Going wider, not faster, is the appeal of Kverneland’s new flagship 85156C tedder, which offers a 15.6m working width.
The company had previously reported keen demand for its biggest mounted model as farmers and contractors look to improve output to keep ahead of the harvesting gang, but design challenges have limited maximum reach to 11m.
Instead, the same system has now been mounted to a trailed chassis which, in the case of the 85156C, allows for the fitment of 14 rotors.
This potential increase in output should help operators resist the temptation to drive faster than the optimum working speed of 6-7kph and thus produce a fluffier, less lumpy spread.
Spec-wise it’s similar to the rest of the heavy-duty 85-series, with maintenance-free drivelines and joints, and foam-filled alloy guards to absorb some of the shaking movement.
There is also a headland lift system that sees the rotors tipped forward to speed up the turn.
List price is £50,539, with full production set to start next year.