A 5.2 metre version of the Pro-Longer hedgecutter, plus the option
of crank arm models for this and the 5.7 metre machine, feature
in Kuhn Farm Machinery’s extended range of long reach hedge
and verge maintenance equipment.
Kuhn’s Pro-Longer hedgecutter
Other new developments for the EP 5253 PA and EP 5762 PA models,
which are aimed at the larger farmer or contractor, include the availability
of a universal quick hitch attachment or the alternative of a quick
hitch axle mounting kit.
Since the launch of Pro-Longer in 2004, Kuhn has already upgraded
the control function, replacing low pressure hydraulics with a fully
electronic system that uses CAN – BUS technology. This system
allows simultaneous proportional control of all movements from a
single lever joystick.
Pro-Longer hedgecutters are designed as robust and simple-to-operate
hedge and verge cutters with a 1.2m flail head that offers 220º rotation.
Machines have the ability to work safely and effectively in tight
spaces and behind the tractor wheel, due to the centred main boom
base that also allows transport within the tractor width.
Hydraulic drive motors are fitted with oil coolers as standard, therefore
allowing the machine to maintain full operating power with the additional
benefit of a reduced oil capacity that ultimately cuts running costs.
There are separate and fully independent pumps serving the rotor
and arm movements. The Pro-Longer operates with a dedicated 60hp
Arm construction is from sturdy 8mm box section steel and hinges
are flanged and protected for minimal play and good hose holding.
All machine joints, including the hydraulic rams, are enclosed and
greased-for-life for minimum wear and maximum durability. The Pro-Longer
has an hydraulic safety break back system with 180º power slew
angle. Hoses are afforded generous protection through either metal
casing or braided sleeves and are fixed through plastic flanges that
ensure solid holding, precise routing and quick disassembly when
The flail head is compact for easy access and is fitted as standard
with ‘T’ flails. Ground following is aided by a lift
control system similar to that operating successfully on Kuhn mowers.
This lift control system, which operates through movement in the
main boom ram, can be switched on or off and works in tandem with
the lateral rotation of the flail head to ensure optimum ground following.
The price of the Pro-Longer EP 5253 PA starts at £17,900 and
the EP 5762 PA starts at £19,648.
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