Extending the company’s forage wagon portfolio, which included the Tigo PR and Tigo XR, the new Fendt Tigo VR comprises two models; the Tigo 65 VR with a capacity of 38 cubic metres, and the Tigo 75 VR with a capacity of 44 cubic metres. Both models have theoretical chop lengths of 37mm, with the knife system offering a long and shearing cut, and additional features include a multifunctional bulkhead with VarioFill as standard.
The VR range is said to combine the loading unit of the PR series, with the measurements of the XR. Transportation width is 2.75m and length is 8.77m on the smaller model, increasing to 9.77m on the 75 VR. The 65 VR is 3.92m tall during transport, increasing to 4m on the largest machine. Across the range, a variety of tyre options is available, as well as special chassis and drilled axles.
The swinging pick-up has a working width of 2m, equipped with seven rows of tines to offer a larger throughput. It’s driven hydraulically, with stepless speed adjustment of the pick-up from 70rpm up to 150rpm to suit the crop and conditions. For protection, the driveline is rated at 2,500Nm and the Tigo VR comes with the option of two or three feed rollers for more efficient unloading.
Customers can specify the FlexSharp sharpening system, previously seen on the Tigo XR range, allowing operators to sharpen the chopping system without removing the blades from the machine. The sharpener is separate from the forage wagon, meaning it can also be used on other machines, including round and square balers. It’s also possible to purchase a second set of knives, as well as a bracket for them which is pre-mounted on the beam of the cutting unit. If the knives need to be exchanged in the field, this can reduce downtime.
The Tigo VR models can be optioned with Fendt’s Stability Control self-levelling feature for operation on slopes and increased stability during transport. Independent of the load, the system provides full suspension to counteract rocking movements, ensuring that loading is consistent and makes full use of the capacity of the machine. For greater versatility, the machine can also be used to transport other goods after harvest is complete, with units available without feed rollers and with a reversible scraper floor.
Finally, the operation can be fully automated via the Tractor Implement Management (TIM) system, allowing the forage wagon to regulate the driving speed of the tractor depending on pick-up load and speed. As a result, the tractor will automatically slow down in a dense crop and speed up when the load is reduced. By self-optimising the machine, TIM allows the driver to fully concentrate on the loading process.
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