Lely offers Tigo silage wagon packed full of Profi features
Published 20/09/2011 | 05:00
A relative newcomer to the silage wagon market, Lely (Ireland) will launch the new Lely Tigo 40 and 50R silage wagons at the Ploughing Championships.
According to Tomás Cooney, the Ag division manager of Lely Ireland, the Tigo 50R wagon is packed with features from the larger Profi models.
"These wagons are suitable for larger farmers and contractors and can be configured to meet the needs of Irish customers," Mr Cooney said.
The new models feature a camless, maintenance-free galvanised pickup, with what Lely describes as minimal distance between the pickup tines.
In addition to the reinforced tines, there are five heavy-duty tine bars carrying them on the R model. This, combined with the tine spacing, ensures a clean crop uptake, Lely maintains.
The firm also claims that the Tigo rotor has the shortest distance between the pickup and the rotor fingers, ensuring excellent crop flow.
The rotor drive gearboxes are integrated into the chassis suspension frame, which gives additional stability to the chassis.
The new Lely Tigo 40 and 50R are equipped with 31 knives, which Lely says can easily be split into two groups to give a chop length of 45mm. All knives are protected individually by the firm's trimatic knife protection system.