SHORTLY after launching the new Highland series tedders, Krone has intro-duced another new series of tedders badged with the name Vendro.
The new range replaces the existing KW range and lines up nine models: 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), covering working widths of 4.70m to 11.20m and offering the right solution for any farming need.
The landmark feature of these new developments is their close attachment to the tractor, which shifts more weight to the front axle and reduces transport length and lift requirement compared with the predecessors.
Sealed and maintenance-free, the main gearbox with integral overrunning clutch offers max-imum service life and reliability. Naturally, the tried-and-tested Krone Octo-Link clutches are also found on the new models. Unlike universal joints, these eight-finger and maintenance-free clutches require no daily lubrication and establish fr-ictional connections at any angle.
The rotor gearboxes are mounted under the structural beams where they have no structural function and are less exposed to strain and stress as well as being maintenance-free and liquid greased for minimum service and maintenance, as on all Krone tedders.
Like the Highland models, the Vendro tedders feature the Krone OptiTurn rotors with patented Krone OptiTurn tines that orbit closely to the rotor wheels for exemplary results. The redesigned rotors have their tines orbit 20cm closer than on the KW20 for exceptional contouring.
Thanks to their new and patented OptiTurn 3D design, they pick up the grass cleanly and the curved shaft results in a loss-free and uniform spread of the material along the shafts which have different lengths within the pair. Another effect of this design is a perfect throw and uniform and fluffy spreads, reducing drying time
and allowing farmers to make maximum use of narrow har-vest windows.
The standard border sp-reading curtain makes for accurate and clean work along boundaries. It is easily lowered into work from the convenience of the cab – either manually or hydraulically.
The modern styling also covers the rotor guards that give maximum protection and yet easy access to all service points.