Sunday, 01 April 2018 07:55

Big 4-rotor rake easy to power

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The new KV91530C. The new KV91530C.

A new Kverneland 12.5m, 4-rotor rake, dubbed KV91530C, follows on from the larger 15m KV97150C to New Zealand in 2017 harvest. 

It offers many features seen on its larger sibling.

Despite its large working width the machine can be powered with a 100hp tractor and needs only one single-acting and one double-acting rear remote.

The KV91530 uses a maintenance-free Pro-Line gearbox with an adjustable cam track and Terralink Quattro rotor suspension. 

The front 3.35m diameter rotors and the faster moving 3m rear rotors can be hydraulically lifted in tandem or separately by an electronic in-cab controller; this also offers enhanced headland management with an adjustable time delay between the front and rear rotors.

Likewise, adjustments to the working and swath widths can be made in the transport or working positions, to make settings of 10m to 12.5m working width and 1.2m to 2.2m swath width; these allow the operator to configure the rake for crop conditions or a following machine’s pick-up width. 

Transport width (3m) falls inside the local regulations, and transport height is 4m with all tines fitted, although this can be reduced to 3.45m by removing a few tine arms. 

Switching the machine from transport to work mode, and vice versa, is by a single push-button on the main controller.

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