Machinery & Products

John Deere unveils new rotary cutters

By Simone Dunne

John Deere has introduced a new family of rotary cutters, which include an all-new deck and cutting chamber design.

The new John Deere Rotary Cutter line-up includes the E-, M- and R-Series that replace the existing John Deere MX, HX and CX Flex-Wing rotary cutter series.

E-Series rotary cutters include a new 3.6 m E12 along with a 4.5 m E15.

Next up is the M-Series with M15 (4.5m) and M20 (6.1m) models and the top-end R-Series includes a 3.05 m size, followed by the R15 (4.5m) and R20 (6.01m) models.

“The all-new cutting chamber has been designed from the ground up to control air flow under the deck,” John Deere marketing representative Cristina Guzman said.

“This improves cutting performance and cut material distribution from below the deck while reducing material accumulation on top of the cutter deck.”

Up front, a new suspended front mount improves machine stability by isolating the movement of the cutter deck relative to the tractor and vice versa.

“This helps reduce stress on the machine while delivering a comfortable ride for the driver,” Ms Guzman said.

A new torsional rear suspension system is an option for the M Series and is included in the base package for the R-Series.

This option further improves machine stability while delivering an improvement on cutting height.

This is the same field-proven technology that’s been available on John Deere windrowers for more than a decade.

E-Series cutters feature a 75 hp gearbox and Category 4 driveline, while a 100 hp gearbox and Category 5 driveline are base equipment on the M-Series, with an option to upgrade to a higher-performing 125 hp gearbox with Category 6 driveline.

All R-Series Cutters feature a new 125 hp gearbox and Category 6 main driveline for more capacity, improved durability and performance.

For more information and a full listing of options available for the new rotary cutter line-up, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit