ZX

Self-loading and forager-filled forage wagons – 43 bis 56 m³

ZX

Self-loading and forager-filled forage wagons

The key to viable farming is boosting efficiencies, cutting costs and utilizing equipment to full potential all year round. This is the scenario in which KRONE developed the ZX dual-purpose wagon. Dual-purpose means  these machines serve as both self-loading forage wagons with discharge rollers and forager-filled forage wagons in maize and grass.

  • The world's most powerful self-loading and harvester-filled forage wagon – thanks to the KRONE Powerbelt driveline with a transmission capacity of up to 400hp
  • Camless pick-up with hydraulic drive and electro-hydraulic suspension
  • Pivoting headboard increases capacity from a compact build
  • Pull-out blade cassette with 48 individually protected blades
  • Three standard discharge rollers on ZX GD models. Overload protection comes from a clutch in the main driveline.
  • Optional SpeedSharp blade grinder
  • Axles with hydraulic auto-levelling system
  • PowerLoad auto filling system with auto chain-and-slat floor control

Award at Agritechnica 2023

ZX is 'Farm Machine 2024'

The KRONE ZX was awarded the 'Farm Machine 2024' award in the grass harvest category at Agritechnica 2023!

Maximum transport volumes and perfect cuts

RX and ZX forage wagons

Featuring the new OptiGrass cutting system and maximum throughputs, the RX and ZX forage wagons from KRONE set new benchmarks for professional forage trailers.

 

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KRONE ZX

Product features

ZX High-performance short cut loading and forage transport wagon
ZX High-performance short cut loading and forage transport wagon
  • OptiGrass
  • Camless pick-up with hydraulic drivewith hydraulic relief
  • Integral rotor and SplitCut for optimum conditioning – provides for an optimum cut
  • Pull-out blade cassette with 40 or 54 individually protected blades
  • Optional SpeedSharp blade grinder
  • Pivoting front wall increases capacity from a compact build
  • Axle assembly with hydraulic auto-levelling system
  • Premium lighting Standard
  • Options, which are worthwhile!

The KRONE ZX dual-purpose loading and forage transport wagon is impressive all along the line thanks to its modern design, innovative technologies and excellent forage quality. With the high-performance 'OptiGrass 28 and 37' cutting systems, it offers a clean, precise cut as well as structured and homogeneous forage conditioning across the entire width. Maximum power and efficiency round off the programme. The ZX sets new standards in the high-performance loading and forage transport wagon segment.

ZX – The high-capacity range
ZX – The high-capacity range
  • Versatile
  • Efficient
  • Economical
  • Operator comfort

Working economically means: boosting efficiency, cutting costs and utilising equipment to full potential all year round. This is the scenario in which KRONE developed the ZX dual-purpose wagon. Dual-purpose means these machines serve as both loading and forage transport wagon in maize and grass.

Unloading without discharge rollers
Unloading without discharge rollers

Unloading without discharge rollers: Solid steel bodies and up to three discharge rollers make the ZX 430 GD, ZX 470 GD and 560 GD models very versatile machines which unload the material in uniform mats to reduce the workload on the clamp and establish the best conditions for high-quality silage.

The models without discharge rollers
The models without discharge rollers

The models without discharge rollers: The dual-purpose forage wagons without discharge rollers are super-efficient machines that offer fastest unloading rates thanks to the pivoting tailgate, the pivoting headboard and two powerful floor chains, leaving more time for compacting the silage for better quality.

Picking up fast and cleanly
Picking up fast and cleanly

Picking up fast and cleanly: The hydraulic EasyFlow pick-up features a massive rotor cutter which cuts the material to nominal chop lengths of 37 mm, making ZX a full-fledged and high-capacity self-loading forage wagon with a cutting system – just the kind of high-output machine contractors ask for.

Nothing is lost
Nothing is lost

Nothing is lost: Filling the ZX models from the forager is straightforward and easy, especially as there are neither hoops nor ropes nor sliding covers where material could collect. The chute can direct the stream of material into every corner and hence achieve consistent and complete fills.

OptiGrass
OptiGrass
  • Clean cut in theoretical length of 28 or 37 mm
  • Optimal structure gentle conditioning under all conditions
  • Homogeneous uniform conditioning of each stalk over its full width
  • Precise wide steel plates and blades arranged for shear cutting
  • Perfectly coordinated precise interaction between pick-up and cutting rotor
  • Innovative new integral rotor with unique divider wall system


Thanks to the KRONE OptiGrass system, the forage quality is clean, homogeneous and uniform. This is possible due to the precise cutting method with a choice of cutting lengths of 28 or 37 mm. Thanks to the perfectly coordinated technologies, conditioning is gentle, resulting in a clean and high-quality result.

The KRONE EasyFlow pick-up
The KRONE EasyFlow pick-up
  • Hydraulic drive independent of the cutting rotor
  • Automatic or manual speed adjustment to the driving speed
  • Maintenance-free and low wear
  • Uniform filling staggered arrangement of the tines in a W-shape
  • Large pivoting range
  • Electrohydraulic relief for even better sward protection


The EasyFlow pick-up with hydraulic drive is the ideal solution for demanding requirements. With its 6.5 mm thick double tines in a helical layout, it meets the most demanding requirements in ease of maintenance and pick-up capacity. The hydraulic drive integrated in this pick-up offers an even larger work width, which helps to collect even more material at an optimum driving speed and maximizes the intake capacity.

Gentle on the soil
Gentle on the soil

Gentle on the soil: A nitrogen damper provides electro-hydraulic suspension for the pick-up for even better soil protection. The system allows operators to set the suspension pressure from the cab and on the move.

Secured as a standard
Secured as a standard

Guide wheels at the rear: Optional guide wheels at the back of the pick-up ensure reliable performance in soft and wet ground. Height-adjustable, these wheels do not run in the tractor wheelmarks, preventing the pick-up from scratching the ground.

Drawbar control system
Drawbar control system

Auto articulated drawbar: The articulated drawbar with double-acting ram is standard specifi cation and provides a generous ground clearance of up to 75 cm – enough to roll on clamps no problem. The new automatic articulated drawbar offers a better ground clearance for headland turns. One headland and one road position can be programmed to the control unit.

Lifting out higher
Lifting out higher

Lifting out higher: In undulating terrain, the pick-up oscillates through a constant range around the core of the cut-and-feed rotor, maintaining an optimum fl ow of material into the machine no matter how diffi cult the conditions. Aligned with the core of the rotor, the pick-up can be lifted out high on the headland.

Large pivoting range
Large pivoting range

Large pivoting range: The laterally pivoting pick-up follows ground contours both axially and transversely and benefits from more generous travel now – courtesy of the integral hydro motor that replaces an external sprocket. The result is a clean rake and nothing is left behind.

Excellent tracking
Excellent tracking

Excellent tracking: The pneumatic guide wheels on either side of the pickup offer height control for full adaptation to any ground contours. Tracking excellently behind the tractor during headland turns, these wheels avoid scuffing and offer best protection of the sward.

Extra strong
Extra strong

Extra strong: The 6.5 mm tines with large-diameter coils withstand the most arduous conditions.

Hydraulic drive
Hydraulic drive

The integral hydro motor offers a number ofadvantages:

  • It frees space on the pick-up ends for a wider work width
  • Maintenance-free
  • The absence of sprockets on the sides translates into a larger pivoting range
  • Manual or automatic ISOBUS speed adjustment to the current ground speed and prevailing conditionss
A unique pivoting system
A unique pivoting system

A unique pivoting system: Arranged in a W, the tines warrant a consistent crop fl ow and an equally consistent and full-width supply of the material to the rotor cutter, boosting throughputs and machine fi lls.

EasyFlow – more efficient and more effective
EasyFlow – more efficient and more effective

EasyFlow – more effi cient and more eff ective: Working at a width of 2.12 mm (DIN 11220), the wide and camless pick-up with helical tines is powered by its own separate hydro motor for dependable performance also in challenging conditions. Even awkwardly shaped swaths are gathered with precision and in a uniform fl ow. The height is adjusted easily to suit the current crop, the swath volume and ground speed.

Camless is better
Camless is better

Camless is better: This camless pick-up stands out for the scrapers and their special design, that ensure a continuous and smooth crop fl ow as the tines retract

The OptiGrass concept
The OptiGrass concept
  • OptiGrss 37 mm cutting distance with 40-blade cutting unit
  • OptiGrass 28 mm cutting distance with 54-blade cutting unit
  • KRONE PowerBelt the drive concept for extremely high throughput rates.
  • Integral rotor with augers high-performance crop flow with maximum pick-up width
  • KRONE SplitCut optimum conditioning over the entire rotor width

KRONE OptiGrass – state-of-the-art technology for perfect forage conditioning. The 40-blade cutting unit with a cutting distance of 37 mm and the 54-blade cutting unit with a cutting distance of 28 mm ensure optimum forage quality. KRONE PowerBelt ensures extremely high throughput rates and the KRONE SplitCut system ensures gapless conditioning across the entire rotor width.

The OptiGrass cutting unit
The OptiGrass cutting unit
  • Top cutting quality Shear cut
  • Theoretical cutting length: OptiGrass 28 mm with maximum 54 blades | OptiGrass 37 mm with maximum 40 blades
  • Central blade group control system: 0, 20, 20, 40 blades | 0, 27, 27, 54 blades
  • Blade changing without tools and with central locking


KRONE OptiGrass cutting units offer wide tine holders and closely spaced, guarded blades which provide an easy and precise cut, similar to a pair of scissors. Two cutting units with 40 or 54 blades are available for optimum conditioning. Thanks to the central blade group control system, the cutting length can be varied at any time between a half and full set of blades, allowing cutting distances of 28 or 56 mm or 37 or 74 mm. OptiGrass therefore offers a flexible solution for different cutting lengths.

Central blade group control system
Central blade group control system

Central blade group control system: The central blade selection system makes it easy for the operator to set the desired chop length. ZX operators select the blades in sets of 24 or 48 which provide nominal chop lengths of 74 mm or 37 mm. ‘0’ blades means the material is not cut.

Single blade locking device
Single blade locking device

Individual blade protection: Equipped with individual spring protection, each blade retracts and swings back automatically once the object has passed. The tripping force is set variably from the cab and can be adjusted to special conditions.

Controlled from the cab
Controlled from the cab

Controlled from the cab: The blade cassette lowers hydraulically to remove a blockage. After the blockage is removed, the blade cassette swings back into position and work is resumed.

Peace of mind and perfect results
Peace of mind and perfect results

Peace of mind and perfect results: The extremely small gap between the blades and the wide plates on the rotor tines ensures the material cannot escape the blades, which is important to avoid it is squeezed and produce perfect cuts.

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

Cutting with their full edges, these blades lead to smoother and quieter running. The wavy blades maintain their sharpness over extended periods of time.

The quick-change blade system
The quick-change blade system
  • Blade cassette can be swivelled out to the side
  • Blade changing without tools and with central locking
  • Central operation on the left side of the vehicle
  • 40 or 54 sharp blades on the side of the blade cassette for a quick change


You change the blades without tools and without leaning over the blade cassette which is now alongside the machine. lower the blade cassette, swing it out to the side and remove the blades without tools – a time and cost saving system.

Convenient
Convenient

Convenient for operators: These controls allow operators to conveniently raise and lower the blade cassette from the ground – for easy maintenance and blade changes.

From the cab
From the cab

From the cab: Operated hydraulically, the blade cassette lowers deep for an effective removal of blockages and swings out to the side for convenient blade replacement.

How you do it
How you do it

How you do it: Lower the entire blade cassette hydraulically, retract all blades to position 0 and unlock them. Then operate a lever on the left machine side to unlock the bar and swing it out (pic. 1). You can now remove all blades easily and conveniently (pic. 2). The blade cassette swings back in place and locks home automatically on its right end (pic. 3).

KRONE SpeedSharp
KRONE SpeedSharp
  • Sharp blades in no time – convenient and fast
  • Simultaneous sharpening of half (OptiGrass 37) or a third of the blades (OptiGrass 28)
  • No annealing of the blades thanks to 'cold grinding'
  • Simple design, maximum functional reliability
  • No sparks flying under the wagon

Sharp blades are fundamental for clean and smooth cuts. Therefore KRONE developed SpeedSharp, the unique blade sharpening system for fastest, safest and most convenient grinds. The trademark of this system is its simplicity.

Automatic and safe
Automatic and safe

Automatic and safe: Simply swing out the blade cassette, fold up the grinding shaft, couple two oil hoses and connect an electric lead. Then press an external control to start grinding hydraulically and watch how the shaft moves automatically up and down and to the sides, completing the job without any interference from the operator. The grinding is carried out with the blade cassette out and alongside the machine so you can easily watch the process.

Sharp blades
Sharp blades

Sharp blades in only 4 minutes: A complete grinding cycle on all 48 blades including moving the blade cassette out and back in takes only four minutes depending on the number of cycles entered to the terminal. With the blade cassette out and alongside the machine, the operator can watch the grinding process and conveniently check on the result.

Consistent sharpness
Consistent sharpness

Consistent sharpness: Each disc is pressed on to the blade by a bevel spring, a design that leads to a high-quality and consistent cut of all blades whilst minimising the material that is removed from each blade. The system warrants consistently sharp blades even when these show different degrees of wear.

The perfect grinding process
The perfect grinding process

The 24 fl ap discs have generously overlapping fl aps.Warranting superior performance and longevity, they give a 'cold' grind that prevents the blades from annealing.

A KRONE exclusive!
A KRONE exclusive!

A KRONE exclusive! This optional and fully automatic sharpener consists of a hydraulic shaft with grinding discs that slide to the side, Sharpening of all 48 blades is trigged and carried out automatically – simply by a press of a button.

Convenient for operators
Convenient for operators

Convenient for operators: They can set the blade grinding interval on the terminal to adapt the intensity to the actual level of wear.

The pivoting headboard
The pivoting headboard
  • Up to 4.5 m³ additional loading volume
  • Quick and reliable unloading of the wagon
  • Relief of the scraper conveyor
  • Variable baling pressure when used as a loading and forage transport wagon

Loading and unloading rates are important parameters in viable farming and contracting. The pivoting headboard boosts the machine’s loading capacity by up to 4.5 m³, compresses the material to needs and helps empty the machine faster and effectively.

Boosting unloading rates
Boosting unloading rates

Boosting unloading rates: The headboard pivots to the rear so the wall of forage topples over, ensuring the machine is emptied fast and effectively. All unloading sequences run fully automatically.

Powerful
Powerful

Powerful: The robust headboard is operated by hydraulic rams on either side. Its movement is controlled either manually or automatically. The ‘slotted’ design provides an excellent view of the load area.

As forage transport wagon
As forage transport wagon

As forage transport wagon: When the machine is used to haul chopped forage, the headboard moves fore into its end position, increasing the loading volume and intake area.

Plus 4,5 m³
Plus 4,5 m³

Plus 4.5 m³: When the sensor detects the machine is filled to capacity, the headboard moves automatically towards the tractor expanding the capacity by 4.5 m³ without extending the machine length. So ZX is not compromised in its compact build and agility.

In loading position
In loading position

In loading position: The movable headboard is in mid position when the forage wagon is loading. This position is stored to the control system. It is easy to adapt the board to suit varying harvest conditions.

The loading space
The loading space
  • Conical frame and design easier unloading
  • Double scraper conveyor with drive on both sides more power
  • Flat link chains extremely durable
  • Automatic fast unloading system as standard load-dependent engagement of the scraper conveyor rapid traverse

It takes high-end engineering that withstands the permanent exposure to huge masses of material and fast unloading processes. Two scraper conveyors, i.e. four flat link chains and two motors and a conical design that tapers to the rear will always deliver.

Standard filling level indicator
Standard filling level indicator

[Translate to EN:] Durch einen Sensor am Kratzboden wird die Information über die Ausladung und Restkapazität des Laderaums im Terminal visuell dargestellt. So haben Sie jederzeit einen Überblick über den aktuellen Füllstand.

Flat link chains
Flat link chains

Flat link chains: The four flat link chains feature massive joints and are extremely hard-wearing and high-tensile. The wide chain links and sprocket teeth translate into less wear and a powerful advance.

Powered from either side
Powered from either side

Each scraper conveyor benefits from its separate drive assembly. The gearboxes and hydromotors are journalled inside the frame without any strain. The operator can double the scraper conveyor’s advance speed via a spool Everything else is carried out automatically by the fast mode feature.

Double scraper conveyor
Double scraper conveyor

The use of two scraper conveyors doubles the machine's unloading efficiency. Each of the four flat-link chains is tensioned individually and mechanically. The box section chain slats offer good grip and a positive feed.

No losses
No losses

No losses: You can cover the cut-and-feed rotor with a plate to protect it from ingress of chopped maize when serving the forage harvester.

Strong
Strong

Strong: The 240 cm high stanchions are made from hat channel steel and off er ultimate durability and strength. The sides are hot-galvanized, powder-coated and plastic- laminated.Quality through and through.

Smooth emptying
Smooth emptying

Smooth emptying: The conical design off ers the advantage of providing a wider outlet area for a smoother material fl ow. Also, all obstacles in the material fl ow have been eliminated ensuring nothing is left behind.

ZX 430 GD · 470 GD · 560 GD - Optionally with discharge rollers
ZX 430 GD · 470 GD · 560 GD - Optionally with discharge rollers
  • 3 discharge rollers with large diameter (47 cm) as standard
  • Discharge roller protection with 3,000 Nm in the main universal shaft
  • Automatic scraper conveyor stop via the lower discharge roller
  • Higher speed for the two lower rollers – uniform forage discharge

The first step in producing quality silage is to spread the material in a perfect mat on the clamp. The ZX GD models with steel sides and up to three large-diameter rollers at the rear unload the material layer by layer and across the full length of the clamp for easier rolling.

Unloading faster
Unloading faster

Unloading faster: Powered directly by the main gearbox, the discharge rollers perform absolutely dependably. In addition, they are overload protected by a clutch inside the main drive shaft to eliminate any downtime.

Convenient
Convenient

Convenient: The side door with foldable ladder offers safe and convenient access to the load area.

Three rotors for three-fold power
Three rotors for three-fold power

Three rotors for three-fold power: Specify your forage wagon with three enclosed rollers and an adjustable tailboard and you can produce even more uniform mats. Studded with V-tines, the rotors spread the crop across the full machine width, with the rotors spinning at a higher rpm to cut down on unloading time.

Automatic scraper conveyor stop
Automatic scraper conveyor stop

Automatic chain-and-slat floor limit stop: When the machine is filled to capacity and material is pressing the bottom rotor to the rear, a motion detector stops the chains and the discharge rotors to start off smoothly.

The efficient driveline
The efficient driveline

The efficient driveline: Heavy-duty gearboxes transmit the power without losses to the 1" roller chains with automatic chain tensioners. The chains are powered by a shaft that runs down the chassis, driving a right-angle gearbox inside one of axial section beams.

The running gear – Tandem or tridem axle
The running gear – Tandem or tridem axle
  • Optionally with tandem or tridem chassis
  • Safe handling at top speeds of up to 60 km/h on the road
  • Maximum stability on slopes – reduced danger of tipping over
  • Equal load distribution on all wheels – reduced brake wear
  • Optionally with 30.5" tyres to reduce ground pressure
  • With axle steering Protection of the sward, reduced tyre wear
  • Optionally with hydropneumatic suspension for even greater comfort

The caster- and force-steered tandem axles have hydraulic pressure compensation for all requirements and needs. Each assembly offers maximum roll stability when managing bends at speed. More than that, they provide great stability on the slope. These axles offer maximum safety and operator comfort.

Big boots
Big boots

The ZX models with tandem axle can be equipped with 30.5inch tyres. Boxy tread bars improve ride stability in wet conditions and larger contact area reduces ground pressure.

Superior road stability
Superior road stability

Superior road stability: A separate oil circuit on either machine side and equal oil pressures on either side of a ZX tandem or tridem axle assembly translate into greater road stability and reduce the risk of roll when working on slopes or managing tight turns.

Gentle on the sward
Gentle on the sward

Gentle on the sward: The steered axles are standard specification. Tracking excellently in headland turns and curved lines, these wheels eliminate the risk of scuffing, protect the sward and take off stress from the running gear.

Maximum stability
Maximum stability

Maximum stability: To compensate for undulating ground, the oil flows from the cylinder on the front wheel to the cylinder on the rear wheel on the same side of the machine and vice versa. Using two separate circuits inside one axle assembly eliminates the risk of rolling and maintains the body level at all times.

Very adaptable
Very adaptable

Very adaptable: The axles provide for generous travel, distributing the load uniformly to the rear and front wheels at all times. The design provides for excellent climbing and unloading on high and steep clamps.

The running gear – Brakes and steering
The running gear – Brakes and steering
  • Optional electronic EBS braking system features
    • ALB automatic load-dependent brake force control
    • ABS anti-lock braking system
    • RSS roll stabilisation support
  • Contactless electronic forced steering

Larger and faster tractors and higher transport volumes and payloads require a rethink in terms of safety. Therefore KRONE offers the EBS electronic braking system as an option. The system is sourced from commercial vehicles where it has proven well for many years. In addition, steered axles help protect the swath and provide added safety.

Managing tightest turns
Managing tightest turns

Doing without a control linkage, the intelligent caster steer system provides for plenty of clearance around the drawbar and therefore tightest turns. All clear for the rotors.

Intelligent system
Intelligent system

Locking cylinder: The caster steer system can be locked for shunting and clamping by operating a locking cylinder from the terminal. On an ISOBUS-compatible tractor this auto lock system ensures quiet castering at speeds of more than 30 km/h and when reversing.

Caster-steer axle
Caster-steer axle

Caster-steer axle: The passive caster steer tandem axle is base specification for all ZX 430 and ZX 470 models. This axle assembly offers reduced tyre wear, reduced scuffing and light pulling in curves.

Best straight travel
Best straight travel

Best straight travel: The cam discs on the stub axles are locked relative to the load that is currently placed on the axle. This results in maximum road stability and safe turning. The defl ection forces are lowest when the machine is empty.

Enhanced operational dependability
Enhanced operational dependability

Enhanced operational dependability: EBS is the optional electronic brake system, which comprises ALB, ABS and RSS functions. The roll stability system intervenes by braking whenever there is a risk of rollover so that ZX will not roll over when managing narrow bends at speed. Combined, all these functions lead to an enhanced reliability.

The brake
The brake

The brake: The ZX dual-purpose forage wagons have dual line air brakes as standard specifi cation. The hydraulic ALB valve controls the braking power relative to the current load. This brake is an option in specifi c countries.

The running gear – Electronic forced steering
The running gear – Electronic forced steering
  • Optional for the tandem axle, standard for the tridem axle
  • Smooth and quiet running, low abrasion, ideal for manoeuvring
  • Electronic forced steering – can also be operated manually for counter-steering
  • No additional coupling required – for greater tractor flexibility

Forced-steer wheels protect the sward and the tyres as the machine is making the turn, reducing the load on the tandem or tridem axle and resulting in easier pulling. The electronic system allows the operator to interfere with the shunting or countersteer manually on the slope or on the clamp.

Contactless electronic forced steering
Contactless electronic forced steering

[Translate to EN:] Durch die elektronische Übertragung des Lenkwinkels ermöglicht die kontaktlose Zwangslenkung einen höheren Einschlagwinkel und verhindert mögliche Beschädigungen durch Kollisionen mit dem Schlepperreifen. Kein Gestänge stört den vollen Lenkeinschlag des Gespanns. Das Lenkverhalten kann durch die elektronische Steuerung perfekt an unterschiedliche Fahrsituationen angepasst werden.

Beware of the edge
Beware of the edge

Beware of the edge: You know it too well – the machine is at risk of slipping off the clamp whilst rolling too closely along the edge. In this situation, the electro-hydraulic forced steering system allows the rear wheels on a tandem assembly (or the front and rear wheels on the tridem axle) to steer away from the edge.

Safe road travel
Safe road travel

Safe road travel: The electronic forced steering system offers superior ride stability, quiet running and safety at speed, Starting to decrease the intensity of steering when the machine's forward speed reaches 30 km/h and reducing it to zero when the combination reaches 50 km/h.

The hitch
The hitch
  • Very manoeuvrable Narrow and compact design
  • Higher drawbar loads with bottom hitching
  • Quiet driving with drawbar suspension
  • High driving comfort with ball-head attachment

Increased gross weights have made bottom-hitching the most popular type tractor attachment, because it transfers more load to the tractor’s front axle and gives the fourwheel drive system more grunt.

Compact and stable
Ball hitch 80
Ball hitch 80

Hitch ball 80: This hitch ball offers maximum operator comfort and minimizes wear on your equipment as the combination runs smoothly without jolting or experiencing shockloads. Forced-steering systems require ball hitch attachment.

Convenient attachment
Convenient attachment

Convenient attachment: The operator can also control the articulated drawbar from these buttons on the front of the machine. This way, he monitors the hitching process.

Easy
Easy

Easy: ZX features a foldable stand. The articulated drawbar adjusts hydraulically to the tractor’s hitch height. It’s easy

Suspended drawbar
Suspended drawbar

Suspended drawbar: The drawbar suspension system uses nitrogen tanks on the rams to absorb all shock loadings for superior operator comfort.

The lighting
The lighting
  • Premium lighting package as standard
  • Excellent all-round visibility at night thanks to two powerful LED working lights at the rear
  • Safe in the field and on the road with front position lamps and reflectors
  • The load always in view Thanks to LED light strips installed as standard in the loading space
  • Two additional working lights can be quickly retrofitted thanks to prepared cable position

The KRONE ZX's Premium lighting package not only enhances safety, but also increases nighttime productivity. The Premium package provides optimum lighting of the surroundings, the loading space, the crop flow and the drive components. Additional working lights can be retrofitted as an option.

Silage additives unit
Silage additives unit
  • Spreading above the pick-up using flat jet nozzles
  • 200 litre tank capacity optimally positioned for access at the rear
  • Easy cleaning of the system
  • Removal of the pump unit without tools
  • Convenient operation via the terminal
  • Different modes for optimal dosage

The KRONE ZX has an integrated dosing system with a 200-litre silage additives tank which can be operated in different modes. The pump unit, including the filters and valves, is installed in the rear of the vehicle to save space. An electronic filling level indicator enables reliable and fast monitoring of the silage additives supply.

The additional equipment
The additional equipment
  • Loading space cover for loss-free transport
  • Camera with colour display on the monitor
  • Weighing device for an exact measurement
  • KRONE SmartConnect telemetry unit optimal data management

The loading space cover ensures clean transport even when driving fast and increases safety in road traffic. A camera helps to see the working environment better, making work easier and safer. The electronic weighing device can be used to measure the loading quantity precisely. The KSC control unit ensures rapid transmission of the recorded data.

SmartConnect
SmartConnect

[Translate to EN:] Der ZX lässt sich optional mit der ­­KRONE Smart-Connect Telemetrieeinheit ausstatten. Diese Schnittstelle dient mit GPS- und WLAN-Funktion als Basis für das Datenmanagement. Hiermit lässt sich einfach nachverfolgen, wo sich der Transportwagen aktuell befindet. Ebenso werden alle wichtigen Daten automatisch aufgezeichnet und können schnell ins Büro verschickt werden. So funktioniert die Landwirtschaft von heute!

Hydraulic
Hydraulic

Hydraulic: The covers are operated by hydraulic motors for quick and dependable control.

Covers down
Covers down

Covers down: The open covers fold simply down the sides of ZX wagons. There is nothing in the way that might obstruct filling.

Flexible and safe
Flexible and safe

Flexible and safe: The optional crop covers are flexible to adapt to the contours of the forage mass. Hinged to the sides, they cover the material effectively and will not open as the combination travels at speed.

Cameras are an option
Cameras are an option

Cameras are an option: An optional camera is available for all ZX models. The images are displayed on the colour screen for added visibility and safety.

The operation
The operation
  • Operator comfort
  • Clear concept
  • Easy handling
  • CCI-ISOBUS

One box for everything Operator comfort is essential. Our shockproof operator terminals are compact, clear-cut and easy to operate. They feature backlit buttons to reduce operator fatigue during those long shifts well into the night. The CCI terminal is a universal operator control unit, which is compatible with a wide variety of ISOBUS implements from many manufacturers.

Everything at a glance
Everything at a glance

[Translate to EN:] Die Bedienoberfläche des ­KRONE ZX ist aufgrund ihrer einfachen und intuitiven Bedienbarkeit besonders benutzerfreundlich. Verschiedene Arbeitsschritte werden durch eine Visualisierung, wie z.B. drehende Dosierwalzen veranschaulicht. Für mehr Komfort sorgt die konfigurierbare Anzeigeleiste, mit der die Bedienoberfläche individuell an die Bedürfnisse des Benutzers angepasst werden kann. Ebenfalls stehen Automatikfunktionen wie die Beladeautomatik PowerLoad, die Entladeautomatik sowie die Knickdeichselautomatik zur Verfügung.

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.

Optional weighing system
Optional weighing system

Optional weighing system: The electronic weighing system uses sensor pins inside the drawbar and on the tandem/tridem axle with hydraulic levelling. The system determines the weight of the load by computing the diff erence between the gross weight and the weight of the material left on the machine after unloading is completed.

CCI 800 and CCI 1200 operator terminals
CCI 800 and CCI 1200 operator terminals

The two operator terminals CCI 800 and 1200 with 8″ or 12″touch display allow users to split the screen for example to see all machine control elements in one view and the camera footage in the other. Also, an additional AUX joystick enhances operator comfort even further.

Models

ZX
ZX 430 GL ZX 430 GD ZX 470 GL ZX 470 GD ZX 560 GL ZX 560 GD
Designation loading and forage wagon loading and forage wagon loading and forage wagon loading and forage wagon loading and forage wagon loading and forage wagon configure
Capacity (m³) 43 43 47 47 56 56 configure
Pick-up working width (m) 2.12 2.12 2.12 2.12 2.12 2.12 configure
No. of discharge rollers - 3 (2) - 3 (2) - 3 (2) configure
Power requirement (kW/hp) 155 / 210 155 / 210 155 / 210 155 / 210 175 / 240 175 / 240 configure
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Dual-purpose loading wagons with a transport volume of 43 to 56 m³

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