New rake lines on offer from Lely

Once again, Lely Ireland will be showcasing its complete range of machinery at this year's National Ploughing Championships in New Ross.

The fleet will include the Lotus 300 and 600 Combi tedder; Lotus 900 Profi trailed 9m tedder; Hibiscus 745 rake; Rotonde windrower; Splendimo 240 Classic mower; Splendimo 280 M mower; 280 MC mower conditioner; 280 FC mower conditioner; Welger 245 Xtracut 17 Jubilee; Welger 245 Profi/Goweil G5040 combination unit; Goweil G5020 twin satellite wrapper; Storm trailed forage harvester; and the Tigo 50 R Profi silage wagon.

Lely Ireland is introducing a complete new line of Hibiscus rakes for the 2013 season.

Following on from the very successful Hibiscus 725-855 range, the company is now introducing three new models.

The new Lely Hibiscus 745CD, 815CD and 915CD rakes are packed with features and stand out with their compact and robust design, according to Tomás Cooney, agricultural division manager of Lely Ireland.

The Vario working width is hydraulic and standard on all models.

During the raking operation, the working width and the swath width can be adjusted by a double-acting spool valve.

This system is also used to lower and secure the machine in the transport position. Working widths vary from 6.85-9m for the larger model.

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Lely claims the new 3D design of the rotors allows the machine to closely follow ground-contours in all conditions.

The rotors have a universally jointed suspension to the chassis whereby the cross-shaped pivot point is configured above the rotors.

Consequently, the pivot point can be positioned low so that the rotors have a smoother action as well as following ground contours more effectively.

Output and stability

The new rotors are engineered so that the suspension of the front wheels to the front of the rotor-carriage can swivel as well as pivot.

The wheels are positioned very close to the tines to allow an accurate working height adjustment and allow optimum speed.

The rear wheels of the carriage of the Lely Hibiscus 815CD and 915CD feature tandem axles instead of a single axle to ensure optimum stability of the rotor.

The specially designed RO Tine, with its curved shape, lifts the grass easily into an even and airy swath suitable for balers, silage wagons and harvesters, according to the firm.

The combination of the material used to manufacture the tine and the number of coils used in this construction ensures sufficient rigidity to maintain a consistent working height while retaining the gentleness required to achieve good forage quality.

Easy road transport

Due to the compact construction, road transport is made easy. The width of the Hibiscus 745CD Vario is no more than 2.5m and, combined with the steering axle, ensures tractor-track following and manoeuvrability when travelling on narrow roads and negotiating narrow gateways.

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