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Claas un­veiled its new flex­i­ble cut­ter­bar at the re­cent AgQuip Field Days in Gunnedah

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Claas fans re­joice as the brand’s long-awaited new draper fronts for Lex­ion com­bine har­vesters just dropped at AgQuip 2018. The new ‘Con­vio’ draper front se­ries will be avail­able in work­ing widths of 10.8, 12.3 and 13.8 me­tres, and both rigid and flex­i­ble con­fig­u­ra­tions.

Claas Har­vest Cen­tre prod­uct man­ager Jonathon Ham says the Con­vio se­ries is ideal for crops har­vested closer to the ground.

“Con­vio will have an im­me­di­ate ap­peal for use in ce­re­als and canola, while Con­vio Flex is ideal for crops that are har­vested closer to the ground, such as pulses,” Ham says. “Both fronts en­sure smooth, re­li­able flow of cut ma­te­rial with min­i­mal grain loss, even in lighter con­di­tions or di­rect-cut canola.”

Op­tional left- and right-mounted 425mm di­am­e­ter feed augers are avail­able as well as canola knives that can be fit­ted and re­moved with­out tools.

The Con­vio Flex range fea­tures a flex­i­ble knife bar, ta­ble and side belts that al­low the cut­ter­bar up to 90mm of up­ward flex and 135mm of down­ward flex.

“The op­er­a­tor can switch from rigid to flex­i­ble mode at the touch of a but­ton to deal with patches of lodged ce­re­als or to har­vest low-stand­ing crops,” Ham says. “In flex mode, the cut­ter­bar pre­cisely fol­lows ground con­tours to en­able the crop to be har­vested as close to the ground as pos­si­ble.”

Con­vio and Con­vio Flex in­cor­po­rate a num­ber of op­er­a­tor as­sis­tance func­tions, in­clud­ing au­to­matic belt speed ad­just­ment, cut­ter­bar height control and reel torque control.

“The au­to­matic belt speed func­tion matches the belt speed to the ground speed of the har­vester, while the au­to­matic cut­ter­bar height control en­sures op­ti­mum crop flow,” Ham says.

“The cut­ter­bar has an ad­justable cam track that en­sures op­ti­mal crop flow un­der all con­di­tions – the au­to­matic torque control on the reel pre­vents the tines from dig­ging into the ground and its in­no­va­tive ‘flip-over’ de­sign ef­fec­tively pre­vents the crop from wrap­ping around the reel.”

Claas says that for sit­u­a­tions like lodged crops, the reel will lift the crop be­fore it is cut, re­duc­ing losses.

The reel, cen­tre belt, side belt and feeder hous­ing can all be re­versed, al­low­ing block­ages to be elim­i­nated on the move and with­out leav­ing the cabin.

“A belt slip­page and stop­page warn­ing al­lows the driver to in­ter­vene at an early stage – even at night or when dust lev­els are high – to pre­vent crit­i­cal sit­u­a­tions from devel­op­ing,” Ham adds.

All cut­ter­bar func­tions are con­trolled from in­side the cabin via the Ce­bis ter­mi­nal or Cmo­tion control lever in­side the cabin.

Left: The Con­vio se­ries is ideal for crops har­vested closer to the ground

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