Vendro C 1340 tedder goes wide

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Krone presents the new Vendro C 1340, a 12-rotor tedder with a working width of almost 13.40 meter. The machine delivers maximum output, attributable to the OptiTurn rotor concept, and its high operating and driving comfort.

Krone now expands it Vendro portfolio with the new Vendro C 1340 offered in two equipment variants. With its working width of 13.34 m, this rotary tedder is the current top model of the Vendro series equipped with the OptiTurn rotor concept. With 24 cm added working width, the Vendro C 1340 surpasses its predecessor, the KWT 1300 model.

As a standard, the Vendro C 1340 comes with a reversible drawbar and 40 mm drawbar lug for top and bottom hitching, or optionally with a K80 ball-head hitch or swinging drawbar. The standard equipment of the Vendro C 1340 Plus is a 2-point hitch including tension spring. The benefit of this spring is the load compensation it provides in headland position, ensuring safe driving in all situations even with small or light-weight tractors. Thanks to these flexible hitching options, a suitable solution can be found for any tractor.

OptiTurn meets high demands

Twelve rotors with 1.50 m diameter, each with six tine arms, provide a generous overlap and thus allow for highly efficient tedding and turning on a working width of almost 13.40 m. Above all in highly contoured terrains, the OptiTurn rotor concept ensures optimum ground adaptation: The rotor guide wheels run very close to the three-dimensionally curved OptiTurn tines that pick up the crops accurately without raking losses before spreading them evenly and loosely. Depending on the type of use of the machine, the spreading angle can be variably set in four levels in a range of 13° to 19°: A steep spreading angle is used for intensive conditioning or tedding of the crops, a shallow angle for gentle turning. This is the basis for swift drying and avoiding the rolling losses incurred above all in crops containing clover. In this way, high-quality forage can be produced also with tight harvesting time windows.

Comfortable operation

The tractor driver can easily adjust the desired working height centrally via a crank handle directly at the machine. The optional hydraulic adjustment offers even more operator comfort with the adjustment made from the tractor cab. This ensures that the operator can react quickly and easily to changing conditions at any time.

Optionally, the machine can be equipped with a border swath cloth mounted on the right side in direction of travel that is folded in and out hydraulically via operation panel. This prevents the crops being spread beyond the field borders and thus avoids border spreading losses.

The Vendro C 1340 offers a range of operational features: Folding the rotor booms in and out from transport into working position takes seconds only. First, a double-acting electronic control unit moves the rotor booms to headland position. This hydraulic folding process is carried out by sequential control, avoiding improper operation and resulting damage to the machine. Next, a single-acting electronic control unit lowers the rotors to working position.

Transport axle with double benefit

Strong feature of the Vendro C 1340 is the hydraulic relief of the transport axle, available on request. In the Plus variant, it is comprised as a standard. Tried and tested in the smaller version, the Vendro C 1120 and its predecessor KWT 1300, it functions as follows: During work, the transport axle runs along on the ground very close to the operating range of the tines, guiding them optimally over each ground contour. To avoid damage to the sward when navigating narrow curves, the transport axle can be relieved. This reduces the weight on the axle by means of a special hydraulic system. Thus the sward remains intact, and neither the contact to the ground nor the function as a front guide wheel for the tines is lost. This guarantees a high forage quality also for the next cuts.

Low maintenance drive

When it comes to the drive, Krone opts for the fully mechanical drive train tried and tested in all tedders. It comprises the main gearbox with integrated freewheel. In combination with the drive shafts, the maintenance-free Octo-Link finger coupling and the hermetically closed rotor gearboxes, it provides maximum efficiency with low fuel consumption and minimum maintenance. Thanks to the lightweight components, the machine is easy to pull without compromise in terms of stability and functionality.

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