CLAAS has extended its award-winning Max Spread crop flow concept across its range of industry-leading tedders with the release of four new models with operating widths from 5.8 to 13 metres.
Claas Harvest Centre South Gippsland’s principal Anthony Blackshaw said the Max Spread enables better handling and spreading processes, even at high speeds.
“Max Spread crop flow concept is characterised by the tangential linkage of the tines,” he said.
“Compared to conventional tedding systems, Max Spread causes the spreading arms to work considerably longer in the direction of travel, significantly increasing crop pick-up.
“The tines then distribute the crop evenly across the maximum width, regardless of working speeds.
“The crop flows between the rotors in almost straight lines, which mean even leafy crops such as lucerne can be tedded without any problems.”
With 10 rotors, a rotor diameter of 1.7m and a working width of 13m, the Volto 1300T becomes the largest tedder in the Claas line-up to incorporate the labour-saving technology.
It incorporates many other improvements, including a re-engineered folding system and a new headland lift for improved manoeuvrability.
Other models incorporating Max Spread are the Volto 800T, a trailed variant of the Volto 800 with six 1.7m diameter rotors and a working width of 7.7m.
The Max Spread concept has also been extended to the small rotor diameter segment for the first time.
“With either six or eight 1.3m wide rotors and working widths of 5.8m and 7.7m, the Volto 80 and 60 are powerful all-rounders for smaller or medium-sized operations,” Anthony said.
The spreading angle on all four models can be adjusted without the use of tools to suit different crop conditions.
Max Spread technology has been recognised with awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and Germany’s Bayerischen Zentral-Landwirtschaftsfest (ZLF).
For more information on the Max Spread and new models, contact Anthony and the team at Claas Harvest Centre South Gippsland, in the Leongatha industrial estate, or see advert this issue.