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Special edition as Spearhead celebrates 20 years of Multicut

February 15, 2021 by  
Filed under Machinery

otary mower manufacturer Spearhead Machinery has launched a special model to mark the 20th birthday of the Multicut 460.

The company says the Spearhead Multicut 460 Y20 delivers the best-ever specification at a celebratory price. It says the machine saves time behind the wheel while delivering a superior cut – improving pasture quality.

Presented in Y20 grey, the special edition model includes more features than the standard 460 model – but at a similar price. It includes a new, more robust 165HP gearbox, covered by a complimentary five-year warranty.

A further standard inclusion is a six-blade Starcut Knife system. Usually seen on top models, this ensures the Y20 delivers superior cutting than the standard three blades – cutting at least 10ha per hour.

The mulch is much smaller – effectively below 60mm – speeding up breakdown, while the spread is said to be more even. Finally, the Y20 model offers a fuel saving of up to 60% compared to fixed knife systems.

The Y20 delivers a softer ride and less machine strain due to Hydragas suspension which reduces the shock load. Coupled with a tougher walking centre axle, trailing is incredibly stable – even when working at speed.

Spearhead sales director Antony Prince said he was delighted with the new machine. Further welcome features included wider wheels to tackle rough ground, a flat centre deck for easier maintenance and a toughened deck structure.

“It showcases everything that’s fantastic about the class leading Multicut 460 and is a further credit to our devoted development team here in the UK. Most significantly, it offers customers incredible value and the highest performance out in the field.”

Spearhead first launched the Multicut 460 in 2001. It was the successor to the GS400 and 450 rotary mowers. Development of the ever-popular model continued annually ever since, with the six-blade system winning a silver medal from Agritechnica in 2007.

The powerful, new Spearhead gearbox – and five-year warranty – was first included on higher specification models in 2018.