ROPA Keiler 2

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The ROPA Keiler 2 is a 2-row trailed potato harvester with approx. 7.5 t bunker. As well as new details, the Keiler 2 has a fully hydraulic drive for optimal adjustment for cleaning.The Keiler 2 operates independently of the PTO speed and thus maintains all cleaning units in the optimal speed range. The result is reduced fuel consumption with reduced tractor engine speed.

Unique drive concept

■     Fully hydraulic drive of the complete harvester, thus extremely low vibration and reduced noise

■     All cleaning units maintain their optimal speed independently of the PTO speed

■     Save fuel with reduced engine speed

■     The speed of the sieve conveyors can be adjusted independently of the speed of the leaf chain

■     The speed of the leaf chain can be reduced to 10% of the sieve conveyor speed

■     A continuous pressure monitor prevents overrunning the lifter

■     Two articulated shafts, therefore fewer lubrication points

■     No chains, belts and tensioners, thus no adjustment, fewer wear parts, increased operational reliability

■     Soft start of all belts and cleaning units

■     No mechanical slip clutch necessary – significantly improved power transmission and no wear

■     Many settings can be made directly at the terminal on the sorting platform

■     Fast and convenient adjustment of the machine for variable harvesting conditions

■     Significantly reduced noise level, more comfortable working with the machine


Pickup control - fully automatic ROPA ridge pressure regulation

■    Standard ridge pressure relief and ridge pressure control combined with hydraulic lifting depth adjustment
■    Adjustment while driving - conveniently from the tractor cabin
■    Depth guide and ridge pressure relief adjustable for every row
■    Single row pickup available – particularly useful for lifting through
■    Optional range of different lifter shares (one-blade, two-blade, centre-blade)
■ Optional range of different ridge rollers (flat, deep, half, plastic)

Quick-change system - swath pickup

Standard ROPA quick-change system - high efficiency with short setup times

ROPA has designed a practical new quick-change system for switching between row pickup and swath pickup. The Keiler 2 can be switched from potato harvesting to onion harvesting in just a few minutes. The reverse is the same. One person can perform the complete coupling process easily and without requiring special tools.


Generously measured cleaning elements

■ Large sieve conveyors with variably adjustable shaker (V2A in sieving channel as standard)
■    Two transfer stages for removal of large amounts of foreign matter
■    Integrated sieve conveyor tensioner with optional cleaning roller
■    Clod breaker for sieve conveyor 1 and 2 (optional)
■    Rotating finger comb (UFK) steplessly adjustable in height and speed on both sides

Ideally matched

■    Adjustment of the infeed width to the UFK by moving the deflector rollers allows variable cleaning settings
■    Speed ratio of leaf chain to sieve conveyor 2 can be adjusted
■    Excellent haulm ejection with 7 rows of haulm retainer springs, steplessly adjustable
■    Pre-separation with hydraulically driven twin deflector rollers or twin deflector rollers
■    Gentle and efficient cleaning even at high throughput
■    All cleaning devices maintain their set speed independently of PTO speed

ROPA Keiler 2 Classic with 2 pintle belts

Many proven components of the Keiler 2 have been adopted in the design of Keiler 2 Classic. The Keiler 2 Classic differs from the Keiler 2 mainly due to both pintle belts which function as separation devices. The overall design demonstrates very high output with maximum product protection in areas with low cleaning requirements (sandy or light soils). The Keiler 2 Classic with the pintle belt 1 and pintle belt 2 cleaning systems is easy to monitor, it is accessible and easy to service.

Directly to product page -> ROPA Keiler 2 Classic


Standard bunker

Large volume bunker with 7.5 t capacity,

Silver Edition

With V2A stainless steel bunker walls

Overloading bunker

Non-stop harvesting - bunker with 5.5 t capacity

Weighing device for 2-row potato harvester

Furthermore, for the 2021 season ROPA offers an optional weighing device for Keiler 2 and Keiler 2 Classic. This system consists of 6 force sensing bolts on the bunker suspension which are fully integrated into the machine electronics. The weighing is carried out automatically when the bunker is raised. With this system a farmer is able to determine yields per hectare directly on the field and to load transport vehicles optimally without exceeding the legal limits.

Operation & terminal

Large and simple terminal – intuitive operation

■ Clear and simple display with large function keys
■ Up to 6 different lifter settings can be easily saved
■ Simple and very fast adjustment to changing soil and crop conditions at the push of a button

Operating units on the sorting platform - all functions

Quick and easy adjustments
Height and inclination of the separating equipment easily adjustable steplessly, hydraulically and electronically at the press of a button

Greater ease of use means greater harvesting quality and performance

Chassis & drive wheel

Unique chassis design with telescoping axle and high-volume radial tyres

■    Standard high-volume radial tyres 850/50 R30.5, sufficient load capacity with less than 2 bar tyre pressure
■    Telescopic axle for increased stability
■    3-metre transport width on the road
■    3.5-metre outside width during harvesting

Special permit not required - only 3 metres transport width for road drive*

Drive wheel - comfortable and powerful for extreme harvesting conditions

Movement and manoeuvring made easy! The ROPA Keiler 2 can be equipped with a drive wheel for increased traction and soil protection also under extremely difficult harvesting conditions. Even with this optional equipment with high-volume 850/50 R 30.5 tyres the road transport width is just 3.00 metres. The integrated freewheel of the axle enables speeds of up to 40 km/h when driving on the road.
A maximum torque up to 14,500 Nm can be achieved at the wheel for a thrust of 2 tons. Coupling and uncoupling is possible while moving. The maximum speed with a coupled drive wheel is up to 14 km/h.

*except Keiler 2 Classic and Keiler 2 L

Maintenance & service

Easy maintenance and easily accessible design

■    Logical electrical design, with all leads labelled throughout the complete cable length
■    Integrated diagnostic system
■    Bearings, bolts and components conform to DIN standard
■    High-quality hydraulic lines

Equipment with added value – standard with us

■     Fully hydraulic drive of the complete harvester
■     Automatic ridge centring
■     Pickup with quick-change function
■     Hydraulic ridge pressure relief, steplessly adjustable from the tractor
■     Hydraulic lifting depth adjustment combined with hydraulic ridge pressure control
■     Sieve conveyors and haulm conveyor are steplessly adjustable from the tractor
■     Shaker is hydraulically driven and speed is steplessly adjustable
■     Sieving channel 1 with V2A stainless steel sheets
■     Tilt adjustment for pintle belt 1 and 2, hydraulic, incl. automatic operation
■     Electric height adjustment of the three deflector roller units
■     Rotating finger comb (UFK) with 4 rows, each 2 rows driven separately, adjustable speed (Classic optional)
■     UFK electric height adjustment (Classic optional)
■     Trash conveyor driven and steplessly adjustable separately from the picking conveyor (Classic optional)
■     Trash return with switching flap (Classic optional)
■     Automatic fall height adjustment and bunker feed with bunker filling carriage
■    7.5 t bunker with pad-roll floor, 8 t XL bunker at Classic
■     High-volume standard 850/50 R 30.5 tyres, air brake (Classic optional)
■     ISOBUS control unit for easy adjustment of functions from the tractor
■     ROPA ISOBUS Touch Terminal
■     K80 ball-head hitch
■     Hydraulic support stand
■     Telescopic axle for 3 m road travel and 3.5 m in the field
■     Hydraulic tilt compensation for axle, automatically controlled
■     Wide-angle universal joint, PTO speed 1,000 rpm
■     Automatic overload and turbo clean program for sieve conveyor, leaf chains and pintle belts
■     Programming buttons for saving 6 lifter programs