Claas goes long
New Claas harvester cutterbars now have table lengths of +60cm
Claas Vario 1380, 1230 and 1080 variable cutterbars for the brand’s Lexion combine harvesters will soon be available with table lengths that can be extended to +60cm.
On existing models, the table length is only variable from -10cm to +20cm for cereals, or up to +50cm for direct cutting canola via the addition of manually fitted filler plates. The variable length has now been significantly increased, and Class Lexicon product manager Jono Ham says the new models will be available for delivery in 2017.
“The table length can be adjusted -10 cm to +60 cm via integrated canola plates on 2017 delivery models,” Ham says.
“This new design also means that side knives can be easily fitted without needing to use tools, saving even more time.
“It also improves the flexibility and ease of operation across a range of harvesting conditions and crops.”
The operator can change the table length on the go to suit different crops or harvesting conditions using the multi-function C-motion lever.
The new Vario cutterbars also feature high-quality drive technology where the split header augers and finger bar are mechanically driven through a gearbox and universal drive shaft.
“The header auger and reel are divided and centrally mounted for quiet and stable operation, even in difficult working conditions that involve damp or dense crops,” Ham says. “The finger bar is also divided and has a double-sided synchronous drive from left and right.
“The finger bars overlap at the centre of the cutterbar, ensuring a clean cut right along the full working width and a high workrate.”