Maassluis, 18 June 2012 – With the introduction of the Lely Hibiscus models CD 715 and CD 815 Vario Lely completes its range of double rotor central delivery rakes. These two new models are launched after the earlier introduction of the Hibiscus models 745 and 915 at the Agritechnica 2011. The extensive range of central delivery rakes now covers working widths ranging from 6.75 m to 8.90 m. Farmers and contractors can now opt for high-grade and reliable machines ensuring highly effective raking as well as perfect swaths.
Hibiscus CD 715 – the basic rake with all necessary features
The new Hibiscus CD 715 forms the beginning of the range with the smallest working width and two 10-arm rotors with a 3.20 m diameter. This rake has the same compact build and small transport width as the CD 745 Vario model, which makes it very easy to negotiate narrow roads and lanes.
Easy mechanical working width adjustment
The Hibiscus CD 715 features a mechanical working width adjustment. The width can be set in three different positions providing working widths of 6.75 m, 6.90 m and 7.05 m resulting in perfect swaths for loader wagons as well as balers. Working width can be easily adjusted by hand when the rake is in the transport position.
Hibiscus CD 815 Vario - maximum stability means high output
The 815 model features two rotors with a 3.50 m diameter and 11 tine arms. Just like the Hibiscus 915 model, this rake was constructed on a wider frame. In combination with a six-wheel carriage under each rotor, this ensures maximum stability of the rotor and, hence, an outstanding output.
Vario – maximum working width and perfect swaths
Due to the hydraulic working width adjustment, the tractor driver can adjust both working width and swath width throughout the operation. The same movement of the suspension is used to lower the rotors for transport (to 3.95 m) and to secure them at the same time.
Stable driving – maximum capacity
A unique feature of all four CD models is the cardanic suspension with the pivot points located slightly in front of the center of the rotor, which ensures stability. The smart front wheel assembly – close to the tines – ensures clean raking while the wheel at the back of the carriage carries the weight of the rotor. The 815 and 915 models feature extra tandem wheels at the back for increased stability as well as a quiet run of the bigger rotors.
By adding the Hibiscus CD 715 and 815 Vario models to the product programme, Lely now boasts a unique and comprehensive range of rakes, which meets the demands of farmers and contractors who recognise the importance of accurate and efficient raking.
About the Lely Group
Lely, founded in 1948, directs all its efforts towards creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming for its customers. Lely is the only company worldwide to supply the agricultural sector with a complete portfolio of products and services ranging from forage harvesting to automated feeding systems, barn cleaners and milking robots. Lely is also working on business concepts to ensure energy-neutral operations in the dairy sector. Since many years Lely is the undisputed market leader in the sales and service of automated milking systems. The company has a strong position in forage harvesting products and with over 60 years unrivalled acquired knowledge in the agricultural cycle Lely has an unrivaled position in agriculture. The Lely Group is active in more than 60 countries and employs some 1,600 people. The annual turnover is around 500 million euro.
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