With 8.05m of working width and optimized for working with dry crops such as hay, the new Kverneland 8480 elevates the range of compact tedders to a new level. It also features the new HexaLink driveline which means a transport width of less than 3m.
The Kverneland 8480 is a new mounted tedder in the CompactLine series, providing over 8m of working width. This offers farmers the opportunity to go wider and thereby operate more efficiently. Despite the width, weighing-in at only 960kg negates the need to increase tractor size. The design, with 8 compact rotors and a generous overlap, gives increased efficiency with dry crops like hay.
“It has been a clear target from day one to develop a tedder where we combine the efficiency of a wide working width with durability and ease of maintenance – all at a very sharp market price.” Sebastian Hagemann says, Product Manager of Hay Tools at Kverneland Group. He continues, “The new Kverneland 8480 will fit perfectly into the segment of farmers wanting to go wider and spend less time on tedding, but without needing to increase tractor size.”
Compact Folding for Transport
Despite its 8m working width, the Kverneland 8480 will fold to just under 3m, making it a very compact unit for transport. The two outer rotors are fitted with the new Kverneland HexaLink finger clutch, a simple yet efficient drive system that permits these rotors to fold 180⁰ for transport. The remaining rotors are driven by double universals joint, providing a strong and efficient transfer of power.
Built to Last – Minimum Maintenance
The Kverneland 8480´s designed for superior durability and ease of maintenance. It has a strong package of Kverneland features, including 2 vibrations dampers and strong V-shaped central frame unit which ensures stable and accurate running characteristics. The rotor gearbox will just keep on going, and only requires greasing once per season, and at just one point! The combined result of all of this is minimised machine downtime.