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BiG Times Issue 6

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Company NEWS PEACE OF MIND Extend your peace of mind with KRONE Warranty Plus. For that extra reassurance on our larger machines, our Warranty Plus scheme is there to give extended expertise and all round protection against unexpected repair costs and replacement parts; once the standard warranty agreement terminates. Choosing either an additional 12 or 24 months cover means you can take control of your operating costs. KRONE Warranty Plus provides an extension of KRONE’s standard manufacturer’s warranty and is subject to its terms and conditions. Warranty Plus is available on all new: • BiG M self propelled mowers • Comprima round balers • BiG Pack large square balers • BiG X forage harvesters and headers Costing as little as 11 pence per bale or £1.83 per hour* Warranty Plus can ensure peace of mind and protection beyond the first 12 months. * Based on 24 months Warranty Plus for a Comprima @ £2,695 with a maximum bale limit of 25,000 bales and a BiG M @ £5,500 with a maximum engine hour limit of 3,000 hours. Available on request. NEW APPOINTMENTS AT KRONE Krone UK has appointed Dan Mallard as the new territory manager for Central England and Wales. Dan is from a Herefordshire farming family where sheep and cider fruit are the main focus. He achieved HND in Agricultural mechanisation from Harper Adams University, from where he went to the John Deere dealership Alexander and Duncan in Leominster as parts assistant. Prior to joining Krone UK in January this year, Dan spent five years with Spearhead Machinery Ltd covering the south west of the country where he gained a good grounding in territory management and sales. Dan says that his appointment with Krone UK is the next logical move in his career path that will hopefully see him progress up the chain into a managerial role in the future. “Krone is a family business which specialises in high quality forage and grassland equipment, offering farmers and contractors unrivalled service and expertise in this competitive market sector,” he says. “The company is recognised globally as an innovator and a leader in the field of forage technology, which presents me with an excellent opportunity to develop all my core skills as well as build a new portfolio of customers,” he says. “I’m ready to move up to the next level of turnover in terms of business size.” Esther Fawkes has joined the After Sales team as a technical support administrator, Esther’s main role is to provide service and parts information to KRONE’s dealer network to ensure they continue the high level of service expected in today’s market place. Esther comes from outside the industry and brings with her a wealth of experience in coordinating service teams. Esther Fawkes Dan Mallard HELPING YOU LOOK THE PART New additions to KRONE’s merchandise range will help you look the part whether it’s working on the farm or down the pub. Joining our well established and ever growing range of merchandise is a new ½ zip sweater, soft shell gilet and a Weapons of Grass Destruction T-shirt. Designed with a combination of style, comfort and durability in mind, all of our merchandise can be purchased from your local KRONE dealer or online at www.krone-uk.com and for a limited time only there’s a 10% discount for all items ordered online by the 31st August 2017, simply enter BIGTIMES6 at the checkout. Dates for your diary 2017 24TH & 25TH MAY GRASSLAND & MUCK 17 @ STONELEIGH 22ND – 25TH JUNE ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW @ EDINBURGH 24TH – 27TH JULY ROYAL WELSH SHOW@ BUILTH WELLS 4TH OCTOBER THE DAIRY SHOW@ SHEPTON MALLET 15TH NOVEMBER AGRISCOT @ EDINBURGH 12TH – 18TH NOVEMBER AGRITECHNICA @ HANOVER 4

NEW MODEL FOR FORAGE WAGONS Product FOCUS The hardox faced rotor and 46 knives produce a theoretical chop length of 37mm The RX 400 & RX 430 feature a pivoting headboard which swings forwards during loading to increase capacity, then pivots backwards to enhance unloading The RX wagon is built on a common chassis and available with 3 different capacities, this is achieved by adding a pivoting headboard and a rear extension Krone has expanded its forage wagon ranges by adding the new RX series. The RX is built around a common chassis with the increase in capacity achieved by firstly adding a pivoting headboard and secondly a rear extension to provide three different capacities; the RX 360 GL/GD (vertical headboard, short tailgate), RX 400 GL/GD (pivoting headboard, short tailgate) and RX 430 GL forage wagon (pivoting headboard, long tailgate). The RX range fits between the existing MX and ZX ranges to provide more options and greater flexibility. Crop is collection is now enhanced thanks to the 2,015mm wide EasyFlow camless pick-up, with the double tines arranged in a “W” pattern. This guarantees a consistent crop flow across the full working width of the machine and avoids peak loading associated with a more conventional tine arrangement. The crop is then fed into the wagon via an 8-row rotor cutter with hardox plated tines, through 0, 23 or 46 knives to achieve a nominal chop length of 64mm or 37mm. Each knife is individually sprung protected and the knife bank swings out to the side for easy and ergonomic knife changing. Efficient loading of the crop into the wagon body is achieved thanks to the sloping floor which eliminates the need to push the grass vertically before it can be transported by the conveyor floor, the sloping floor also helps utilise the available volume by preventing the crop from rolling backwards. ‘PowerLoad’ automatically activates the chain and slat floor when required moving the load backwards, this is done gradually ensuring that a uniform fill is achieved each and every time, maximising the load space and reducing operator fatigue. The hydraulic axle assembly warrants great roll stability, distributing the weight evenly on the right and left side and minimizing vertical travel for maximum road safety and operator comfort. The system effectively reduces the risk of roll, shifting of weight and overturn. The hydraulic axle assembly is standard specification on all Krone RX forage wagons. In addition, the slim drawbar makes for tightest turns and great manoeuvrability. 5