Rotex Edelweiss AS5

Lightweight and compact front-mounted mower


BCS widens its range of front-disc mowers with the new Rotex Edelweiss, which are more lightweight and compact and hence perfect for alpine use and suitable to be coupled to all types of tractors, including isodiametric and special mountain ones. 

Available in a five-disc version with 2.05 metres cutting width, not only do the Rotex Edelweiss machines offer all the improvements of the well-known Rotex Avant NT range, but they are also much more lightweight and compact thanks to the redesigned frame, the transmissions and the control box of the cutter bar, now largely made of light alloy. 

Furthermore, the bar is protected both on the front and on the rear by a synthetic layer rather than metal sheeting, whereas the method for transmissions based on gears in an oil bath to maximize reliability and minimize maintenance activities remains unchanged.

Six types of frames with tractor linkage make the Rotex Edelweiss compatible with all the tractors currently on the market.

A central articulated joint allows the machines to oscillate with respect to the coupling (± 5°), adapting to the morphology of the soils on which they are used. A pin makes it possible to lock it during road transfer.

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Cutting unit

The cutter bar on the Rotex Edelweiss is equipped with gears in oil bath and with a safety system against accidental impact supported by disc-holding flanges with breakdown device.

The bar features a compact yet hard-wearing profile. This optimises penetration in all types of forage, even if thick and flattened, ensuring regular discharge without any danger of clogging.

The baffles situated in the knife overlap zones protect the bar should a blade bend upon contact with an obstacle.

The special steel wear-resistant skids provide maximum protection for the gear box.

The conveyor cones, which are mounted on the first and last disc, make the swathing of the cut forage easier and allow the machine to gather it towards the centre of the bar, thus forming a copious and well aired heap.

HYDRAULIC DISPLACEMENT

The hydraulic displacement (optional) allows the Rotex Edelweiss machines to move transversally about 175 mm on both sides, with respect to the central axis of the third point coupling. 

This allows improved load distribution and enhanced tractor/mower stability especially when operating on slopes.

It also becomes a practical accessory when operating in the presence of trees or on canal banks.

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