POTTINGER has added the NEW “TOP 882C” twin rotor rake to their range of popular centre-swath rakes.
As with its predecessor, the TOP 842C, the best ground tracking, manoeuvrability, and high output are guaranteed. The TOP 882C demonstrates its full capabilities at a working width of 7.70 – 8.80m.
The longer boom allows very flexible swath width adjustment between 1.30 – 2.60m. The flexibility offers the advantage of wider swaths for forage harvesters and narrower swath widths for small loader wagons.
Despite the impressive rotor diameter of 3.7m, the transport height without removing the tine arms is still below 4m.
Perfect ground tracking and smooth operation
The weight alleviation springs contribute to the particularly smooth running and the best soil conversation. The large tyres on the chassis ensure optimum stability. With its unique, proven POTTINGER MULTITAST jockey wheel system, the 5-wheel chassis delivers the best ground tracking and as a result less dirt ingress in the forage.
The MULTITAST wheel tracks the ground immediately in front of the tines and responds to each undulation. it also greatly increases the size of the rotor’s support triangle. this makes the rotors run even more smoothly and suppresses vibrations. On top of the new TOP 882C, the NEW “FLOWTAST” glide bar is available as an option.
This replaces the rotor chassis wheels, this glide bar offers the best reliability in challenging ground conditions. The FLOWTAST glides effortlessly over uneven deep plugging, peat, holes and wheel marks. The glide bar is especially suitable for soft and damp soil conditions and an extended life is ensured by the special wear-resistant plastic. Each glide bar consists of 5 individually exchangeable 15 mm thick plates.
The rake is extremely easy to operate, the required working width is set hydraulically, and the lifting can be individually adapted. the higher the setting the larger the swaths that can be driven over without disruption.
that is the best viable way to protect the forage. the lower the clearance height, the faster the height is reached at the headland and the more time is saved for the uniform lifting of the rotors, the machine is equipped with a flow splitter – as standard.
An individual rotor lifting system with electrical preselect for raking headlands and field borders is also available as an additional option.
With the TOPTECH PLUS rotor unit, Pottinger continues to rely on proven technology. The TOP 882C has a continuously adjustable cam track with the largest diameter of 420mm for raking a neat yet loose swath.
The distinctive feature of the Pottinger tines is that they pass just above the ground directly below the tine carrier at only a slight angle. even with large volumes of forage, they remain close to the ground and sweep u pall of the matter. the tines are angled forward in a dynamic position. Due to this shape, they actively lift the forage away from the ground – like a pitchfork. As more forage is collected it rides up the tine unhindered. Dirt ingress and disintegration losses are minimised as a result.
With its new features and functions that have been proven repeatedly, the NEW TOP 882C centre swath guarantees even more output, stability, and reliability while conserving the forage and soil.
The TOP 882C and FLOWTAST are available from the 2023/24 season in New Zealand.
*The FLOWTAST is an option for the TOP 882C*