Harvesting & Technology

Learn to drive the Tiger with Ole - explanatory video for the ROPA Tiger 6

In this video, Ole Thielmann gives you some insight into the layout and operation of the terminal. This tool was created since we can no longer conduct some driver trainings in the usual manner due to the global corona virus pandemic.

ROPA Panther 2 - technology, terminal & details

In accordance with the ROPA design philosophy, the ROPA Panther 2 and Tiger 6 series are largely identical with regard to the harvester, engine compartment and cabin. Together with Werner Hofbauer, we will take a look under the hood of the ROPA Panther 2 and examine some of the many new details.

RR lifting unit

Weight-optimised RR lifter with single-row adjustment

The RR lifting unit is equipped with counter-rotating oscillating shares, seven lifting rollers, completely maintenance-free hydraulic stone protection and single-row adjustment of the lifting depth. The 850 mm large depth-control wheels combined with the intelligent three-point suspension guarantee accurate depth control of the lifter. Maintenance costs are minimised with adjustable taper roller bearings in transmissions and the oscillating share drive. The convenient maintenance position lifts the defoliator and the lifting group 90 degrees for the best maintenance and service of the defoliator flails, scalper flails and lifting shares. Comfortable and practical!

Details

Convenient maintenance position

The defoliator can be lifted hydraulically 90° above the lifting unit for service and installation. It is lifted from the cabin be pressing a button without requiring the driver to leave the cabin, or from the ground by push button without needing to insert pins.

Start engine

The engine can be started by pressing a button on the lifting unit to set the desired maintenance position.

PR lifting unit

Non-jamming PR lifting unit with hydraulic stone protection

The PR2h lifting unit is equipped with counter-rotating oscillating shares and completely maintenance-free hydraulic stone protection.

The 900 mm large depth-control wheels combined with the intelligent three-point suspension guarantee accurate depth control of the lifter. Maintenance costs are minimised with adjustable taper roller bearing in drives and shaking share drive.

Details

Convenient maintenance position

The robust PR lifting unit is designed for the toughest conditions. The defoliator can be lifted hydraulically 90° above the lifting unit for service and installation.It is lifted from the cabin be pressing a button without requiring the driver to leave the cabin, or from the ground by push button without needing to insert pins.

Hydraulic shaking share drive, with long-life adjustable taper roller bearings and very long drawbars.

Defoliator unit

PAS/RAS PAS leaf ejection

ROPA all-round defoliator with leaf ejection

The beet leaves are shredded and transported by a leaf scroll to the leaf plate, which spreads them over the harvested area. A press of the button in the cabin switches the machine between topping modes. An optional leaf collection conveyor can be installed for harvesting beet leaves (biogas or dairy).

PAS/RAS integral leaf-diverter

ROPA all-round defoliator with integrated leaf storage

The beet leaves are shredded and deposited between the rows. A press of the button in the cabin switches the machine between topping modes.

PIS/RIS - ROPA integral defoliator

ROPA integral defoliator - standard model for normal harvesting conditions

Leaves from the beet crowns are mulched with robust defoliator knives and spread between the rows. This process spreads the beet leaves with all their nutrients evenly over the soil, forming the optimal basis for the subsequent cultivation for quick conversion of the green waste to humus.

Micro-Topper

The comb of the Micro-Topper follows each beet head, adjusting the trimming gap to the size of the head, so that no beet is cut too much. The intensity of the cut can be easily adjusted from the cabin. You may choose between topping and "shaving off" leaves only (micro-topping).

Maximum revenue with no additional effort

Rubber-defoliator

The both fully hydraulic driven cleaning rotors can be adjusted in the rotation speed and height independently from the other – unique! Various settings can be stored and accessed on the joystick using a memory function. Each rotor shaft can be adjusted at the height independently from the other. As a result, the operator can react quickly and effectively to different requirements due to changing beet crops. Various settings can be stored and accessed on the joystick using a memory function.

PES/RES - ROPA rubber defoliator

Cleaning

Gentle, efficient and individually adjustable

The hydraulically tensioned sieve conveyor efficiently transports the beets to the first strainer wheel. The portal axle enables maximum throughput without slowing the beet flow or damaging the beets. The driver can steplessly adjust the sieve conveyor speed and reverse it if necessary from the cabin. The automatic beet flow monitor reliably prevents the beets from overflowing the machine. Three strainer wheels with forged tines and offset carrier tines clean the beets extremely efficiently and then transport them to the next stage.

Bunker

43 m³ large beet bunker

The automatic bunker filling allows optimum traction under all harvest conditions by excellent weight distribution.

Yield indicator using ultrasound sensors

Two ultrasound sensors measure the yield, total the bunker charges, and save the result in the order database.

Unloading conveyor

Extra-long unloading conveyor – faster bunker unloading

The extremely long unloading conveyor is located between the two rear axles and can be raised further due to higher tyres. A great advantage when loading trailers driving alongside, because the transfer is closer to horizontal. The unloading conveyor is 3-way foldable and 2000 mm wide for even simpler application with 10-metre-wide piles or easy loading on trailers. The powerful bunker-emptying mechanism provides fast truck loading on the move. Gentle polyurethane fingers guarantee high feeding capacity with short unloading times of less than 50 sec. with a full beet bunker holding more than 43 m³. The automatic bunker filling allows optimum traction under all harvest conditions by excellent weight distribution. Two ultrasound sensors measure the load by totalling the bunker loads and save it in the impact database.

Faster truck loading, gentle and convenient bunker unloading