Making quality forage not only requires high-capacity mowers but also the right tedder. In terms of work rates, the KWT 1300, KWT 1600 or KWT 2000 is the perfect match for a high-capacity mower combination. It allows you to do the tedding pass in parallel with the mowing pass to achieve uniform wilts.
When it comes to preparing wilted silage and hay, KRONE is the manufacturer that offers a large and extensive range of high-quality and dependable rotary tedders. These machines not only deliver high-quality work and feature a high level of standard specification but also boast a host of innovative features including maintenance-free OctoLink clutches and liquid-grease lubricated gearboxes to drive the rotors.
The enclosed liquid-grease lubricated gearboxes that drive the rotors are absolutely maintenance-free. Permanent lubrication gives peace of mind and increases longevity. The chunky box-section chassis absorbs all shock loads on the frame. Mounted beneath the individual sections, the liquid-grease gearboxes drive nothing but the rotors. The same sections guide the rotors on the KW models, which increases the overall stability and takes the load off the gearbox.
Quality requires us to start with the basics. This is how we achieve high standards. The rotors on the KRONE rotary tedders are the ideal equipment to produce quality forage for on-farm use. Whether you’re producing hay or silage, these rotors deliver every time.
The KRONE KW and KWT rotary tedders are available in various work widths and dimensions. But also the rotor diameters and the number of tine arms on each rotor vary to suit your special needs and requirements. With five tine arms on the small diameter rotor (1.34m), six on the medium-sized rotor (1.53m) and seven on the largest (1.70m/1.80m) rotor, KRONE offers the perfect rotary tedder for every user, every situation and every need.
The generously overlapping tine arms spread the crop evenly for a uniform spreading pattern in all conditions. Uniform spreads improve wilting and reduce drying times, allowing you to finish the job before weather turns bad.
The tines are attached to the tine arms with an eccentric plate and adjust to one of three sweeping angles – an option that makes for excellent tedding in all conditions.
Heavy-duty tine arms (38x4mm tubular steel) and a special ring attachment system combine to provide dependable performance in even the toughest conditions.
Thought-through details and high operator comfort boost the efficiency of your operation. The central border spreading facility ensures you are not wasting a single haulm along the boundaries. In addition, it allows you to spread uphill with the machine running at an angle to the tractor. The rotor tilt is adjusted without the need of tools for perfect adaptation to the current crop and yield.
You can adjust the spreading angle between 13° and 19° by refitting a pin in a hole pattern on the wheel arms. No tool required. The steep spreading angle is perfect for tedding, producing intensively conditioned forage. With its gentler conditioning action, the shallow angle is better when making the headland turn.
The manual border spreading system is easy to use. All the running wheels can be turned to the left and right from one single adjuster.
The hydraulic border spreading system is controlled from the tractor seat. The running wheels are turned by a central hydraulic ram on the border spreading control linkage. The hydraulic option is particularly convenient for spreading uphill on slopes and preventing the tedder from drifting off-course.
Clad with big flotation tyres (16×6.50-8 und 18×8.50-8), the wheels give perfect castering and quiet running for light-pulling and sward protection. Running in close vicinity of the tines, they give optimum control and contouring.
Anti-wrap guards come as standard on KRONE rotary tedders, keeping the wheels and arms free from crop halms and ensuring problem-free operation.
All the running wheels are connected to each other via the border spreading control linkage, ensuring stable castering for uphill work and uniform spreads on steep slopes.
In the field, the running gear is up, which leads to a balanced distribution of the overall machine weight and hence to a perfect and uniform spread across the full work width. All clear for the rotors.
Running on 18×8.50-8 tyres, the wheels under the central rotors are larger in size to carry the transport running gear in the field. The wider tyres protect the sward and give quiet running.
Conversion from transport to work position and vice versa is very convenient thanks to sequence control, which orchestrates the folding sections and the pivoting running gear.
In road travel, the KWT 1600 and KWT 2000 impress with a narrow transport width of less than 3 m whereas in work they offer a stunning work width of 15.27 m to 19.60 m. The machine also stands out for easy handling and functionality during changeovers, as automatic sequence control reduces driver effort and increases daily outputs.
The coil spring connects the top link coupler with the transport frame. When the rotors are in headland position the spring is pressing on the frame, compensating for negative tongue load. This detail allows you to operate a KWT 1300, KWT 1600 or KWT 2000 also with a smaller or more lightweight tractor.
Double joints on the frame and elongated holes on the lower lift arms ensure the machine follows contours flexibly and unrestricted by the transport chassis – a design that ensures clean work also in undulating fields.