BiG X 480 · 530 · 580 · 630

Forage harvesters from 490 to 653 hp

BiG X 480 · 530 · 580 · 630

Forage harvesters

BiG X 480, 530, 580 and 630 – the compact precision forage harvesters from KRONE for outputs of 490 hp to 653 hp and maximum chopping quality and output as well as superior ease of use and operator comfort.

  • 490-653 hp continuous engine output
  • 6 intake rollers for premium safety and a top quality chop
  • MaxFlow chopping drums with 20, 28 or 36 blades, biogas drum with 40 blades
  • KRONE VariQuick for ultra-quick changeover with or without grain conditioner
  • OptiMaxx roller conditioners measuring 250 mm in diameter and 570 mm in width for intensive kernel processing
  • KRONE VariLOC for flexible choice of long and short chops
  • KRONE VariStream – spring-loaded plates beneath the chopping drum and at the crop accelerator ensure a continuous crop flow
  • Convenient hoop coupler for easy attachment to the base machine
  • Superb manoeuvrability from independent wheel suspension and wheel motors
  • Optionally with four-wheel drive
  • 3 m machine width (depending on tyres) for easy travel on public roads

The chopper unit

Optimum layer thickness

It's not just the number of blades that accounts for a good quality chop. The thickness of the mat that passes through them and therefore the width of the chopping drums are just as important. Therefore KRONE designed a wider 630 mm chopping drum for the BiG X 480, 530, 580 and 630 which carries the customary high chopping quality of the high-capacity foragers with 800 mm drums over to the smaller models.

Product features

BiG X 480 · 530 · 580 · 630
BiG X 480 · 530 · 580 · 630

BiG X 480, 530, 580 and 630 – the compact precision forage harvesters from KRONE for outputs of 490 hp to 653 hp and maximum chopping quality and output as well as superior ease of use and operator comfort.

  • 6 intake rollers for maximum reliability and best chop quality
  • MaxFlow chopping drums with 20, 28, 36 blades, biogas chopping drum 40 blades
  • KRONE VariLOC: flexible use in long and short cut
  • OptiMaxx roller conditioners with 250 mm diameter, 570 mm width and slanted teeth for intensive kernel conditioning
  • ­KRONE VariQuick: quick changeover for working with and without corn conditioner
  • ­KRONE VariStream: Continuous crop flow ensured by spring-loaded floors for chopping drum and discharge accelerator
  • Powerful and low-emission engines from 490 to 653 hp
  • Great manoeuvrability from independent wheel suspension: For extreme manoeuvrability
  • Comfort cabin: For optimum overview and comfort at the workplace

BiG X 480, 530, 580 and 630 – the compact precision forage harvesters from ­KRONE for outputs of 490 hp to 653 hp and maximum chopping quality and output as well as superior ease of use and operator comfort.

KRONE OptiMaize
KRONE OptiMaize
  • KRONE chopping technology for optimum maize forage quality
  • OptiMaize S, M, L, XL for variable chopping lengths from 4 mm to 30 mm
  • KRONE MaxFlow and biogas chopping drums with different numbers of blades for producing the cutting length you need
  • KRONE grain conditioners ensure optimum fracturing and kernel treatment
  • KRONE VariLOC for flexible long and short chops without converting the machine

OptiMaize brings full flexibility to all KRONE BiG X forage harvesters, allowing them to produce any type of cutting length forage producers call for. MaxFlow and Biogas drums are available with various numbers of blades and combine with the specific KRONE conditioners for chop lengths of 4 mm to 30 mm.

OptiMaize XL
OptiMaize XL

OptiMaize XL: The maize in dairy feed rations made up of more than 80% by maize without sufficient quantities of grass and feed straw should be chopped to 20 mm to 30 mm lengths to avoid lack of structure in the forage. The ideal drum for long chops is the MaxFlow drum with 20 blades which is complemented by the KRONE OptiMaxx corn conditioner with 105/123 teeth and 30%, 40% or 50% speed differentials.

OptiMaize L
OptiMaize L

OptiMaize L: Chop lengths of 11 mm to 19 mm are ideal for dairy feed rations where the percentage of maize is about 60%. Rumens require silage maize that is rich in fibre. The OptiMaize L chopping quality is achieved by the KRONE MaxFlow drums with 28 or 20 blades. The complementary conditioner for these drums is the KRONE OptiMaxx with 105/123 teeth. The speed differential on these rollers can be increased from 30% to 40% or 50%.

The ultra-strong class

  • Modern, ergonomic design
  • MAN engines with up to 1,110 hp certified output
  • 6 intake rollers for boosted reliability and a top quality chop
  • Universal MaxFlow chopping drums: 20, 28 or 36 blades
  • Biogas chopping drums: 40 or 48 blades
  • KRONE VariStream: spring-loaded drum floor and accelerator backplate for a continuous crop flow
  • KRONE StreamControl: crop stream adjusted via accelerator backplate
  • EasyCollect 1053: Higher efficiency from wider widths
    14 rows of maize in one pass
OptiMaize M
OptiMaize M

OptiMaize M: Chop lengths between 8 and 10 mm are suitable for beef bulls and for dairy farming with grass-based feeding consisting of up to 40% maize. This cutting length and the appropriate conditioning of the chopped material helps to avoid a lack of structure in the forage. OptiMaize M chopping quality is achieved by the MaxFlow chopping drums with 36 and 28 blades. The ideal conditioner is the KRONE OptiMaxx conditioner with 123/144 teeth whose speed differential can be increased from 30% to 40% or 50%.

OptiMaize S
OptiMaize S

OptiMaize S: Maize that is harvested to fuel biogas plants is chopped to very short lengths. Depending on moisture levels, chops of 4 mm to 7 mm lengths have been found ideal for this application because shorter chops make the energy readily available to the methane producing bacteria in the fermenter thereby increasing gas yields. The KRONE forage harvesters use a biogas drum with 40 or 48 blades to harvest biogas maize. Alternatively, OptiMaize S results can also be achieved with the 36-blade MaxFlow drum. For good fermentation, the leaves and stalks are subsequently fractured and the kernels destroyed by a KRONE OptiMaxx corn conditioner with 123/144 teeth and rotors rotating at a 30% speed difference.

The proper density
The proper density

The proper density: With cutting lengths of more than 20 mm, compaction takes significantly more effort. Clamping forage that is chopped to lengths longer than 20 mm requires more time and heavier equipment to eliminate the risk of mould and heating.

‘OptiMaizing’ – a KRONE concept for BiG X forage harvesters

The OptiMaize concept was developed by ­KRONE and aims at producing forage of a superior quality. Livestock farmers ask for different chop lengths that meet different aims in the silage maize ration. The smaller the amount of fibres in the ration, the longer should the maize chops be to suit the needs of rumens.
By comparison, chop lengths should be short when the maize is used to fuel Biogas plants whereas the feed rations for beef bulls and dairy cows require much longer chop lengths to add structure to the ration. ­KRONE OptiMaize combines various chopping drums (see table) and conditioners that enable BiG X forage harvesters to produce short and long chops of maize allowing machine owners to respond to individual customer needs.
If you have to produce short biogas maize chops in the morning but coarse maize chops for animal feed in the afternoon, you will find ­KRONE VariLOC the ideal solution for you. This is a manual gearbox which forms a integral part of the pulley that drives the drum belt; it reduces the drum speed from 1250 rpm to 800 rpm within just a few minutes. This reduces the cutting frequency and increases the range of available chop lengths by up to 50 %. This technology allows operators to select between short and long chops at short notice and without any drum changeovers. In combination with the various ­KRONE corn conditioners, the BiG X harvester therefore becomes a genuine all-round machine.

In practical application, the chop lengths can be grouped into four different ranges: OptiMaize S, M, L, and XL. Each concept describes a different technical solution that leads to customised lengths that suit all applications.

The crop flow
The crop flow
  • Six intake rollers ensure a top-notch quality of chops
  • High throughput with universal or biogas chopping drums
  • OptiMaxx roller conditioner: Intensive conditioning
  • VariStream: Continuous crop flow
  • StreamControl: Optionally adjustable discharge distance
  • VariQuick: Quick access to the grass channel or grain conditioner

When you’re looking to maximize throughputs with a top-quality chop, the technology must be up to the job. With the BiG X, ­KRONE offers a forage harvester which convinces by top cutting quality, highest throughput and maximum user comfort thanks to the direct crop flow and the numerous innovative details which meet the requirements of successful service providers and make the working day easier.

The crop flow
The crop flow

The intake System

  • Helps achieve the desired chop length
  • 6 hydraulic intake rollers
  • The Speed is set steplessly from the cab


Chopping drum

  • The guarantee for top quality chops
  • MaxFlow chopping drums with 20, 28 or 36 blades
  • Biogas chopping drum with 40 and 48 blades


VariStream

  • Maximum throughput
  • Spring-loaded floor underneath the chopping drum
  • Spring-loaded accelerator backplate
  • Outstanding chopping Quality even in inconsistent crop flows


VariQuick

  • Minimum changeover between grass and corn/maize
  • Quick changeovers between corn conditioning and harvesting grass
  • Removing the corn conditioner is convenient using a lowering mechanism


The OptiMaxx roller conditioners

  • 250 or 305 mm diameter and 710 mm wide rollers for maximum performance
  • Slanted teeth give a unique shearing effect for perfect cracking
  • Up to 50% speed difference for optimum fracturing results


StreamControl

  • Powerful crop accelerator
  • Adjust crop throw from the cab
  • Precision fills of following trailers
  • Reduced power when filling Trailers running alongside
  • No losses
The intake system
The intake system
  • 6 pre-compression rollers for top-quality chops
  • Hydraulic drive
  • Stepless adjustment of the chop length from the cab
  • Automatic adjustment of the chop length via AutoScan or NIR sensor
  • Maximum protection against foreign objects
  • Long path from metal detector to chopping drum
  • Metal detection across the entire channel width

On a BiG X, it is also the intake system that has an influence on the quality of chop. The six intake rollers compress the chopping crops consistently at a high pressure so that it is easier and more precisely to chop. The hydraulic drive of the intake system allows operators to choose between setting the cutting length manually or automatically.

Large aperture for high throughput
Large aperture for high throughput

Large aperture for high throughput: The huge aperture between the six intake rollers allows for premium flowthrough volumes. The robust drives for the pre-compression rollers are designed for heavy-duty use.

Under pressure
Under pressure

Under pressure: Adjustable coil springs keep up the pressure on the crop from the intake rollers, ensuring strong crop compaction and top chopping results.

Convenient
Convenient

Convenient: The intake system can be folded forwards for easy inspection access to the chopping drum and counterblade.

Full-width application
Full-width application

Full-width application: Metal detection sensors covering the full width are installed in the front lower intake roller. They ensure full-width detection of metal carried into the unit.

Carefully designed
Carefully designed

Carefully designed: For quick access to the chopper unit, the intake on wheels can be switched off.

Continuous, safe, and comfortable
Continuous, safe, and comfortable

Continuous, safe, and comfortable: Six pre-compression roller and 820 mm distance between the front roller with metal detector and the rearmost roller provide for improved pre-pressing and added protection from metal foreign object during fast intake. The hydraulic driveshaft automatically adjusts the LOC in line with the maturity of the crop, which is detected by the KRONE AutoScan sensor. If the engine speed falls below 1,200 rpm with increasing load, the intake and header are stopped automatically while the chopping drum is running. This prevents crop blockages due to excessively slow rotational speeds, and thus saves time and money.

The chopper unit
The chopper unit
  • Chopping drums with 20, 28, 36 or 40-blades for OptiMaize S to XL
  • High flywheel mass: Closed drums with a diameter of 660 mm
  • Top chop quality: Drums with a width of 630 mm matched to BiG X 480, 530, 580 and 630
  • Low fuel consumption: High flywheel mass, pulling cut

Matching the drum dimensions to the harvester model and choosing the optimum number and shape of blades not only boosts the power of the BiG X but also makes the OptiMaize S, M, L, and XL more flexible to suit more applications. The wide range of drums available for BiG X deliver a top-quality chop in any conditions anywhere in the world – at top performance levels.

Kitted out to purpose
Kitted out to purpose

Kitted out to purpose: The BiG X can be fitted with grass or maize blades. Oblong holes on the blades allow for precision adjustment relative to the counterblade and protect the blades against breakage when they hit foreign objects.

The material is pulled over the blades
The material is pulled over the blades

The material is pulled over the blades: The blades on the KRONE chopping drums are arranged chevron-style and at an angle of 11° relative to the counterblade. This arrangement makes for a continuous crop flow, extremely quiet running and maximum efficiency.

Optimum layer thickness
Optimum layer thickness

Optimum layer thickness: It's not just the number of blades that accounts for a good quality chop. The thickness of the mat that passes through them and therefore the width of the chopping drums are just as important. Therefore KRONE designed a wider 630 mm chopping drum for the BiG X 480, 530, 580 and 630 which carries the customary high chopping quality of the high-capacity foragers with 800 mm drums over to the smaller models.

The KRONE MaxFlow chopping drums
The KRONE MaxFlow chopping drums
  • For grass, wilted crops, whole crop silage and maize in OptiMaize S, M, L, XL
  • Chopping drums with 20, 28, or 36 blades
  • Plenty of carrying space under the blade carriers
  • Blades are quick and easy to insert and remove

The MaxFlow chopping drums are specially designed for conditioning of high-quality silage. Harvesting wilted crops with unevenly formed swaths is a challenge for the chopping drum; therefore, its blade supports have a special shape which leaves more room under the blades. Larger ‘pockets’ and the spring-loaded drum base result in extremely smooth running and high power reserves. So BiG X makes light work of temporary crop accumulations.

OptiMaize XL, 20 blades
OptiMaize XL, 20 blades

OptiMaize XL - 20 blades: This drum cuts the kind of long lengths that are called for in some countries. Cutting length range: 20 blades: 5 - 29 mm

OptiMaize L, M, 28 blades
OptiMaize L, M, 28 blades

OptiMaize L, M - 28 blades: The 28-blade chopping drum is fit for universal application; with half a set of blades, it is perfectly suited for use with larger cutting lengths. LOC range: 28 blades: 4 - 22 mm; 14 blades: 8 - 42 mm

OptiMaize M, S, 36 blades
OptiMaize M, S, 36 blades

OptiMaize M, S - 36 blades: With a high flowthrough volume in a wide range of cutting lengths, the 36-blade chopping drum pays for itself very quickly. With half a set of blades, it is perfectly suited for use with larger cutting lengths. LOC range: 36 blades: 3 - 17 mm; 18 blades: 6 - 34 mm

Room for conveying
Room for conveying

Room for conveying: The blade carriers are arranged and designed to allow plenty of space under the blades. More room for conveying crops means higher flowthrough volume and quieter running, particularly with large cutting lengths.

Cutting edge
Cutting edge

Cutting edge: To ensure a good quality cut, the knife and the counterblade must be exactly the right distance apart. The knives are quick and easy to align via the eccentric plate.

Quick blade installation
Quick blade installation

Quick blade installation: Each blade is screwed to the chopping drum with three hexagon head screws only. The blades are also held by the blade support of the drum arranged above the blades.

Always the proper length
Always the proper length

Always the proper length: The KRONE OptiMaize chopping drum offers a wide range of technical solutions that achieve an equally wide range of chop lengths. With a full or half set of blades, the KRONE chopping drums allow users perfect adjustment of the chop lengths to the respective application.

The KRONE biogas drum
The KRONE biogas drum
  • 40 blades arranged in V-shape
  • High frequency of cuts
  • High productivity
  • OptiMaize S
  • High gas yields

With its 40 blades, the KRONE biogas drum chops the crops very thoroughly. OptiMaize S achieves very short chop lengths which enable high throughputs both on the machine and in the fermenter, making BiG X a major factor in biogas plant productivity.

Higher efficiency, lower costs
Higher efficiency, lower costs

Higher efficiency, lower costs: With short chop lengths, the 40-blade KRONE biogas drum increases the throughput by almost 25% compared to the 28-blade MaxFlow chopping drum. The fuel consumption per ton of chopped crops is reduced by up to approx. 16%.*

High frequency of cuts
High frequency of cuts

High frequency of cuts: 40 blades can achieve an impressively high cutting frequency. So the biogas drum cuts harvesting time and increases throughput – even when producing short chop lengths.

40 blades
40 blades

40 blades: With its higher throughputs and lower fuel consumption per tonne of chopped maize, the 40-blade Biogas cylinder pays for itself in no time. With a theoretical cutting length of 2.5 to 15 mm, the short chopping crops increase the efficiency in the fermenter of a biogas unit. Thanks to the improved gas yield per m³ of chopped material, the cultivation area for biogas can be reduced.

KRONE VariLOC
KRONE VariLOC
  • OptiMaize is a versatile and unique system
  • Cutting length gearbox for flexible use in short and long cut applications
  • Changeover of the drum speed is a matter of a few minutes
  • No machine conversion, no up-front planning

VariLOC is a gearbox in the pulley of the chopping drum. By simply changing the drum speed from 1,250 to 800 rpm using a standard open-end wrench, you can increase the chopping drum’s LOC range by up to 50 %. This makes a quick changeover between long or short chops possible. You can fulfil your customers' fluctuating demands without any conversion or up-front planning. Combined with the new 105/123 tooth roller conditioner (with 30 %, 40 % or 50 % speed difference), this gearbox turns your BiG X into an all-rounder and gives you maximum flexibility.

Great flexibility
Great flexibility

The KRONE VariLOC is available for the KRONE MaxFlow drums with 28 and 36 blades. VariLOC is a mechanical gearbox that allows the MaxFlow chopping drum to produce the full range of chop lengths (OptiMaize S-XL) with 28 or 36 blades.

Wide cutting range
Wide cutting range

The KRONE VariLOC increases the cutting lengths that are available from the MaxFlow chopping drums with 28 and 36 blades. For the 36-blade chopping drum it increases the range by 50 % from 3 – 17 mm to 3 – 24 mm. For the 28-blade drum it increases the range by 45 %, which means from 4 – 22 mm to 4 – 30 mm. This allows operators to adjust the chop length flexibly as the application changes.

The KRONE OptiMAXX roller conditioners
The KRONE OptiMAXX roller conditioners

Our roller conditioners redesigned

  • 570 mm wide and 250 mm diameter OptiMaxx roller conditioners
  • Slanted teeth for perfect conditioning to combine with OptiMaize S-XL drums
  • BusaCLAD-Special coating technology for maximum service life
  • The gap between the rollers is conveniently adjusted from the cab
  • A strong spring assembly provides a consistent and high pressure
  • Maximum fracturing from an up to 50% speed difference (option)

Every single kernel must be cracked to achieve an optimal digestibility. These user demands are perfectly met by the new OptiMaxx roller conditioners with their slanted teeth, a new KRONE development. The rollers score on a massive 250 mm diameter and a 570 mm width

The top-standard OptiMaxx 250
The top-standard OptiMaxx 250

With the new OptiMaxx 250, KRONE presents a roller conditioner that offers an even higher performance for the BiG X 480, 530, 580, 630 models. This new development stands out for the following features:

  • 250 mm diameter rollers have slanted teeth that give a unique shearing effect
  • The two rollers in the assembly have different numbers of teeth:
    – 105/123 for medium and long chopping lengths
    – 123/144 for short and medium chopping lengths
  • A standard 30% speed difference with a 40% or 50% differential being an option
    for intensive fracturing and optimum cracking results
  • HD rollers are available as an option, featuring the innovative BusaCLAD coating technology
    – Best protection from wear and longest service life in all harvest conditions.
Variable roller gap
Variable roller gap

The operator can control the roller distance from the cabin, adjusting it infinitely to the current conditions. The current setting is shown on the display screen.

Maximum intensity
Maximum intensity

The two toothed rollers operate at a 30% speed difference. This standard difference can now increase to 40-50% to deliver 100% conditioning and fracturing of long chops as produced by OptiMaize XL.

Perfect conditioning
Perfect conditioning

The new OptiMaxx roller conditioners have their teeth slanted at a 5° angle. This slant produces a clearly higher shearing effect and perfect conditioning of the crop which receives a very intensive treatment both length- and sideways.

KRONE VariQuick
KRONE VariQuick
  • Fast changeovers from grass channel to corn conditioning and vice versa
  • A chain drive lowers the unit conveniently
  • The changeover takes just a few minutes
  • Fast and easy removal of the grain conditioner

VariQuick is the system that allows operators to converse BiG X very quickly from maize to grass and the other way round. A chain drive (electric option) moves the corn conditioner out of or into the crop flow. If the corn conditioner is not used for longer periods of time, you can lower it and remove it from the machine by pulling it out to the side.

Removing the Corn conditioner
Removing the Corn conditioner

If the corn conditioner is not used for an extended period of time, you can lower it with the help of the chain drive and then remove it.

Corn Conditioner in park position
Corn Conditioner in park position

The chain drive moves the corn conditioner out of the crop flow and into its parking position so work can temporarily continue in grass without any major changeover.

Using the grain conditioner
Using the grain conditioner

In this position, the crop flows through the corn conditioner. This way, the conditioner can subject the kernels to intensive treatment to make the nutrients available.

Easy to transport
Easy to transport

After the transport wheels are fitted without tools, the corn conditioner pulls out to the side and is conveniently rolled to the shed.

Quick changeover
Quick changeover

Quick changeover: Change from maize to grass or from whole crop silage to grass on the move – either using a chain drive with crank handle or an electric motor as an option. This allows BiG X to change from maize to grass or from whole crop silage to grass flexibility and quickly.

KRONE VariStream
KRONE VariStream
  • Consistently smooth performance despite inconsistent crop flows
  • Extremely quiet running even in uneven swaths
  • High throughputs
  • Top quality chop
  • Perfect operator comfort

VariStream comprises spring-loaded floors beneath the chopping drum and behind the discharge accelerator rotor. The system ensures blockage-free and smooth operation, even in varying volumes of crop. The technology allows operators to utilise the forager to its limit and use less fuel per hour.

Constant discharge with a concentrated stream
Constant discharge with a concentrated stream

Constant discharge with a concentrated stream: The spring-loaded rear wall of discharge accelerator ensures maximum discharge capacity and fills the transport wagon dead on target in all conditions.

Top quality chop also with uneven volumes of crop
Top quality chop also with uneven volumes of crop

Top quality chop also with uneven volumes of crop: The spring-loaded chopping drum floor is connected to the anvil of the counterblade at the front. As these are readjusted, the gap between the blades and floor does not change. So any movement of the spring-loaded drum base in compensation of bigger crop lumps will not affect the quality of chop.

Springs make the difference
Springs make the difference

Springs make the difference: Every forage harvester operator is familiar with this: Lumps in uneven swaths absorb operator attention, reduce productivity and may cause blockages in the spout. The chopping drum floor and the rear wall of discharge accelerator are both spring-loaded to momentarily extend the crop flow channel when the volume surges temporarily. The flexible channel cross-section helps to relieve the engine and the chopper units and makes for quieter running and higher outputs.

KRONE StreamControl
KRONE StreamControl
  • Adjustable discharge distance from the cab as an option
  • Tight crop stream even with a long crop discharge
  • The shorter the crop discharge, the less power is needed
  • Fills the transport wagon accurately without spillage

The crop throw is controlled from the cab by adjusting the flap in the rear wall on the discharge accelerator.This way, operators can adjust the throw quickly to the current filling situation. As the accelerator needs less power to cover a short distance, the operator can free up engine output and use it for chopping and higher throughputs.

Stepless electric motor control
Stepless electric motor control

Stepless electric motor control: The hinged flap on the rear wall of discharge accelerator is adjusted infinitely via an electric motor.

Armrest control
Armrest control

Armrest control: The additional discharge distance control in the armrest offers maximum operator comfort.

Via control lever
Via control lever

Via control lever: The throw is quickly changed on the joystick controls.

Adjusting the discharge distance
Adjusting the discharge distance

Adjusting the discharge distance: The crop discharge is controlled via the hinged flap on the rear wall of discharge accelerator. For a short-distance discharge, the flap moves out of the crop flow, so there is little contact between the crop and the accelerator. For a long-distance discharge, the flap moves into the crop flow, so there is more contact between the crop and the accelerator.

Crop accelerator
Crop accelerator

Crop accelerator: The discharge scoop are designed for a high discharge capacity and guide the crop flow towards the middle.

Long-distance discharge
Long-distance discharge

Long-distance discharge: With the trailer following behind, the crop stream needs to be ejected from the spout at a higher speed. A strong, tight stream is needed to cover the long distance over the tractor to the rear wall of the trailer.

Short-distance discharge
Short-distance discharge

Short-distance discharge: For a small discharge distance and trailers driving in parallel, it is of advantage when the crop stream is ejected at slow speed. The "weaker" stream frees up power reserves that can be used for an increased chopping performance.

The KRONE headers
The KRONE headers
  • Convenient attachment and removal
  • Maximum safety
  • Very short set-up times
  • Compact combination

The multi-coupler system of the BiG X allows operators to couple headers fast, easy and dependably from the seat, reducing changeover times when preparing for road travel or different crops.This way, more time is spent on productive work.

Automatic
Automatic

Automatic: The quick coupling, which can be spring-loaded as an option, provides for safe and easy connection of the header drive. The drive train is automatically locked in this process. The frictional connection copes with the highest loads.

Convenient for operators
Convenient for operators

Convenient for operators: The header is locked by means of bolts at the bottom beam of the carrier frame. These pin can be operated hydraulically as an option from the seat for convenient header attachment.

A unique pivoting system
A unique pivoting system

A unique pivoting system: The header pivots laterally on the pipe bow that is trapped in the guide rollers. This type of attachment is easy and straightforward and makes for a large pivoting range.

Straightforward
Straightforward

Straightforward: The two guide rolls on the base machine trap the curved round steel bracket on the header. Attaching the header to the base machine is as simple as that.

Very adaptable
Very adaptable

Very adaptable: Hydraulic cylinders on the sides of the pivoting bottom carrier allow the header to actively follow the ground contours. The hydraulic cylinders are made pressureless to give free pivoting.

The perfect solution
The perfect solution

The perfect solution: The robust carrying frame features guide rollers at the top and a carrying bar at the bottom with locking pins (hydraulic as an option) which make attachment and removal easy and convenient and give accurate control to the header.

KRONE EasyFlow 300 S · 380 S
KRONE EasyFlow 300 S · 380 S
  • More power, quieter running, less wear
  • Infinite speed adjustment from the driver's seat
  • Automatic pick-up speed adjustment to the current driving speed
  • Quick coupler and coupling hoop make for quick header attachment and perfect contouring
  • Six rows of tines in W-arrangement

The camless EasyFlow 300 S and 380 S pick-ups by KRONE have neither deflection rolls nor cam tracks. Compared with conventional pick-ups, EasyFlow has up to 58% fewer moving parts, which makes it impressively smooth running, low-wear and therefore inexpensive in service and maintenance. EasyFlow operates 30% faster for cleaner gathering and increased productivity.

Strong drives
Strong drives

Strong drives: The side drives for the pick-up and the auger conveyor are robust enough to handle even the toughest loads. They are fitted with automatic clutches for overload protection.

Adjustable infeed sheets
Adjustable infeed sheets

Adjustable infeed sheets: The serrated infeed plates can be set to one of two positions to provide different levels of aggressiveness, giving you the flexibility to respond to all conditions.

Hardox wear plates
Hardox wear plates

Hardox wear plates: Replaceable Hardox wear plates increase the lifetime of the trough in the intake area. Hardox is extremely durable and convinces also in the most demanding conditions.

High throughputs
High throughputs

High throughput: The large, 600 mm diameter auger performs impressively even in dense, over-long crops.

Excellent ground tracking
Excellent ground tracking

Excellent ground tracking: Depending on the working width, one or two rear cam follower rollers optimise ground tracking. The height of the cam follower rollers is adjustable.

Rapid travel between fields
Rapid travel between fields

Rapid travel between fields: The height-adjustable guide wheels which follow up on the sides move hydraulically into transport position - simply upon a touch of button.

Adapting all the time
Adapting all the time

Adapting all the time: Its stepless height adjustment function and adjustable spring-loaded suspension allows the crop press roller to roll smoothly and adapt easily to varying swath widths.

With crop press roller unit
With crop press roller unit

With crop press roller unit: The EasyFlow has an adjustable large-volume crop press roller unit as a standard feature. This ensures a uniform flow of material into the machine also at high work rates.

High throughputs
High throughputs

W-shape: Six rows of double tines arranged in a W-shape allow for even crop collection while keeping the load and the power requirement to a minimum. Not only does this pick-up gather the crop effectively but it also maintains a consistent flow in lumpy swaths for an excellent quality of chop.

Two working widths
Two working widths

Two working widths: At a working width of 3.00 m or 3.80 m and six rows of tines arranged in W-shape, the camless KRONE pick-ups EasyFlow 300 S and 380 S are extremely efficient and leave no crops in the field. Depending on the swath width and your working speed, you can vary EasyFlow rpm steplessly from the driver's seat or have it adjusted automatically to the current forward speed without the operator having to interfere. Its curved round steel bracket gives the header the flexibility to pivot through a large angle and makes for easy attachment and removal.

Convenience which lightens the workload
Convenience which lightens the workload

Convenience which lightens the workload: When the machine reverses, the auger conveyor and the crop press roller unit are raised automatically to give easy access to the intake system so foreign objects that were detected by the metal detector can be removed conveniently. When work is resumed, the holding-down clamp and the worm conveyor automatically return to their working position.

KRONE XDisc 620
KRONE XDisc 620
  • Direct cut headers with 6.20 m working width
  • Heavy throughput, low power requirement
  • KRONE EasyCut mower technology that is proven the world over
  • KRONE SafeCut: unique protection for mower discs
  • Powerful feed auger with replaceable HARDOX wear plates

Based on the well-proven KRONE EasyCut cutterbar technology, the XDisc direct cutting system allows the BiG X to cut and chop whole crop silage in one operation. which features SmartCut cutting performance and quality and SafeCut impact damage protection.

Speed is of the essence
Speed is of the essence

Speed is of the essence: Fitting and removing the XDisc is quick and easy. With the rolls of the quick coupling, the harvester moves under the tubular frame of the XDisc. The spring-loaded quick coupling for the drive and the hydraulic locking device are available as options and increase the operator convenience.

Safe road travel at up to 40 km/h
Safe road travel at up to 40 km/h

Safe road travel at up to 40 km/h: The XDisc is placed quickly and easily on the bespoke trailer. The integrated brake system ensures safe travelling.

Blockage-free work
Blockage-free work

Blockage-free work: An optional crop press roller is available for the XDisc header which optimises the crop flow into the machine when harvesting high-yielding and tall stands. The roller enjoys blockage-free work even in extreme conditions.

Clean cut
Clean cut

Clean cut: The hydraulic side knives (option) sever tangled crops effectively. This ensures low losses when harvesting a number of whole-crop silage mixtures.

Powerful throughput
Powerful throughput

Powerful throughput: The powerful and massive 900 mm diameter feed auger works trouble-free even in dense and tall crops. It pivots freely and can be reversed. the auger flights have replaceable Hardox steel wear plates.

Changing blades in an instant
Changing blades in an instant

Changing blades in an instant: Quick-change blades are a must for many farmers and contractors, because this way they can replace blades quickly and easily on the site.

SmartCut for stripe-free cuts
SmartCut for stripe-free cuts

SmartCut for stripe-free cuts: With some mowing discs turning in pairs towards each other and others turning away from each other, it was necessary to redesign the degree of blade overlap to ensure cleanest swaths. For a stripeless swath, we have therefore increased blade overlaps on the cutter blades turning outwards between the discs turning away from each other. In addition, the blades turning to the rear are set further apart to encourage a smooth flow of large volumes of crop.

Mowing and chopping in one work step
Mowing and chopping in one work step

Mowing and chopping in one work step: As a specialist for whole crop silage, KRONE XDisc is highly versatile. XDisc stands for loss-free harvest and convinces with a clean cut. The huge 900 mm diameter auger makes the unit enormously powerful and has no trouble picking up very long and bulky material.

Safe as houses
Safe as houses

Safe as houses: If the system is suddenly overloaded, the impact is not directed to the spur wheels in the cutterbar, instead the roll pins in the sprocket drive shaft shear off. The pinion shaft continues spinning, jacking up the mowing disc in question and moving it out of the risk zone and the orbit of the neighbouring discs. As a result, SafeCut prevents damage to the spur wheels and the neighbouring discs. The roll pins are replaced within a few minutes, saving costs and minimizing downtime.

SafeCut – only by KRONE
SafeCut – only by KRONE

SafeCut – only by KRONE: As everybody knows, colliding discs may cause damage and involve costly repairs. KRONE SafeCut offers a maximum of protection and peace of mind. A unique technology protects the mowing discs from foreign objects. The XDisc comes with SafeCut as standard.

KRONE EasyCollect
KRONE EasyCollect
  • Variable-row maize headers with 4.50 m to 9 m working widths
  • Best quality of chop, fewer overlength fractions from linear crop feed
  • Simple technology and low input power
  • The central gearbox

An extra running gear is available as an option for the two-piece EasyCollect model offering maximum road safety.
The variable-row EasyCollect header is a versatile unit that feeds the stalks lengthwise into the machine, which translates into an unsurpassed quality of chop, as a coarse chop is the last thing livestock farmers or biogas producers want. The unique collector principle cuts labour costs and has proved its worth time and again the world over.

Widest intake system
Widest intake system

Widest intake system: The EasyCollect intake channel dimensions match the width of the chopping drum and ensure maximum throughput and a top quality chop The inline flow of the crop and the large intake combine to provide a steady and very tidy crop feed.

Great stability and excellent tracking
Great stability and excellent tracking

Great stability and excellent tracking: When the autopilot is enabled, the sensor arms on the central tip of the maize header scan the distance between two maize rows. Then the BiG X is guided automatically along that row, which helps reduce operator fatigue.

Optimum crop flow
Optimum crop flow

Optimum crop flow: The plant divider adjusts its height hydraulically to different stalk lengths, so the tubular bars at the top grab the stalks and pull them into the chopper unit.

Uniform stubble height
Uniform stubble height

Uniform stubble height: The ground tracers on either end of EasyCollect help maintain a uniform stubble height even in undulating terrain. They signal EasyCollect to follow the set working height in and across the direction of travel.

Clean gathering
Clean gathering

Clean gathering: EasyCollect can handle any situation. EasyCollect gathers the individual rows of maize firmly and feeds them to the middle of the header and into the chopper unit. It is this tidy and lengthwise feed that accounts for the outstanding quality of the chop.

Simply ingenious
Simply ingenious

Simply ingenious: EasyCollect maize heads are built to a simple and modular design with endlessly moving collectors. This design leads to a much lighter weight, less maintenance and a long service life.

Convenient for operators
Convenient for operators

Convenient for operators: An additional running gear is available for the two-piece maize headers which shifts weight to the front axle for safer and even more convenient road travel. The running gear is conveniently locked and unlocked from the cab.

Straightforward and good
Straightforward and good

Straightforward and good: The two-piece maize headers stand out for their straightforward design and uncluttered build. Its narrow transport width, its slim design and excellent visibility translate into safe travel between fields.

Central drive
Central drive

Central drive: The drive power flows efficiently from the central gearbox down auto-coupling driveshafts to the folding collectors.

Pulling the crop over the blades
Pulling the crop over the blades

Pulling the crop over the blades: Rigid multi-section blades and endlessly moving blades combine to sever the stalks with scissor-like cuts. The blades are self-sharpening and easy to replace.

Unique – High-power & high-efficiency
Unique – High-power & high-efficiency

Unique – High-power & high-efficiency: With working widths between 4.50 m and 9.00 m, the BiG X 480, 530, 580 and 630 can be fitted with two- or three-piece variable-row headers for maize chopping. The endless collectors convey the cut plants to the middle, where they are fed lengthwise to the intake. This guaranteed top chop quality with few excess lengths.

KRONE XCollect
KRONE XCollect
  • Available work widths are 6 m, 7.50 m and 9 m.
  • Variable-row harvesting with rotating sickle discs
  • Operates to the collector principle, splits the processes of cutting and feeding
  • A smooth and soft cut eliminates vibrations and crop loss
  • Operators adjust the cutting frequency infinitely variably to suit the prevailing harvest conditions

KRONE adds new XCollect headers to the long-standing and well-proven EasyCollect series. The XCollect headers split cutting and feeding into two separate processes, responding to customer demands to deal with diverse harvest conditions around the world.

Fractured stubble
Fractured stubble

Fractured stubble: The high-speed sickle discs cut the stalks and defibrate the stubble for optimum breakdown.

Harvesting without losses
Harvesting without losses

Harvesting without losses: The sickle discs rotate on one plane, cutting the stalks without squeezing them. This technology minimizes vibration avoiding cob loss.

Harvesting without losses
Harvesting without losses

BiG X 580 and 630 PowerSplit: PowerSplit adapts the engine output automatically to the harvest conditions. EcoPower is used in situations in which less engine power is needed. XPower delivers maximum output for tough conditions. This technology gives you more flexibility and saves fuel.

Compact design
Compact design

Compact design: The wings on the three-piece XCollect headers easily fold up into their transport position. This design leads to a 3 m transport width for the XCollect 600-3 and 750-3 and a 3.29 m width for the XCollect 900-3 which have optimised hydraulic rams that lift and lower the wings even faster.

Compact design
Compact design

BiG X 580 and 630 PowerSplit: PowerSplit adapts the engine output automatically to the harvest conditions. EcoPower is used in situations in which less engine power is needed. XPower delivers maximum output for tough conditions. This technology gives you more flexibility and saves fuel.

Protected driveline
Protected driveline

Protected driveline: Star ratchet clutches protect the sickle disc driveline from overload. Speed sensors scan the speeds of two discs and send potential overload information to the operator terminal. In addition to this, a friction lining on each disc offers additional protection.

Hovering over the ground
Hovering over the ground

Hovering over the ground: The header has three sensor skids, one in the middle and two out on the ends, for optimum contouring and clean cuts in undulating fields and for clean forage.

Everything under control
Everything under control

Everything under control: The well-proven collector feeds the stalks lengthwise to the chopping drum.It is this linear crop feed that enables precision chops and minimum overlengths. The variable collector speed is standard and ensures a consistently high quality of chop.

Convenient guard
Convenient guard

Convenient guard: The ingenious guard for the maize header is an option that forms an integral part of the header. It moves automatically in and out of position when the header folds into road or work position. The operator just presses a button. No need to leave the cab. A very convenient solution that reduces changeover times and boosts productivity.

The central gearbox
The central gearbox

The central gearbox: Operators can select one of two speeds to adjust the cutting frequency to the individual crop and harvest conditions.

Cutting without counterblade
Cutting without counterblade

Cutting without counterblade: The stalks are cut by high-rpm sickle discs which rotate on massive bolts that connect them to the drive train. The cut stalks are then fed to the chopping drum by endless collectors above the discs which ensure a uniform lengthwise feed.

Three working widths
Three working widths

Three working widths: The new XCollect header is available in three work widths: 600-3: 6 m (8 rows), 750-3: 7.50 m (10 rows) and 900-3: 9 m (12 rows). The three-section headers work to the well-proven EasyCollect collector principle. The XCollect splits the action of cutting and feeding into two separate processes.

The engine
The engine
  • 6-cylinder MTU in-line engine
  • Final Tier 4 / Stage V compliant
  • 490-653 hp continuous engine output
  • High efficiency and quiet running

Cutting-edge technology from MTU takes engine power and economy to a new dimension. Common Rail injection and optimal torque synchronization translate into smooth running, low fuel consumption, high efficiency and minimal maintenance. The innovative KRONE power management guarantees highest efficiency with maximum throughput.

Cooling
Cooling

Cooling: With a rotating sieve and an active exhaust above the discharge accelerator, the cooling system provides cooling also in the presence of dust and crop residues in the air. The active exhaust is initiated with the start of the cutter drum, the sieve with the start of the engine.

Transverse in-line engines
Transverse in-line engines

Transverse in-line engines: The engine is mounted sideways and far back for optimum weight distribution. The power flows from the engine directly to the components for crop flow - a setup that ensures maximum efficiency. The Common Rail injection makes the MTU in-line engines very efficient.

BiG X 580 and 630: PowerSplit
BiG X 580 and 630: PowerSplit

As an option, operators can control the engine output with a touch of a button. They can operate the machine in the fuel-efficient Eco-Power mode whenever the full power is not needed. Vice versa, when the full power is needed, you simply switch to X-Power mode. The machine does this automatically and continuously variably depending on the current conditions. Another useful feature is the optional engine speed management which boosts efficiencies and fuel economy.

The driveline
The driveline
  • Simple design
  • An extra-strong poly V-belt transmits engine power to the crop assemblies
  • Long service life
  • Separate drive for the intake rollers and the headers: Rollers and headers are reversible if the chopping drum suddenly stops
  • Separate and dependable driveline to the drive pumps

The transversely mounted engine allows the drive pump, the chopping drum, the crop accelerator, the header and intake pumps to take the engine power directly off poly V-belts. No power take-off gear is required. All components for crop flow are activated via belt coupling.

Drive of the components for crop flow
Drive of the components for crop flow

Drive of the components for crop flow: All components inside the crop flow are powered by two 6-groove poly V-belts. The hydraulic pumps that drive header and intake are arranged in the centre of the vehicle and can be switched on and off independent of the components for crop flow. This design allows for reversing of intake and header with the cutter drum at standstill. The brake of the chopping drum is integrated in the drive and offers maximum reliability.

CVT transmission
CVT transmission

CVT transmission: Courtesy of a hydro pump that is flange-mounted on the main gearbox, BiG X changes its ground speed infinitely variably.

Clever
Clever

Clever: The header and intake system are driven by oil pumps. Flange mounted to a gearbox, these pumps are driven by a separated poly V-belt that transmits engine power directly to the pumps. This concept allows for infinite adjustment of header and intake speeds.

The running gear
The running gear
  • Front-wheel drive is standard; four-wheel drive is an option
  • Powerful wheel motors from Bosch-Rexroth
  • Traction control with three travel modes
  • Infinitely variable 0-40 km/h speed range

The hydrostatic wheel motors offer greater productivity and a higher level of automation and operator convenience. At the same time, this type of power train reduces maintenance and frees valuable space to fit a bigger and more powerful chopping assembly and move this further to the rear of the machine.

Traction control with three switchable travel modes
Traction control with three switchable travel modes

Traction control with three switchable travel modes: The operator decides which of the three travel modes to use. The mode that reduces wheel slip is usually selected when the focus is on protecting the sward. Maize foraging usually takes place in a mode that tolerates a higher wheel slip or even with traction control deactivated.

Planetary gearbox
Planetary gearbox

Planetary gearbox: The wheels are driven by Bosch planetary gearboxes. Planetary gearboxes offer the advantage of distributing the load to several planetary wheels which are compact and enable high torques.

Infinitely variable drive concept
Infinitely variable drive concept

Infinitely variable drive concept: Courtesy of a hydro pump that is flange-mounted on the main gearbox, BiG X changes its ground speed infinitely variably. Thanks to standard independent wheel monitoring and traction control system, the BiG X has no trouble mastering difficult terrains.

An ideal system
An ideal system

An ideal system: The drive concept with hydraulic wheel motors provides for additional ground clearance, frees room for a larger diameter chopping drum and also leads to a more even weight distribution. The spring-loaded rear suspension ensures maximum driving comfort.

Front-wheel drive – four-wheel drive
Front-wheel drive – four-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive – four-wheel drive: BiG X 480, BiG X 530, BiG X 580 and BiG X 630 are available with optional hydraulic four-wheel drive via wheel motors. Machines with front-wheel drive have hubs on the rear wheels instead of wheel motors. Both drive trains are designed for speeds of up to 40 km/h.

Kitted out perfectly
Kitted out perfectly
  • LED lights are an option for best visibility at night
  • Huge fuel capacity: up to 1450 litres of diesel with the optional additional tank
  • Easy access for maintenance work

Long working days, sometimes even deep into the night, take a toll on the operator's endurance and concentration. This obviously requires excellent all-round visibility and full illumination at night, which is exactly what BiG X offers. The up to 1,450-litre fuel tanks hold enough diesel reduce the number of time-consuming top-ups and boost productivity Optimum access to all components ensures trouble-free service and maintenance.

Up to 1,450 litres of diesel on board
Up to 1,450 litres of diesel on board

Up to 1,450 litres of diesel on board: The huge fuel tank provided as a standard holds up to 1,220 litres of diesel. An additional tank holds 115 litres of urea. The result are many hours of work without interruption for fuelling up. In addition to that, you can also opt for a 230l fuel tank and a 275l silage additive tank.

Plenty of room
Plenty of room

Plenty of room: There’s plenty of room between the cooling system and the crop flow on the BiG X 480, 530, 580 and 630 models, giving easy access to all components for cleaning and maintenance.

Panoramic view
Panoramic view

Panoramic view: The hoods open wide and the rear mudguards give perfect access to all assemblies. LEDs are in place for easy service and maintenance even in poor light conditions.

Full rear visibility
Full rear visibility

Full rear visibility: The low back section gives the operator excellent rear visibility – ideal for manoeuvring and turning on headlands.

Turns the night into day
Turns the night into day

Turns the night into day: 16 headlights for optimum illumination make night work easier and safer. If you who want even more light you can opt for the LED lighting kit.

The cabin
The cabin
  • Plenty of space and optimum climate control
  • Large window screens offer perfect all-round visibility
  • Maximum seating and operator comfort throughout a long working day
  • User-friendly operator terminal with colour-display touch screen

New premium cab developed to the latest ergonomic insights Providing generous space and an extra seat, it offers a fully air-conditioned and absolutely functional working place, where the operator feels at home and has full command of all functions and controls.

Keeping you informed
Keeping you informed

Keeping you informed: An 8” touch colour touch screen with USB and camera ports is standard specification on the BiG X (12” as an option). The terminal logs all major machine and harvest data and displays the camera feeds from the spout and rear end. Here you enter all kinds of settings including the infinitely variable chop length.

Ergonomic, convenient, good
Ergonomic, convenient, good

Ergonomic, convenient, good: The ergonomic shape of the multi-function lever with its user-friendly icons makes work easier and increases the operator comfort. Designed specifically for the BiG X, it fits the hand nicely. With more than 20 functions programmed to it, the lever not only controls driving speed and direction of travel but also the header and spout.

The cockpit
The cockpit

The new Premium (Comfort) cab offers a most comfy working environment where you’ll like to spend the day. The seat is ventilated and heated and has pneumatic suspension and all controls are in easy reach. The steering column offers three setting options that allow you adjust the tilt to your individual needs. The Comfort cab also has a cooled thermos box under the buddy seat. This working place is a pleasure to use.

Sun blinds
Sun blinds

Sun blinds: A roller blind on the front window and optional blinds on the rear and side windows protect against glare and bright sunlight.

Clear view all-round
Clear view all-round

Clear view all-round: No matter the conditions – rain or dust –BiG X operators always enjoy a clear view thanks to three optional wipers on the front window, two on the side windows and one on the rear window. All wipers have spray nozzles for optimum cleaning.

Wider, quieter and brighter
Wider, quieter and brighter

Wider, quieter and brighter: The wide and slim posted cab offers plenty of space and best view of the headers with wide working widths. The double floor gives effective insulation from noise. 14 halogen head lights and work lights or 17 LED lights as an option provide perfect illumination in any situation and make your job easier in poor light conditions.

The KRONE Operator Assist Systems
The KRONE Operator Assist Systems
  • AutoScan enables operators to adapt the chop length relative to the current degree of maturity of the crop
  • ConstantPower ensures minimum diesel consumption at maximum throughput
  • XtraPower increases engine power on demand
  • EasyLoad supports operators in filling the harvest fleet trailers to capacity
  • RockProtect protects the forager from damage by stones

KRONE offers a range of different systems which help utilise our BiG X forage harvesters to their full potential and ease the strain on the operator. The electronic assist systems supply relevant data on the crop and provide reliable Information in extremely difficult position.

RockProtect
RockProtect

RockProtect: The six pre-compression rollers are powerful yet gentle. The optional RockProtect system provides intelligent protection from damage by stones. It fully automatically halts the pre-compression rollers within milliseconds after a stone is detected. The sensitivity of the RockProtect system is adjustable for added protection.

EasyLoad
EasyLoad

EasyLoad: The EasyLoad auto loading system in combination with a camera-based 3D image analysis system allows operators to fill any type of trailer that is running alongside the harvester. The system controls the "open/close spout" and the "rotate left/right functions" and allows operators to select one of several filling strategies. Monitoring all functions from the in-cab screen, operators are more at ease.

XtraPower
XtraPower

XtraPower: The innovative XtraPower technology allows owners of a BiG X 480 / 580 to book more engine power power (about 50 hp) from the new KRONE E-Solutions shops. Once this extra power is booked, it can be retrieved whenever it is necessary to boost throughputs temporarily. The machine must be in field mode and the chopping drum revolving to enable the feature. The XtraPower function is paused when no extra power is needed.

Constant Power
Constant Power

ConstantPower: ConstantPower automatically adjusts the machine‘s ground speed to the engine loading. Select the desired engine loading at the touch of a button and the machine will adapt its ground speed fully automatically to the crop and material being harvested. This standard feature reduces operator stress and ensures maximum throughputs with minimum fuel consumption. In combination with AutoScan, this system takes the overall quality of chop and machine performance to a whole new level.

AutoScan
AutoScan

AutoScan: The photo-optical sensor in the middle of the maize header records the degree of maturity of the maize plant and ensures that the chop length is adapted automatically. For better structure and less silage effluent in the silo, the chopping length for green maize is longer. For dry maize, however, a shorter chopping length is used for better compaction in the silo. AutoScan eases the strain on the operator and saves fuel because the plants are cut only as short as necessary, no longer as short as possible. In KRONE machines, AutoScan is the standard, not an expensive extra equipment.

Models

BiG X 480 · 530 · 580 · 630
BiG X 480 BiG X 530 BiG X 580 BiG X 630
Engine MTU 6R 1300 MTU 6R 1300 MTU 6R 1500 - configure
No. of cylinders 6 6 6 6 configure
Engine capacity (l) 12.80 12.80 15.60 15.60 configure
Continuous engine output (kw/hp) 360 / 490 390 / 530 436 / 593 480 / 653 configure
Max. Continuous X-Power chopping output (kW / hp) 338 / 460 368 / 500 408 / 555 452 / 615 configure
Max. Continuous Eco-Power chopping output (kW / hp) - - 338 / 460 338 / 460 configure
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The compact precision forage harvesters from KRONE

BiG X 480 · 530 · 580 · 630

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