Continuous Merger ROC RT 870

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Continuous merger ROC RT 870 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 870 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:

  • RT 870less 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 870 bThe machine offers these further advantages:

  • the chance to increase the working hours of the machine, which moreover enables to reduce the number of machines at work. Compared to traditional rakes, thanks to its very soft way of handling the crop the merger series RT allows to extend considerably the working time, up to doubling the daily working hours in the most cases. This system has several advantages. Firstly, it allows to work using not only less mergers but also less tractors, reducing in this way the number of workers involved in operations of such a short length of time. A further advantage is represented by the chance of avoiding night work, more expensive and not welcomed by workers. By concentrating the work during daytime the product is dryer and evener, which is a hardly achievable result if you rake a product wet by dew.

  • no damp areas under the swath. With most traditional rakes the crop is not entirely turned in the area where the swath is discharged. The forage lying on the soil become therefore damper and this can causes problems to the good storage of the bales. RT 870 overcomes such problem because the machine is designed to have a pickup width of 8,7 m thanks to three pick up that lift all the crop which is then discharged at the back forming one single swath in the middle of the pickup width. This allows to obtain a very soft and even swath.

  • small dimensions. In comparison with traditional rakes of its same width, RT 870 is the only one on the market to be equipped with a suspension system on the rear wheels: once it is folded up (without disassembling anything) it has a width of 2,55 m and a height of 3,0 m and it doesn't overcome 5,10 m in length. This allows to travel without any limitation and authorization.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF RT 870


Working length: 8,7 m
Length occupied: 7,6 m
Length transport: 2,5 m
Length: 5,1 m
Height transport: 3 m
Minimum tractor Power: 80 HP
Weight: 4490 Kg