Irish Independent - Farming - - MACHINERY -

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

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