The new TH 11008 Trans tedder from Fella is the second model in its latest “Transport” range, which has already established a reputation for strong performance and ease of use among UK and Irish farmers.
The 10.2m working width Fella machine – equipped with eight rotors, each fitted with six arms – is designed specifically to combine excellent in-field performance with ease of transport. Like the larger TH 13010 Trans model, the new machine is mounted on a new chassis, which is rated for use at speeds of up to 50km/hr (where permitted).
The highly manoeuvrable tedder has an overall transport length of just 5.7m. This is achieved using Fella’s simple but effective, double-folding system that allows both sides of the tedder fold in half and then half again, before lying lengthways along the chassis for transport.
This folding arrangement along the chassis provides the extra advantage of reducing the drawbar load, allowing smaller, lighter tractors to be used for tedding, which helps reduce operating costs.
In work, a ‘headland’ function on the new ‘fast’ chassis maintains the rotors in the horizontal position, while keeping them completely clear of the crop during the turn. This prevents over-working on the ends and helps improve field-work, by also making it much easier to reverse into corners and negotiate other obstacles.
The transport wheels on the chassis also act as guide wheels in work, helping the wide machine to closely follow and adapt to ground contours. This protects the sward and reduces swath contamination.