Claas goes long

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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.”

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