Motor Panther 2c: Volvo Penta D16, 768 hp/565 kW   

16.12 l displacement, 6-cylinder inline engine, pump-nozzle injection (PNI) WITHOUT AdBlue, WITHOUT exhaust gas recirculation, fuel with sulphur content to max. 5,000 ppm permitted Max. torque 3,260 Nm, working speed 1,100 rpm, automotive to max. 1,650 rpm
Cooling system:

Side-by-side arrangement of cooling elements for loading air and water, dirt resistant positioning of the coolers at rear top surface. Dirt-resistant positioning of the cooler at rear top side. hydrostatically continuously driven and automatically reversible fan
Traction drive:

First gear:

0 - 16.5 km/h (at 1400 rpm of diesel engine)

Second gear:

0 - 40 km/h (at 1265 rpm of diesel engine)

New transmission and axle ratios for low speed of

Sound-insulated and tinted all-round glass with low-line vision, full-surface window wipers, quiet stepless fan in heating and ventilation system (climate control air-conditioning), air-sprung GRAMMER ROPA Evolution seat with heating and active ventilation, autopilot, cruise control, base console for telephone, AM/FM/CD/USB/Bluetooth/ DAB+ radio with external microphone for handsfree system, 14 litre cooling box

R-Concept operating console, joystick operation, 12.1“ R-Touch colour terminal, machine diagnostics including DM1 error messages from diesel engine in plain text fully integrated in R-Touch, 2 LED interior lights, colour display for reverse camera

Chassis - R-Soil Protect:

New chassis concept with 2 swing axles with stabilisation cylinders

Slope adaptation:

The chassis can be inclined 7% to the slope on each side by 4 hydraulic cylinders The slope compensation is automatically regulated by two inclination sensors (optional)

Chassis roll stabilisation:

Roll stabilisation by hydraulic compensation of the oil level in the stabilisation cylinders on one side of the vehicle
Defoliator unit:

RIS - integral defoliator unit with leaf spreading between beet rows, 2 depth-control wheels

RAS - all-round defoliator unit, push-button operation from the driver’s seat, can be changed for either integral topping or leaf ejection to the left, 2 depth-control wheels (4 depth-control wheels as option)

RBS - defoliator with leaf ejection to the left, leaf spreader and 4 depth-control wheels

RES - rubber defoliator with leaf spreading between beet rows, 2 depth-control wheels straight drive shafts. Two braked portal axles with cooled differential gears. Planetary final gears with 19-hole bolt pitch circle (500 mm diameter) with 4 planetary gears

Pump distributor drive with pressurised lubrication and transmission oil cooling, Bosch-Rexroth propulsion with 280 cm drive pump, generous capacity operational load sensing hydraulics from Bosch-Rexroth, Bucher and Hydac.

First axle 800/70 R 38, second axle 900/60 R 38, large wheel diameter of 2,050 mm, extremely soil protective and flexible Michelin tyres of Ultraflex technology, only 2 bar pressure at full bunker load, large surface area offers high operational safety even under wet conditions and on slopes.

Infeed conveyor: 800 mm wide, 50 mm pitch 1st turbine:

1740 mm diameter 2nd turbine: 1550 mm diameter

3rd turbine: 1550 mm diameter

Forged turbine tines
RR lifting unit:

6, 8 or 9-row, 45 cm, 50 cm or variable (6-row only) hydraulic single-row adjustment of lifting depth, hydraulic stone protection, 85 cm depth-control wheels, 7 lifting rollers, fast, stepless shaking share drive with axial piston motor, adjustable taper roller bearings in shaking share drive and lifting gears, excellent view of lifting unit and scalper without additional cameras, service position allows defoliator and lifting group to be raised 90 degrees for best possible inspection and service of defoliator knives, scalping knives and lifting shares

1000 mm wide

Unloading Conveyor:

3-fold conveyor for easy layout of 10-metre-wide piles. PU-fingers 110 mm long for high throughput and short unloading time, unloading conveyor width of 1,600 mm for easier trailer loading, fast bunker unloading in less than a minute.

Loading height: up to 4,00 m
Turbine gates:

height independently adjustable at 1st, 2nd, 3rd turbine, guide grids can be replaced with spring tines segment by segment

Bunker capacity:

approx. 30 mі / 21 t

Yield indicator:

2 ultrasound sensors measure the bunker content, full bunkers (and partly loaded bunkers) are added up and automatically recorded in the database.

Length: 13.53 m

Height: 4,00 m (transport mode)

Width: 3,00 m (6-row at 45 cm per row),

3.30 m (6-rows at 50 cm per row and 45-50 cm variable)

Fuel tank:

1300 l, fuel consumption displayed in l/ha and

l/h on the terminal


24 V vehicle system, 150 A alternator, 24 Hella LED operating lights, coming home light function, 3 x 12 volt sockets for radio or telephone etc., CAN-BUS computer system with integrated diagnosis of all components connected to the terminal, software update per USB interface possible.


Central lubrication system, fuel consumption measurement, air-conditioning, manual slope compensation, 40 km/h


Leaf spreader with stone protection, reinforced defoliator plates for integral defoliator, skids at scalper, Widia forged lifting shares, hard-welded lifting rollers, guide grid segments with spring tines in turbine 1-3, agitator 2nd turbine, trainer wheel camera, unloading conveyor camera on 2nd video display left, 2 LED high-beam headlights, data printer, R-Transfer Basic with data export to ROPA app or USB stick, R-Transfer Professional with data import and export to the ROPA app or USB stick, R-View video system (bird's eye view), GPS speed sensor, leaf pile equipment (only with defoliator with leaf auger), automatic slope compensation, contour marking package, maximum speed governed at 32 km/h, 25 km/h, automatic slope compensation, level sensor in diesel fuel tank, elevator for chicory harvesting

In recent years ROPA Fahrzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH in Sittelsdorf has been developed into an important production site for the manufacture of machines for harvesting sugar beets and potatoes. About 380 employees are working at ROPA headquarters in Sittelsdorf, including 20 trainees.