Major Equipment Intl has expanded its “award-winning” Cyclone mower line-up with 2.8m, 4.2m and 5.6m models, which will feature at next week’s National Ploughing Championships.

According to Major, its Cyclone bridges the gap between a grass topper and flail mower and now has seven models with working widths ranging from 2.0m up to 5.6m.

The MJ30-280 is a 2.8m, 4-rotor machine and is intended for farmers needing a mower for everyday pasture management and for tackling some heavier work.

The MJ30-420 and MJ30-560 models have six and eight rotors respectively. The MJ30-420, a 4.2m model, has one wing and the 5.6m MJ30-560 has two wings. The wings on both mowers fold to result in a 2.5m transport width.

In addition to grass topping, these mowers are designed for use in the “toughest of terrrain” and are “ideal for the clearance of arable stubble, maize and rapeseed crops”.

According to a Major Equipment spokesperson, the Cyclone requires “a fraction of the power and fuel that a flail mower would consume”.

The Cyclone mower is constructed using Strenx 700 MC high-strength steel. This material is stronger than steel traditionally used in machinery manufacturing, without compromising the weight of the machine. The undersole discs are produced from Hardox 450, a wear and abrasion resistant steel.

The patented “blender” blade system on Major’s Cyclone mower double-chops the cut material, handling everyday grass topping and the mulching of heavier material “with ease”.

An optional side-shift unit is available; it allows the operator to adjust the mower 30cm to the left and the right.