Troy, Michigan and Byhalia, Mississippi – AxleTech International, a leading innovator of specialty drivetrain technology, announced today that it has partnered with RBR Enterprise, a manufacturer of farming application equipment to develop and bring to market a new row crop applicator to increase farming productivity.
RBR is committed to bringing innovative solutions that continue to advance the efficiency and productivity of modern agricultural equipment. The company is introducing its new Vector 300 row crop applicator with AxleTech Variable Track Axles. This first-in-kind applicator features mechanically-driven steerable axles that allow for a full 15-inch extension per side, 150% more than the extension of competing designs. At the push of a button, the operator can adjust the axle track width from the cab using a touch screen. There are five preset track widths to accommodate varying row crops: 114, 120, 132, 138, and 144 inches, as well as custom settings.
The AxleTech variable track axles provide a heavy-duty solution with at a Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) of 32,000 lb (14.5 T). A key feature to the Vector 300 is its four-wheel steering, which allows for a tighter turning radius. This also allows the applicator to perform crab steering, which greatly enhances control when operating on a hillside.
“The variable track axles are an example of AxleTech engaging customer and employees on technology collaboration. We always aim to provide our customers value through innovation,” said Jay DeVeny, Vice President of Engineering at AxleTech.
“This axle system will significantly improve the efficiency and performance of our equipment. Our strong partnership with AxleTech has produced an innovative new product that we are excited to introduce,” said Jason Eaton, General Manager of RBR Enterprise.
The Vector 300 with variable track axles is on display at the MAGIE show in Bloomington, Indiana, on August 23 and 24. Attendees will be able to see live demonstrations at the RBR booth 608.
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AxleTech International, based in Troy, Michigan, is a leading specialty vehicle drivetrain technology company. AxleTech provides heavy-duty drivetrain systems and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket for commercial and defense customers around the world. The company has manufacturing, distribution, and engineering facilities in Troy, Michigan, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois, Saint-Étienne, France, Osasco, Brazil, and Pune, India. For more information about AxleTech, please visit www.axletech.com.
About RBR Enterprise
RBR Enterprise LLC, based in Byhalia, Mississippi, is an OEM manufacturer of self-propelled fertilizer and chemical applicators. RBR engineers equipment with unmatched reliability, performance, and to exceed the demanding and ever-changing agricultural industry. Our comprehensive dealer network spans throughout North America, South America, and Australia. For more information, please visit www.rbrenterprise.com.