The Big X1180 from Krone is powered by a Liebherr V12 engine, capable of churning out a massive 1,165hp. The V12 Liebherr engine has an oil, filter and valve service interval of 1,000 hours.
The nearest competitor machine in terms of power is the John Deere 9900, with an output of 970hp.
Krone has once again raised the bar in terms of horsepower, replacing the 1100 model that was rated at 1,100hp.
Krone claims the new machine has the biggest-diameter rollers on the market, increasing in size to 305mm in diameter. These rollers have slanted teeth at an angle of 50° which have a shearing effect on the material, according to Krone. The number of teeth on each roller is optional depending on the desired chop length.
The new forager is capable of measuring the temperature inside the bearings and displaying it on the terminal inside the cab. The Big X 1180 is also available with the Krone lift cab.
The new self-propelled machine will have the option of installing AgriNIR online sensors. These sensors will supply accurate data on the crop’s moisture and nutrient levels, including dry matter, starch, crude protein, crude ash, crude fat, ADF (acid detergence fibres), and NDF (neutral detergence fibres). This data will then be stored in the machine’s terminal and can be assigned to the individual field.