- Huge 13.10 m work width
- 12 rotors with 6 tine arms each
- Drawbar or three-point linkage attachment
- Automated transport/work changeovers
- Flexible rotor guidance, exact ground contouring
The KRONE KWT 1300 is the tedder for supreme quality forage. Pleasant to operate, the machine teds 13.10 m in one operation. Highly productive, it is yet gentle on the crop and soil but compact and safe in road travel.
The attachment systems
KWT 1300 is available in many different attachment systems The standard attachment is a drawbar with with 40 mm hitch ring for top and bottom attachment. An 80 hitch ball or a pivoting drawbar is an option.
The KWT 1300 Plus comes with a three-point headstock as standard for great agility during tight maneuvers and headland turns.
The bottom arms on the chassis give very accurate guidance of the rotors. The wheels on the transport running gear are simply castering, serving as a leading gauge wheel for active tine contouring control.
The hydraulic top link
The hydraulic top link is in float position during work providing optimum ground contour following and maintaining the set work height. On the headland and changing in transport position, the link raises the entire frame into an approx. 90° position.
Hydraulic suspension for the transport axle
The transport axle on KWT 1300 Plus has standard hydraulic suspension. This is an option on the KWT 1300. In headland position, KWT 1300 (Plus) rests most of its weight on the transport axle (left photo) for good tracking and stability during the headland turn. By comparison, when in working position, the lift cylinder transfers the weight of the frame and axle from the transport axle to the rotor wheels and the headstock. This reduces the load on the transport wheels and hence the risk of scuffing in tight turns. Despite this configuration, the transport wheels continue serving as gauge wheels ahead of the rotors - a smart design that cuts out damage to the sward and crop contamination.
High productivity and quality of work
The trailed rotary tedders KWT 1300, 1600 and 2000 stand out for an impressive efficiency and the best quality of work. 12, 14, or 18 rotors spread the crop in an extremely uniform mat. The flexible tubes ensure the material is adequately tedded even across the full work width and in undulating fields. Permanently lubricated rotor gearboxes, robust 9.5 mm double tines of unequal lengths, robust tube-section tine holders, a sturdy frame with individual segment adjustment and a wide transport chassis running on flotation tires - all this combines to cope with highest loads and deliver excellent results on and on.
OctoLink finger clutches
Featuring maintenance-free eight-finger clutch and rotor gearboxes that are immersed in semi-fluid grease, the KWT 1300, KWT 1600 and KWT 2000 are made to cope with the highest loads and continue delivering during a long life.
The 1.53 m diameter rotors with six tine arms and robust double tines of unequal lengths produce an exemplary spread pattern.
High-strength beams are made to cope with the strains of a huge work width. The enclosed hoop guard features cross braces that are arranged at an angle for extra stability. The heavy-duty build not only complies with safety standards but also takes off load from the side arms and joints.
Compensating for the loading
The coil spring connects the top link coupler with the transport frame. When the rotors are in headland position the spring is pressing on the frame, compensating for negative tongue load. This detail allows you to operate a KWT 1300, KWT 1600 or KWT 2000 also with a smaller or more lightweight tractor.
Work height control
The height of all tines is altered on this crank in the middle of the machine for quick and easy adjustment to varying conditions.
Border spreading with curtain
The curtain is controlled hydraulically and is an option for those who seek maximum precision in border spreading. The crop is not thrown beyond the field border.
Both the KWT 1300 and the high-capacity KWT 1600 and KWT 2000 models fold automatically and sequence controlled from the cab thereby eliminating any risk of operator error. As a last step, a separate spool raises / lowers the booms into headland / work position
The transport running gear
The wide transport running gear ensures quiet running and good road stability even on rough roads. Wider tires are an option here, because flotation rubber on the transport chassis translates into softer treading in boggy terrain and reduced soil compaction thanks to a large contact area.