Quickly and Efficiently Maneuver Around the Field to Increase Crop Volume with this Triple-Pickup Merger
With 36’ and 42’ of pickup in a single pass, the KUHN MM 1100 and MM 1300 Merge Maxx® hay mergers are the largest and most efficient mergers on the market. They are unique in the industry and unmatched in their simplicity of operation, durability and merging capabilities. Designed for commercial operations, the MM 1100 and MM 1300 incorporate 6-tine bar cam pickups with exclusive tine arm wear guards and anti-wrapping rings. The floating windguard ensures the operator lays down smooth and even windrows to make the forage harvester more efficient. The crop netting improves leaf retention into the windrow. Simple and durable mechanical floatation on each head eliminates the need to engage float via the tractor’s hydraulics. ISOBUS compatibility, an industry exclusive, is standard and allows for improved operator ergonomics and reduced fatigue.
Features may include:High-Capacity Pickups with Integrated Frames
Commercially designed pickups treat crop gently, yet are built and tested for extreme use. Chrome-moly tine bars greatly improve strength and wearing characteristics. The dual-cam design, with heavy-duty, sealed cam followers, provides extra-long life even in the toughest conditions. KUHN high-capacity pickups are designed and built with integrated frames to improve the strength and durability. The pickups keep the machine looking clean since there is no place for crop to catch and build up.Heavy-Duty Belt Conveyors
Commercial-grade belt conveyors allow the crop to be effectively transitioned into the windrow, regardless of discharge side. The conveyor belt is self-cleaning and requires no tracking adjustments. Each conveyor has an easy-to-access splice for fast removal or replacement, if necessary due to maintenance and normal wear.
A quick-release belt tensioning system simplifies storage and routine adjustment. Easy adjustment from one side maintains uniform pressure over the width of the belt. It is recommended to take the tension off of the belts in between cuttings and during the off season.Floating Windguard and Standard Crop Netting
The floating windguard eliminates the need to make adjustments when merging different crops or cuttings. The simple geometry of the floating linkage means the windguard is automatically optimized for differing volumes of crop. The long, curved guiding fingers provide excellent crop guidance onto the center of the belt for fluffy and even windrow creation.
Standard crop netting greatly limits leaf loss during transition to the belt and ultimately improves leaf incorporation in the windrow. You can adjust the netting from being fully extended to halfway to match your needs.Self-Contained Hydraulics
Belts and pickups are driven using the onboard hydraulic pumps with hydraulic oil from a 67-gallon reservoir. This large capacity reservoir ensures that cool oil is always being circulated through the system. The massive reservoir surface area and specially designed system provides excellent cooling in even the hottest conditions, without the need for an oil cooler. A sight gauge is provided on the side of the tongue to quickly check oil levels.Anti-Wrapping Discs
To minimize wrapping in long crops, such as oats or long grasses, patented HDPE anti-wrapping discs are installed at the ends of the pickups and rotate with the tine bars. This small improvement reduces dead space, where long crop likes to wrap, as seen with all pickup-style mergers.