HARVESTER WITH A BIG APPETITE
THIS is the first year the distinctive looking self-propelled Katana forage harvester from Fendt will be demonstrated at FTMTA Grass & Muck.
In addition to compliance with the new Tier 4 final emissions standard, the tried and tested swinging frame directly on the intake has six feed rollers and infinitely adjustable control to ensure best compression of the crop on the way to the cutter head. Moreover, the Katana 65 still has the largest cutter head on the market — now alternatively with 20, 28 or 40 knives. A full line of headers is available for all applications.
The tank design concept was also revised and can now be optionally equipped with a silage additive system, which is easily accessible and can be controlled and mon- itored from the terminal. Fendt claims the design of the Katana, with its longitudinally mounted engine, is cutting edge. Optional LED lighting packages are available for the entire vehicle, and the back of the forage harvester has been redesigned to offer generous storage spaces for tools and fast access to the batteries.
New extra wide and extra high front tyres with widths up to 900mm or 42 inch rims (for example, 900/60 R38 with an average of 2.06 m or 710/70 R42 for an outer width of only 3.2m) make the Katana suitable all operating conditions.
The harvester is powered with an MTU 6R 1500 engine with a 15.6-litre displacement and 460 KW/625 hp. The oil changing interval is 500 hours.
The Fendt Katana will be making its Gurteen debut