- AMAZONE has extended its range of new KE 02 Rotamix rotary harrows by the addition of a foldable 6 m variant
- The KE 6002-2 400 Rotamix is approved for tractors up to 400 hp and is characterised particularly by its high output, its good crumbling action and thus its ability to generate fine soil
With the KE 6002-2-400, AMAZONE is offering a new machine, which has been developed primarily for high work rates. The rotary harrow is very high-performing, thanks to its working width of 6 m. Quick folding to a 3 m transport width also ensures rapid and safe transport between fields. It is designed for solo use and cannot be coupled to a seed rail.
System Rotamix – close-coupled, compact and four extra tine carriers at 6 m
The KE 6002-2-400 rotary harrow with the Rotamix system has four tine carriers per metre working width over which the incoming power is distributed. The trailing tines produce a very good crumb structure, even on heavy soils. The new rotary harrows are therefore very well suited for seedbed preparation, particularly following the plough.
The number of tine carriers permits the use of a smaller spur gear diameter. This has allowed the design of the rotary harrow trough to be very robust, yet very compact and therefore lightweight. The short coupling ensures that the leverage effect on the tractor is reduced, and it therefore has a lesser lifting power requirement than with other rotary harrows.
The tried and tested Quick+Safe system provides the 290 mm tines with an integrated stone release and the tines can be easily exchanged without the need for tools.
The Long-Life-Drive system, including the DirectDrive-gearbox, ensures a long service life and maximum smooth running. The double sealing system with cassette seal and labyrinth seal protects against dust, moisture and dirt ingress.
The heart of the new rotary harrow range is the DirectDrive gearbox, via which the higher power flow is transmitted directly to the spur gears of the tine carriers. On the new KE 6002-2-400 Rotamix there is no power redirection thus ensuring an excellent, low-wear, power transmission. The gearbox is mounted on both side wings. The rotary harrow can be used with a PTO speed of 1000 rpm. Exchange gear sets enable the tine carrier speed to be adapted to the different soil conditions.
For precise and consistent working depth setting, the KE 6002-2-400 is adjusted via a series of holes. This facilitates a very broad setting spectrum where the working depth can, however, be adjusted mechanically, yet very precisely by an eccentric pin. The setting is designed to be simple and easily understandable for the operator.
The height of the levelling board for levelling the soil is precisely guided by the roller. The levelling board also deflects upwards thanks to the integrated overload protection. A universal setting tool is supplied for fine-tuning the precise settings, which can also be used universally for many other tasks, such as setting or the height adjustment of the side plates or for setting the track markers.
The levelling board is shortened by 100 mm for improved soil passage and for better levelling of the soil. It improves throughput between side plates and levelling board.
Numerous roller types with different diameters for targeted reconsolidation are available for a wide range of site-specific requirements. AMAZONE offers the tooth packer roller for full-area crumbling and reconsolidation. The wedge ring roller, for light to medium soil types, reconsolidates in strips. Optionally also with Matrix profile for an even better drive in lighter soil types. The roller programme is rounded off with the trapezium roller, also giving strip-wise reconsolidation.