Introducing the 14 Row, Tri-Fold EasyCollect 1053 Corn Head from Krone
Memphis, Tenn. – March 7, 2013 – The new Krone EasyCollect 1053 corn head is able to harvest 14 rows of crop at a 35 foot work width and then fold into three-layers for narrow transport. EasyCollect 1053 utilizes the well-proven and award-winning Krone Collector. It’s modular, endless collector design leads to a substantial reduction in the number of components and drive systems, thus reducing weight and power requirements.
The EasyCollect Collector works on the following principle: It feeds the crop to the middle of the machine without the crop ever changing direction, passing very smoothly through the header and into the machine – a system that warrants dependable operation in all conditions. It presents the stems perpendicular to the chopping assembly, which results in exceptional chopping quality. Testing and user experience bear evidence that the EasyCollect feed principle improves the quality of chop. As another plus, The EasyCollect 1053 is equipped with tungsten carbide coated, self-sharpening knives.
All EasyCollect headers that operate on BiG X forage harvesters are equipped with the AutoScan system where an optical sensor adjusts the chop length automatically to the maturity of the crop. The photo-optical sensor is integrated in the corn head, where it compares the color of the leaves to determine the maturity of the crops (dark green = high moisture level, brown = low moisture level). Based on these scans, the electronic system then computes and sets the optimum chop length. The benefits are obvious – green corn (i.e. high moisture) is automatically chopped to longer lengths to maintain the structure of the forage whereas brown corn (i.e. dry) is chopped to shorter lengths to increase silage density and avoid fermentation in the pit.
Split into three sections, the EasyCollect header folds quickly and easily into transport position at the touch of a button to give a low transport height and a narrow 11 foot 9 inch transport width.
Krone North America, Inc. is an industry leader in hay and forage equipment. Their innovative line-up includes disc mowers, disc mower conditioners, tedders, rotary rakes, round balers, BiG Pack large square balers, BiG M self-propelled mower conditioners and BiG X forage harvesters. To learn more about Krone and their products, visit www.krone-na.com.