Full-width feeding pickup
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.
Narrow-channel strippers positioned closely together help preserve leaves and short material to add more quality to 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.
Adjustable hay compressor
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.
Adjustable to nine positions to maintain positive control of hay in either large and heavy or light and fluffy windrows.
Deep-flighted auger feeding
The deep-flighted auger continuously moves hay away from the pickup to the pre-compression chamber:
- Adds to the overall capacity
- Produces higher-quality hay
- Allows minimal crop contact with pickup teeth, which minimizes leaf loss
The free-floating auger raises or lowers to match and maintain control of incoming crop.
Knotters driven by shaft and gears provide a positive drive for dependable and accurate functioning.
The tucker finger holds the twine over the billhooks during the tying cycle:
- Eliminates twine finger
- Reduces the chance of twine damage
- Notch controls the twine position over the billhook for improved knotter function
- Ball-joint-style pull links ensure accurate adjustment.
Quiet, dependable operation
The plungerhead runs on three precision roller bearings located in the high-load area:
- Provides quiet operation
- Minimum wear.