Krone Swadro 1400 Plus

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Heavy-duty and maintenance-free

  • Maintenance-free rotors and rotor gearboxes
  • Hard-wearing DuraMax cam tracks with a three-year warranty
  • Rotors featuring the KRONE Jet Effect to avoid crop contamination on headlands

Permanently lubricated and maintenance-free. The enclosed bevel gearboxes and the tine arm rollers are permanently lubricated for optimum care and attention. So, operators need not bother to lube a single component on the rotor.

Steep cam tracks: As the rollers move in steep cam tracks they lift and lower the tine arms quickly and with greatest precision to the effect that the crop stays clean and the windrows are tidy and boxy. The 47 mm (2") diameter tine guiding rollers offer a generous contact area, are protected from ingress of dust and absolutely maintenance-free.

Hard-wearing KRONE DuraMax cam tracks: For greatest longevity, these cam tracks are made from high-tensile and Bainite-tempered cast SG iron which offers exceptional resistance to wear and tear and is absolutely maintenance-free. For this reason, KRONE is able to offer a three-year warranty on these DuraMax cam tracks.

The cardanic rotor suspension

Great flexibility and cleanest rakes

  • Optimum contouring in any direction through pivoting rotors
  • Cleanest forage from the KRONE Jet Effect during take-off and touch-down
  • Central suspension for a uniform ground pressure across the full widths of the rotors

The cardanic rotor suspension: The rotors pivot in and across the direction of travel to give optimum adaptation to undulating ground. A cardanic joint on the arm with two elongated holes prevents the tines from being pressed into the ground or from being left suspended in the air, thereby avoiding crop contamination as well as throwing the grass about.

The central suspension: The rotors suspend centrally across the direction of travel which allows them to produce consistent and high-quality windrows. The special suspension ensures they always stay level as they lift and lower on the headland. In addition, the machine’s weight is distributed uniformly on all wheels of the running gear as it travels down the field.

The Jet Effect

The KRONE Jet Effect prevents the tines from damaging the sward on the headland and ensures the crop stays clean. As the bogies are lowered into work, the rear wheels touch down first before the leading wheels follow. Vice versa, as the rotors lift out it is the leading wheels that lift out first and the rear wheels that follow. This is identical with the take-off and touch-down phases observed with airplanes.

The trailing rotors: The rotors are trailed rather than being pushed in direction of travel. Therefore they enjoy greater flexibility in following ground contours and there is no risk of tines being pressed into the soil

The running gear

Great stability and excellent tracking

  • Cleanest rakes as the bogie wheels run in vicinity of the tines
  • Straightforward angle adjustment
  • Castering wheels are standard at the front and an option at the rear to protect the sward

The KRONE Tridem running gear: All rotors run on a Tridem running gear from KRONE. Specified as standard, the running gear consists of an extra wide rear axle and a flexible front axle which form a triangle. Occupying all space under the rotor, the construction has the wheels stabilise the rotors exactly in those areas the tines work under load.

Wide track width and quiet running: It is the extra wide tracking width of the running gear that absorbs the forces that are generated by the rotors and keeps them level and stable in undulating terrain.

The Tandem running gear: A Tandem running gear is available for the rear axle where it enhances rotor control.

The tine arms

Stable running and tidy windrowing

  • Large-diameter and thick-walled tine arms ensure absolutely dependable operation
  • Easy and fast tine arm attachment and removal
  • Sturdy foldback mechanism


Each tine arm is easily removed: Simply undo two bolts to remove the entire arm complete with bearing and roller.

Folding tine arms: Most Swadro models can be specified with foldable tine arms that reduce the machine's storage and transport height clearly below 4 m (13'2").

Each tine arm is easily removed: Simply undo two bolts to remove the entire arm complete with bearing and roller.

KRONE Lift tines

Better and faster – courtesy of KRONE Lift Tines
All rakes in this brochure are specified with the new Lift Tines. The specialty about these is the fact that they are angled in two different positions. This optimized design brings special advantages which have been explored in field trials by KRONE and verified by a DLG test.

KRONE rakes with Lift Tines

  • They rake up more material per hectare at typical work rates and with tines in typical settings and cut common loss rates by 50%
  • They deliver 2 km/h (1.24 mph) higher work rates without compromising on the quality of work
  • They give more effective rakes and protect the sward at an up to 1 cm (3'3") higher ground clearance
  • They lead to better quality forage, as their Lift effect and higher ground clearance minimize contamination

Variable working and swathing widths

Variable working and windrowing widths: Vary the work width easily from 11 m (36'1") to 13.50 m (44'4") and adapt to any field situation. At the same time, vary windrow widths from about 1.40 m (4'7") to 2.20 m (7'3") by adjusting the rear rotors. The leading rotors operate at higher speeds than the ones at the rear, throwing the crop wide and ahead of the rear rotors which rake it into uniform and fluffy windrows without roping.

Optimized driveline: Movable gearboxes mount far out on the wings to optimize the driveline. Swadro 1400 Plus features heavy-duty driveshafts and the rotors are protected by star ratchet clutches.

Easy operation

All major functions of Swadro 1400 / 1400 Plus are controlled by the ISOBUS-compatible KRONE on-board control box which is operated from a cab-based operator terminal such as Alpha, Delta, CCI 200 or any other ISOBUS-compatible tractor terminal.

Safe road travel

The running gear: All Swadro 1400 models have running gears that offer wide trackwidths, big flotation tyres and air brakes. Folding into a slim 3 m (9'10") transport width and a transport height of less than 4 m (13'2"), they can easily travel at 40 km/h (25 mph) on public roads. The Swadro 1400 Plus runs on an undercarriage that offers hydraulic height control.

A comfortable transport height: The outboard arms on the Swadro 1400 rotors fold over and thus reduce the machine’s transport height to less than 4 m (13'2"), whereas Swadro 1400 Plus operators lower the chassis hydraulically to achieve the desired transport height.

Attaching to the tractor links: The two-point headstock pivots sideways, giving generous lateral movement without straining the drive shafts of course.

The ball hitch: The rake is also available with a ball hitch system which makes for easy and fast attachment and removal. Also, there is no jolting and travel is safe and comfortable.


Model Swadro 1400 Plus
Work width mm (inch) 11,000-13,500
Manual work width control - Standard Standard -
Hydraulic work width control
No. of rotors 4
Area output Approx ha/h (acres/h) 12-14 (29.6-34.5)
Transport width mm (inch) 2,995 (9'10")
No. of tine arms 4x13
No. of double tines 208
Separate rotor lift/lower feature Standard
Rotor diameter mm (inch) 3,600/3,300
Manual work depth control
Electric work depth control
Central swath deflector Optional
Lowering running gear Standard
Tire size on bogies 16x6.50-8
Tire size on running gear 500/50-17/10 PR
(560/45-22.5 PR)
Power requirement Approx. kW/hp 59/80
Weight Approx kg (lbs) 5,400 (11,905)
Two-point hitch Standard
Drawbar Option
Storage length mm (inch) 8,500 (27'11")
Folding tine arms
Rigid tine arms
Storage height at minimum work width
Machine with rigid tine arms mm (inch)
Machine with folded tine arms mm (inch)

3,995 (13'1")


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