The ROPA Tiger 6, the most powerful sugar-beet lifter in the world, will be introduced to the world at the Agrosalon trade fair and it will be awarded a gold medal for innovation for its overall design. The heart of the machine is the new 700 hp or 768 hp engine with pump-nozzle injection and 16.12 liter capacity. Compared to the Tiger 5, power has been increased to 105 kW (142 hp). The new machine design has a perfectly integrated drive system with automatic slope compensation and is extremely gentle on the soil. The more powerful bunker-emptying mechanism provides faster truck loading on the move. The comfort cabin with glass touch terminal, WLAN interface and numerous automatic programs offers top driving comfort for the best lifting results.
Volvo engine 16.12 liter displacement - 2 options
The power transmission in the 515 kW (700 hp) ROPA Tiger 6 with its Volvo inline 6-cylinder engine (emission level EPA 4 final), 16.12 liter displacement, pump nozzle injection (PNI), SCR catalytic converter and AdBlue is now even more efficient.
Lifter attachment - 2 options
All ROPA lifting units have a fully hydraulic drive for the complete lifting unit. Lifting units in 6, 8 and 9 rows are available with different row widths. The row width of 6-row variable lifting units can be optionally adjusted from the cabin.
All lifting units offers an excellent view across the lifting unit; the operator watches the beet row and the operation of the Micro-Topper. Every share body with its maintenance-free linear guide fits up to 70 mm to the side of the beet row. Long tension rods minimize transverse forces and also simplify row adjustment.
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 large 900 mm depth-control wheels combined with the intelligent three-point suspension guarantee accurate depth control of the lifter. Minimum maintenance costs are required thanks to adjustable taper roller bearing in drives and oscillating share drive.
Weight-optimized RR lifter with single-row adjustment
The RR lifting unit is equipped with counter-rotating shaking shares, seven lifting rollers, completely maintenance-free hydraulic stone protection and single-row adjustment of the lifting depth. The large 33-inch depth-control wheels combined with the intelligent three-point suspension guarantee accurate depth control of the lifter. Maintenance costs are minimized 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 simple inspection and service of defoliator knives, scalper knife and lifting shares.
For even better soil protection
ROPA R-Soil Protect is the combination of a soil-protective, hydraulic chassis system with new MICHELIN CerexBib tire technology. This soil protection concept was awarded a silver medal at Agritechnica in Hanover. It only requires 1.4 bar tire pressure and it is available as an option in the Tiger 6. The synergy of the load-balancing hydraulic chassis with the new generation of MICHELIN IF1000/55 R32 CerexBib tires offers even more contact surface with sustained soil protection and significantly reduced contact pressure.
Hydraulic chassis system - roll stabilization with load compensation
ROPA has developed an innovative chassis concept with an oscillating front axle in conjunction with two hydraulically supported rear axles specially for the flagship Tiger. Compared to the chassis on previous 3-axle beet harvesters (with the central axle fixed to the frame), this reduces the sway of machine by one third! The reason for the improvement is the hydraulic connection of the cylinders at the front and rear axles on one side, so unevenness at one wheel at a different level only affects the frame by 33 per cent compared to the previous system. Thanks to the reduction of the chassis swing, the row and depth control are improved simultaneously, as the frame is averaged to the position of three axles. The hydraulic connection of the axles always distributes the load equally over all 6 wheels.
Hydraulic chassis system
Up to 10% slope compensation
The automatic leveling system using six hydraulic cylinders and sensors is unique among 3-axle beet harvesters. The chassis is kept completely horizontally for up to 10 percent side slope. The gravity center and, thus, the load of the wheels on the slope bottom are shifted to the slope top.
Focal point / soil pressure compensation
The track depth of the wheels on the slope bottom is substantially reduced, the infiltration capacity is retained, thus significantly reducing erosion risk during heavy rains. The slope stability and traction increase greatly, the risk of tipping over is considerably reduced alongside with increased driving comfort.
Stepless CVR transmission for efficient power transfer
Direct power transmission with cardan shafts ensures even traction at all wheels with very high torque
As a unique selling proposition on the market of 3-axle sugar beet harvesters, the Tiger has a direct power transmission via directly linear situated cardan shafts from traction drive to both rear axles and front axle, which is a great advantage for better traction in changing or difficult soil and harvesting conditions.
The hydraulic chassis always distributes the load evenly. Thus, lead or lag between the axles are consistently excluded.
Stepless CVR transmission for efficient power transfer
The new stepless traction drive was specifically developed by ROPA, Omsi and Bosch Rexroth for the ROPA Tiger with its high drive power. The "constant variable ROPA" transmission (CVR) consists of three hydraulic motors on a compound gearbox and is located between the engine compartment and the third axle.
New cabin and operating concept
The easy-care, pleasant and attractive interior of the new cabin guarantees the most comfortable operation. There are generously dimensioned shelves, storage compartments and plenty of space around the driver. A cooler and the integrated seat ventilation for hot days and seat heater for colder weather are standard equipment. Extremely powerful fully LED working lights turn night into day.
Intuitive dual operating concept - ROPA combines under the name R-Concept its new intuitive operating philosophy. A large 12.1" touch screen serves as the machine's information and command center. From here the operator monitors the entire machine, receives information about operating conditions and performance data, adjusts functions and the working results of the machine.