||PRO-LONGER GII MAXIview: for the Comfort of Hedge & Grass Cutter Operators!|
In the professional category typified by over 1000 hours of annual use, the PRO-LONGER GII line is being extended to incorporate a new so-called “leading arm” design.
MAXIview concept for driving comfort!
A survey conducted by ERGONALLIANCE (Kuhn’s ergonomics consultants) into the behaviour of hedge and grass cutter operators working for a large council authority in France showed that 85% of driving time is spent looking sideways, monitoring the machine’s shredding unit.
To address this issue, the Kuhn Group is launching its new PRO-LONGER GII 5783 LPA. This machine benefits from the MAXIview concept featuring an offset shredding unit.
The offset between the median plane of the main boom and the leading line of the mower unit knives is 2,517 mm. For the driver, this puts it in the same field of vision as the front right-hand part of the tractor and, as a result, obstacles can be anticipated with the mower unit much more easily.
Driving is also more comfortable as it involves fewer rotations of the spine.
In search of driving comfort on the other functions of the PRO-LONGER GII 5783 LPA:
- This model is equipped as standard with EP joystick control with four electric proportional functions. Taking up less space in the cab, this compact system nonetheless offers a high level of precision in terms of movements. With the ergonomic joystick design and the position of the switches, the operator can activate all functions simultaneously.
- Speed of movement can be programmed from the control unit to guarantee a careful approach to obstacles such as electric cables.
- Possibility of hitching to the Kuhn-patented STABI-LINK quick-fit frame for safe, comfortable operation.
- Parallelogram kinematics: the main and outer booms are joined by a link. A single joystick movement translates into two simultaneous machine movements. Operation is made easier and becomes second nature.
Reliability and quality of work:
- The arm assembly has a reconstituted structure in very high yield steel similar to the heavy plant used on public works sites. Its mechanical design features larger dimensions to withstand higher loads.
- The head is driven by a Kuhn-patented gear train offering a much more compact design than a belt drive system.