The Most Refined Automated Roll Harvester Ever Built
From the leaders in automated slab harvesting, comes the R300. Precise. Smooth. Quiet. Fast. Efficient. Perfect pallets every time. Nobody has more experience than FireFly in cutting wide varieties of grass type and conditions. Once again, FireFly’s disruptive technology changes the game.
A MACHINE THAT LASTS
This is one time when you can say, “They just don’t build things like they used to,” and it’s a good thing! The smooth movements and durability of the R300 will lower your parts bills. And because many of its mechanisms were originally designed for the high cycles of our slab harvesters, this roll machine will last far longer than the competition.
GENTLE ON YOUR FIELDS
- Best flotation of any roll machine with our high flotation tires
- Excellent weight balance
- 4wd with traction control
LEADING THE INDUSTRY IN TECH
- Remote software updates and diagnostics
- Electronic auto steer
- GPS ready
- Navigation system (option)
At FireFly, we manage the complete process of building machines in-house inside our sophisticated factory in Salt Lake City, Utah. Using the most advanced tools in both engineering and manufacturing, we create equipment that you can count on. Let your FireFly simply get the job done, so you can go play.
The electric cut-off is incredibly durable, because it was built for the high cycles of a slab machine. The R300 will chop with precision for a long, long time.
CUTS GRASS…AND MAINTENANCE
Our patented cutter head has a counter-rotating balancing shaft that reduces vibration and increases bearing life. As a bonus, it also reduces power requirements, saving you fuel. Oh, and did we mention it’s fast and precise?
THE BEST DEPTH CONTROL
Our depth control is widely recognized as the best in the industry, with a proven track record of long life, adjustability for different cutting conditions, and unmatched consistency. And those bushings are greaseless, so you don’t have to touch them.
The electric rollup mechanism operates smoothly and quietly, without any metal-on-metal contact or greasepoints to be found. Our rollup provides long-term precise performance. It’s rollup made simple.
SELF-ADJUSTING DUAL FLIPPER
The intelligent flap control system produces tight rolls in widely varying conditions and grass types. Our unique self-adjusting dual flipper gives you precise flap control and flap positioning, resulting in more stable, consistent pallets. It can easily accomodate varying roll lengths, handling 8 to 12 square foot (.7 to 1.1 m2) rolls with ease. There is also a simple scrapping mechanism to reject bad rolls on-the-fly.
The ideal engine for the job
The R300 is powered by a turbo-charged JCB engine that is perfectly suited for your turf production.
- Certified Tier 4 Final
- 74 hp / 55 kw
- No DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) required
- No DPF (diesel particulate filters) needed
- No regen cycles
- Hydrostatic, infinitely variable transmission
SAVING YOU FUEL (LOTS OF IT)
FireFly harvesters are far more fuel efficient than the competition, thanks to the right engine for the job and electrically-driven components in Cut-off, Conveyor, Rollup, and Stacker. These efficiencies eliminate regen cycles and make the R300 the most fuel efficient roll harvester in the industry.
We love it when people first see the SynchroStacker do its thing. Eyes widen, jaws drop, then they smile. Our all-electric stacker is both elegant and fast. It proves that quality and productivity really are compatible.
SMOOTH AND QUIET MOTION
Scissor linkages, pivots, and rollers all play a part in our signature smooth movement. We don’t use any sliding mechanisms, giving the stacker very high stability and strength. Expert engineering, using robust components like our polyurethane rollers, has built FireFly’s reputation for lower maintenance and durability.
WORLD’S MOST SECURE ROLL PICKUP
The R300 SynchroStacker uses unique helical pickup screws that give you the best of both worlds of spears and hooks. Picks up tender rolls like spears won’t, and applies set down pressure like hooks can’t. Our high-strength spring steel screws:
- Penetrate to the core without deforming the rolls
- Keep rolls tight with excellent horizontal holding force
- Hold the turf much more securely than any other system
- Resist bending, are very durable, and are tolerant of rocks
There aren’t any hydraulics on the stacker, so you don’t have to warm it up. It’s extremely consistent, operating with the same precision in hot or cold weather. Whatever the grass, we pick it up exactly the same.
PRECISION PRESSURE CONTROL
The SynchroStacker precisely controls the force to press down on pallets. Adding to the R300’s versatility, this down pressure is fully user-adjustable.
For higher productivity, quickly drop perfect pallets without stopping.
Our TurfView cab simply delivers what you need. The cab is purpose-built for turf harvesting so operators can work in comfort and optimize both productivity and quality. No unnecessary frills, just the best functionality with the least components necessary, keeping costs down. Automation made simple.
- Quiet and non-fatiguing
- Air-ride swivel seat
- Full climate control (Heat, A/C)
- Bluetooth stereo system
- Hands-free integration with your smart phone
- Ergonomic controls and handrails
- Wide, slip-resistant steps
Operators have a clear view out both sides, front, and rear, with a quick swivel of the air-ride seat. No twisting, straining, or waiting. Premium LED lighting package comes standard to provide true daylight color.
All electronics are inside the cab, protecting them from the environment. Vibration isolators between cab, frame, and engine reduce wear and keep operators comfortable.
- Back door for easy access to engine
- Toolbox and blade storage
- Cup holders
- Intuitive controls on a touchscreen
- 12v power point
TOP-QUALITY PALLETS, LIKE CLOCKWORK
We haven’t met a grass type or condition that the R300 hasn’t handled beautifully. It moves from field to field with ease, pumping out perfect pallets in varying conditions.
SIMPLY KEEPS YOU MOVING
The high-capacity pallet injector minimizes your stops to load pallets. And because it’s so simple to load, your stops are quick. Its stainless steel walls prevent rust and hold up to the rigors of repeated pallet loading. And you’re going to run a lot of pallets through this machine.
*Available for single and double-sided pallets.
From the beginning, FireFly’s innovations have given our customers longer-lasting parts that take less to maintain.
LESS MAINTENANCE NEEDED
- Most greasepoints are replaced with maintenance-free polymer bearings.
- Smooth movements reduce wear.
- Bolt-on components with replaceable wear points reduce your parts costs.
The R300’s high ground clearance and open, simple design make it easy to get to all systems for maintenance and service.
SUPPORT YOU CAN COUNT ON
Our training and service teams always have your back, helping you to optimize your harvesting and keep you running.
Virtually all FireFly slab harvesters ever sold are still in use today, demonstrating that we do what it takes to keep your equipment working and updated. Our goal is your success, and we will partner with you for the long haul.
- Thorough setup and initial training
- Ongoing training, including in-depth service schools
- Submit a support ticket through our online portal or call your local service tech.
- Regular software updates
- One year warranty (1 year/1,500 hour limited warranty covering defects in workmanship and materials. Exclusions apply. See FireFly limited warranties for details.
PARTS YOU CAN GET QUICKLY
Parts are available from our stocked regional parts vans from around the United States and by next-day air from our factory in Salt Lake City.
WE ARE YOUR SUCCESS TEAM
We understand the turf farmer. We’ve been turf farmers ourselves, so we get it. From your initial purchase through set up, training, and ongoing service, you want a vendor you can trust—a vendor that understands your business and takes your success as seriously as you do. Our customer success team is committed to be there for you.
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