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• The 972 Flail Chopper has a cutting width of 6 ft for good productivity
• Adjustable discharge spout
• Gauge wheels are very easy to change
• Tractor hookup is fast and easy

WELDED MAINFRAME IS 40 PERCENT THICKER AND OFFERS HIGHER STRUCTURAL RESISTANCE

The mainframe is welded instead of bolted:
• The welded design offers higher structural resistance.
• For longer life, the hood is 40 percent thicker than the hood used on discontinued 16A Flail Chopper.

GAUGE WHEELS ARE VERY EASY TO CHANGE

• The rear axle is made of 102x102-mm (4x4-in.) steel. This axle has two hitch supports:

• The left-hand support is used to attach the wagon during operation, while the right-hand support is used to hook the wagon during transport when it is necessary to have it in line with the chopper and the tractor.
• Two wheels with 5.90x15 4 PR tires are included as standard equipment.
• Changing the wheels and tires is a very simple operation.
• The square axle of the chopper has jackstand supports that help when changing the tires.
• With the chopper hooked up to the tractor, the jackstand can be placed on either support, left or right, as required.

DOUBLE-EDGED ROTOR KNIVES CAN BE REVERSED TO INCREASE LIFE

The rotor design has two rows of knives that allow a uniform cut of the forage:
• The rotor speed is 1366 rpm
• The cutting width is 1.8 m (6 ft)

The cutting height can be adjusted to obtain a minimum of 64 mm (2.5 in.) or a maximum of 184 mm (7.25 in.) with a lever or an optional hydraulic cylinder.

The mounting system of the knives allows them to swing back when they hit stones or other obstacles and to automatically return to their normal position without interrupting the chopping operation.

The rotor has 42 heat-treated knives. They are double edged so they can be reversed, increasing their longevity.

TRACTOR HOOKUP IS FAST AND EASY

The hitch is Category 2, with hitch plates attached by bolts and bushings. The tongue is made of 3-in. x 5-in. PTR for higher strength.

The tongue can be adjusted from the tractor seat.

A screw-type jack makes hitching up the 972 Flail Chopper fast and easy.

CUTTING WIDTH OF 1.8 M (6 FT) FOR GOOD PRODUCTIVITY

With its 1.8-m (6-ft) cutting width, the 972 Flail Chopper handles a variety of jobs:
• Makes excellent grass silage
• Shreds and spreads corn and cotton stalks
• Chops light brush
• Makes silage of beet tops
• Clips pastures

Lower initial costs and simple, rugged construction make the 972 easy to buy and maintain.

Specifications

Cutting width
183 cm | 72 in.
Cutting height
6.4-15.2 cm | 2.5-6 in.
Operating width
312 cm | 123 in.
Transport width
287 cm | 113 in.
Length
366 cm | 144 in.
Height (with spout)
312 cm | 123 in.
Weight
849 kg | 1,872 lb
Number of knives
Rotor 42 (double edge) Cuttherhead, 3 regular, 3 optional
PTO speed
540 rpm
Rotor speed
1,400 rpm
Cutterhead speed
800 rpm
Auger speed
246 rpm
Tires
15-5.90, 4 PR
Drive system protection
Slip clutch protected
Hitch adjustment
Yes, from tractor seat
Wagon hitches
Egual angle optional