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The HM 300 takes combination raking and spreading to improved levels over and above other combination machines. With a working width of up to 3 meters, this machine will handle the heaviest of green crops. The long vertical tines allow this machine to rake as cleanly and gently as a dedicated rotary rake. When raking, the tine arms travel around a heavy steel cam track which allows the crop to be released into an even row ready for baling or chopping. For spreading, the tine arms are easily repositioned to a fixed position to give an even crop spread.
Sitrex, one of the world’s top mower manufacturers, produces a very simple, tough, precision built machine making it an ideal choice for the contractor or farmer. The models sold in the UK have been designed with high usage in mind, heavy duty headstock, strong overhead bar support frame and a double bar, disc module trough. These are just a few features that make this a truly tough machine. The drive train is protected by a breakaway system. The pressure that the cutting bar rides on the ground is minimised by a double acting weight transfer spring system. All machines are standard with hydraulic fold.
If a seal or bearing is damaged by discarded string or general wear, each module can be independently removed for repair.
All Sitrex mowers are driven by either three or four B section belts from the PTO input shaft down to the cutting bar gearbox. Heavy duty cutting discs are now standard on all machines to cope with stony conditions.
The Sitrex Universal 400 takes combination raking and spreading to much improved level over and above other combination machines. With an adjustable working width of between 3 and 4 metres, this machine will handle the heaviest of green crops. The 4 vertical tines per arm allow this machine to rake as cleanly and gently. When raking, the tine arms are positively controlled by a heavy steel cam track which allows the crop to be released into an even row, as a dedicated rotary rake would, ready for baling or chopping. For spreading, the tine arms are quickly and easily repositioned to a fixed position to spread the crop evenly over a width of 3.5 metres. For transport, it all closes up to a narrow 2.25 metres.
The RT range are built for tedding heavy green crops, they are built using heavy duty gearboxes, tines, tine arms and a heavy frame to hold it all together. All machines come with a floating headstock or in drawbar version which both allows the machine to follow contours and corners without stressing the machine. Sitrex tedders are available in both hydraulic and manual fold.
This is an ideal machine that will easily cover over 5 metres and can be operated by any tractor over 40hp. The heaviest of lumps that may be present in the crop will be spread evenly with ease. The four large flotation wheels help the machine travel smoothly in rough conditions.
The larger RT5800 will generally spread two 3 metre or even 3.2 metre rows with one pass. This machine can also be handled with a tractor over 50hp. The 8mm wall RHS chassis and extra heavy duty headstock handles the extra width of this machine with strength to spare.
The ST780 is available in both 3 point mounted and trailed versions. A very heavily constructed machine designed for spreading heavy green silage crops. Each of the six rotors are able to float up or down independently making them an ideal machine when operating in rolling to flat conditions. This large amount of float is achieved by using 90 degree constant drive joints on the drive shafts of each rotor. The ST780 uses extra heavy 40mm x 16mm tine arms and 11mm tines. On the trailed machine, a tandem wheel set up is used on the middle two rotors which allows the machine to follow contours with ease.
So strong, so simple
The SR has proven to be very popular all over the UK. They are the heaviest machine of this type on the market and are ideal in all working conditions.
Aided with 4 wide flotation tyres and a 3D floating headstock, this machine follows the tractor accurately without scuffing from side to side and follows the contours of undulating conditions with ease.
The robust folding safety arms help deflect machine away from any obstacles.
An oiled filled cam heavy duty gearbox for extra long life and 8 tines per arm for a clean finish are just some of the features that make these machines so popular.
These machines were developed and tested in New Zealand in conjunction with the Sitrex factory in Italy. As NZ has some of the toughest conditions and similar to those in the UK, they have been able to develop a machine that is one of the toughest available in the world.
A very strong, simple machine with hydraulically adjustable windrow width. The cam gearbox is oil filled and sealed to give maintenance free use and long life. Rear wheel steering gives the machine excellent manoeuvrability. Height is easily adjustable by a hand crank.
Each raking unit is able to oscillate backwards and forwards and at the same time move from up and down. The rake supporting wheels are also able to oscillate from side to side. All this allows the machine to operate in some extreme conditions while making a clean fast raking job.
When connected to the tractor, the three point linkage headstock transmits the changes in the tractor direction through a steering linkage to the rear wheels of the TW 7800, so that they move in the same line as the tractor.
Windrow and working width adjustment could not be any easier than with the TW 7800. A hydraulic control rapidly widens the two side rotors, thus it is possible to adjust the windrow width to that of the baler or other machine used for harvesting without having to leave the tractor seat.
Rapid Tractors are pleased to offer an alternative to powered rakes by re introducing the finger wheel rake. This type of rake has been commonplace on farms for decades and is now available again, although they have been updated and are now more flexible in operation, having options of self steering, hydraulic folding and narrower transport positions.
Available in working widths from 6’6” (2m) up to a massive 36’ (11m), the spring loaded ground contour following rake wheels have a diameter of 55” (1.4m) and are made up of 40 spring steel tines of 7mm diameter. They are lifted and lowered mechanically or by hydraulic ram on the larger models and are carried on heavy duty roller bearing stub axles. These rakes are very simple by design, low maintenance and operate at a high speed, all giving a lower purchase and operating cost when compared to a power driven type rake.
Not only suitable for rowing up grass but think about straw ... with straw at a premium these days, ever wondered about how much is left in the field after baling? After a quick pass over a field with one of our rakes you could soon find a considerable tonnage of extra straw to bale.
Rake with very sturdy equipment. Independent and interchangeable wheels mounted on roller bearings. Left and right SPREADING - TURNING and RAKING action, also suitable for limited place.
Sitrex Columbia Hay Rake is technically designed to provide a fast and careful raking, while it handles hay gentler than any other ordinary parallel bar rakes. Among its main features, along with gentle handling of hay, Columbia is particularly suitable for rough soils and it is more useful for low crops and for wide windrows at higher speed. The independent spring loaded wheels follow the contours of the ground independently one from the other and from the frame.
The new “V” type wheel rakes with 8, 10 or 12 wheels of the QR range give farmers the opportunity to use a machine featuring high performance in terms of both quality and quantity, combined with great simplicity of use. The machine is compact, but designed at the same time with plenty of clearance in the area through which the raked hay goes through. This gives the machine excellent operational qualities as well as manoeuvrability and stability both while working and during transport. Thanks to the quality of the materials used and to the solutions adopted based on experience acquired in innumerable field tests, our QR range wheel rakes will meet farmers’ every need, with regard both to functions and to durability.
The Sitrex Magnum Pull-Type Rake is the biggest model of the V-Rake Pull-Type line. These machines are designed to obtain a maximum working width of 36' (11m) and windrows with variable width from 3' (.91m) to 6' (1.8m) Couplings of all various frame components are flexible to obtain the maximum adjustment of the machine on very rough and uneven ground. Moreover, the drawbar and the opening system are mounted over the wheels, this allows to make adjustment of the windrow without affecting the other components of the machine All rake wheels are spring-load and float independently allowing the machine to follow the ground contours. Tines are made of special spring steel with 7 mm diameter making fluffy windrows very suitable for baling. A double acting hydraulic system controls both the lifting of the wheels and machine total or partial opening and closing. Fitted to the hydraulic cylinder which controls the opening and closing of the machine, is mounted a locking valve to maintain the required working width. Even in case of pipe breaking the machine remains in the same position which has been set.
Our Magnum line hay rakes rake up the crop quickly and gently, enabling better drying of the hay and an excellent yield. They have rake wheels with a diameter of 55" (1.4 m), each wheel is equipped with 40 tines made of top quality spring steel. The tines are uniformly spaced and designed to collect all the product, forming a perfectly shaped swathe. The tines can be replaced individually, so as to waste as little time as possible. The hay rakes of the Magnum range are designed in such a way that adjustments are simple to accomplish. A ratchet lever equipped with a locking mechanism enables the width of the swathe to be adjusted easily and rapidly from about 3' (0.91 m) to about 6' (1.8 m). The machine can also be equipped with an optional hydraulic device enabling adjustment of the swathe directly from the tractor. Each rake wheel has its own spring enabling the correct pressure on the ground to be obtained separately, optimizing the quality and quantity of the crop. What is more, after this initial adjustment, all the subsequent adjustments are made on the whole wing of the hay rake thanks to a crank operating a shaft to which all the hay rake wheels are connected. This saves a lot of time. For transport, adjustable disk brakes stabilize each of the pivoting wheels, enabling the machine to proceed in the utmost safety with no shimmying during transport. The wide range of machines in the Magnum line covers working widths from about 21'4" (about 6.5 m) for the machines with 10 rake wheels up to about 31' (about 9.4 m) for those with 16 rake wheels.
Hay rakes need to be solid and tough to adapt to the extreme conditions found in the fields. This means that in addition to all the features already described above, all the wings and the drawbar of these extremely large machines have been fitted with extra reinforcements, making them fully reliable in time in spite of the amount of work they are made to do. In spite of their large size, however, they are easy to handle and flexible, and they can be changed rapidly from the working position to the transport position from the control cab, thanks to a hydraulic system that withdraws the strong cylinders in which the wings end and those that lift the rake wheels. Just like the smaller versions, they are easily parked thanks to the height-adjustable supporting foot.
We have various models of Flail Mowers to suit the job in hand ranging from a 1.00m machine up to 3.00m. The heavy duty rotors can be fitted with Y flails or Hammer type and fixed knives are available on certain models. The 540/1000 rpm gearboxes are equipped with overrun clutches and power is delivered by up to 5 belts. Front mounting is available on certain models as is mechanical or hydraulic sideshift.
Our FT20 Straw Chopper is available from 1.60m up to 3.00m. Choose between Hammer Flails or Universal Y flails to work with the standard fixed knife. The rear hood can be used open for spreading or in the closed position. The FT20 comes with lateral skids and either rear wheels or rear roller versions