They are machines carried or trailed by the tractor; their tools are blades or knives which can cut or destroy, due to the fact that they turn around a vertical axe.
Besides cutting and destroying grass to keep clean pastures and set aside, these machines are also used for cleaning woods as bulldozer rotary cutter able to cut big bushes.
Motion reaches the blades (the tools), through a vertical right angle multiplier gearbox that is driven by the tractor P.T.O. through a cardan drive shaft. The tip speed usually used on these machines are 70/90 m/sec (16.000 feet per min.).
The typology of these machines can be:
An idea of the cutting width can be:
Gearboxes for this kind of machine:
- LF.140J (9.140.804.20)
Together with the above gearboxes, the splitter gearboxes on the multi rotors are used:
The range of P.T.O. drive shafts generally used an this type of machine is:
Type: T20 – T40 – V80 (CVJ)
Shear bolt torque limiter with overrunning clutch (RB)
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