In September, implement equipment manufacturer Kuhn introduced the MM 890 Merge Maxx hay merger. It allows producers to combine swaths and effectively bale or ensile the equivalent of a 30-foot cut all at once. Kuhn claims it’s the widest hay merger in the industry and can move hay left, right or in a 50-50 split.
The MM 890 uses Kuhn’s IntelliMerge ISOBUS-compatible system. One of the features it offers, the OptiSense belt stall indicator, alerts an operator if the belts are starting to jam. It senses when they begin to slow down, so the problem can be addressed before the machine plugs, reducing downtime in the field.
A floating wind guard keeps windrows smooth and even, while the crop netting improves leaf retention in the windrow to help improve forage quality. A mechanical system on each head eliminates the need to use the “float” feature on a tractor’s hydraulic system.