This system, alongside providing seven user-selectable drive modes demarcated by terrain, also provides an 'auto' mode, which uses its array of onboard sensors and algorithms to gauge wheel
pressure, movement, proximity from ground and traction to gauge the ideal driving mode autonomously.
"After looking around at my equipment, I realized what I needed was a gauge wheel
. So I added a 10-inch-diameter pneumatic caster wheel to the front, and it's now much easier to use in the garden.
The gauge wheel
pivot bearings have also been strengthened and have three times the wear life of previous models.
Other features of this heavy-duty machine include adjustable gang cutting angles, ratchet lift transport gauge wheel
system (electric hydraulic lift kit also available), depth control system, and adjustable hitch mounts with 1 7/8-inch ball coupling hitch.
New features include a longer stroke cutting system, wider draper belts, faster draper belts, taller belt cleats, rubberized draper belt drive rollers, an advanced flotation system, a gauge wheel
system integrated into the draper height sensing system, a large-diameter feed drum that's positioned farther forward, robust gear cases, a shaft-driven timed dual-knife system, stainless steel feed floor, hydraulic cutter bar tilt, ContourMaster[TM] integration, center drum/center draper belt/reel reverse with feeder house, in-cab belt speed display, reel resume capability, and no-tool/one-person conversion to four-tire transport configuration.
Count on a larger cutting deck with "gauge wheels
" that reduce "scalping" when the tractor hits a low spot.
Hydraulic rear gauge wheels
adjust the blade height, preventing floor gouging and allowing an even spread of litter.
Both the FC23 and FC33 have three blades, a belt-type blade drive, gauge wheels
for height adjustment and a hydraulics package incorporating a 5 gpm Iseki implement pump and 1.6 gpm steering pump.
The operator will only need to leave the tractor seat to set the gauge wheels
in place and set the desired height of cut.
Adjustable hydraulic float system carries a portion of the head and conveyor weight, lightening the gauge wheels