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Krone releases new generation of rotary rakes

Krone releases new generation of rotary rakes

Custom tailored to professional hay and forage operations, Krone’s new generation of Swadro rotary rakes include the Swadro Trailed Center (TC) and the Swadro Trailed Side (TS) models.

The new rotary rakes are ideal for medium-to-large dry hay or silage producers who require even and consistent windrows.

“Krone has taken the strongest lineup of rotary rakes on the market to the next level,” says Brent Raines, Krone territory product manager. “The new Swadro TS and TC rakes incorporate proven, reliable features that producers have come to expect from Krone and built upon that.”

Swadro TS rakes have the capability of making one or two windrows and raise over 19 inches for high ground clearance during headland turns so windrows are not damaged. In addition, the leading rotor rotates at higher speeds than other rotors, ensuring greater efficiency and throughputs.

Krone says Swadro TS rakes enhance flexibility in allowing growers to change from single windrow formation to double in less than one minute.

The Swadro TC rakes form one windrow down the center of the rotors. The new feature on all Swadro TC models is manual height adjustment located on the rotor with a height indicator displaying the current adjustment. 

All of the new generation models feature a new curved tine design that picks the crop off the ground, minimizing contamination and improving the forage quality.  

Raines says the new lift tines provide cleaner raking and pick up heavier material. Improved capacity and lower horsepower requirements have drawn very positive comments from producers.

The new Swadro models have a reduced transport height of less than 13 feet. This is achieved without removing the tine arms. The machine travels quickly without hassle between fields, and the operator does not have to leave the cab.

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