Raptor 180°, a versatile dozer from Barigelli
P. Barigelli & C, a company from the Marche region of Italy (based in Cingoli, in the province of Macerata) specialising in the development and production of industrial tomato harvesters as well as trailed pulverisers and horizontal axis centrifugal extractors for the industrial and food sectors, has recently presented a new dozer. It is the Raptor 180° model, launched last November at the 45th edition of EIMA International. "The ideal field of application of this machine" explains the manufacturer in a technical note, "is the cultivation of industrial tomatoes, where it is a valid alternative to self-propelled dozers, compared to which it requires a lower economic investment". Connected to the tractor on the three-point hitch and to the PTO, Raptor 180° makes it possible to make headlands up to 10 metres long and to open rows along the entire length of the field. Thanks to its pivoting discharge to the right and left (relative to the working position), Raptor 180° can open up to 4 rows. In addition, it is equipped with a pick-up that allows it to cut the plant even in areas where the vegetation is thicker. Movement of the belts and cutting system is ensured by an independent hydraulic system installed on the Raptor 180°, while the wheels and discharge position can be adjusted via the tractor's hydraulic distributors. The basic equipment of the Raptor 180° can be enhanced with optional extras such as augers (left and right), row splitter and monitor with camera.