VKM multi-purpose flail mowers

Silhouette of the VKM

A 'go everywhere' shredder that best meets your expectations

The 4 models of the VKM series of shredders allow optimal management of fallow land, pastures and of grass regrowth with a working width comprised between 2.09 and 3.03 m.

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The management of pastures and fallow land is an important part of the production system. Shredding is essential to maintain or improve pasture quality. Cattle pick out the best grass to feed on, leaving less attractive species on the pasture. If this low quality grass is not shredded, it will spread through seeds or vegetative propagation. This reduces pasture quality on the whole and consequently also animal productivity.. In addition to allowing you to manage pastures and fallow land, VKM shredders are also suitable for shredding branches. You will be seduced by the versatility of the range that will best meet your expectations.
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Your benefits

Appreciate the versatility of the VKM series

The "go everywhere" design of the VKM shredder facilitates shredding whatever your conditions

A "go everywhere" design

VKM shredders are designed primarily for managing your pastures, fallow land and scrub land. Nevertheless, they can also be used for shredding prunings thanks to their low construction with rounded edges, internal rotor bearings and smooth sides with no sharp edges which facilitate shredding almost everywhere, including under trees and vines. They can also be equipped with optional raking tines for collecting ligneous residues. With an adjustable rear hood, the shredding degree can easily be adapted to the amount of residues.

A compact unit

The VKM is equipped with an offset by sliding tube (mechanical as standard, hydraulic as option).
This design allows the machine to gain in compactness with a centre of gravity close to the tractor.
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Benefit from high-quality shredding

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Choose fine shredding and uniform crop residue distribution

Fine shredding and uniform distribution are the solutions to speed up the decomposition and transformation into humus of your pasture or fallow land residues. The helical arrangement of the tools on the rotors is optimal to ensure smooth rotation, good suction for a clean cut, as well as a good homogeneous distribution of the shredded material for improved decomposition. Standard semi-pivoting wheels provide height control.

Choose the right tool!

Among the possible assembly from the factory, you can choose between two tools. Hammer knives will be perfectly suited for shredding grass while Y knives will be effective in scrub land. On specific request, heavy hammer knives can be installed to work in woody residues (vine shoots and prunings) and straight Y knives will allow you to handle crop residues (stubble).
Y knives provide efficient work in brushwood with the VKM shredder

A reliable shredder

The roller with removable ends gives the required reliability to your VKM shredder

Benefit from the reliability of the roller with removable ends

Choose the roller with removable ends available as option. The double row of ball bearings ensure a longer shredder service life. Sealing is perfect through chicanes and the greasing system. The roller is fitted closest to the rotor for efficient ground hugging and a self-cleaning action by the shredding tools.

Specifications

Technical Characteristics

 
Working width (m)
Overall width (m)
Outer rotor diameter (mm)
Tool linear speed (540 rpm/1000 rpm in m/s)
Number of hammer knives
Number of Y knives
Number of counter-knives
Working height adjustment
Roller diameter (mm)
PTO speed (min-1)
Free wheel integrated in the central gearbox
Number of belts
Belt type
Rotor speed (min-1)
Minimum power allowable at gearbox (kW)
Minimum power allowable at gearbox (hp)
Maximum power allowable at gearbox (kW)
Maximum power allowable at gearbox (hp)
Hitch
Side offset (mm)
Weight with equipment (kg)
VKM 210 VKM 240 VKM 280 VKM 305
2.09 2.37 2.79 3.03
2.25 2.55 2.98 3.21
465 465 465 465
48 48 44/48 44/48
22 24 28 32
44 48 56 64
1 notched, 1 straight - 1 bolted, 1 welded 1 notched, 1 straight - 1 bolted, 1 welded 1 notched, 1 straight - 1 bolted, 1 welded 1 notched, 1 straight - 1 bolted, 1 welded
By roller with removable ends By roller with removable ends By roller with removable ends By roller with removable ends
180 180 180 180
540 540 540 / 1000 540 / 1000
As standard As standard As standard As standard
3 3 4 4
SPBX SPBX SPBX SPBX
1960 1960 1833 / 1960 1833 / 1960
55 59 66 74
75 80 90 100
96 96 129 129
130 130 150 150
3-point - Cat. 2 - fixed or floating 3-point - Cat. 2 - fixed or floating 3-point - Cat. 2 - fixed or floating 3-point - Cat. 2 - fixed or floating
520 - Mechanical as standard, hydraulic as optional equipment 580 - Mechanical as standard, hydraulic as optional equipment 580 - Mechanical as standard, hydraulic as optional equipment 580 - Mechanical as standard, hydraulic as optional equipment
870 910 960 990

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