Lely excerts more power on silage wagon sector
Lely exerts more power on silage wagon sector 'Tigo' models set for FTMTA unveiling will cater for all clients
Published 23/03/2010 | 05:00
Officially available for this season is the new 'Tigo' range of silage wagons from Lely Ireland. This follows on from the parent Lely company taking a minority interest in German company Mengele last year. The Tigo will make its first appearance at the upcoming FTMTA grassland event on May 20.
"This is a very exciting addition to our grassland range and further improves our product offering to the Irish farming public," said Lely Ireland's agri division manager, Tomas Cooney.
"The Tigo loader wagon range was already introduced to our dealer network at our international field days in Germany in June last year, where they were very well received."
Lely Ireland is to make available the Tigo R and the R Profi models. These vary in capacity from 40-70m3 and should cater for all types of customers, from small capacity wagons up to larger contractor capacity machines.
The Lely Tigo Profi is available in 50, 60 or 70m3 capacity and features a maintenance-free galvanised pick-up. There are seven rows of tines on the pickup, and it is designed without a cam track to reduce the number of moving parts and to increase reliability. There is little more than two inches (54mm) between the pick-up tines, which lends itself to a clean crop uptake and capacity.
Lely says the pick-up and chopping rotor are positioned close together and run at virtually the same speed so, it claims, that crop flow is excellent. Lely also argues that the Tigo rotor has the shortest distance between the pick-up and the rotor fingers in today's market place. The feeding rotor on the Tigo wagons is gear-driven, which should make for a smoother and quieter rotor drive.
There are 40 knives in the knife bank and when the full compliment is used, it produces a chop length of 37mm. The bank of knives can be split to double the chop length and the length of time between sharpening, or they can be completely retracted when just picking up grass.