Lely in­tro­duce new evolved PR loader

Irish Independent - Farming - - Machinery -

AF­TER the suc­cess­ful in­tro­duc­tion of the Lely Tigo XR combi loader wagon at the Lely field days a cou­ple of years ago, Lely is now fur­ther ex­pand­ing its loader wagon range with the in­tro­duc­tion of the new Lely Tigo PR.

It re­places the Lely Tigo R Profi model, with three mod­els in the 31-41 cu­bic me­tre ca­pac­ity range (the PR 50, 60 and 70).

The Tigo PR mod­els com­bine the new fea­tures of the Tigo XR, such as mov­able bulk head, with the tried and tested ca­pac­ity of the Tigo R Profi.

With their com­pact build and high ca­pac­ity, Lely Ire­land claims the Tigo XR and PR loader wag­ons are an ex­cel­lent choice for con­trac­tors and large live­stock farm­ers look­ing to up­grade for the 2014 silage sea­son.

Lely says it has ap­plied the con­cept of an in­no­va­tive loader and silage trans­port wagon to the smaller Tigo PR range.

For ex­am­ple, the hy­drauli­cally ad­justable bulk­head al­lows the space above the draw­bar to be used by cre­at­ing an additional six cu­bic me­tres in ex­tra ca­pac­ity.

This has re­sulted in a 1m shorter, and hence more ma­noeu­vrable, wagon than com­pa­ra­ble ma­chines of the same ca­pac­ity.

In ad­di­tion, it al­lows the crop com­paction pres­sure to be ad­justed, en­sur­ing the nu­tri­tional value and struc­ture of the crop is main­tained.

This sys­tem also clev­erly dis­trib­utes the weight more ef­fi­ciently dur­ing trans­port, al­low­ing the wagon to han­dle bet­ter on the road. Mov­ing bulk­head as­sists un­load­ing At the silage clamp, the move­able bulk­head also as­sists with un­load­ing by re­duc­ing pres­sure on floor chains and the drive mech­a­nism.

It pro­vides as­sis­tance to the floor drive by push­ing the ma­te­rial rear­ward. As 10-15pc (depend­ing on the model) of the ma­te­rial is trans­ported in the bulk­head, this also pro­vides a sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tion on the force re­quired to get the ma­te­rial mov­ing.


Ul­ti­mately, for­age har­vest­ing is all about one goal: achiev­ing op­ti­mal qual­ity ma­te­rial to en­sure high milk and meat pro­duc­tion. To this end, Lely claims to have given the Tigo loader wagon cer­tain fea­tures that make it a specialist ma­chine in terms of crop han­dling and chop­ping qual­ity.

25mm wide edges on the ro­tor tines and the min­i­mal space for the knives en­sure good re­sults be­cause the crop is drawn along the knives rather than be­ing forced through them – an im­por­tant power and fuel con­sump­tion con­sid­er­a­tion.

In ad­di­tion, the short feed chan­nel be­hind the ro­tor elim­i­nates mulching of wet ma­te­rial and al­lows the for­age to be com­pacted in the wagon faster and more con­sis­tently.

For more con­ve­nient main­te­nance, the new 40 knife chop­ping sys­tem (with 0/20/40 knife se­lec­tion) is easy to ac­cess.

The op­er­a­tor sim­ply swings the knife bank to the side of the ma­chine us­ing the con­trol box or the but­tons on the left-hand side of the wagon.

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