Continuous Merger ROC RT 1220

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Continuous merger ROC RT 1220 represents the symbol of a revolutionary raking system. The main difference compared to traditional rakes is represented by the pick-up system: the ROC RT 1220 lifts the crop in order to transport it on a conveyor belt, whereas traditional rakes drag the crop on the ground up to the windrow. This difference leads to:

  • RT1220less stripping of hay and higher quality. Little alfalfa stalks, which support leaves, become extremely fragile due to sun drying. If you pick-up crop using traditional rotary-rakes, little stalks are more subject to breaking, especially in the absence of dew. This causes the loss of leaves and the consequent loss of important proteins for animal feeding. On the opposite, by using the ROC system, the crop is lifted and put gently on the belt in order to be transported and deposited centrally without any damage. In addition, our tests show that there is a lesser quantity of earth and pebbles inside the windrow, which enables to reach an incomparable product quality.

  • fewer product losses. In the presence of wheel-tracks or holes during crop dragging, traditional rakes tend to leave behind a part of the product. On the opposite, our revolutionary continuous merger lifts the crop on a belt, as to not drag it over the ground as traditional rakes usually do.

  • less damage to fresh crop growth. Under normal conditions, some crops like alfalfa produce fresh growths 2 or 3 days after harvesting. Under these conditions, rotary-rakes tend to break the small stalks, causing a delay in growth and therefore in harvesting. At the end of the season this results in a delay of some weeks, in the case of 5 crop cuttings.

DT 1220 bIn addition to the different pick-up system, it's important to stress the differences in costs. In fact only one 120 horse power tractor is needed to from a swath every 12 m, which enables to cut considerably the power consumption. It also allows to depress considerably the costs with the latest crop cuttings, whose tonnage per hectare is less than two tons. You don't have to depend on the machine width, it's possible to make 2, 3, 4 or 5 pick-up, by picking up the previously swath, without any loss in crop quality, and being able to form one single swath every 50 m. It's also ideal to form swaths placed on an area where the crop has already been picked-up. For example two of the four belts can be driven into a direction whereas the other two belts into the opposite direction and viceversa.
This means getting the outmost performance from the press during the best cuttings of the year, by reducing the working hours and consequently the consumption of the pick-up machines.
Furthermore, the RT 1220 allows to pick-up fragile crops like alfalfa during day time, to avoid working by night, both costly and not welcomed by the workers, and to save the crop by dew.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF RT 1220


Working length: 12,2 m
Length occupied: 10,8 m
Length transport: 5 m
Length: 5 m
Height transport: 3 m
Maximum lateral pick up: 1 m
Minimum tractor Power: 120 HP
Weight: 5897 Kg