Having undergone a major facelift, the new Krone Big X 480/530/580/630 series models step out in style presenting the best of two worlds – tried and tested technology and innovative features. Apart from the new cab, the facelift focused on the optimised crop flow system and the move to Stage V emission standards.
The modified models now have a spacious cab that was sourced from the Big X 680-1180 models and is available in two levels of specification: The standard-fit Premium cab has a terminal with 8″ touchscreen and USB and camera ports. It also has a sun blind and wiper on the front window and two wipers on the side windows.
The optional Premium Comfort cab offers a leather clad steering wheel, a 12″ terminal with touchscreen and USB and camera ports, a cooled thermos box and sun blinds on the front, right and rear windows. The front window is kept clean by three wipers, the side windows by one wiper each and the rear window by one wiper, all being supplied with screen wash, ensuring operators enjoy 360-degree view of the machine and its attachments even in poor visibility conditions like rain or dust. Naturally, each cab version comes with a choice of comfort seats and halogen or LED light packages for optimum visibility at dusk or night. The package can be complemented by optional lights on the steps and service points.
Like the Big X 680-1180 series machines, these modified models have the new OptiMaxx CornConditioner with teeth angled at 5°. The helical cut produces a shearing effect that gives intensive conditioning not only lengthwise but also transversely. Like all Krone corn conditioners, the rollers measure 250mm in diameter as standard while roller length increased by 25% for a 25% larger friction surface area and most intensive treatment of kernels and fibres in all LOC ranges.
Available in two versions with 105/123 teeth or 123/144 teeth, the 105/123 tooth unit is ideal for medium and long LOCs whereas the 123/144 tooth conditioner is recommended for short to medium chop lengths. The speed difference is 30% as standard and 40% or 50% as an option.