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Kuhn - GMD 51 TC Series

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Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series
Mow Wide, Mow Fast, Mow Clean

With 17’1” of cutting width, the KUHN GMD 5251 TC proves to be a worthwhile investment for any large farm or custom operation looking to increase profitability by doing more work in less time.

The KUHN GMD 5251 TC center-pivot disc mower adds to the range of trailed GMD models with 17'1" of working width. With a center pivot, the mower is able to get all the hay to the left, right or anywhere in between for maximum productivity. This machine provides high work output and is perfectly adapted to medium-sized tractors. This model features the lubed-for-life Optidisc® Elite cutterbar equipped with the Fast-Fit® quick knife attachment system. All discs are driven from the center of the cutterbar which simplifies drivelines and significantly reduces maintenance. The integrated narrow transport system allows for rapid transition from field to field and improved safety on the road.

GMD 51 TC Series
Sale Type
 Working width 17'1" (5.2 m) 17'1" (5.2 m)
 Transport width 17'3" (5.3 m) in transport 9'6" (2.9 m) in transport
 Number of discs 12 12
 Disc type Optidisc® Optidisc® Elite
 Blade retention system Fast-Fit Fast-Fit
 Removable Protectadrive® disc bearing stations Standard Standard
 Hydraulic lift mechanism Standard Standard
 Cutterbar suspension Constant Float® suspension with Pro-Active Lift® Constant Float® suspension with Pro-Active Lift®
 Safety guards Standard Standard
 Cutting height 1.4" - 2.6" (35 - 65 mm) 1.4" - 2.6" (35 - 65 mm)
 Suspension travel 15.75" (40 cm) 15.75" (40 cm)

 Average swath width


Single swath: 13'1" (4.0 m)
Dual swath: Two 6'6" (2.0 m) swaths depending on crop conditions
Single swath: 13'1" (4.0 m)
Dual swath: Two 6'6" (2.0 m) swaths depending on crop conditions
 Hitch Trailed, must choose drawbar or 2-point semi-mounted, Cat. 2 or 3N Quick hitch compatible Trailed, must choose drawbar or 2-point semi-mounted, Cat. 2 or 3N Quick hitch compatible
Tires 12.5L - 15SL 12.5L - 15SL
 Primary PTO 1-3/8" - 21-spline 1-3/8" - 21-spline
 Secondary PTO shaft Friction slip clutch standard Friction slip clutch standard
 PTO speed 1,000 rpm 1,000 rpm
 Friction slip clutch Standard with friction slip clutch Standard with friction slip clutch
 Minimum PTO power requirement 90 hp (67 kW) 90 hp (67 kW)
 Required tractor hydraulic connections 2 DA 2 DA
 Side sheets Steel Steel
 Road lights and signaling Standard Standard
 Machine weight approx. 5,445 lbs (2,470 kg) 6,615 lbs (3,000 kg)

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series High-Lift Skids Shoes

For customers requiring a higher cut height for certain crops or when cutting in rocky conditions. The skids are adjustable for cutting between 2.1” – 6”.

your benefits

The Optidisc® Elite Cutterbar: A Clean and Consistent Cut

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Lubed-For-Life Optidisc® Elite Cutterbar

The Optidisc® Elite cutterbar provides a flat, streamlined profile so that soil and crop residue do not accumulate and material flows smoothly, even in heavy, difficult crop conditions. Optidisc Elite cutterbars are designed and tested with a zero oil change interval. The highly-polished gears and synthetic gear oil ensure that this system does not require any regular internal maintenance, eliminating the need for cutterbar oil changes throughout the life of the machine.

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Differential Disc Spacing

The innovative design of the Optidisc Elite cutterbar offers exclusive differential disc spacing.

1- Less Distance for a Clean Cut: Narrower spacing at diverging discs provides greater knife overlap, which results in a clean cut, even when the grass is short or light.

2- More Distance for Easy Crop Passage: Wider spacing at converging discs provides more space for the crop to pass. Cut crop is quickly carried away from the cutting area, greatly improving the cut quality.

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Standard Fast-Fit® Knives

The Fast-Fit® quick-release knife system allows an operator to rapidly change out cutting knives with the use of a simple tool, yet still retain optimum cut quality and knife life. With Fast-Fit, an operator can achieve up to 50% time savings over a standard system.

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Protectadrive® Disc Bearing Stations

// Protectadrive® Safety: Every minute saved during the hay season is precious. Ultimate protection, from the externally removable Protectadrive disc bearing stations, provides maximum reliability and quick service. In the event of an impact between a disc and an obstacle, the shaft holding the disc can shear just above the bearing. This is thanks to its carefully dimensioned shear groove. As a result, the gear teeth are protected.

// Extra Rigidity Where it Counts: Disc bearing stations are attached by bolts that pass through the entire cutterbar. This is an exceptionally strong and secure attachment with no risk of mount being torn out of the cutterbar in case of shocks. The disc drive pinion is held precisely in place, all resulting in excellent reliability and reduced maintenance costs.

// Gear-to-Gear Power Transmission: Gear-to-gear power transmission, a staple of all KUHN disc mowers, allows for maximum power to be transferred through all gears in the cutterbar. Unlike other gear cutterbars, equal sized gears throughout reduces torque on the gear teeth and leads to unsurpassed reliability and longevity.

Adapts to Various Terrain

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Pro-Active Lift®

This maintenance-free system allows the machine to quickly adapt to abrupt changes in terrain or when an obstruction is encountered in the field. The cutting head is able to move up and back simultaneously, dissipating the force of any impact and providing space to clear the obstacle. This unique design reduces scalping to preserve crop stubble and helps protect the machine from potential damage. A slotted linkage on each side provide guidance for the header and eliminates the need to run the hydraulics in the float position.

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Constant Float Suspension

The header is suspended on each side by a long, large-diameter spring that provides a constant range of flotation. The floating head lifts up and back, and can oscillate from side-to-side, to closely follow the ground contours and conform to irregular terrain. This reduces the amount of missed crop in the field and helps keep dirt out of the harvested crop.

Adjustments to this system are very simple. Simply tighten or loosen the springs on each side to reduce or increase ground pressure and improve flotation

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Superior Maneuverability

The heavy-duty Gyrodine® gearbox is designed to withstand the most severe pull-through force from the hitch to the machine. The swivel design allows in excess of a 90° turn while keeping the PTO driveline straight. This design also allows extremely tight turns for clean, square corners while minimizing PTO vibration and wear.Choose a drawbar swivel hitch or a 2-point attachment on the 51 TC Series disc mowers. Side guards on the drawbar hitch protect the body if contacted by the tractor tire in a very tight turn. This reduces the chance of costly repairs and helps maintain the appearance of the machine.

Simple Design and Easy Service

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Narrow Transport Design

A built-in lengthways transport position allows operators to quickly go from field to field and reduces risks of accidents, or operator’s fatigue if traveling long distances. Wheels in forward position allow for an excellent center of balance, with easy entry into fields having narrow gateways.

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Direct, Center Drive Design

The direct drive design provides easy access for servicing and fully eliminated belts. The center drive design keeps the driveline design simple. The central gearbox pivots to left or right as the machine switches sides. Reliability is greatly improved when working in longer, tough or lodged crops. Also, unlike competitive models that require daily greasing, the driveshaft to the cutterbar uses maintenance-free U-joints. These joints reduce overall maintenance and eliminate excessive wear from improper maintenance.


The gearbox drives the central discs of the cutterbar, reducing stress on the cutting unit. The two drums separate the crop flow to form two swaths, if desired, or a wide, 13’1”, continuous swath can be formed for maximum drying.

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Steel Side Sheets

The steel side sheets provide a definitive line between cut and uncut crop. This makes the subsequent pass easier to follow for the operator and also gives the machine a finished look.

Kuhn GMD 51 TC Series Convenient Height Adjustment

The height change adjustments are fast and simple, and do not require tools. Cutting height is set using a special turnbuckle that adjusts easily with only modest effort. A convenient gauge on the turnbuckle shows the cutting height for precise field adjustments.