The Falcon Haymaker® – Rotary cutters in a range of widths from 1,2 to 3,5 metres and for any tractor size
The Falcon Haymaker® is one of the most popular hay-cutting implements in the country. This rotary cutter is quick, efficient and trouble-free. It is designed with safety, convenience and serviceability in mind. The durable design of Falcon equipment makes these implements well-suited to the tough agricultural conditions in South Africa. The different models of the Haymaker® have cutting widths ranging from 1,2 m to 3,5 m. The specially designed high-clearance bodywork, deflector and extended shaft gearbox create space under the deck to allow for a free flow of material and prevent double chopping, while the tunnel and fingers create a well-formed, quick-drying windrow. This is the ideal implement for quality haymaking.
There are three sub-categories in the range based on the size of the gearbox used. Falcon gearboxes have proved to have a long, trouble-free life in any operation, as they are specifically designed both to withstand the extraordinary working conditions encountered in Africa and to absorb the higher power being produced by the new-generation tractors coming into the market.
SMALL (Falcon F40 gearbox)
- AVAILABLE CUTTING WIDTHS 1,2 m
- TRACTOR POWER RANGE 35 kW – 50 kW
The small Haymaker® is a multipurpose rotary cutter for smaller tractors. This implement can successfully cut hay and also tackle other cutting jobs around the farm.
INTERMEDIATE (Falcon F80 gearbox)
- AVAILABLE CUTTING WIDTHS 1,5 m | 1,8 m | 2 m
- TRACTOR POWER RANGE 45 kW – 80 kW
The intermediate Haymaker® range has by far the largest share of the haymaking market, offering a multipurpose rotary cutter for tractors rated between 48 kW and 80 kW.
LARGE (Falcon F60 and F80 gearbox)
- AVAILABLE CUTTING WIDTHS 3,5 m
- TRACTOR POWER RANGE 75 kW – 90 kW
The large Haymaker® is a twin rotor implement with a cutting width of 3,5 m. This means that one tractor and Haymaker® can cut the same volume of hay in a day as was previously possible only by using two tractor/Haymaker® units. The large Haymaker® is available in both a mounted and a trailed version. Significant savings in the cost of fuel and labour are realised by using a single large Haymaker® compared to operating two smaller Haymakers®.
The mounted F80/350V Haymaker® is designed for cutting undulating areas and requires a larger tractor over 75 kW, so that the implement can be safely lifted off the ground for moving around. The F60/350VT Trailed Haymaker® is the ideal implement for cutting flat areas (e.g. on airfields between the runways and along the fences). It can be used with smaller tractors (55 kW to 60 kW). It is attached to the tractor with a drawbar system and trailing wheels, eliminating the need for it to be lifted completely off the ground.
The Falcon Haymaker® is fast and efficient, and it is designed to complete tasks quickly and without any hassles. The range of variations makes it easy to find one that meets your requirements.