REFORM presented the new PrimAlpin self-loading trailer in autumn of 2016 – optimally adapted to the high-end transporter performance class. The self-loading trailer was available in a limited pre-series and was sold to selected end customers in Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. After the very successful pre-series, the PrimAlpin is now available for the broad market.
A powerful harvesting system is becoming more and more important in Alpine mountain farming as well. In order to best meet these requirements, REFORM presented the PrimAlpin self-loading trailer at the 2016 autumn trade fairs. In the 2017 season, a number of PrimAlpin self-loading trailers were used by end customers in Switzerland, Austria and Italy, where they impressed across the board.
With a loading volume of 24 m³ (DIN 13.9 m³), the PrimAlpin scores above all by its enormous loading capacity. This reduces the required number of trips significantly. The revised conveyor unit with 3-split conveyor arms ensures maximum loading performance, while the lateral input gearbox, the milled cam tracks and the forged conveyor arms support the robustness and smoothness of the system. The self-loading trailer can be equipped with up to 19 blades resulting in a theoretical cutting length of 82.5 mm, which convinces in silage operations.
Due to the optimal lateral swing movement of the pick-up with 5 tine rows and a total width of 1,900 mm, forage can be optimally gathered. Full and even faster unloading is possible with the redesigned tailboard, which also raises the cross tube. This enlarges the opening angle, so the forage can be unloaded without any obstruction. The PrimAlpin can also be equipped with an optional hydraulic hay top. Low court entrances or loading in orchards thus become a breeze.
The new self-loading trailer can also be used in combination with 4 wheel steering. Special care was taken in the design to ensure that the conveyor unit remains as close as possible to the rear axle so that even steep meadow entrances are not a problem.
Ease of maintenance is ensured by central lubrication of the conveyor unit and central chain lubrication, which are standard. Added to this is the unrivalled low power-to-weight ratio of the PrimAlpin in its class.