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The problem with sweeping

The established rotary rake technology has been on the market for over 50 years. Its technical development is completely exhausted. The challenges of practice and the higher quality awareness of farmers are increasingly putting this technology under pressure.

Sweeping: Fatal consequences

Impurities

unfavorable bacteria and fungi, dust, earth, sand, stones, foreign objects,
manure and muck particles, mice, rotten undergrass

Losses

leaf losses, crumble losses, raking losses, fermentation losses, losses at the
feeding table, wear on machines

Unreliable in difficult conditions

moist and soft soils (flood plains and boggy areas), uneven and unrolled fields, dry and stony topsoil, low peat density, cover crops, corn straw as well various special crops (hemp, sorghum)


Deficits in performance and other factors

compacted / twisted swath, limited working speed, higher power requirement, worse after-drying at the swath, not flexible in working width and direction of swathforming

Endangering animal health

contaminated feed causes inflammation, fertility and claw problems, reduces animal performance, digestive issues with horses


Fatal consequences due to the very large, rigid raking surface of the rotary rake

Lifting instead of sweeping

„How much longer are we going to go without getting the full value of the basic forage?“

If you want to make the cleanest forage your top priority, you have to move from sweeping to lifting.

RESPIRO exploits the full potential

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Lifting: The solution with RESPIRO

Cleanest forage

noticeable reduction of impurities of all kinds = best basic feed quality


Least losses

less leaf losses improve protein content, very little wear


For all conditions

ideally suited for difficult operating conditions


High performance and flexibility

fluffy swaths, no entanglement, high working speed, full flexibility in working width, swath forming left and right possible


Animal Health

better fodder keeps animals healthy, less worries, more success


Further economic success factors:

  • higher added value in the silo and livestock
  • less wear reduces repair costs
  • lower harvest costs
  • higher protein content
  • one machine for all harvesting systems
  • less damage to harvesters due to stones, etc.

No contamination due to flexible pick-up and dragging tines

Because only the best ground hugging delivers the cleanest forage.

cleanest forage

The soilThe challenge

A system comparison RESPIRO versus rotary rake

Soil condition

Rotor rake

RESPIRO-technology

Extremely dry / hard

Rotor runs unsteadily, jumps, soil splashes on contact with the ground

Elastic pick-up dampens, soft contact due to dragging tines

Extremely wet / soft - boggy soil

Rotor undercarriage sinks in, tines work deeper

Sliding plate with large contact surface, PU does not sink in

Gravelly soil

Increased risk of small stones due to stiff tines and high speed

Very low risk of small stones being lifted by dragging tines

Stony soil

Stones on the surface are necessarily pushed into the swath

Stones are only lifted when they come to rest on the forage mat

Sandy soil

Will be dragged, pushed, carried along

Almost no contact due to flexible pick-up – in case of ground contact this is very gentle – sand stays behind

Loose topsoil

Easily dragged along due to high tine speed and forage wall in front of the tines

Stays in place due to dragging tines and low tine speed

Docked areas lengthwise (hilltop position, trough position)

Rotary rake through the trough -> massive ground contact at the front despite cardanic suspension
Rotary rake on the hilltop -> raking losses.

Sliding plate close to the dragging tine and four-joint suspension guarantee minimum ground contact and lowest raking losses.

Cupid areas transversely (hilltop position, trough position)

Top: raking losses laterally
Trough (road embankment): extreme ground contact.

Top: raking losses laterally
Trough (road embankment): extreme ground contact.

Slope

The rotor tilts, either leaving fodder on the uphill side or in contact with the ground on the downhill side.

No raking losses or soil contact

Ruts (forage in the tractor track)

Forage losses unavoidable – if these are to be minimised high increase in contamination

Forage losses unavoidable – if these are to be minimised higher increase in soil contamination (aggressive tine)

Non-rolled arable land (stones, embankments)

Stones are easily carried away, embankments are levelled and the forage contaminated

Stones are largely left lying around, dragging tines deflect on dams

Unevenness in small spaces (holes, footprints, ruts, dams, etc.)

Rotor undercarriage falls into depressions => massive ground contact, rotor undercarriage on hilltop -> forage losses – the remainder is shaved or levelled

Smooth running due to flexible pick-up and sliding discs over unevenness, no sagging, raking losses and dirt ingress are minimal

Grazed areas

Extreme dirt ingress through holes and dams from footsteps

Low dirt ingress due to flexible pick-up, sliding discs and dragging tines with low tine speed

A system comparison RESPIRO versus belt rakes with rigid PU systems

Soil condition

Belt rakes with rigid PU systems

RESPIRO-technology

Extremely dry / hard

Machine runs more unsteadily

Elastic pick-up dampens, soft contact due to dragging tines

Extremely wet / soft - boggy soil

Narrow skids or jockey wheels – machine sinks in more easily

Sliding plate with large contact surface, PU does not sink in

Gravelly soil

Stones are shot forward and often also picked up (aggressive tine with higher speed)

Very low risk of small stones being lifted by dragging tines

Stony soil

Stones are shot forward and often also picked up (aggressive tine with higher speed)

Stones are only lifted when they come to rest on the forage mat

Sandy soil

Tine often comes into contact with sand due to rigid PU – rigid tine throws forward and upwards

Almost no contact due to flexible pick-up – in case of ground contact this is very gentle – sand stays behind

Loose topsoil

Loose soil is stirred up a little

Stays in place due to dragging tines and low tine speed

Docked areas lengthwise (hilltop position, trough position)

small or no angle adjustment – wheels or sliding shoes further away

Sliding plate close to the dragging tine and four-joint suspension guarantee minimum ground contact and lowest raking losses.

Cupid areas transversely (hilltop position, trough position)

No ground adaptation

Top: raking losses laterally
Trough (road embankment): extreme ground contact.

Slope

No raking losses or soil contact

No raking losses or soil contact

Ruts (forage in the tractor track)

Forage losses unavoidable – if these are to be minimised higher increase in soil contamination (aggressive tine)

Forage losses unavoidable – if these are to be minimised higher increase in soil contamination (aggressive tine)

Non-rolled arable land (stones, embankments)

Stones are easily carried away, embankments are levelled and the forage contaminated

Stones are largely left lying around, dragging tines deflect on dams

Unevenness in small spaces (holes, footprints, ruts, dams, etc.)

Narrow skid, jockey wheels fall into holes, gutters > massive ground contact, rotary rake chassis on hilltop > forage losses – the rest is shaved or leveled in

Smooth running due to flexible pick-up and sliding discs over unevenness, no sagging, raking losses and dirt ingress are minimal

Grazed areas

Extreme dirt ingress through holes and dams from footsteps

Low dirt ingress due to flexible pick-up, sliding discs and dragging tines with low tine speed

 Added valueof RESPIRO technology

We would be happy to assess the potential of RESPIRO technology for your farm too

Intensive exchange of experience with our customers and calculations of the added value show the full potential of RESPIRO technology. You too can benefit from this experience for your farm and request a free potential-analysis.

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