Knotters driven by shaft and gears provide a positive drive for dependable and accurate functioning.
The timing of knotters and needles is easy:
The tucker finger holds the twine over the billhooks during the tying cycle:
The twine knife is made of surgical-quality steel and can be easily unbolted for sharpening or replacement.
The adjustable edge on the wiper arm allows an easy, accurate adjustment to the billhook.
The positive meshing of knotter gears is easily maintained with spring pins and washers on the needle lift shaft.
The large-diameter needle-lift shaft increases strength for reliable operation.
The split-design knotter frame enables easy removal, without disassembly of the entire mechanism.
A coil-type tension spring on the twine holder enables easy adjustment and improved performance.
The twine disk timing is easily accomplished without removing the pinion gear.
Making adjustments is easy when changing from multi-twine billhooks to sisal-twine billhooks.
The billhook cam track is a separate hardened part that can be replaced independently from the knotter frame, which reduces repair costs.
The compression charge is on the downstroke of the pitman arm to help eliminate slapping of the plungerhead.
The pitman is offset to the right (knife side), where the load is heavier, to further minimize wear.
A lubrication fitting on the pitman arm provides easy access for lubrication to the wrist pin.
A safety stop is positioned to stop the plungerhead at the crank, to eliminate possible damage to the plungerhead face.
The deep-flighted auger continuously moves hay away from the pickup to the pre-compression chamber:
The free-floating auger raises or lowers to match and maintain control of incoming crop.
Hay turns in the tapered auger housing, which enables the feeder forks to fold each charge as it enters the bale case to produce uniform bales. The crop is pre-compressed for better bale uniformity.
The auger system has few moving parts for less wear and less chance of untimely breakdowns.
Hay is uniformly distributed into the bale case, which produces easy-to-handle bales and bales that stack well.
Feeder forks can be adjusted to five positions to match the feeding requirement to the hay conditions.
Forks are spring loaded for protection and are timed independently of knotters.
The pickup teeth and narrow, flanged strippers extend to the flare on both sides of the pickup. This enables full usable pickup width for feeding wide windrows
Closely spaced pickup teeth gather all of the hay in wide, heavy windrows.
Number of teeth
Narrow-channel strippers positioned closely together help to save leaves and short material to put more quality into the bale.
The pickup is 188 cm (74 in.) wide on flare and offset 25.4 cm (10 in.) to the right of the bale case.
The belt drives used to power the pickup are virtually trouble free and eliminate the need for slip clutches.
The hydraulic bale tension permits easy adjustment of bale density to meet crop variations and desired bale weight:
The adjustable hay compressor mounts to and floats with the pickup and helps to maintain the same relationship to the pickup teeth at all operating heights.
The hay compressor also controls hay for continuous positive delivery to the auger.
The hay compressor is adjustable to nine positions to maintain positive control of hay in either large, heavy or light, fluffy windrows.
It can easily be removed with two spring pins for access to the auger or feed opening.
|Height x width||36 x 46 cm|
14 x 18 in.
|Length||30.5 to 127 cm|
12 to 50 in.
|Dry bale weight|
|Pickup width||187.9 cm|
|Tooth bars/teeth||6 bars, 156 teeth|
|Lift control||Crank (hydraulic optional)|
|Pickup diameter||49.5 cm|
|Compression rack rods|
|No. of knotters||2|
|Twine type||Plastic or sisal|
|Knot strength (minimum required)|
|Central lube system||Optional|
|Wire ball capacity||4|
|Length w/ short tongue|
|Length w/ long tongue||576.5 cm|
|Weight empty||1411 kg|
|PTO speed||540 rpm|
|Minimum PTO||26 kW|
35 PTO hp
|Driveline||Equal angle 3 joint category 4|
|Optional driveline||Equal angle 3 joint category 5|
|Plunger||Gear and shaft|
|Knotters||Gear and shaft|
|Feeder forks||Gear and shaft|
|Diameter of flywheel|
|Needles||Shear bolt/plunger head stop|
|RH Standard tire size||26x12.0-12, 4 ply|
|RH Optional tire size|
|LH Standard tire size||11L-14, 6 ply|
|LH Optional tire size|
|Gauge Wheels||1 optional|
|Pickup Gauge Wheels Tires Size||16.5x6.50-8|
|Adjustable Bale Density||Mechanical crank|
|Adjustable Hydraulic Bale Density||Optional|
|Regular bale chute|
|Side bale drop chute||Optional|
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