Fendt Twister 8608DN, 8.6m Working Width, Mounted 8 x Rotor Tedder
Thanks to their innovative and well-designed technology, the Fendt Twister rotor tedders are dedicated specialists in fast and clean forage drying. They form the perfect link between mower and hay rake. More than a century of experience in forage harvesting reflected in every detail.
All Fendt Twisters have a large, thick walled square frame. This ensures a long lifetime and excellent stability, as does the connection of individual rotors via sturdy frame joints, special flange bearings, and hardened bolts. The centre gearbox of the Fendt Twister is immersed in an oil bath and is protected against ingress of dust and dirt. The bearings on both ends provide for unparalleled smooth running.
All drive components are safely protected against dust and dirt thanks to the closed design, and are lubricated with grease. A large hex shaft and selfcentring crosspiece joints are efficient drivers of the rotors. The maintenance-free system has proven its worth on tedders a thousand times over, and features a direct, straight drive train. The system is also easily accessible and is therefore very maintenance friendly.
Smart features which make the Fendt Twisters the efficient and well-designed machines that they are, can also be found on the rotors’ wheels. They have been positioned so that there is only a small gap to the tines at the lowest point on the ground. This gives the Twisters excellent ground following, and prevents contamination of the forage. The wheels also have winding protection plates in the rims, which keep grass away from the rim.
The Fendt Twister tedder tine carriers are made from sturdy, galvanised spring steel strip. The tine arms and rotor plates are directly fitted and have an extra-wide contact area, in a force-fit connection. Rotor plates have a reinforced profile for even more stability and safety. The tine arm is flexible enough to handle any uneven ground, by absorbing the resulting force, so providing maximum protection to the tines and sward. The smooth tine carrier surface means that no forage becomes trapped.
Using the combing effect, the forage is deposited in two layers by the equal-sided tines with 6 flightings and a flighting diameter of 70 mm, and is therefore turned to perfection. This helps keep the forage clear of dirt. The lifetime is increased since the load on the tines is the same on both sides. The special Super C tines are thoroughly tested in a test cycle developed in-house with 200,000 impacts. The Super C quality characteristic guarantees the ultimate in quality and ensures a very long lifetime. Since the tines are equalsized, there’s no need to keep different spare parts and replacements. The tines are also fitted with an anti-tine loss device.
Different areas of application demand different settings. On the Fendt Twister the spreading angle can be quickly and easily adjusted between 15, 18 and 21° in a hole template on the wheels. This makes it easy to switch between the three positions of the spreading angle and always reach the optimal work result. Even more evenly dried, your forage guarantees optimal forage pick-up and perfect mixing thanks to the large overlap of the rotors.