Fendt is renewing its butterfly mowers and is showcasing the Slicer 960 and 1010 at the Agritechnica trade fair. Notably, they feature automatic section control, and you can automatically adjust the conditioning intensity based on a prescription map or an Isaria crop sensor.
Fendt is presenting two new models of butterfly mowers at Agritechnica: the Slicer 960 and 1010. These butterfly mowers have a working width of 9.60 and 10.10 meters, respectively. Both models are available with a tooth conditioner (KC), roller conditioner (RC), Isobus control (Pro), and discharge belts (B).
What’s remarkable is that Fendt butterfly mowers can be equipped with automatic section control. This means that the mowers automatically lift and lower individually based on GPS control. As a driver, you don’t need to operate anything when encountering a headland in the field, and the mowers also lift and lower automatically at the headland.
You can now electrically adjust the conditioning intensity from the cabin and have it simultaneously controlled automatically. In the latter case, the crimping plate varies automatically based on a prescription map or an Isaria crop sensor. Fendt’s goal with this feature is to ensure that dense grass is conditioning intensively, while in areas where the grass is less thick, crimping is less intensive. This results in a more uniform drying process across the entire field. Conversely, you can save on diesel consumption by not conditioning where it’s unnecessary.
The new Fendt butterfly mowers will be available for the first grass harvest of 2025.