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Krone Expands Line of Forage Harvesters

Krone recently released four new self-propelled forage harvesters of the BiG X line including the BiG X 480, 530, 580, and 630. 
“The new BiG X models were tested extensively in North America,” says Jim Mandes, northern region sales manager. “Capitalizing on the reputation of the BiG X 700, 850, and 1100, these machines will allow Krone to offer machines to operations with lower horsepower requirements and provide the same exceptional forage quality, reliability, and production.”
A redesigned exterior with a sloped body and low rear end allow the operator to easily see behind and to the side.
Krone revised the crop flow components to meet the machine’s lower horsepower requirements. This includes narrowing the width of the feed rolls while maintaining the six rolls to ensure an evenly compacted crop mat. 
The new, lower horsepower BiG X models feature an MTU R6 Tier 4 final engine that is transversely mounted for weight distribution and a direct line of power transfer to the chopping drum.
Four Bosch wheel motors allow transport speeds up to 25 mph, and infinite-variable speed generates maximum traction and speed control. 
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