Accelerating the drying process enables you to achieve the right dry-matter content in the crop faster. This is better for both the quality and consistency of the silage, and good forage results in healthy and productive cattle.
The Lely hook tine speeds up the drying process. This unique hook tine, which is fitted on all Lely Lotus tedders, enables 50% more tedding capacity than other tedders on the market. This capacity has remained unrivalled since its launch over fifty years ago!
Performance – high and fast
Thanks to its angled shape, the hook tine lifts the crop easily and effectively. The tines pick up the crop from both sides close to the rotors. They get right into the crop flow and achieve maximum grip on the crop.
This enables not only light and dry material, but also heavy and wet crops, to be lifted and handled effortlessly. The result is that the machine turns up to 50% more crop than other tedders.
In combination with the overall design of the tedder, the maximum capacity can be converted into speed. As such, the tedding performance is both high and fast.
The hook tine is also guaranteed to follow the contours of the ground carefully. The trailed positioning of the tine means that it follows the contours of the ground to ensure that the crop pick-up and handling operation runs smoothly. Thanks to its five springs, the hook tine has more vertical movement than a straight tine.
The unique combination of the trailed positioning and the flexibility due to the springs minimises contamination and ensures that the whole crop is tedded in an even manner.