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  • Variable, up to 13.50 m (44’4″) work widths
  • Convenient handling from a choice of KRONE operator terminals or an existing in-cab ISOBUS terminal.
  • Foldable tines (Swadro 1400) or a hydraulically lowering running gear (Swadro 1400 Plus) reduce the transport height to less than 4 m (13’2″)

Swadro 1400 and 1400 Plus from KRONE have four rotors that work at variable widths between 11.00 m (36’1″) and 13.50 m (44’4) coincide with work rates of up to 13 ha per hour. These machines stand out for enormous acreages, quick changeovers, rapid travel, great longevity and easy use.

Heavy-duty and maintenance-free

  • Maintenance-free rotors and rotor gearboxes
  • Hard-wearing DuraMax cam tracks with a three-year warranty
  • Rotors featuring the KRONE Jet Effect to avoid crop contamination on headlands

Permanently lubricated and maintenance-free. The enclosed bevel gearboxes and the tine arm rollers are permanently lubricated for optimum care and attention. So, operators need not bother to lube a single component on the rotor.

Boosting the productivity of the entire harvest chain is no problem for KRONE Swadro. The steep cam track is made from hard-wearing materials and provides precision guidance for the tines. A small track diameter in combination with massive cams make for quiet running, reduce wear and lead to well-shaped swaths. DuraMax cam track – maximum efficiency and maintenance-free components. Swadro is fun to use.

The cardanic rotor suspension

Great flexibility and cleanest rakes

  • Optimum contouring in any direction through pivoting rotors
  • Cleanest forage from the KRONE Jet Effect during take-off and touch-down
  • Central suspension for a uniform ground pressure across the full widths of the rotors

The cardanic rotor suspension: The rotors pivot in and across the direction of travel to give optimum adaptation to undulating ground. A cardanic joint on the arm with two elongated holes prevents the tines from being pressed into the ground or from being left suspended in the air, thereby avoiding crop contamination as well as throwing the grass about.

The central suspension: The rotors suspend centrally across the direction of travel which allows them to produce consistent and high-quality windrows. The special suspension ensures they always stay level as they lift and lower on the headland. In addition, the machine’s weight is distributed uniformly on all wheels of the running gear as it travels down the field.

The Jet Effect

The KRONE Jet Effect prevents the tines from damaging the sward on the headland and ensures the crop stays clean. As the bogies are lowered into work, the rear wheels touch down first before the leading wheels follow. Vice versa, as the rotors lift out it is the leading wheels that lift out first and the rear wheels that follow. This is identical with the take-off and touch-down phases observed with airplanes.

The running gear

Great stability and excellent tracking

  • Cleanest rakes as the bogie wheels run in vicinity of the tines
  • Straightforward angle adjustment
  • Castering wheels are standard at the front and an option at the rear to protect the sward

Wide track width and quiet running: It is the extra wide tracking width of the running gear that absorbs the forces that are generated by the rotors and keeps them level and stable in undulating terrain.

The tine arms

Stable running and tidy windrowing

  • Large-diameter and thick-walled tine arms ensure absolutely dependable operation
  • Easy and fast tine arm attachment and removal
  • Sturdy foldback mechanism

Tine arms and tines: The tine arms are thick-walled and large in diameter. 10.5 mm (0.4″) double tines that wind around the arms in three massive spring coils offering outstanding flexibility and longevity. Each tine arm carries four double tines.

Each tine arm is easily removed: Simply undo two bolts to remove the entire arm complete with bearing and roller.

Sturdy foldback mechanism: Gap-free and hard-wearing functionality comes from a holder that is made from hardened steel and has a pivoting joint that is loaded by a Belleville spring on the models with multiple rotors.

KRONE Lift tines

Clean windrows, better feed

  • Greater ground clearance
  • Higher work rates
  • No crop contamination
  • Higher-quality forage
  • Minimum crop loss

Setting the tines to an optimum position: The special Lift tines perform better, because their ends maintain a steep angle even in heavy crop and lift it more easily, which leads to more uniform windrows. As a result, the machine can work at a faster pace and still deliver consistently well shaped windrows.

No crop contamination: Thanks to their excellent performance, the Lift tines can work at a greater ground clearance than traditional tines. And thus reduce the risk of crop contamination as well as tine wear.

Variable working and swathing widths

Variable working and windrowing widths: Vary the work width easily from 11 m (36’1″) to 13.50 m (44’4″) and adapt to any field situation. At the same time, vary windrow widths from about 1.40 m (4’7″) to 2.20 m (7’3″) by adjusting the rear rotors. The leading rotors operate at higher speeds than the ones at the rear, throwing the crop wide and ahead of the rear rotors which rake it into uniform and fluffy windrows without roping.

Optimized driveline: Movable gearboxes mount far out on the wings to optimize the driveline. Swadro 1400 Plus features heavy-duty driveshafts and the rotors are protected by star ratchet clutches.

Easy operation

The Alpha control box for the Swadro 1400 gives finger-tip control of rotor height, work width and windrowing width as well as individual or sequential rotor up/down control.

The DS 500 operator terminal: The DS 500 terminal has a backlit display which shows the current settings. This terminal provides all Alpha features plus auto height control on Swadro 1400 Plus after the height was set on one rotor. An optional joystick is available to off er even more convenient operation.

CCI 1200 operator terminal: Offering a large 12inch colour touch screen, this terminal splits into three separate views, offering a customized user interface. CCI 1200 is ISOBUS compatible and therefore a universal terminal that is ready for use on other machines as well. For added operator comfort, it also has inputs for an optional joystick (WTK) with customizable controls.

The ISOBUS-compatible tractor terminal: Here is an example of an ISOBUS-compatible tractor terminal which controls all machine functions.

The automatic SectionControl feature is very useful when raking out wedges and awkward patches. Detecting raked areas and raising the rotors, this feature prevents the same patch is raked twice.

Changing work widths hydraulically: The work width on the front and rear rotors is adjusted by telescoping the arms hydraulically, thereby moving also the positions of the right-angle gearboxes which drive the front rotors. This system warrants effective overlapping of both ends of the driveshafts irrespective of the current work width.

Controlling the height of the rotors conveniently from a cab-based terminal with large display screen is standard specification on these models. This way, the operator adjusts all rotors at once or each rotor individually. Swadro 1400 Plus allows operators to set the height on one rotor and then have all remaining rotors adopt the current setting.

Safe road travel

The running gear: All Swadro 1400 models have running gears that offer wide trackwidths, big flotation tyres and air brakes for safe running. Giving a transport width of less than 3 m (9’10”) and a transport height of less than 4 m (13’2″), they can safely travel at 40 km/h (25 mph) on public roads.

A comfortable transport height: All Swadro 1400 models have a transport height of less than 4 m (13’2”) after folding the outer tine arms. This is not necessary on the Swadro 1400 Plus The beam lowers hydraulically to bring the machine down to the statutory transport height.

Attaching to the tractor links: The two-point headstock pivots sideways, giving generous lateral movement without straining the drive shafts of course.

The ball hitch: The rake is also available with a ball hitch system which makes for easy and fast attachment and removal. Also, there is no jolting and travel is safe and comfortable.

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1521 Sumas Way
Abbotsford, British Columbia V2S 7P4

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1090 Stevens Rd
West Kelowna, British Columbia V1Z 1A3

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Vernon, British Columbia V1B 3B6

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