The REFORM Metron has a chassis connected by a pivot joint that adapts to the specific ground contour.
The chassis of the REFORM Metron has separate front and rear sections, which are connected by a central pivot joint. This means that the axles can adapt perfectly to a wide range of ground conditions.
The pivot joint provides a robust connection between the oscillating front axle and the rear axle. Constant ground contact and therefore maximum drive efficiency are just some of the advantages of this chassis.
The ability to oscillate by 25° makes for a smooth drive across kerb edges and slope gradients. Ensuring ground contact at all times delivers a safe drive with maximum power transfer, on the toughest of terrain!
With a steering angle of 35° per wheel and five different steering modes, the Metron is a true all-rounder. The different steering modes can be easily preselected via wireless remote control, and the steering angle can also be adjusted via a potentiometer. In addition to front, rear, all-wheel and crab steering, the vehicle also comes with a new steering mode - tool-centred steering.
While the centre of rotation for front or rear steering is always on the unsteered axle, which causes the attachment to swing out, tool-centred steering controls the steering cylinders in such a way that the centre of rotation is shifted in the direction of the attachment. This provides for more sensitive, precise movement of the attachment, especially when driving around obstacles.
The wide range of different tyres means that the vehicle can be adapted to very different terrain and soil conditions. Excellent ground adjustment, optimum grip, maximum traction and reliable turf protection are the main priorities. Lugged agricultural tyres, Terra tyres, twin tyres and three-row spike wheels are available.
The advantages of four identical wheels over tracks are immediately obvious: The tyres can be easily and quickly adapted to the soil and general conditions. The wear is minimal too, whether on asphalt or soft ground. This not only reduces cost, but the uniform rotation of the wheels also protects the soil as far as possible, avoids damaging turf and counteracts any weed infestation or erosion. The five different steering modes allow for precise steering manoeuvres in response to specific situations - and the slope stability is huge too.