The HorseHopper’s first-class cutting and collecting performance is based on its SmartCut exact cut rotor. An outstanding feature of the SmartCut exact cut rotor is its special, V-shaped blade arrangement, which reduces energy consumption and noise. For this innovation, AMAZONE was awarded a Silver Medal by the Innovations Jury at Demopark 2013.
Due to the high suction effect provided by the SmartCut rotor, the HorseHopper can also be used for collecting mown grass, leaves, debris, acorns, chestnuts, etc.
The benefits of the SmartCut rotor, with its V-shaped blade arrangement are obvious in comparison with the rotor technology so far, where the cutting blades are arranged linearly in rows. Because the knives, when arranged in a V-shape, do not pass the shear bar simultaneously but in very short intervals one after the other, they convey the cut material better in the direction of the rotor centre, resulting in less lateral air turbulence and, because of this, in an additional improvement in the collecting performance.