Company NEWS CALLING ALL KRONE FANS… Krone UK has recently launched their online shop allowing fans to order Krone merchandise online. If you’re looking for a present for the person who’s got everything or you fancy treating yourself, then why not visit www.krone-uk.com and click shop. SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE MOWING Krone have updated their mower line up with the addition of the ActiveMow. Its’ simple robust design provides a side pivoting mower bed and spring suspensions that makes it ideal for small to medium farmers. The range consists of five models with working widths from 2.0m to 3.6m which superceeds the familiar AM range. All ActiveMow have inherited the familiar features of SafeCut disc protection system and SmartCut mower bed with optimised disc overlap for difficult conditions from the EasyCut range, whilst retaining the familiar features associated with the AM, such as quick change blades, easy attachment and simple robust design. Understanding that safe transport and storage space can be an issue, all ActiveMow mowers now fold vertically past 90 degrees to give greater visibility from the cab and better weight distribution. They also have the possibility to be stored securely in the upright transport position, saving valuable shed space. 4 Dates for your Diary SCOTGRASS: 18TH MAY - CRICHTON COLLEGE, DUMFRIES ROYAL WELSH GRASSLAND: 9TH JUNE - RHUG ESTATE, CORWEN CEREALS: 15TH & 16TH JUNE – CHRISHALL GRANGE, DUXFORD, CAMBS ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW: 23RD TO 26TH JUNE – ROYAL HIGHLAND CENTRE, INGLESTON, EDINBURGH ROYAL WELSH SHOW: 18TH TO 21ST JULY – ROYAL WELSH SHOW GROUND, BUILTH WELLS, POWYS THE DAIRY SHOW: 5TH OCTOBER - ROYAL BATH & WEST SHOWGROUND, SHEPTON MALLET Follow Us Keep up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram & YouTube.
Krone UK have extended their range of forage harvesters with the introduction of 3 new models at their ‘BiG Just Got Better’ working demonstration last autumn near Whitchurch in Shropshire. The event saw the launch of its new BiG X 530, 630 and 770 models, which completes the circle and brings the total to nine in the range. The new additions will be available for the first time this spring as full production machines and are designed for both growers and contractors. New design features aim to maximise performance and durability while remaining simple to operate and service and of course ensuring operator comfort is achieved as a priority. The three new models offer growers and contractors a wider choice, with the larger 630 and 770 machines giving contractors improved versatility when harvesting a wider variety of crops. Six feed rollers ensure uniform performance and that optimum crop flow is achieved even in inconsistent swaths, and is aided by VariStream to help level out peaks and troughs, ultimately improving efficiency. The current chopping cylinder has been replaced on all models with the MaxFlow drum to produce twice the crop carrying capacity , therefore significantly increasing the productivity of the forager. The BiG X 480 to 630 models feature a 630mm wide drum and for the BiG X 600 – 1100 an 800mm wide drum, , all with a 660mm diameter and the option of 20, 28 or 36 knives offering chop length variation from 3-31mm. Chop length can be doubled on each knife specification by removing half the knives. On the BiG X 480 to 630 is the new VariQuick feature that allows a fast and simple change over between corn conditioner and grass chute and is particularly relevant for contractors potentially working between grass and whole crop on a daily basis. Standard on the BiG X 480-630 models is the new independent Wishbone Suspension fitted on the rear axle of 4WD and 2WD options. Designed to provide maximum operator comfort over the roughest of terrain, this feature also allows the engine to be seated lower, increasing driver visibility. A 50 degree steering angle can also be achieved which is ideal on headlands and when in tight situations. Produce twice the crop carrying capacity with the MaxFlow drum With operator comfort again a key focus, climate control in the cab is now standard and a deeper and wider cab makes more space, while a wide windscreen and high side windows optimises visibility especially of the spout. An ergonomic gearstick gives optimum operator comfort and easy to reach buttons and touch screen terminal helps reduce fatigue. Power for the BiG X 530 and 630 come from MTU 6R 1300 530hp and MTU 6R 1500 626hp engines respectively, and for the 770 it is a MAN D2868 V8 729hp engine. The larger range of foragers have all received a facelift and have been joined by the BiG X 770, which now fills the gap between the BiG X 700 and 850, giving an extra option to those wanting more from a 700. Some new features include a drum brake that can stop the machine in less than 10 seconds and is fitted as standard. A 300l additive tank including pump terminal control can be used for additive dosing. The company’s on board computer software ICAN is available with yield and moisture metering and features a printer, it can be linked to a mobile app for task and date recording. Also new to the larger range, including the 770, is a spout extension for 10, 12 and 14 row machines with a square end for grass and conical shape end for maize. A new modern and stylish design also includes features such as a new larger in cab monitor for easier operation, LED lighting, mirror guards and mud guards. 5