Lely introduce new evolved PR loader
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.