Rotex R5, R6 and R7 are the BCS roller Mower-Conditioners. These machines take full advantage of the basic characteristics of the Rotex TSB disc mowers with the added advantage of having an effective and practical system of conditioning which reduces the drying time of the forage treated by up to 50%.
The frame is transversal adjustable for perfect adaptation to every type of tractor while the balancing of the cutting equipment occurs by means of a practical and well tested system of springs and tie independent rods that allow perfect adaptation to the ground in every type of use, with different morphologies of the terrain and with whatever crops the machines are used. The hydraulic displacement of the cutting equipment allows regulating its inclination both during “working” operations and “transfer” remaining comfortably seated in the drivers seat of the tractor, simply by operating the distributor lever. The Rotex R can be used with angles of inclination ranging from 90° upwards to 35° downwards..
The gearbox with the gears in an oil bath is made from spheroidal graphite cast iron to obtain excellent resistance to stress during work and transfer. The disc-holding flanges with torque limiting device guarantee total protection of the cutting equipment in the event of violent impact of the discs at work with stones or any foreign bodies.
The quick release system for knives allows the replacement of the knives without using any wrench.
The cutter bar of the Rotex, well profiled and low thickness block, was realised with gears in an oil bath made from high resistance steel, strongly protected by anti-wear slides made from special steel with boron/manganese and by baffles in the knife overlap zones. The highly aggressive profiled discs are made from special steel.
The profile of the bar allows better penetration in all types of forage, even if thick and flattened, making it easier to pass through without clogging.
Rotex are available with normal-rotating discs, recommended for high and thick forage, or with counter-rotating discs, recommended for low and dense forage as in mountain zones.
The rollers of the Rotex conditioner are both made of rubber, characterized by helical ribbing and they are out of axis in order to allow the two rollers to work in an interlocking way, for the full benefit of the conditioning. This allows a better flow of the forage both when “coming in” and on “going out” of the conditioner, optimising its use even in the presence of crops that are particularly thick and flattened.
The conditioner pressure adjuster, with a lever control, allows regulating the distance between the two rollers from 0 to 40 mm. In this last position, the forage passes through the rollers practically without being conditioned.
Special protection carters protect the rollers of the conditioner in the case of violent collisions if operating on stony soils with protruding stones. Expelled by the rotation speed of the rollers, the product comes into contact with an adjustable rear conveyor which regulates the exit flow allowing the crop to fall on the ground forming a plentiful and well aired heap. The width of the “heap” is structured by special swathboards which can be adjusted according to the operators requirements.