New Holland Discbine® 316 (flail)

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Originally featured on Durabine™ heads used on Speedrower® self-propelled windrowers, the rugged MowMax™ II cutterbar features larger gears, bearings, interconnecting shafts, and big 24.3-inch discs for maximum durability. All interconnecting drive shafts feature a cut spline and are heat-treated for maximum durability. A larger and heavier ShockPRO™ hub completes the drive components to protect the cutterbar driveline for maximum uptime. 

New Holland backs the MowMax™II disc cutterbar with three full years of factory warranty. That’s three full years including the base one-year base machine warranty plus two additional years on the cutterbar assembly excluding common wearing parts. See your authorized New Holland dealer for complete program details.

A larger disc diameter allows for closer cutting with less cutterbar tilt for consistent cutting height without scalloping. You can easily adjust cutting height hydraulically from ¾ to 2 ¾ inches with standard skid shoes. The increased surface area of the larger discs and the “tapered skirt” disc profile provide a smoother transition of crop to the conditioner for more uniform conditioning and reduced power consumption. Enhanced durability is built into the design with heavy, full-coverage, cast rock guards for ample protection. 

Converging disc modules have been eliminated on the Discbine 313 and reduced to just one pair on each end of the Discbine 316. This greatly improves crop flow and improves the transition of cut crop to the conditioner, which means cleaner cutting on the ends and with more uniform conditioning. 

New Holland’s WideDry™ conditioning systems are over 22% wider than the conditioning systems on previous Discbine models. This results in a thinner crop mat that feeds smoothly through the conditioning system. Uniform conditioning aids in faster drying in the field. Crop transitions more smoothly from the cutterbar to the conditioning system, reducing crop feeding issues, particularly in thick grasses, cane, and other high-volume crops. Choose from chevron-patterned intermeshing rubber or steel rolls, or LeaningEdge™ flails to suit your conditioning needs. 

Roll conditioning systems generate air movement that can blow lighter crop away from the cutterbar and adversely affect cutting quality. To help prevent this, you can slow roll speed from 750 rpm to 640 rpm by switching the sheaves on the roll drive. The decreased roll speed minimizes air bursts while maintaining cutterbar speed to provide excellent cut quality in light crop conditions.

The Discbine 313 and 316 allow you to lay down a wide swath for more sun exposure and better natural drying. Wedges are mounted on the rear swath board to help spread the crop mat. Customize your windrow and swath formation using the longer, adjustable windrow shields and a swath gate that features rubber flashing for improved crop flow and a new spring-assist adjustment lever for easy changes. 

Improved header suspension geometry contributes to more responsive flotation. The innovative header linkage allows the header to move up and rearward to dissipate force should you encounter an obstacle. To provide for free flotation of the head, the flotation springs are anchored to the trail frame with a ball-joint to reduce binding as the header moves through its full flotation range. In addition, tires and rims are located to the inside of the frame, allowing for better contour following on uneven terrain.

The new MowMax II cutterbar’s smart design allows driving the cutterbar from only one end, which simplifies maintenance and leaves the top of the header uncluttered. All u-joints are easily accessible for servicing, and the lube interval has been extended to 50 hours so you spend less time on maintenance.

Choose either the drawbar swivel hitch or two-point swivel hitch and get maximum turning performance with zero driveline wrap-up. PTO power is transferred from the front swivel gearbox to a second swivel gearbox at the rear of the tongue that maintains perfect alignment of the output driveshaft to the cutterbar- and conditioner-drive gearbox on the left side of the unit. 

New Holland makes it easy to reach the cutting discs and drive components on every Discbine disc mower-conditioner. Access is even easier on the center-pivot Discbine 313 and 316. Poly bifold upper shields are light, foldable and easy to lift, and they’re more impact-resistant to dents from foreign objects. The driven-end access steel door is double layered to resist denting in that area too. Material overlap keeps curtains in place without the need for clips or magnets.


Discbine® 316 (flail)
New Holland-Disc Cutterbar
Type MowMax™ II True Modular Disc Cutterbar
Width of Cut, ft. in. (m) 16' 3'' (4.95)
Number of discs 10
Number of knives 20 (2 per disc)
Disc Speed, rpm 2,250
Cutting angle 2 to 10 degrees
Hydraulic Cutting angle control Standard
Standard Cutting height skid shoe, in. (mm) Standard 0.79-2.07 (20-69
Fixed Raised, high-stubble skid shoe Optional 79-5.75 (20- 146)
Adjustable Raised, high-stubble skid shoe Optional 3-5.5 (76 - 140)
BioMass skid shoe Optional 5-7.75 (127- 197)
Ground clearance with header fully raised, in. (mm) 16.2" (411)
Cutterbar Flotation Vertical and lateral, adjustable springs
QuickMax™ Knife Change System Optional
ShockPro™ Disc Drive Hub protection system Standard
MowMax™ 3-year cutterbar protection plan Standard
Chevron-Design Roll Conditioner
Chevron-Design Roll Conditioner Optional
Type. Choice of molded rubber or steel rolls
Roll Length, in. (mm) 125 (3175)
Roll Diameter, in. (mm) 10.4 (264)
Roll Drive 4 HB V-belt and enclosed gears
Roll Speed, rpm Two-Speed: 750 or 640
Roll Pressure System Torsion Bar
Conditioner Intensity Adjustment Single crank adjustable roll pressure and two stop bolts to adjust roll gap
LeaningEdge™ Flail Conditioner
LeaningEdge™ Flail Conditioner Optional
Number of LeaningEdge flails 120
Semi-Swinging LeaningEdge flail design Standard
Rotor Diameter, in. (mm) 22 (560)
Standard Speed, rpm 1042
Optional Slow Speed, rpm 752
Drive. 4 HB V-belt
Conditioner Intensity Adjustment. Single crank adjustable rotor hood
Optional Textured Hood Liner Kit Optional
Standard Drawbar -
Drawbar Swivel Hitch Optional
2-pt Swivel Hitch Optional
Height, Transport, ft. in. (m) 7' 5" (2.26)
Height, Operating, ft. in. (m) 6' 7" (2.01)
Width, Transport, ft. in. (m) 16' 7" (5.05)
Width, Operating, Std. Drawbar Hitch, ft. in. (m) -
Width, Operating 2-pt Swivel Hitch, ft. in. (m) 25' 7" (7.8)
Width, Operating Drawbar Swivel Hitch, ft. in. (m) 19' 7'' (6.0)
Length, Transport, Standard Drawbar Hitch, ft. in. (m) -
Length, Transport, 2-pt Swivel Hitch, ft. in. (m) 32' 0'' (9.7)
Length, Transport, Drawbar Swivel Hitch, ft. in. (m) 31' 0'' (9.4)
Length, Operating, Standard Drawbar Hitch, ft. in. (m) -
Length, Operating, 2-pt Swivel Hitch, ft. in. (m) 26' 7'' (8.1)
Length, Operating Drawbar Swivel Hitch, ft. in. (m) 25' 7'' (7.8)
Weight, Operating lbs. (kg) 6,700 (3039)
Drive 1000 rpm PTO, enclosed gears and four HB belt
Drive Protection
Drive Protection Slip clutch and over-running clutch
Hydraulic swing Standard (double-acting cylinder)
Operating Position Center-Pivot, Right or Left Side
Hydraulic lift Standard (operated by two single-acting cylinders; master/slave)
Hydraulic tilt Optional (operated by single-acting cylinder and incorporated into the lift system)
Material Discharge
Swath, ft. (mm) 10 (3000)
Windrow, ft. (mm) Adjustable from 3 to 8 (914 to 2400)
Wide Thin Fin Kit (100 % Coverage) -
Operating, mph (kph) 0 to 9 (0 to 14.5)
Transport, mph (kph) 20 (32)
Tractor Requirement
Tractor Requirement 100 PTO hp (75 kW) or greater with standard ASAE Category III drawbar.
Hydraulic valves All models require two remote hydraulic valves capable of 1500 psi (10343 kPa), 7-pin SAE J560 connector for transport lights
Tubeless Ag Rib Implement Tires
Size 12.5L x 15 8PR