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World’s first maize header comfort guard launched by Krone

February 27, 2020 by  
Filed under Machinery

Krone has launched a maize header with the world’s first integral front guard, designed to improve road safety and operator comfort.

The integral front comfort guard on the XCollect 900-3 header allows operators to prepare the machine for road travel without leaving the cab. Fingertip controls fold the unit to transport width, securing it in transport position and fitting the lights.

Visitors to this year’s LAMMA event were given a first-look at the header. Also on display was a MX forage wagon with a free SpeedSharp unit; and Krone’s Swadro TC1370 four rotor rake and hydraulic rotor suspension aimed at forage contractors.

The Swadro TC1370 has a working width from 10.80m to 13.70m – a 20cm increase on the Swadro 1400 Plus. Swath widths are from 1.40m to 2.60m. Forward speed can be increased by up to 20% without compromising on crop losses, says Krone.

Transport tyre dimensions are available as 620/40R22.5 or 710/35R22.5 with bogie wheels matching these sizes. Load sensing hydraulics come as standard, but there is an option for non load sensing too. The compact rear end has LED lights and warning panels for road safety.

When it comes to baling, Krone’s Comprima Plus combination baler wrappers have a camless pick-up and five wavy rows of helical tines designed to evenly distribute material across the full width of the feed chamber and the XCut rotor cutter.

The precision cutting system has been designed for maximum flexibility with 17 or 26 blades with cutting lengths of 42mm and 64mm. The rotor is made from extra tempered steel with a hard wearing edge on the cutting system to ensure extended use and stability.

Novogrip belts and sturdier chains and sprockets ensure bale roll is not compromised. All Comprima Plus machines can either take film or net wrapping and a weighing system is available for the CF and CV models.