A work of art in terms of technology and versatility
The Rondò has come from Antonio Carraro’s research: it is not merely a lawn mower but rather a technologically unique vehicle with a whole host of advantages. Born from the need for a machine to work easily and rapidly on turf and snow surfaces without leaving a trace, the Rondò is a synthesis of Antonio Carraro’s experience and innovation which demonstrates itself in the exclusive concept of the oscillating chassis, the equally-sized wheels, driving comfort and ease, fantastic performance and outstanding versatility. That is why when working in areas from green-care to winter road maintenance, from urban green areas to golf courses, the Rondò is music to our ears!
Rondò enjoys the up to 4 years extended warranty package (EXG).
Apart from being articulated and fitted with four large wheels – two features which represent Antonio Carraro’s real commitment to innovation - the Rondò offers a completely exclusive solution: the oscillating rear axle. This solution, named ACTIF™, allows the vehicle to successfully tacklea variety of frequently encountered obstacles, such as steps, kerbs and uneven ground whilst maintaining constant stability under all load conditions and working situations.
EFFICIENCY AND MANAGEABILITY THAT LEAVE NO TRACE.
The Rondò has a turning radius of 70 cm: this is a record level of manageability that allows it to work with great agility around trees and in flowerbeds. Its two axles are equally far from the central pivot and this means that the rear wheels follow the tracks of the front ones perfectly. Being of the same dimension, the wheels guarantee perfect weight distribution whilst the tyres have a specific pressure of 0,6 Kg per cm2: less than that exertedby a human foot. This is why, despite the integral traction, even under maximum steering the Rondò never skids and neverdamages the turf: it needs to be seen to be believed!
A CONCENTRATION OF INNOVATION AND ADVANTAGES.
The special configuration of the ACTIF™ chassis allows the engine and the transmission to be positioned between the axles. Therefore the Rondò is especially compact, robust and stable. Its reduced size and weight offer not only the advantages of manoeuvrability and greater drivability but also the possibility for the Rondòto be transported on small trucks or trolleys that have been homologated for road transfer. This widens the Rondòsscope even more.
Despite its compactness, the Rondòs drive position offers greater comfort to all drivers regardless of their height and size. The patented steering column can be inclined as is required in order to adjust the position of the steering wheel without obstructing visibility of the instrumentation. The seat is also fully adjustable and the levers are within easy reach; this means that there is no uncomfortable stretching and straining of the torso and no distraction from the task being carried out. The steering is incredibly sensitive and light yet at the same time accurate. It is enough to drive the Rondò just a few metres to realise just how exceptional its drivability is. The position of the feet is also comfortable and anatomically correct, thanks to the tilted anti-slip pedal board.
In order to increase the instinctive and immediate halting of the vehicle in all situations the Rondò is fitted with double brake pedals: one on the right and one on the left of the steering column, positioned higher up than the accelerator pedal. The parking brake can only be disengaged by a single intentional movement of the foot; to set the vehicle in motion it is necessary to be seated with the parking brake on and the PTO disengaged. The engine turns itself off automatically as soon as the operator gets off the seat and in the version with mowing and collecting equipment the engine turns off if the container is lifted when the PTO is engaged.
The Rondò has a completely patented hydrostatic transmission which offers numerous advantages. First and foremost there is its road transfer speed is 25 Km/h as opposed to the 15-18 Km/h offered by other vehicles of its category. In addition it has two speed ranges that can be engaged without the traditional gear box; this means less noise and no use of mechanical parts. The variation in capacity of the hydrostatic group, contained in a robust steel case, occurs by gently pressing one of the two accelerator pedals, with a lesser tiring of the foot and a perfect modulation of the working speed. Also as far as the PTO is concerned, thanks to the hydraulic engagement, motion is directly transmitted to the engine. IN the version with mower and collector, the engagement of the PTO and the aspiration turbine occurs via a single control and not, like in other vehicles of this type, with two separate movements: an extra advantage in terms of better operational capacity and less strain.
Implements built according to the highest quality standard to guarantee the greatest reliability, profitability and unprecedented strength.
MOWER WITH TURBINE
The mower with turbine solves the two old problems associated with traditional mowers of cut regulation and blocking in a very new way.
A brilliantly innovative system allows the cutting height to be adjusted very quickly using a simple system of wheel height spacers and of holes for the alignments. In sharp contrast to other mowers, the aspiration turbine is situated above the plate in a semi-central without lateral protrusions; this allows it to cut grass at the edges of pavements and kerbsides, both on its right and left sides.
The mower can be placed upright without removing the cardan joint and this operation can be done by only one person.
R 1500 MOWER WITH LATERAL DISCHARGER
The R 1500 mower with lateral discharger keeps the innovative characteristics of the model with the turbine: a rapid and innovative system that offers easy adjustment of the cutting height, a belt in kevlar that is resistant to the strongest loads, minimum noise thanks to the transmission’s helicoidal gears, capacity to cut grass at the edges of pavements and kerbsides.
The kit consists of a series of special blades and baffles that allow for further chopping up of the grass. After which the fine “mulch” is uniformly distributed over the ground, providing excellent natural compost. The kit is available for the R 1500 model.
HIGH GRASS BLADE KIT
The mower with turbine and the R 1500 mower with lateral discharger can be supplied with a kit of three reinforced double blades. For the use in large public green areas or in uncultivated zones, the coupling with the ENDURANCE blades is also recommendable.
For its Rondò, Antonio Carraro has chosen YANMAR engines: a world leader in terms of performance, reliability and technology. It is available in two engine capacities in order to be better able to meet the different market needs. The Rondò K. 333 is fitted with a brilliant direct injection 30 HP engine, produced specifically for Antonio Carraro in order to optimise fuel consumption and reduce emissions and noise levels. The Rondò K. 327 is fitted with a 22 HP engine which uses the same technology as the former, but adopts a system of indirect injection; also in this case noiselessness and ecology are guaranteed its the special solutions in terms of pistons, injectors and aspiration.
The Rondò has another completely innovative characteristic: the first totally platformed lifting mechanism. Thanks to this patented solution, the equipment follows every small unevenness of the ground perfectly, thus carrying out the task with a high degree of accuracy. The suspension is hydraulic, with a light pressure on the ground: this allows for even greater driveability. Furthermore it is already calibrated with a standard setting; the result being no adjustment is necessary when front fitting equipment is changed. When equipment such as the snow blade or the snow blower it is enough to change the suspension position to the free floating position. The speed of the interchangeability is guaranteed by the practical 2 hitch quick release system.
Cab: comfort and visibility in all directions
The ergonomics of the Rondò's drive position can be further improved upon by the addition of a cab which has been specifically homologated for road transfer which was designed to allow 360° comfort and visibility. Apart from being completely soundproofed it is also mounted on "Silent Block" mountings that absorb vehicle vibrations during operation. The adjustable ventilation system provides ideal thermal and environmental comfort, both in summer and winter.
Large glass areas and two external rear view mirrors that afford the operator with total top to bottom vision in all directions; this means that the operator can work with complete precision and without stress in all seasons.
In addition the cab is fitted with an excellent light system thus offering total operational safety in all atmospheric conditions, day and night.