Krone launches Vendro tedder series at Agritechnica

  • Krone has launched a new range of Vendro tedder with four to ten rotors that replaces the existing KW range and features 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.

Vendro tedders feature the Krone OptiTurn rotors with patented Krone OptiTurn tines that orbit closely to the rotor wheels. Tines on the redesigned rotors, orbit 20cm closer than on the KW 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.

Hydraulic damper struts are a standard feature on the Vendro 900, 1020 and 1120 models, but is also available as an option on all other Vendros. These provide perfect castering behind the tractor, especially in curves, and convenient, shock-free travel on public roads.

The new Krone 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. The patented stand at the rear moves to various positions as a counterbalance when the damper struts extend/retract during tractor attachment/removal.

The Vendro range covers working widths of 4.7m to 11.2m and includes: two 4-rotor machines (Vendro 470 and Vendro 560), three 6-rotor tedders (Vendro 620, Vendro 680 and Vendro 790), two 8-rotor tedders (Vendro 820 and Vendro 900) and two 10-rotor tedders (Vendro 1020 and Vendro 1120).