AX

Self-loading and forager-filled forage wagons – 25 to 31 m³

AX

Self-loading and forager-filled forage wagons

AX defines our range of forage wagons that offer capacities from 25 m³ to 31 m³ and which are available with different extensions that give users the flexibility to use them as self-loading forage wagons with and without discharge rollers but also as silage trailers in the maize harvest chain. AX suggests maximum reliability, efficiency and flexibility.

  • Camless pick-up for very quiet running and hard wearing
  • Tines in W-arrangement for optimum crop flow
  • Wide and large-diameter rotor for high intake rates
  • Central blade group control system for 0, 16, 16, 32 blades
  • Sloping floor enhances crop feed efficiencies
  • Articulated drawbar for high ground clearance
  • Drawbar suspension for comfortable rides
  • Sprung or unsprung tandem axles with hydraulic levelling system
  • ISOBUS compatible

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KRONE AX – Self-loading and forager-filled forage wagons

AX defines our range of forage wagons that offer capacities from 25 m³ to 31 m³ and which are available with different extensions that give users the flexibility to use them as self-loading forage wagons with and without discharge rollers but also as silage trailers in the maize harvest chain. AX suggests maximum reliability, efficiency and flexibility.

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Self-loading and forager-filled forage wagons AX
Self-loading and forager-filled forage wagons AX
Self-loading and forager-filled forage wagons AX
Self-loading and forager-filled forage wagons AX

AX defines our range of forage wagons that offer capacities from 25 m³ to 31 m³ and which are available with different extensions that give users the flexibility to use them as self-loading forage wagons with and without discharge rollers but also as silage trailers in the maize harvest chain. AX suggests maximum reliability, efficiency and flexibility.

    • Camless pick-up for very quiet running and hard wearing
    • Tines in W-arrangement for optimum crop flow
    • Wide and large-diameter rotor for high intake rates
    • Central blade group control system for 0, 16, 16, 32 blades
    • Sloping floor enhances crop feed efficiencies
    • Articulated drawbar for high ground clearance
    • Drawbar suspension for comfortable rides
    • Sprung or unsprung tandem axles with hydraulic levelling system
    • ISOBUS compatible

    AX defines our range of forage wagons that offer capacities from 25 m³ to 31 m³ and which are available with different extensions that give users the flexibility to use them as self-loading forage wagons with and without discharge rollers but also as silage trailers in the maize harvest chain. AX suggests maximum reliability, efficiency and flexibility.

    AX 250 · 280 · 310 dual-purpose wagons
    AX 250 · 280 · 310 dual-purpose wagons
    • AX 250 self-loading forage wagons with discharge rollers: 25 m³ volume; collapsible or steel extensions
    • AX 280 self-loading forage wagons with discharge rollers: 28 m³ volume; collapsible or steel extensions or silage extensions
    • AX 310 self-loading forage wagons with discharge rollers: 31 m³ volume; steel extensions or silage extensions

    The new generation of AX self-loading forage wagon models score on their great diversity as they offer different extensions and capacities to adapt to many different conditions and applications. These extremely efficient machines serve as forager-filled but also as selfloading forage wagons with or without discharge rollers For maximum flexibility and utilization that earns you excellent returns on your investment.

    AX 310
    AX 310

    The AX 310 as the flagship of the range offers a capacity of 31m³. It has a rugged steel extensions as standard specification or silage extensions as an option. The AX 310 D is the model that features either two or three discharge rollers at the rear. The 1,800 mm wide pick-up feeds the material to the rotor cutter with 32 blades that chops the material in scissor-like cuts to 45 mm lengths.

    AX 280
    AX 280

    Offering a volume of 28 m³, the AX 280 self-loading forage wagon with discharge rollers is the most versatile machine in the AX range and can be specified with many different extensions – collapsible hay extensions, steel extensions or silage extensions. The AX 280 D model is specified with either two or three discharge rollers. The 1,800 mm wide pick-up feeds the material to the rotor cutter with 32 blades that chop the material in scissor-like cuts to 45 mm lengths.

    AX 250
    AX 250

    Offering a volume of 25 m³, the AX 250 self-loading forage wagons with discharge rollers is the most compact model in the AX range and is available with collapsible or steel extensions. The AX 250 D is the model that also has discharge rollers at the rear. The camless and 1,800 mm wide pick-up gathers the material effectively and feeds it to the rotor cutter which in turn lines up 32 blades that cut the material to 45 mm chops at a minimum tractor input.

    AX extensions
    AX extensions
    • Collapsible folding grid are ideal in low buildings
    • Rugged steel extensions with tensioning ropes secure the crop for loss-free transport
    • Silage extensions with headboard hatch and no ropes for use as a silage trailer

    The large choice of available extensions makes the KRONE AX a universal forage wagon. Collapsible hay extensions allow the AX to enter low buildings or pass under low gates whereas steel extensions give it a head start as a self-loading forage wagon. But it can also take silage extensions including the headboard hatch, which make it the perfect dual-use forage wagon / silage trailer.

    Silage extensions
    Silage extensions

    Silage extensions (HL / HD): The AX 280 and 310 can be specified with optional silage extensions. These include a silage hatch at the top of the headboard. Operated hydraulically, this flap moves forward for filling from the forager ahead. Without top ropes, the AX suits not only applications in which the material is collected by the pick-up but also when the wagon is filled by the forage harvester.

    Steel extensions
    Steel extensions

    Steel extensions (GL / GD): All AX forage wagons are available with the extra strong steel extensions. The crop is secured with top ropes that ensure nothing is lost during transport. The steel tailboard is operated automatically by two single-acting rams

    Collapsible hay extensions
    Collapsible hay extensions

    Collapsible hay extensions (FL / FD): The AX 250 L/D model has hay extensions that collapse hydraulically. With the extensions down, the machine easily passes under low gates. The top ropes, the slide cover in the front section and the rear cover ensure no material is lost in transport.

    Suspension system, drawbar and running gear
    Suspension system, drawbar and running gear
    • Bottom- or top-mount drawbar
    • Articulated drawbar for high ground clearance
    • Drawbar suspension for comfortable rides
    • Sprung or unsprung tandem axles with hydraulic levelling system

    Varying harvest conditions, difficult situations on the clamp, high payloads, and longdistance travel at speed call for a running gear and a drawbar that offer maximum strength and stability as well as superior operator comfort and safety. Choose between the top-mounting hitch ring, the bottom-mount pivoting drawbar, the ball hitch or the articulated drawbar. This and the caster-steer tandem axles with either mechanical or hydraulic suspension allow you to specify your machine to your individual needs.

    Choice of tyres
    Choice of tyres

    We off er the correct tyres for every harvest condition. Flotation tyres off er a larger contact area and are therefore preferable in boggy terrain as they reduce compaction and make for lighter pulling.

    Great stability
    Great stability

    Great stability: The caster-steer axle assembly with hydraulic auto-levelling has two separate hydraulic circuits. The system reduces the risk of machine roll when working in sloping fi elds or travelling through bends. The AX manages undulations with ease as the oil fl ows from the cylinder on the front axle to the cylinder on the rear axle and vice versa to compensate for roll. This way the machine weight is uniformly distributed to all wheels as the machine is entering the clamp.

    Running on comfort
    Running on comfort

    Running on comfort: The AX 250 has standard tandem axles with mechanical suspension that off er a gross axle load of 10 t, 14 t or 16 t depending on tyre size. The axle load on the AX 280 and 310 is 16 t and maximum speed is 40 km/h. One of the two rigid axles can be caster-steered as an option, which helps avoiding turf damage when travelling through bends. The steering can be locked during shunting and clamping.

    Suspended drawbar
    Suspended drawbar

    A suspended drawbar is available as an option on the AX and is a particular boon during long-distance travel on bumpy roads.

    Height control at your fingertips
    Height control at your fingertips

    The articulated drawbar offers hydraulic height control which can also be operated from an optional button on the headboard. The optional auto control feature allows operators to retrieve the stored field/road position of the drawbar easily and fast. The latter increases the ground clearance by up to 60 cm for easier manoeuvring on the headland or clamp.

    Hitch ring
    Hitch ring

    Hitch ring: The top-mount 40 mm hitch ring couples to the tractor clevis.

    Ball hitch
    Ball hitch

    Ball hitch: The bottom-mount ball hitch 80 brings great agility, minimizes wear and offers tongue loads of up to 3 tonnes.

    The KRONE EasyFlow pick-up
    The KRONE EasyFlow pick-up
    • Wide pick-up for clean and comprehensive gathering
    • Camless pick-up for very quiet running and hard wearing
    • Tines in W-arrangement for optimum crop flow
    • Optimum ground contouring by gauge wheels and side pivot

    The camless EasyFlow pick-up has only few moving parts and therefore runs extremely quietly, causing little wear. Boasting a wide work width, it gathers wide swaths tidily also in bends. Undulations are no problem at all, thanks to the pivoting suspension along with the gauge wheels.

    Strong tines
    Strong tines

    The 6.5 mm diameter double tines with large coils are particularly hard-wearing. Arranged in a wavy pattern, six rows of tines feed the material from the ends to the middle of the rotor, thereby preventing crop from building up as the machine travels through bends, for example, and spreading it evenly across the full width of the rotor cutter.

    Consistent crop flow at all times
    Consistent crop flow at all times

    The crop press roller has a chain that allows operators to easily adjust the work height to ensure a uniform and consistent crop flow in varying crops, swath volumes and at varying ground speeds.

    Perfect control
    Perfect control

    You can order two optional gauge wheels to run at the rear and outside the tractor wheelings to optimize contouring and minimize contamination in very difficult conditions.

    The pick-up
    The pick-up

    Working at a width of 1.8 m (to DIN 11220), the pick-up gathers wide swaths no problem and feeds the material to the rotor cutter in a very consistent flow. Excellent ground contour following comes from the pivoting suspension and the leading gauge wheels that pivot sideways and also offer height control without tools.

    The KRONE rotor cutter
    The KRONE rotor cutter
    • Wide and large-diameter rotor for high intake rates
    • Helical tine arrangement for quiet running
    • Easy pulling blades for exact and scissor-like cuts

    Powerful and low-maintenance, the AX rotor cutter operates very smoothly and gently. The blades give exact cuts, stay sharp for a long time and are very easy to replace.

    Locked in place automatically
    Locked in place automatically

    After the blade cassette moves back into its working position, it locks home automatically on the right machine side.

    Pulling out to the side
    Pulling out to the side

    After the cassette is released, it easily pulls out and swings alongside the machine for easy blades removal and replacement.

    Operated from one lever
    Operated from one lever

    After the blade cassette lowers and the blades are withdrawn to ‘0’ position, operate a lever on the left side of the machine to remove the blade cassette.

    The blade cassette
    The blade cassette

    When all 32 blades are set to cutting action, the system achieves a nominal chop length of 45 mm. The blade group control system allows operators to select the blades in sets of 32, 16, 16, 0.

    The blades
    The blades

    The blades have long cutting edges which give particularly light-pulling cuts. The wavy edges cut very precisely and maintain their sharpness for many operating hours.

    The rotor
    The rotor

    Measuring 760 mm in diameter and offering a working width of 1.47 m, the rotor cutter was developed for filling a highcapacity wagon. Its tines are arranged in six helical rows and have 25 mm Hardox plates for long service life. The scraper elements, too, are made from hard-wearing Hardox steel. The design ensures the tines feed the crop dependably through the blades for precise and scissor-like cuts and fast and uniform fills.

    The load area
    The load area
    • Wide and sturdy channel-steel frame
    • Sloping floor enhances crop feed efficiencies
    • Strong chains and infinitely variable advance speed
    • Discharge rollers with V-shaped tines distribute the material uniformly
    • The optional cross conveyor belt unloads fresh forage directly on to the feed passage

    The sloping floor on AX increases its throughput rates and minimizes tractor input. The extremely robust chain-and-slat floor offers stepless adjustment of its advancing speed, a feature that has been asked for by many farmers.

    Two or three discharge rollers
    Two or three discharge rollers

    The AX models can be fitted with two or three discharge rollers. These have tines that are arranged in a V-line to distribute the material uniformly either on the clamp or in the feed passage. The bottom rotor revolves at a higher speed to boost unloading efficiency and crop flow consistency.

    Heavy-duty chains
    Heavy-duty chains

    The AX forage wagons discharge their load fast and dependably. The AX 250 has two chains and the AX 280 and 310 have four chains, which are made up of short 10 mm round-steel and high-tensile links. The chains’ advance is controlled steplessly by a hydromotor. The models with discharge rollers have a reversing mechanism that moves the material away from the discharge rollers to remove a malfunction, for example.

    Perfect pick-up loading
    Perfect pick-up loading

    The chain-and-slat floor slopes 100 mm at the front, which reduces the length of the feed channel and thus the amount of power required to feed the material into the load area, enabling a faster and gentler crop feed.

    The feeding belt
    The feeding belt

    The optional cross conveyor belt is an ideal feature for farmers who feed the fresh forage directly to their cows. The 70 cm wide belt feeds the material to the right and left side. But you can also empty the machine as usual via the discharge rollers without any previous modification. The belt is integrated in the “rucksack” tailgate and moves out of the way when this is opened.

    Robust design
    Robust design

    The forage wagon is a heavy-duty machine thanks to its channel- steel frame. The hot-galvanized and powder and plastic coated sides are high-quality and extremely durable. The sloping mudguards avoid crop collecting here.

    Convenient steps
    Convenient steps

    The AX forage wagons that are fitted with discharge rollers have a large nearside door that gives convenient access to the load area after you climb the folddown ladder for a safe ascent.

    The KRONE automatic loading system
    The KRONE automatic loading system
    • Entry-level floor advance control
    • Shuts off the floor chains automatically on machines with discharge rollers
    • PowerLoad auto loading system for forage wagons with steel extensions

    No matter whether your AX self-loading wagon has the entry-level auto loading or the
    optional PowerLoad system, each system ensures the machine is filled to capacity
    whilst maintaining compression at optimum levels. With the wagon filled to capacity in
    each haul, you are cutting down on your transport costs.

    Using both sensors
    Using both sensors

    The PowerLoad floor chain varies its speed relative to the pressure that is detected by the sensor on the headboard. The system helps distribute the material evenly and preserve an optimum feed quality. Operators can enter the target pressure on the cab-based terminal.

    The automatic loading system
    The automatic loading system

    This optional system activates and controls the chain-and-slat floor with the help of sensors. One sensor measures the pressure that the material exerts on the headboard (left photo). Another sensor at the top of the headboard scans the current angle of the silage hatch (right photo). The chain-and-slat floor is started automatically as soon as a the pressure scanned equals the set pressure. Depending on the crop, it is also possible to use the two sensors independently of each other.

    Clear the rollers
    Clear the rollers

    When the machine is filled to capacity and material is pushing the bottom rotor to the rear, a motion detector stops the chains so the rollers can start off smoothly.

    Tailgate protection
    Tailgate protection

    The tailgate on the wagons without discharge rollers has a sensor which stops the chains the moment it senses the machine is filled to capacity, thereby avoiding damage to the tailgate.

    The KRONE on-board electronic system & operating terminals
    The KRONE on-board electronic system & operating terminals
    • Clear and convenient
    • Easy and user friendly
    • ISOBUS compatible

    The KRONE on-board electronic system clearly enhances the operation of the AX forage
    wagon. Available in Medium and Comfort specification, the system is operated from
    various terminals, each catering for different applications and needs.

    More operator comfort
    More operator comfort

    More operator comfort: The CCI 1200 operator terminal with 12-inch touchscreen off ers the same features as the Delta terminal plus it allows operators to split the screen in two views, For example to see all machine control elements in one view and the camera footage in the other.

    The DS 500 Terminal
    The DS 500 Terminal

    The compact DS 500 terminal has a 5.7-inch colour display screen. can be operated with 12 function keys, the touchscreen or the scroll wheel on the back. An optional joystick is available for even more convenient operation.

    Alpha control unit
    Alpha control unit

    Alpha control unit: This is the base specifi cation level for the AX forage wagon – the Medium on-board electronic system complete with the Alpha control unit. which operates the pick-up, the articulated drawbar, the chain-and-slat fl oor and the tailgate.

    Models

    AX
    AX 250 FL AX 250 FD AX 250 GL AX 250 GD AX 280 FL AX 280 GL AX 280 GD AX 310 GL AX 310 GD AX 310 HL AX 310 HD
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    Capacity (m³) 25 25 25 25 28 28 28 31 31 31 31 configure
    Pick-up working width (m) 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.80 configure
    45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 configure
    No. of discharge rollers - 2 / 3 - 2 / 3 - - 2 / 3 - 2 / 3 - 2 / 3 configure
    Power requirement (kW/hp) 59 / 80 59 / 80 59 / 81 59 / 82 66 / 90 66 / 91 66 / 90 74 / 98 74 / 99 74 / 100 74 / 100 configure
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    Forage wagons with capacities from 25 m³ to 31 m³

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