw head

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Tightening torques 11.2

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

10.9

130

213

327

525

662

1,121

1,635

2,100

Metric thread screws with countersunk head and hexagon socket

INFO

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

12.9

152

249

382

614

775

1,312

1,914

2,650

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

8

23

34

20

39

68

108

168

340

1 Strength class on screw head

10.9

3.5

7

12

29

58

100

160

248

488

12.9

4.1

8

15

35

67

116

188

292

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Deviating tightening torques

Locking screws on the gearboxes

INFO

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.

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.

11.3

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

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Venting the friction clutch 11.4

Venting the friction clutch

NOTICE

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

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

„ Never intervene in the overload protection.

„ Only use KRONE original spare parts.

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

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

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

R

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

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

I

1 1

II

1

2

1 1

KM000-899

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ Follow the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Remove the universal shaft.

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

ð The friction discs are relieved.

„ Turn the friction clutch (2).

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

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11.4

Venting the friction clutch

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

3 1

2

4

KM000-900

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ Follow the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Remove the universal shaft.

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

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

ð The friction discs are relieved.

„ Turn the friction clutch (2).

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

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

82

1

2

KM000-988

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ Follow the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Remove the universal shaft.

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

ð The friction discs are relieved.

„ Turn the friction clutch (2).

„ Tighten the hexagon nuts (1) evenly.

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Checking guard cloths 11.5

11.5

KM000-603

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ Follow the operating instructions of the universal shaft manufacturer.

„ Remove the universal shaft.

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

ð The friction discs are relieved.

„ Turn the friction clutch (2).

„ Screw in the cap nuts (1) completely.

Checking guard cloths

1 1 1 1

KMG000-010

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ Visually inspect the guard cloths (1) to ensure that there are no cracks or damage.

Æ If there are no cracks or damages, the machine can be used.

Æ If there are cracks or damage, the machine must not be used. Replace the guard cloths before starting work.

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11.6

Cleaning the machine

11.6

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

Machine damaged by water from a high-pressure cleaner

Bearings and electric or electronic components can be damaged if you aim the water jet of a high-pressure cleaner directly at them during cleaning.

„ Do not direct the water jet of a high-pressure cleaner at bearings, electrical/electronic components and safety signs.

„ Replace missing, damaged and unrecognisable safety signs.

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ After each use, remove husk and dust from the machine.

„ After the machine has been cleaned with water, lubricate all manually lubricated lubrication

points, see Page 109 .

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Maintenance - Hydraulic System

WARNING

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

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see Page 24 .

WARNING

Hydraulic hoses are subject to ageing

Hydraulic hoses may wear depending on pressure, heat load and the effect of UV rays.

People can be seriously injured or killed by damaged hydraulic hoses.

The date of manufacture appears on the hydraulic hoses. This way the age can be ascertained quickly.

Replacement of the hydraulic hoses is recommended after a lifetime of six years.

„ Use original spare parts when replacing hoses.

NOTICE

Damage to the machine due to soiling of the hydraulic system

If foreign objects or liquids get into the hydraulic system, the hydraulic system may be severely damaged.

„ Clean hydraulic connections and components before removal.

„ Seal open hydraulic connections with protective caps.

„ Ensure that foreign objects or liquids do not get into the hydraulic system.

NOTICE

Storing and disposing of oils and used oil filters

If oil and used oil filters are not stored and disposed of properly, the environment may be damaged.

„ Store or dispose of used oil and oil filters according to statutory provisions.

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12.1

Hydraulic oil

12.1

Hydraulic oil

NOTICE

Damage to the hydraulic system caused by non approved hydraulic oils

If non-approved hydraulic oils or a mixture of different oils are used, the hydraulic system may be damaged.

„ Never mix different types of oil.

„ Never use engine oil.

„ Use approved hydraulic oils only.

Filling quantities and types of oil, see Page 37

.

12.2

Checking hydraulic hoses

Hydraulic hoses are subject to natural aging. This limits their service life. The recommended service life is 6 years, including a maximum storage time of 2 years. The date of manufacture is printed on the hydraulic hoses. When checking hydraulic hoses, the state-specific conditions

(e.g., BGVU) must be observed.

Performing a visual inspection

„ Visually inspect all hydraulic hoses for damage and leaks and have them replaced by an authorised specialist if necessary.

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13.1

Maintenance - Gearbox 13

Overview of gearboxes 13.1

Maintenance - Gearbox

WARNING

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

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see Page 24 .

Overview of gearboxes

3 2 1 1 2

13.2

KMG000-105

1 Main gearbox

2 Input gearbox

Input gearbox

3 roller gearbox

3

5

4

KMG000-005

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

see Page 25 .

1

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13.2

Input gearbox

INFO

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

Checking the oil level

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

NOTE! Risk of machine damage due to improperly performed oil level check, oil and filter element change! Follow the safety routine "Oil level check. Changing oil and filter elements safely",

see Page 25

.

„ Loosen the supporting chain(s) (5).

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

„ Dismount the guard (4).

„ Remove the locking screw from the inspection hole (1).

ð If the oil reaches the inspection hole (1):

„ Mount the locking screw of the inspection hole (1); tightening torque

see Page 80 .

ð If the oil does not reach the inspection hole (1):

„ Unscrew the locking screw in 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 see Page 80

.

„ 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.

Changing the oil

ü A suitable container is available for escaping oil.

NOTE! Risk of machine damage due to improperly performed oil level check, oil and filter element change! Follow the safety routine "Oil level check. Changing oil and filter elements safely",

see Page 25

.

„ Loosen the supporting chain(s) (5).

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

„ Dismount the guard (4).

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

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

„

Mount the drain plug (2), tightening torque see Page 80 .

„ Top up with fresh oil via the filling hole (3) up to the inspection hole (1).

„ Screw the locking screw into the inspection hole (1) and the locking screw into the filling

hole (3), tightening torque see Page 80

.

„ 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

3

1

2

KMG000-073

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

see Page 25 .

INFO

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

Checking the oil level

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

NOTE! Risk of machine damage due to improperly performed oil level check, oil and filter element change! Follow the safety routine "Oil level check. Changing oil and filter elements safely",

see Page 25

.

„ Remove the locking screw from the inspection hole (1).

ð If the oil reaches the inspection hole (1):

„ Mount the locking screw of the inspection hole (1); tightening torque

see Page 80 .

ð If the oil does not reach the inspection hole (1):

„ Unscrew the locking screw in 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 see Page 80

.

Changing the oil

ü A suitable container is available for escaping oil.

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

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

„

Mount the drain plug (2), tightening torque see Page 80 .

NOTE! Risk of machine damage due to improperly performed oil level check, oil and filter element change! Follow the safety routine "Oil level check. Changing oil and filter elements safely",

see Page 25

.

„ Top up with fresh oil via the filling hole (3) up to the inspection hole (1).

„ Screw the locking screw into the inspection hole (1) and the locking screw into the filling

hole (3), tightening torque see Page 80

.

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13.4

Gearbox for upper roller drive

13.4

Gearbox for upper roller drive

90

KM000-078

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

see Page 25 .

INFO

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

Checking the oil level

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

NOTE! Risk of machine damage due to improperly performed oil level check, oil and filter element change! Follow the safety routine "Oil level check. Changing oil and filter elements safely",

see Page 25

.

„ Remove the locking screw from the inspection hole (1).

ð If the oil reaches the inspection hole (1):

„ Mount the locking screw of the inspection hole (1); tightening torque

see Page 80 .

ð If the oil does not reach the inspection hole (1):

„ Unscrew the locking screw in 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 see Page 80

.

Changing the oil

ü A suitable container is available for escaping oil.

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

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

„

Mount the drain plug (2), tightening torque see Page 80 .

NOTE! Risk of machine damage due to improperly performed oil level check, oil and filter element change! Follow the safety routine "Oil level check. Changing oil and filter elements safely",

see Page 25

.

„ Top up with fresh oil via the filling hole (3) up to the inspection hole (1).

„ Screw the locking screw into the inspection hole (1) and the locking screw into the filling

hole (3), tightening torque see Page 80

.

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Maintenance - Cutterbar

WARNING

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

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see Page 24 .

WARNING

Risk of injury from improper service and maintenance work on safety-relevant machine parts!

Improper service and maintenance work on safety-relevant machine parts, such as cutting discs and mower drums, and the machine components connected to them can cause dangerous imbalances or breakage during operation. As a result, persons can be seriously injured or killed.

„ Always replace damaged safety-relevant components, such as cutting discs and mower drums, and the machine components connected to them.

„ Observe the wear limits and check or replace the components.

„ Never modify any build-up welds.

„ Replace damaged components only with genuine KRONE spare parts.

NOTICE

Spare parts

Spare parts, which do not comply with the requirements of the manufacturer, may affect the operational safety of the machine and cause accidents.

„ To ensure operational safety, use KRONE original spare parts only.

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14.1

Rotary hub

14.1

Rotary hub

RE RE RE LE LE RE LE LE LE

A

92

KMG000-002

Abbreviations used in this figure:

A = Direction of rotation “A” to the centre

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).

I a

9

10

2 3

3

3a

3 1

3a

!

3a

4 d b

C

KM000-049_1

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„ Dismount the cutting disc or the mower drum at the rotary hub with the defective cutterbar protection system.

„ Remove the retaining ring (7).

„ Unscrew the screws (8). If detent edged washers (9) are present, remove the detent edged washers (9).

„ Use the special spanner (10) included with delivery to unscrew the nut (2).

„ Dismount the hub (1).

„ Remove the damaged shear pins (3) from hub (1) and shaft (4).

„ Check the nut (2) and the hub (1) for damage.

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14.3

Check/change blades

NOTE! Replace damaged components with original KRONE spare parts.

„ Apply lubricating grease (c) according to DIN 51818 of NLGI class 2 (Li soap with EP additives) to the area above the bearing.

„ Position the hub (1) on the pinion shaft (4).

NOTE! Note 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 .

„ Insert the screws (8). If detent edged washers (9) are provided, fit the detent edged washers (9).

„ Mount the 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.

Version with bolted blades Version with blade quick fastener

94

KM000-039 / KM000-040

„ Whenever a blade is changed or following contact with foreign objects, check retaining bolts

and replace them if required, see Page 98

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Check/change blades 14.3

Checking the blade for wear

WARNING

Risk of injury due to low material thickness on the blades

If the material thickness on the blades is too low, the blades may loosen due to high rotating speed. Thus there is a risk of serious injuries or death.

„ Replace the blades at the latest when the wear limit is reached.

ð The wear limit is reached when the borehole of the blade touches the marking (1) on the blade or the dimension X is equal to or less than 13 mm .

KM000-038

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, see Page 55

.

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, see Page 55

.

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14.3

Check/change blades

Changing blades for the “bolted blades” version

KM000-044

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, see Page 55

.

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 parts of the blade. Also replace worn or damaged fastening parts.

INFO: The blades for anti-clockwise and clockwise rotating cutting discs/mower drums differ.

When installing the blades, ensure that the direction of rotation is correct. The arrow on the blade must match the direction of rotation of the corresponding cutting disc/mower drum.

„ Insert the new blade (5) between the wear skid (2) and the cutting disc (1).

„ Insert the retaining bolt (3) from below through the wear skid (2), the blade (5) and the cutting disc (1).

INFO: Only use the locknut (4) once.

„ Screw the locknut (4) from above onto the retaining bolt (3) and tighten it; tightening torque

see Page 77

.

„ Repeat the process for all blades.

„

Fold down the front guard, see Page 55

.

INFO

Clockwise rotating blades can be ordered by stating order number 00 139 889 *.

Anticlockwise rotating blades can be ordered by stating order number 00 139 888 *.

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Check/change blades 14.3

Changing blades for the “quick-change blades” version

1

2 3

4

4

5

2

3

KM000-045

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, see Page 55

.

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). 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, see Page 55

.

INFO

Alternatively, the blades can be changed with the QuickChange tool.

INFO

Clockwise rotating blades can be ordered by stating order number 00 139 889 *.

Anticlockwise rotating blades can be ordered by stating order number 00 139 888 *.

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14.4

Check/replace retaining bolts

14.4

Check/replace retaining bolts

WARNING

Risk of injury due to low material thickness on the retaining bolts

If the material thickness on the retaining bolt is too low, the blades may loosen due to the high rotating speed. This can be the reason for serious or fatal injuries.

„ 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.

Checking retaining bolts

Blade screw connection design Blade quick fastener design

KM000-039 / KM000-040

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, see Page 55

.

The diameter of the retaining bolts must not be less than 14 mm.

„ Check the diameter of the retaining bolt using suitable auxiliaries.

„ If the diameter is less than 14 mm, replace the retaining bolts.

Checking retaining bolts with a gauge

INFO

The gauge (1) can be ordered by quoting the order number 20 031 007 0.

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Check/replace retaining bolts 14.4

1.1

1.2

1

KMG000-139

The material thickness of the retaining bolts and blade carriers is checked with the gauge (1).

Section (1.1) of the gauge (1) is used to check the material thickness of the retaining bolts.

Section (1.2) of the gauge (1) is used to check the contour of the blade carriers, see Page 100 .

KM000-089

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! When removing the blades, wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Remove the blades (4).

„ Clean the section to be checked.

„ Place the gauge (1) with the section (1.1) against the retaining bolt (2).

„ Rotate the gauge by 90 degrees.

Æ If it is not possible to slide the gauge (1) over the retaining bolt (2) during the rotation, the retaining bolt (2) is OK.

Æ If it is possible to slide the gauge (1) over the retaining bolt (2) during the rotation, the retaining bolt (2) must be replaced immediately.

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! When inserting the blades, wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Insert the blades (4).

„

Fold down the front guard, see Page 55

.

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14.5

Checking/replacing the blade carrier

Replacing retaining bolts

14.5

3

3

4

4

6

5

6

2

5

KM001-427

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, see Page 55

.

The retaining bolts (2) must be replaced at the latest when the material thickness at the thinnest point is below 14 mm. To replace the retaining bolts (2), proceed as follows:

„ Loosen the locknut (3).

„ Remove the old retaining bolt.

„ Insert the new retaining bolt (2) from below through the wear skid (5), the blade (4) and the cutting disc (6).

INFO: Only use the locknut (3) once.

„ Screw the locknut (3) from above onto the retaining bolt (2) and tighten it; tightening torque

see Page 77

.

„

Fold down the front guard, see Page 55

.

Checking/replacing the blade carrier

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. This can be the reason for serious or fatal injuries.

„ 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.

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Maintenance - Cutterbar 14

Checking/replacing the blade carrier 14.5

KM000-041

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, see Page 55

.

The material thickness of the blade carriers must not be less than 3 mm at the weakest point.

„ Check the material thickness of the blade carriers using suitable auxiliaries.

„ If the material thickness is less than 3 mm, replace the blade carriers.

„ The blade carriers must be replaced at the latest when the application seam (1) is worn at one point.

Checking the blade carrier with a gauge

INFO

The gauge (1) can be ordered by quoting the order number 20 031 007 0.

1.1

1.2

1

KMG000-139

The material thickness of the retaining bolts and blade carriers is checked with the gauge (1).

Section (1.1) of the gauge (1) is used to check the material thickness of the retaining bolts,

see

Page 98 .

Section (1.2) of the gauge (1) is used to check the contour of the blade carriers.

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14.5

Checking/replacing the blade carrier

KM000-090

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! When removing the blades, wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Remove the blades.

„ Clean the area to be checked.

„ Slide the gauge (1) with the section (1.2) as far as it will go over the retaining bolt of the blade carrier (2).

KM000-091

Æ If the contour of the blade carrier (2) protrudes completely beyond the contour of the gauge

(1) in section (IC), the wear limit of the blade carrier (2) is not reached.

Æ If the contour of the blade carrier (2) disappears at any point in section (IIC) behind the contour of the gauge, the wear limit of the blade carrier (2) is reached. The blade carrier (2) must be replaced.

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! When inserting the blades, wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Insert the blades.

„

Fold down the front guard, see Page 55

.

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Checking impact stops on the cutterbar 14.6

Inserting the blade carrier

1 1

3

1

3 1 2

14.6

4 5 5

KM001-428

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, see Page 55

.

To replace the blade carrier (2), proceed as follows:

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! When removing the blades, wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Remove the blades (5).

„ Dismount the screws (1).

„ Remove the cutting disc (3) / mower drum (4).

„ Remove the blade carrier (2) and replace it.

WARNING! Note the installation position of the blade carriers, see Page 92 .

„ Fit the cutting disc (3) / mower drum (4) on the blade carrier.

„ Mount and tighten the screws (1).

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! When inserting the blades, wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Insert the blades (5).

„

Fold down the front guard, see Page 55

.

Checking impact stops on the cutterbar

NOTICE

Irregular check of the impact stops

The impact stops are subject to natural wear. They must be checked daily for wear, and be replaced if necessary. The machine can be damaged if checks are not performed.

„ Have the impact stops replaced by authorised specialists only.

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14.7

Check/replace cutting discs/mower drums

1

2

14.7

KM000-081

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, see Page 55

.

The impact stops (1) must be checked daily for wear. If required, the impact stops (1) must be replaced by authorised specialists.

„ Have the impact stops (1) replaced by authorised specialists if the impact stops (1) show signs of wear.

„ Have the impact stops (1) replaced by authorised specialists if the weld seam (2) is no longer fully visible due to abrasion.

„

Fold down the front guard, see Page 55

.

Check/replace cutting discs/mower drums

WARNING

Risk of injury from damaged cutting discs/mower drums.

If cutting discs/mower drums are damaged, blades may become detached due to high rotating speed. This can be the reason for serious or fatal injuries.

„ The cutting disks/mower drums must be checked at least once a day or after contact with foreign objects.

„ Check/replace damaged cutting discs/mower drums.

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KM000-042

The cutting discs/mower drums must not exceed the dimension X=48 mm . If there are cracks, notches or holes, the cutting discs/mower drums must always be replaced.

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Check/replace cutting discs/mower drums 14.7

Checking the wear limit on the cutting discs/mower drums

WARNING

Risk of injury from worn cutting discs/mower drums.

Due to worn cutting discs/mower drums, the blades or parts may loosen because of high rotating speed. This can be the reason for serious or fatal injuries.

„ Check/replace the cutting discs/mower drums.

3 3

2 1

4

KM000-043

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, see Page 55

.

The wear limit for material abrasion (2) on the cutting discs (3) / mower drums (4) is reached when the material thickness at any point on the cutting discs (3) / mower drums (4) is less than

3 mm .

„ Use callipers (1) to measure the material thickness at the cutting discs (3) / mower drums (4).

„ Replace the cutting discs (3) / mower drums (4) at the latest when the minimum material thickness of 3 mm is not reached at any point on the cutting discs (3) / mower drums (4).

„

Fold down the front guard, see Page 55

.

Replacing cutting discs/mower drums

1 1

1

3

3 1

4

5

5

KM001-429

ü

The machine is in the working position, see Page 61 .

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see Page 24

.

„

Fold up the front guard, see Page 55

.

To replace the cutting discs (3) / mower drums (4), proceed as follows:

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14.8

Checking oil level

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! When removing the blades, wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Remove the blades (5).

„ Dismount the screws (1).

„ Remove and replace the cutting disc (3) / mower drum (4).

WARNING! Observe the installation position of the cutting discs/mower drums,

see

Page 92 .

„ Mount and tighten the screws (1).

WARNING! Risk of injury due to sharp blades! When inserting the blades, wear suitable protective gloves.

„ Insert the blades (5).

„

Fold down the front guard, see Page 55

.

14.8

Checking oil level

INFO

There is no need to change the oil on the cutterbar.

Before checking the oil level on the cutterbar, level the cutterbar using a spirit level.

106

KM000-284

NOTE! Risk of machine damage due to improperly performed oil level check, oil and filter element change! Follow the safety routine "Oil level check. Changing oil and filter elements safely",

see Page 25

.

„

Shut down and safeguard the machine, see Page 24

.

Aligning the cutterbar in transverse direction (direction of travel)

„ Position the spirit level (1) transversely on the cutterbar.

„ Align the cutterbar using the spirit level (1) and readjust, if necessary, via cutting height

setting, see Page 69 .

Aligning the cutterbar in longitudinal direction

„ Position the spirit level (1) on two cutting discs.

„ Use the spirit level (1) to align the cutterbar, if necessary use wedges to align it horizontally.

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Checking oil level 14.8

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), see Page 80 .

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), see Page 80 .

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15 Maintenance – Lubrication

WARNING

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

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see Page 24 .

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.

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.

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Lubricating universal shaft

Lubricate universally-jointed drive shaft

100h 100h

Maintenance – Lubrication 15

Lubricating universal shaft 15.1

250h 250h

KMG000-007

ü

The machine has been shut down and secured, see 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

250h 250h

250h 250h

15.2

KMG000-069

ü

The machine is shut down and safeguarded, see 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.

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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15.2

Lubrication chart – Machine

4

3

1

2 3

4

5

6

KMG000-008

7

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4)

7)

Every 50 operating hours

1) 2)

Maintenance – Lubrication 15

Lubrication chart – Machine 15.2

3)

5) 6)

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16.1

General disturbances

16 Malfunction, cause and remedy

WARNING

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

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

„

To avoid accidents, the basic safety instructions must be read and observed, see

Page 12 .

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,

see Page 24 .

16.1

General disturbances

Disturbance: The cutting quality is not adequate.

Possible cause

The cutting height has been set too high.

The rotational speed is too low.

The blades are blunt.

Remedy

„ Reduce the cutting height,

see Page 69

.

„

„

Increase the rotational speed.

Change the blades,

see Page 94 .

Disturbance: The mower cannot be adjusted to the unevenness of the ground.

Possible cause

The tractor hydraulics is not in the float position.

Remedy

„ Set tractor hydraulics to float position,

see Page 39 .

Disturbance: The forage contamination is high.

Possible cause

Relief is too weak.

Remedy

„ Increase the relief.

Fault: The hinge points at the cutterbar do not lock.

Possible cause

The hinge points at the cutterbar are soiled.

Remedy

„ Clean the hinge points,

see Page 84

.

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Waste disposal 17

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 guidelines and the relevant laws must be observed.

Metal parts

• All metal parts must be taken to a metal recycling centre.

• Before scrapping, remove operating fluids and lubricants (e.g. gear oil, oil from the hydraulic system) from the components.

• The operating fluids and lubricants must be taken separately to an environmentally friendly disposal point or recycling centre.

Operating fluids and lubricants

• Operating fluids and lubricants (e.g. diesel fuel, coolant, gearbox oil, oil from hydraulic system) must be taken to a waste oil disposal point.

Synthetic materials

• All synthetic materials must be taken to a recycling centre for synthetic materials.

Rubber

• All rubber parts (e.g. hoses, tyres) must be taken to a rubber recycling centre.

Electronic components

• All electronic components must be taken to a disposal point for electronic scrap.

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Index

A

Adapting coupling points .................................... 42

Adapting universal shaft ..................................... 41

Additional equipment and spare parts ................ 13

Airborne noise emission ..................................... 36

Ambient temperature .......................................... 36

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

Area output ......................................................... 36

B

Basic safety instructions ..................................... 12

Behavior in the case of voltage flashover of

overhead lines .................................................... 20

Behaviour in dangerous situations and in case of

accidents ............................................................ 23

C

Calculating the ballasting of the tractor-machine

combination ........................................................ 44

Carrying out oil level check and oil and filter

element changes safely ...................................... 25

Changing the oil ...................................... 88, 89, 90

Check clearance ................................................. 49

Check/change blades ......................................... 94

Check/replace cutting discs/mower drums ....... 104

Check/replace retaining bolts ............................. 98

Checking front end dimension ............................ 54

Checking guard cloths ........................................ 83

Checking hydraulic hoses ................................... 86

Checking impact stops on the cutterbar ........... 103

Checking oil level .............................................. 106

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

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

Checklist for the transport of the machine .......... 66

Children in danger .............................................. 13

Cleaning the machine ......................................... 84

Closing/opening the stop cock............................ 60

Commissioning ................................................... 40

Configure/check the Camera Monitor System .... 73

Connect the Camera Monitor System................. 52

Connecting hydraulic hoses................................ 50

Connecting machine to tractor ............................ 48

Connecting road travel lighting ........................... 51

Connecting the machine ..................................... 13

Consumables ................................................ 19, 37

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

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

Contamination of hydraulic system and/or fuel

system ................................................................ 19

Control and Display Elements ............................ 39

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

Cross references .................................................. 7

Cutting height...................................................... 36

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D

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

Danger associated with welding work ................ 23

Danger resulting from damage to the machine .. 14

Danger when cornering with a hitched machine

and due to the overall width ............................... 18

Danger when driving on road and field............... 18

Danger zone between tractor and machine ....... 16

Danger zone due to trailing machine parts......... 16

Danger zone ejected objects .............................. 16

Danger zone PTO shaft...................................... 16

Danger zone universal shaft............................... 15

Danger zone when drive is switched on ............. 16

Danger zones ..................................................... 15

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

Dangers during road travel ................................. 18

Dangers if the machine is not prepared properly for

road travel .......................................................... 18

Dangers in connection with certain activities:

Working on the machine..................................... 22

Dangers when operating the machine on slopes 19

Declaration of conformity.................................. 119

Deviating tightening torques ............................... 80

Dimensions......................................................... 36

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

Driving and Transport ......................................... 64

E

Ensuring functionality of safety devices ............. 17

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

F

Field mode .......................................................... 62

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

Fire hazard.......................................................... 20

Fold down the front guard................................... 56

Folding down the side guard - for "Series" version

(working position)................................................ 58

Folding up the front guard................................... 55

Folding up the side guard - for "Series" version

(transport position) .............................................. 57

Front guard ......................................................... 55

G

Gearbox for upper roller drive ............................. 90

General disturbances........................................ 112

H

Hot liquids ........................................................... 21

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

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

Hydraulic control units of the tractor ................... 39

Hydraulic oil ........................................................ 86

I

Icons in figures...................................................... 8

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

Importance of operating instructions................... 12

Increasing/reducing the soil pressure - for version

with “hydraulic relief adjustment” ........................ 70

Information for enquiries and orders ..................... 2

Information labels on the machine...................... 28

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

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

Input gearbox ...................................................... 87

Installing universal shaft ..................................... 53

Intended use ....................................................... 11

Intermediate universal shaft................................ 35

J

Jobs on the machine........................................... 14

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Index

L

Labelling ............................................................. 34

Lashing the machine .......................................... 67

Life-threatening electric shock from overhead lines

........................................................................... 20

Lifting the machine ............................................. 66

Liquids under high pressure ............................... 21

Location and meaning of the information signs .. 29

Location and meaning of the safety signs .......... 26

Locking screws on the gearboxes ...................... 80

Lower link pin ..................................................... 42

Lowering machine from transport position to

working position.................................................. 61

Lubricate universally-jointed drive shaft ........... 109

Lubricating greases ............................................ 38

Lubricating intermediate universal shaft ........... 109

Lubricating universal shaft................................ 109

Lubrication chart – Machine ............................. 109

M

Machine Description ........................................... 33

Machine equipment ............................................ 37

Machine overview ............................................... 33

Main gearbox ...................................................... 89

Maintenance – After the season ......................... 76

Maintenance – Before the season ...................... 75

Maintenance - Cutterbar ..................................... 91

Maintenance - Every 10 hours, but at least once a

day ...................................................................... 77

Maintenance - Every 200 hours .......................... 77

Maintenance - Every 50 hours ............................ 77

Maintenance - Gearbox ...................................... 87

Maintenance - General Information .................... 75

Maintenance - Hydraulic System ........................ 85

Maintenance – Lubrication................................ 108

Maintenance - Once after 50 hours .................... 77

Maintenance and repair work ............................. 22

Maintenance table .............................................. 75

Malfunction, cause and remedy ........................ 112

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

Metric thread screws with control thread ............ 77

Metric thread screws with countersunk head and

hexagon socket................................................... 79

Metric thread screws with fine thread ................. 78

Mounting lower link extension............................. 49

Mounting the universal shaft on the machine ..... 42

Moving support jacks into support position......... 59

Moving support jacks into transport position....... 59

N

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

Notices with information and recommendations ... 9

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O

Oils ..................................................................... 38

Only perform work when the machine is at

standstill ............................................................. 22

Operating the Camera Monitor System .............. 63

Operating the stop cock ..................................... 60

Operating the support jacks ............................... 58

Operation............................................................ 55

Operation only after proper commissioning........ 14

Operational safety: Technically sound condition 14

Overload protections on the machine................. 34

Overview of gearboxes....................................... 87

P

Parking the machine........................................... 65

Parking the machine safely ................................ 19

Passengers ........................................................ 14

Performing a visual inspection ........................... 86

Personal protective equipment ........................... 17

Personnel qualification of the operating personnel

........................................................................... 12

Personnel qualification of the technicians .......... 13

Preparing the machine for road travel ................ 64

Preparing the machine for shipment .................. 66

Preparing tractor................................................. 47

R

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

Raising machine from working position to transport

position ............................................................... 62

Reasonably foreseeable misuse ........................ 11

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

Replacing the shear bolt at the rotary hub ......... 93

Requirements for the tractor – electrics ............. 37

Requirements for tractor - power........................ 37

Road safety ........................................................ 18

Rotary hub .......................................................... 92

S

Safety.................................................................. 11

Safety features.................................................... 32

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

Safety sign on the machine .......................... 18, 25

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

Securing raised machine and machine parts

against lowering .................................................. 24

Service life of the machine.................................. 12

Setting roller distance ......................................... 73

Setting the cutting height .................................... 69

Setting the safety device..................................... 72

Setting the supporting chains ............................. 71

Settings ............................................................... 69

Shutting down and safeguarding the machine.... 24

Side guard - for the “series” version ................... 57

Significance of the document................................ 6

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

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

Structural modifications on the machine ............. 13

T

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

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

Technical limit values.......................................... 15

Technically permitted maximum speed (road

travel) .................................................................. 36

Technically sound state of the machine.............. 14

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

Tightening torques .............................................. 77

Top link pin ......................................................... 42

Tractor requirements – hydraulics ...................... 37

U

universal shaft..................................................... 41

Unsuitable consumables..................................... 19

V

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

Venting the friction clutch.................................... 81

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W

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

Warnings of property damage/environmental

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

Waste disposal ................................................. 113

Weights .............................................................. 36

Working at or on heights of the machine ............ 22

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Declaration of conformity 18

Declaration of conformity

UKCA Declaration of Conformity

We

KRONE Agriculture SE

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 mowers

MT203-56 to which this declaration refers is in compliance with the following relevant provisions of:

• Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008, 2008 No. 1597

The signing Managing Director is authorised to compile the technical documents.

Spelle, 15/05/2023

Year of manufacture:

Importer and authorised representative:

Krone UK Ltd.

Phoenix Avenue

Micklefield, Leeds LS25 4DY

Jan Horstmann

(Managing Director, Design & Development)

Machine no.:

EasyCut F 400 CR

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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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