FS 19 mod showcase: Krone BiG M 500 self-propelled mower, modded by Heri. The download info can be found further down on this page.
Giants Software introduced the BiG M 500 to players of Farming Simulator 2013. Since then, several modders have brought it back to life in each of the following releases of new FS games.
Sure, you’ll most likely notice how it’s an old model that has been converted time and time again. But newly added textures, together with updated features, makes the Krone mower a great addition to the FS 19 mods roster.
A Lot of Changes
An early conversion of the BiG M 500 was released just a few weeks after the launch of FS19. But it’s almost unfair to compare it to the new version because so much has changed:
- All the lights, both exterior and interior lights, have been overhauled. They look much better now.
- Several new work modes have been added: wide spreading, center swaths, as well as swaths to the left or to the right.
Because of the added work modes, the rear mowers discharge lids open and close accordingly. Grass ejection animations have also been added.
And that’s not all. The mower now has the correct working width of 13.2 meters.
The new version of the BiG M 500 has an updated specular map. The result is less dramatic dirt and wears effects. And most of the exterior textures have been updated to utilize Giants Software’s UV system for Farming Simulator 19. A side-effect of this is allowing the mower to shine in the correct Krone colors.
There’s only one thing to configure inside the shop. The wheels. You can appoint standard-sized wheels or wide wheels.
Finally, the Audio has been updated. The Krone BiG M now uses the BiG X 1180 audio for the engine sounds.
FS 19 Krone BiG M 500
I appreciate how some modders manage to bring new life to outdated models and mods. The Krone mower mod is an example of how good it gets when skilled modders get to work. It’s really close to perfection. One of few things that could make it even better is a solution for controlling the front and rear mowers separately. Someday, maybe… Here are some data:
- Brand: Krone.
- Credits: Giants Software, GtX, Dince, winston9587, Eagle355th, Aaron6446, Otis Little bear Modding, Heri.
- Category: Vehicles | Mowers.
- Base price: 460,000.
- Engine configurations: 1.
- Power range: 520 horsepower.
- Top speed: 40 kilometers per hour | 24 miles per hour.
- Working speed: 33 kilometers per hour | 20 miles per hour.
- Selectable colors: No.
- Selectable wheels: Yes.
- Wheel brands: Trelleborg.
- Errors: No.
- Platforms: PC, Mac.
Where to Download
The updated (and much better) version of the Krone BiG M 500 can be downloaded from Modhoster.com. Click the blue button to get there.
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