As more material enters the bale chamber, the two chain elevators press layer by layer to form tight and well-shaped round bales. The slats mesh with the crop to provide positive bale rotation at any stage of the baling cycle. The baling pressure is supplied by a hydraulic ram that actuates the tensioning arms at the front and rear ends. As soon as the bale has reached its preset diameter, twine or net wrapping is triggered. As a last step, the tailgate opens and the bale is ejected.
- The bale density is controlled infinitely variably
- The extra spiral roller speeds up bale starts
- The optional bale ejector ejects the bale actively
We at KRONE understand the needs of farmers. Providing high bale densities, KRONE balers are extremely robust, uncluttered and perfectly specified. Last but not least, they offer superior operational reliability.
Small diameters are typical in silage making, because small bales are easier to handle, break up and feed. The 1.00 - 1.30 m (3'3" - 4'3") diameter bales produced by Fortima V 1500 suit most wrappers perfectly.
Large-diameter bales are often preferred in straw and hay as they offer better efficiency, save on wrapping material and reduce labour costs.
- Choice of double and quad twine wraps
- Short tying cycles
- High hourly rates
Depending on the level of specified on-board electronics (Medium or Comfort), the Fortima balers can take either the double twine tying system or the faster quad twine system. Either option ensures generous string overlap on the bale and multiple ties along the edge so the bale keeps its shape.
- Short baling cycles for more bales per hour
- Bales break up quickly and easily in animal buildings
- Compact feed system and positive net feed
Fortima’s net wrapping system is straightforward by design and offers superior functionality. Net wrapping is faster than twine wrapping and increases output rates. The net wrap system accepts rolls with a total net length of up to 3,600 m (11,811 ft).
- High operator comfort from a graphical user interface
- Clear design
- Easy use
KRONE offers a choice of electronic control units that help reduce operator fatigue. Each control box features a clear and uncluttered screen that displays all relevant machine data and a user-friendly interface.
High in output, Low in maintenance
- Easy access for easy maintenance
- Automatic lubrication is an option for the fixed chamber Fortima drive chains
- Automatic chain tensioning
Not only is Fortima designed for highest densities and outputs but it also stands out for an uncluttered layout and easy access to all service points. A grease bank and the automatic chain lubricator minimize service and maintenance.
The running gear
- Auto-levelling in undulating terrain
- Outstanding operator comfort
- Excellent tracking
Special conditions require special equipment. To meet all our customers' requirements, Fortima is available with a wide range of running gear. Choose from standard and tandem setups, braked and unbraked versions as well as air and hydraulic brakes (export version).
The chain-and-slat elevator