Anti-Shake and Balance System

ROPA has developed an innovative chassis concept with 2 floating axles in conjunction with 4 stabilising cylinders for the Panther harvesters. Compared to the previous chassis used in 2-axle beet harvesters the sway of machine has been reduced by one 50%.

Uneven surfaces (e.g. when driving along a wheeling) are transmitted to only half the frame thanks to roll stabilization of the chassis!

Hydraulic wheel load compensation system

Roll stabilisation with fully automatic hydraulic wheel load and slope compensation

  • 2 swing axles with 4 stabilisation cylinders
  • 50% less rolling motion on the chassis and steering sensor -> more precise row guidance, less damaged beet
  • reduced material wear, extended service life
  • hydraulic connection of the stabilisation cylinders from each side
  • compensation of wheel loads between front and rear axles-> better traction and soil protection
  • greater slope stability, less risk of tipping over
  • better lifting depth control, less soil pickup
  • large-sized Michelin Ultraflex tyres with only 2 bar pressure
  • better driving comfort even on oblique descents and headlands

Computer-controlled slope compensation

Optimal surface contour adaptation with two swing axles with stabilisation cylinders

ROPA has developed an innovative chassis concept with 2 floating axles in conjunction with 4 stabilising cylinders for the Panther harvesters. Compared to the previous chassis used in 2-axle beet harvesters the sway of machine has been reduced by one 50%.

Cabin, bunker and chassis remain in a horizontal position

The reason for the improvement is the hydraulic connection of the stabilising cylinders at the front and rear axles on one side, so unevenness at one wheel at a different level only affects the frame by 50 per cent compared to the previous system. The reduction of the chassis swing improves both row and depth control, as the chassis is averaged to the position of both axles.