The Swadro TC centre delivery rakes stand out for producing exceptionally consistent swaths while working at extremely high rates, flexible work widths and maximum ha/h performance. These machines offer work widths from 7.60m to 8.80m.
- Flexible work widths, extra high lift-out.
- Variable chassis with adjustable track widths and large tyres.
- High ground clearance and high rotor lift-out for easy headland turns.
- Swadro TC 640 and TC 760 come with a standard mechanical working width control. The arms extend and retract as the operator turns a crank.
- All Swadro TC models have hydraulic working width control as standard specification (option on TC 640 and 760). The system comes with a large scale that helps operators set the required position.
- The rotors can be lifted out independently. This is standard specification on the TC 930 and TC 1000 and an option on all other Swadro TC models (except TC 640). This feature brings great advantages in wedges, along boundaries and in low-yielding crops.
- Strong coil springs transfer some of the weight to the main beam and the chassis as the rake is swathing along.
- All Swadro TC rotors have their work height adjusted down to the millimetre. This is done on a crank which is arranged on the outside of the rotor for easy access. A large scale helps operators to read the current position.
- To disturb and aerate dry and light material, Swadro TC 680 and 760 can be equipped with a new KRONE development – the disturbing rotor. Positioned in the middle of the rake and carrying six tines, the hydraulic rotor disturbs the material in the middle between the left and right rotors. This promotes uniform wilting and boosts the quality of hay and leafy forage such as lucerne.
- The high-clearance frame and the high rotor lift-out allow the machine to run over massive windrows without disturbing them.
- Swadro TC and TC Plus are attached to the two-point headstock by a ball bearing joint and a rod-steered undercarriage with articulated steering. This makes these rakes particularly nimble – a boon in awkward areas where no crop is left behind and shunting is eliminated. The machine simply goes into every corner of the field without manoeuvring. The articulated steering is an option on the TC 640.
- Great road stability and exceptional castering are the standout features of the chassis that is approved to 40 km/h (25 mph).
- Quick changeovers bring drown the transport height to less than 4 m (13'2"), fold up the rotors without removing any tine arms (except TC 1000) or guards and retract the telescoping arms to reduce the machine width.
- TC 880 run on 11.5/80- 15.3/10 PR tyres. All models from Swadro TC 680 can be fitted with 15.0/55-17/10 PR tyres that suit softer soils or sloping fields. Either way, the machine’s transport width is less than 3.00 m.
- If the wheels are fitted with slim tyres, it will be possible to expand the track width by 6 cm (2.4"). Simply refit a distancer sleeve on the wheel arms and move each axle out 3 cm (1.2").