COVID-19 update 20-12-21:

The LAMMA Show announced today that it will move its dates from January 11 and 12 to May 4 and 5, 2022, in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation due to the Omicron variant.


NEW double-arm round bale wrapper has been launched by Krone ideal for farmers and contractors that work in smaller fields.

Following on from the EasyWrap 150, Krone has now launched the EasyWrap 165 T round bale wrapper, which can handle bales with diameters from 1m to 1.65m.

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This lifts up to 1650kg bales and wraps at speeds of up to 40rpm. Controlled from a cab-based Isobus terminal, it offers convenient and straight forward operation to suit professional standards.

The wrapper couples to the tractor linkage with the help of a headstock that swings into position and couples to the lower link arms. A practical hose holder helps connect the oil lines and protects them from getting damaged in work. The hydraulic drawbar can swing to the side for optimum bale collection. Equally convenient is the changeover from road to work position by a touch of a button. An optional version of the drawbar provides storage for 10 spare film rolls.

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A sturdy arm places the bale gently and in a controlled way on to the wrapping table. Adjusting the arm to the size of the bale is easy and takes no tools. The machine can pick up the next bale while keeping the finished bale on board, thus serving as a bale collector.

The wrapping table is formed by four strong textile belts which effectively roll the bale, no matter its size or weight. The bale sits in a deep cradle and is held in position by four bobbins (six as an option).

Wrapping is triggered automatically by a sensor plate. The film is 750mm wide and offers a pre-stretch of either 55% or 70%. At the end of the wrapping cycle, the film is fixed in the cut-and-tie unit and cut in one smooth operation.

Finished bales can be rotated to any suitable position and deposited on the move by tilting the table to the rear, gently placing it on to a rubber mat on the ground. A guide roller at the rear prevents the bale from dropping to the ground in rolling land.

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The cab operated bale turner feature is optional and it is possible to automate the entire wrapping cycle. Every stage in the cycle can be triggered manually too by a touch of a button.

The low-slung chassis ensures maximum machine stability during work. In addition, the wrapper is also available with LED work lights and three extra lights for night work.

New GX forage wagon

KRONE has also launched a general purpose forage wagon in two sizes with fast unloading capacity for a range of loads including root crops and vegetables.

The GX is available in 44m3 and 52m3 sizes with two optional discharge rollers. The GX 440 rides on tandem axles and the GX 520 on a tridem unit, with both featuring standard Isobus operation.

Cargo is unloaded by a powerful fabric belt floor that is operated by two chains. Together with the see-through headboard the belt floor forms the unloading unit, which is operated by two hydromotors.

This is an extremely gentle way of unloading, because the forage moves slowly and consistently to the rear without squeezing. After the machine is cleared, the chains pull the unloading unit back to the front end.

The unloading mechanism only slightly shifts the centre of gravity, preventing the risk of tipping over. At the same time, the body remains in its horizontal position, allowing the machine to unload in low buildings.

The GX has a low deadweight with sides made of lightweight yet strong and smooth GFP panels with narrowly spaced stanchions for maximum stability.

Its enclosed chassis and the sloping mudguards minimise build-up of waste material. Telescoping sides reduce load-over heights hydraulically by up to 700mm.

The unloading unit is driven by two hydraulic motors, with a 200cm3 motor on the GX 440 and two 250cm3 motors on the GX 520, providing two unloading speeds of 8m/min and 16m/min – the floor drive can be reversed for loading the machine through the tailgate.

The strong floor belt offers 50-tonne break strength and a PVC surface, which help to reduce friction for non-stick operation. The tensioned floor moves in either direction and will not billow up in empty hauls.

The belt also offers cushioning when loading strain vulnerable crops like potatoes. The two reversible flat-link chains withstand high loads with break strength of 25-tonnes each.

Optional discharge rollers can be bolted to the tailgate when not in use. They are easily and conveniently attached with two bolts on either end, which fix two claws to the tailboard or to one side wall.

The GX’s steering system can be mechanical or electro-hydraulic. The forced steering system controls the rear axle in tandem and the front and rear axles in tridem.

Provided an electronic axle steering system is in place, the steering angle is controlled relative to the current ground speed. Manual operation is possible too when travelling on a slope or steering along the edge of the clamp.

General road safety features include the double rear lights, with optional reflective strips all-round. Crop covers are also available to ensure no material is lost in transport and no crop is lost on the way to the clamp.

Vendro tedders launched

The new range of Vendro tedders four to 10 rotors will replace Krone's existing KW range, with nine models.

A key feature of the Vendro tedders is its close attachment to the tractor, which shifts more weight to the front axle, and reduces transport length and lift requirement compared to its predecessors. In addition, it offers enormous manoeuvrability when in a work position, which is underlined by auto folding deflectors.

The new Vendro range covers working widths of 4.7m to 11.2m and includes two four-rotor machines (Vendro 470 and Vendro 560), three six-rotor tedders (Vendro 620, Vendro 680 and Vendro 790), two eight-rotor tedders (Vendro 820 and Vendro 900) and two 10-rotor tedders (Vendro 1020 and Vendro 1120).

They feature Krone's OptiTurn rotor system with patented tines that orbit closely to the rotor wheels. Tines on the redesigned rotors, orbit 20cm closer than on the previous KW range for improved contouring.

New and patented OptiTurn 3D design ensures grass is picked up cleanly while curved shafts result in a loss-free and uniform spread of the material along the shafts, which have different lengths within the pair. A perfect throw with uniform and fluffy spreads reduces drying time and maximises the harvest windows.

The modern styling also covers the rotor guards that give maximum protection and easy access to all service points. New brackets for the guards provide maximum stability and unobstructed view of the rotors. A new LED light package gives maximum safety during road travel.

Operator comfort on all 10-rotor machines is improved due to a definable headland position, hydraulic damper struts and special stands for storage, which is set on the spool. This saves time when travelling to the next field and eliminates tedding twice on the headland. A definable headland feature is also an option on all other Vendro models.

The Vendro tedders have a special stand that takes the strain off the rotor wheels, ensuring good stability for fast and safe attachment and removal without shunting.