Krone Releases New Generation of Rotary Rakes

Krone_Swadro_TS_680Custom tailored to professional hay and forage operations, Krone’s new generation of Swadro rotary rakes include the Swadro Trailed Center (TC) and the Swadro Trailed Side (TS) models.  The new rotary rakes are ideal for medium to large dry hay or silage producers who require even and consistent windrows.

“Krone has taken the strongest lineup of rotary rakes on the market to the next level,” said Brent Raines, Krone Territory Product Manager. “The new Swadro TS and TC rakes incorporate proven, reliable features that producers have come to expect from Krone and built upon that.”

The Swadro TS rakes have the capability of making one or two windrows and raise over 19 inches for high ground clearance during headland turns so windrows are not damaged.  In addition, the leading rotor rotates at higher speeds than the other rotors, ensuring greater efficiency and throughputs.

“The Swadro TS rakes also enhance flexibility in allowing growers to change from single windrow formation to double in less than one minute,” Raines said.

The Swadro TC rakes form one windrow down the center of the rotors. The new feature on all Swadro TC models is manual height adjustment located on the rotor with a height indicator displaying the current adjustment.

All of the new generation models feature a new curved tine design that effectively picks the crop off the ground, minimizing contamination and improving the forage quality.

“The new lift tines provide cleaner raking and pick up heavier material,” Raines said. “Improved capacity and lower horsepower requirements have drawn very positive comments from producers that have had the opportunity to put the new Swadro models through their paces.”

All new Swadro models have a reduced transport height of less than 13 feet. This is achieved without removing the tine arms, meaning the machine travels quickly without hassle between fields, and the operator does not have to leave the cab.

The full line of Swadro TS and TC rotary rakes include the following models.


Working Width

PTO Horsepower Required

Swadro TS 680 Twin

22’4” – 25’

60 hp

Swadro TS 740 Twin

24’3” – 26’10”

70 hp

Swadro TC 760

22’4” – 24’11”

60 hp

Swadro TC 880

24’11” – 28’11”

70 hp

Krone does one thing exceptionally well, produce top-quality, innovative, performance-engineered hay and forage equipment. Krone is driven by the needs of the customers and guided by their input. Since Krone is first to market with the newest technology and efficiencies, Krone equipment is the first choice of professional hay and forage producers.  German manufactured and globally distributed, the Krone North America headquarters is located in Memphis, Tenn.

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