The beauty of the MAXAM 3300V is that you can knock out the topping jobs in unbelievably short time which is so important on busy dairy farms. Too often the toppings jobs are left to another day so the fresh regrowth is not as quick. The 3300V high speed cutting blades leave the grass cleanly cut, and the fully spread toppings decompose quickly, enriching the soil. The cutting height can be fine tuned to suit the required DM/Ha, which will change throughout a normal season. Post Grazing residual height of the pasture is critical to its recovery and the Maxam mower has a mixture of blade heights and topping skids to pick from. The Maxam mower range is therefore an important part of a farmers pasture management system.
Another key part of the Maxam 3300V mower success is the way the four skids under the cutting drums stop any scalping – even when cutting low to the ground. Traditional toppers bridge across their outside skids, especially if the cutting width is over about 1.5m. Mostly the cutting height must be adjusted up until this does not happen and this is commonly about 75 to 100mm which is too high for effective results.
Disc mowers are used for topping and whilst they don’t scalp, they tend to overheat as there isn’t enough grass flowing over the bar to provide effective cooling. They are also much more complex and need regular servicing. Being out the side of the tractor makes them more susceptible to hitting fences, troughs and other damage.
The 3300V can be used on much smaller tractors than other mowers of similar cut width as they mount close to the tractor and the weight is evenly distributed. This is a real advantage, especially on steeper farms.
The red springs on the lower linkage are part of the shock absorbing system which helps prevent damage to the mower in the event of impact with stumps and other objects. A PVC skirt is fitted to the front of the 3300V to contain all debris, which adds to the overall safety of the machine.
You will notice that there isn’t any obstructions outside the cutting drums which means the mower will not block or snag on crop that is already cut, even when finishing off the paddock in the middle or running across other windrows. A pleasure to use for sure!
They are a pair of slipper style skids that clip on underneath the outside two skids under the rotors and secured by a bolt. Cutting height is raised 40mm. New for 2020 is the bottom plate is now 150mm wide X 8mm thick. Wear area is increased by 60%.
3.3 m (10’10”)
3.18 m (10’5”)
25-75 mm* (see options)
1000 rpm input
90 HP +
6 or 21 spline with over-run clutch
MBLR Red stepped
MBLB Blue half step