Kverneland 866 Pro shredder-bedder provides maximum shredding capacity

An all-new flagship bale chopper joins the Kverneland range and it’s called the 866 Pro. Replacing the proven 856 Pro, the new model boasts a six cubic metre capacity, and the ability to handle bales up to 2m in diameter.

Kverneland 866 Pro shredder-bedder provides maximum shredding capacity

A key feature of the 866 Pro is the introduction of a hydraulically activated belt clutch. This new element allows the shredding rotor to run independently of the flywheel. Activated from the cab, this feature lets the operator achieve maximum flywheel speed before starting the shredding rotor, reducing the risk of blockage in the flywheel.

With a host of upgrades over the model it replaces, the 866 Pro includes dual shredding rotors that sit in front of a larger flywheel housing, with material fed out through a larger and wider, four-stage swivel chute.

Using smaller diameter rotor tubes affords a larger shredding area around each rotor, which provides improved access to the flywheel to deliver greater throughput with material flow. Complimenting this redesign is a wider flywheel housing, increased from 30cm up to 35cm, again focussed on improved material flow.

The 866 Pro’s chute, being wider than the 856 Pro, has less tapering towards the end of the flap which contributes to improved blowing performance. In addition, a deflector plate now sits between the flywheel housing and chute, for better material guidance.

Optional side extension plates can now be specified above the twin beaters, increasing capacity and reducing spillage. These work in conjunction with the rubber extension piece that is fitted to the top guard, above the mechanical comb.

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