Disc Mowers

Disc mowers

KRONE UK is a leading provider of agricultural machinery, showcasing a variety of high-quality, efficient disc mowers designed to meet the needs of any farming operation. 

The disc mowers offered include our front-mounted disc mowers like the EasyCut F, rear-mounted disc mowers such as the ActiveMow R and EasyCut R, and trailed disc mowers like the EasyCut TS/TC. 

What to consider when choosing a front-mounted disc mower

Front-Mounted Disc Mowers:


1. Better Visibility: Since the mower is in front of the operator, it's easier to see what you're cutting and avoid obstacles.

2. Efficiency: Front-mounted mowers can cut grass while the tractor is driving over uncut grass, reducing the risk of soil compaction and damage to the sward.

3. Manoeuvrability: Front-mounted mowers can be easier to manoeuvre, especially on smaller or irregularly shaped fields.


Things to consider:

1. Weight Distribution: The weight of the mower at the front of the tractor can affect the balance and handling of the tractor, especially on slopes.

2. Compatibility: Not all tractors are equipped to handle front-mounted mowers, so compatibility can be an issue.


What to consider when choosing a rear-mounted disc mower

Rear-Mounted Disc Mowers:


1. Compatibility: Rear-mounted mowers are compatible with a wider range of tractors.

2. Stability: The weight of the mower at the rear can provide better balance and stability, especially on uneven terrain.

3. Ease of Attachment: Rear-mounted mowers are often easier and quicker to attach and detach.


Things to consider:

1. Visibility: It can be harder to see what you're cutting with a rear-mounted mower, which can make it more difficult to avoid obstacles.

2. Manoeuvrability: Rear-mounted mowers can be less manoeuvrable in tight spaces or irregularly shaped fields.

3. Soil Compaction: There's a higher risk of soil compaction and sward damage as the tractor drives over the grass before it's cut.

Please note that the choice between a front-mounted and rear-mounted disc mower will depend on your specific needs and circumstances, including the type of tractor you have, the terrain of your fields, and your personal preferences.


1. Why use a disc mower?

A disc mower is a piece of agricultural equipment used for cutting large areas of grass, hay, or other small crops. It uses a series of rotating discs, each equipped with sharp blades, to cut the crop close to the ground. The cut crop is then left to dry before being collected for use as hay or silage.

2. What is the difference between a plain disc mower and a mower conditioner?

A disc mower cuts the crop and leaves it on the field to dry. A mower conditioner, on the other hand, not only cuts the crop but also conditions it to speed up the drying process. 

The conditioner part of the machine crushes or crimps the stems of the crop, creating small cracks in the waxy surface of the stem. This allows moisture to escape more quickly, reducing the time the crop needs to dry in the field before it can be baled or harvested.

3. What is the difference between a drum mower and a disc mower?

Drum mowers and disc mowers are both used to cut crops to a defined height, but they use different mechanisms. A drum mower uses two or more large, round drums, each equipped with a set of blades. 

As the drums rotate, the blades cut the crop. Drum mowers are generally simpler in design and can be more durable, but they may not perform as well on uneven terrain or with taller, heavier crops.

A disc mower, on the other hand, uses a series of smaller, rotating discs, each with one or two blades. 

Disc mowers can handle a wider range of crop conditions and are often more efficient, but they can be more complex and potentially more expensive to maintain.

4. How fast can you run a disc mower?

The speed at which you can operate a disc mower depends on several factors, including the type and condition of the crop, the terrain of the field, and the specific model of the mower. 

However, as a general rule, disc mowers can often be run at speeds of up to 10-15 miles per hour under optimal conditions. 

It's always important to refer to the manufacturer's guidelines for your specific mower and to adjust your speed based on the conditions to ensure a clean cut and avoid damaging the equipment.

5. Is a sickle mower better than a disc mower?

Choosing between a sickle mower and a disc mower largely depends on the specific needs and circumstances of the user, as each type of mower has its own unique strengths and weaknesses.

Sickle mowers are generally less expensive than disc mowers, both in terms of initial cost and maintenance, making them a cost-effective choice for many. They are also versatile, capable of cutting a wider variety of crops, including taller, thicker vegetation. This makes them particularly useful in diverse farming environments. 

However, sickle mowers generally operate at slower speeds compared to disc mowers, which can be a disadvantage in larger operations. They also have more moving parts, which can lead to more frequent breakdowns and repairs. Lastly, sickle mowers may struggle on uneven terrain, limiting their effectiveness in certain conditions.

On the other hand, disc mowers offer their own set of advantages. They can operate at higher speeds, allowing for faster cutting, which is a significant advantage for larger operations. 

Disc mowers are generally more durable and can handle tougher conditions, providing a longer lifespan and better reliability. They also handle uneven terrain better than sickle mowers, making them a good choice for fields with varying topography. 

6. What types of disc mowers does KRONE UK offer?

KRONE UK offers a range of disc mowers for sale in the UK, including front-mounted disc mowers, also known as front mowers (EasyCut F), rear-mounted disc mowers (ActiveMow R and EasyCut R), and trailed disc mowers (EasyCut TS/TC).

7. What is a trailed disc mower?

A trailed disc mower is a type of mower that is towed behind a tractor rather than mounted on the front or rear of the vehicle. The mower is attached to the tractor via a drawbar or hitch, and it operates independently of the tractor's hydraulic system.

8. What benefits of a trailed disc mower over front-mounted and -rear mounted disc mowers?

Here are some benefits of trailed disc mowers over conventional front-mounted and rear-mounted disc mowers:


1. Versatility: Trailed disc mowers can be used with any tractor that has a drawbar or hitch, making them more versatile in terms of compatibility.

2. Reduced Weight on Tractor: Since the mower is towed rather than mounted, it doesn't add weight to the tractor. This can reduce wear and tear on the tractor and improve fuel efficiency.

3. Better Ground Contour Following: Trailed mowers often have better ground contour following capabilities. This means they can more effectively cut grass on uneven or hilly terrain and maintain grass height accuracy.

4. Larger Cutting Widths: Trailed disc mowers are often available in larger cutting widths than mounted mowers, which can increase productivity by allowing you to cut more grass in a single pass.

5. Ease of Transport: Many trailed mowers have a transport mode, where the mower can be easily and safely transported on roads.

6. Less Soil Compaction: Similar to front-mounted mowers, trailed mowers cut the grass before the tractor passes over it, reducing the risk of soil compaction and damage to the sward.

However, trailed disc mowers may require more space for storage and transport. As with any equipment decision, the best choice will depend on your specific needs and circumstances.


Contact KRONE UK and speak to one of our experts for more information.