Krone Announces New Generation of BiG X Forage Harvesters
Memphis, Tenn., February 1, 2011 – Krone has released a new line of Krone BiG X forage harvesters. The new machines feature a MAN engine and a revolutionary crop flow design, VariStream. The line-up includes the 775 horsepower BiG X 700, the 850 horsepower BiG X 850 and the 1,078 horsepower BiG X 1100. The MAN engine, with its common rail injection, leads to quiet running, low fuel consumption, high efficiency and low maintenance. With the MAN engine the BiG X 850 and 1100 are able to produce more horsepower from a single engine than their predecessors, the BiG X 800 and 1000, were able to with twin-engines.
The BiG X 1100 forage harvester is the most powerful forage harvester on the market. This machine features the new Krone Power Management system, making it powerful and efficient. The system allows operators to adjust the engine output to meet the current power requirements by switching from Eco-Power mode to X-Power. This allows the machine to conserve power and fuel when the job at hand doesn’t require all 1,078 horses, such as while in transport mode or in light hay. The new VariStream spring-loaded crop flow is a revolutionary design that is unique to the BiG X. VariStream adapts the cross section of the crop flow as the crop volume varies using spring-loaded plates in the cutting cylinder and the crop blower. This enables the BiG X to maintain high output levels while substantially reducing the risk of blockages by providing a uniform crop flow. The benefits are more efficient fuel consumption, higher throughput and less wear.