Krone Swadro TS 970

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  • 9.70 m (31'10") work width for highest work rates
  • Height control via electric servomotors
  • Transport running gear for high operator comfort
  • Cardanic suspension for optimum contouring
  • The KRONE Jet Effect


Raking nearly 20 metres (65'7") into one double windrow, the KRONE Swadro TS 970 is the ideal match for a high-capacity precision-chop forage harvester. Offering stunning work rates of up to 10 ha/h, this machine is the performance booster of your harvest chain. Running on a wide wheel base and steered via an articulated steering system, this high-capacity rake offers an enormous agility and very easy maneuvering.

Heavy-duty and maintenance-free

  • Maintenance-free rotors and rotor gearboxes
  • Hard-wearing DuraMax cam tracks with a three-year warranty
  • Rotors featuring the KRONE Jet Effect to avoid crop contamination on headlands

Permanently lubricated and maintenance-free. The enclosed bevel gearboxes and the tine arm rollers are permanently lubricated for optimum care and attention. So, operators need not bother to lube a single component on the rotor.

Boosting the productivity of the entire harvest chain is no problem for KRONE Swadro. The steep cam track is made from hard-wearing materials and provides precision guidance for the tines. A small track diameter in combination with massive cams make for quiet running, reduce wear and lead to well-shaped swaths. DuraMax cam track – maximum efficiency and maintenance-free components. Swadro is fun to use.

The cardanic rotor suspension 

Great flexibility and cleanest rakes

  • Optimum contouring in any direction through pivoting rotors
  • Cleanest forage from the KRONE Jet Effect during take-off and touch-down
  • Central suspension for a uniform ground pressure across the full widths of the rotors

The cardanic rotor suspension: The rotors pivot in and across the direction of travel to give optimum adaptation to undulating ground. A cardanic joint on the arm with two elongated holes prevents the tines from being pressed into the ground or from being left suspended in the air, thereby avoiding crop contamination as well as throwing the grass about.

The central suspension: The rotors suspend centrally across the direction of travel which allows them to produce consistent and high-quality windrows. The special suspension ensures they always stay level as they lift and lower on the headland. In addition, the machine’s weight is distributed uniformly on all wheels of the running gear as it travels down the field.

The Jet Effect

The KRONE Jet Effect prevents the tines from damaging the sward on the headland and ensures the crop stays clean. As the bogies are lowered into work, the rear wheels touch down first before the leading wheels follow. Vice versa, as the rotors lift out it is the leading wheels that lift out first and the rear wheels that follow. This is identical with the take-off and touch-down phases observed with airplanes.

The running gear 

Great stability and excellent tracking

  • Cleanest rakes as the bogie wheels run in vicinity of the tines
  • Straightforward angle adjustment
  • Castering wheels are standard at the front and an option at the rear to protect the sward

Wide track width and quiet running: It is the extra wide tracking width of the running gear that absorbs the forces that are generated by the rotors and keeps them level and stable in undulating terrain.

The tine arms 

Stable running and tidy windrowing

  • Large-diameter and thick-walled tine arms ensure absolutely dependable operation
  • Easy and fast tine arm attachment and removal
  • Sturdy foldback mechanism


Tine arms and tines: The tine arms are thick-walled and large in diameter. 10.5 mm (0.4") double tines that wind around the arms in three massive spring coils offering outstanding flexibility and longevity. Each tine arm carries four double tines.

Each tine arm is easily removed: Simply undo two bolts to remove the entire arm complete with bearing and roller.

Sturdy foldback mechanism: Gap-free and hard-wearing functionality comes from a holder that is made from hardened steel and has a pivoting joint that is loaded by a Belleville spring on the models with multiple rotors.

KRONE Lift tines 

Clean windrows, better feed

  • Greater ground clearance
  • Higher work rates
  • No crop contamination
  • Higher-quality forage
  • Minimum crop loss

Setting the tines to an optimum position: The special Lift tines perform better, because their ends maintain a steep angle even in heavy crop and lift it more easily, which leads to more uniform windrows. As a result, the machine can work at a faster pace and still deliver consistently well shaped windrows.

No crop contamination: Thanks to their excellent performance, the Lift tines can work at a greater ground clearance than traditional tines. And thus reduce the risk of crop contamination as well as tine wear.


Model Swadro 710/26 T
Working width (single swathing) 9.70 m (31'10")

Work width (double swathing) -

Swath width (variable to suit crops and crop deflector setting)

approx. 1.00 - 1.80 m

(3'3" - 5'11")

Transport width (with standard tires) 2.99 m (9'10")
Transport height (rigid tine arms or foldable arms extended) 4.40 m (14'5")
Transport height (arms folded in) 3.90 m (12'10")
Storage length 9.80 m (32'2")
Storage height -
Area Output approx. 9-10 ha/h (22.2 - 24.7 acres/h)
No. of rotors 3
Rotor diameter

1 x 2.96 m / 2 x 3.60 m
(3'3" x 9'9" / 6'7" x 11'10")

No. of tine arms 1 x 10 / 2 x 13
Rigid arms -
Foldable arms Standard
No. of double lift tines per tine arm 4 (5 at the rear)
Tine thickness 10.5 mm
Mechanical height control -
Electric height control c/w scale Standard
Tractor Power approx. 59/80 kW/hp
Weight (in standard specification) approx. 3,300 kg (7275 lbs)
Tractor attachment Tractor link arms

Any specifications, weights and dimensions do not necessarily comply with standard specifications and are therefore not binding. All product specifications are subject to change.