The 4.0 m (13.1 ft.) pick-up features special auger flights that go all the way to the middle. Attached to the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester (SPFH), the speed of the auger will be regulated automatically and is always in-line with the feedroll speed. This provides unmatched crop retrieval and feeds even the largest SPFH at maximum capacity.
Special auger flight design for smoother feeding to the self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH)
The 6X9 Series Pickup features a new auger design. The flights on the auger move the crop inwards to the center of the machine. The movement of the flights creates an endless flow for smoother feeding around the corner towards the feedrolls of the SPFH.
- More efficient and smoother crop flow around the corner means that there is less power required to push the crop forward resulting in better fuel efficiency (Cost of Operation).
- Crop is more evenly distributed over the full channel width (Performance).
Length of cut (LOC) determines pickup speed for increased feeding
The advantage of the 8000 or 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester (SPFH) is that the speed of the pickup changes if the length of cut (LOC) is changed. This has enormous benefits for the customer.
The speed of the pickup is constantly monitored with a speed sensor in the driveline. There are drive options to allow the individual speed of the pickup reel and auger to better adapt to varying field conditions.
- The variable drive coming from the SPFH guarantees the basic pickup speed is always in line with the feedroll speed according to the LOC setting of the SPFH (Performance).
Roller compression unit feeds the largest self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH) to the maximum
The optional compression unit with a self-adjusting roller will adapt automatically to the size of the swath. Especially in light swathes, the SPFH can only be loaded evenly if the compression unit is in the right position. The roller will roll smoothly over the swath as the accumulator releases part of the weight of the roll.
- The roller compression unit with the rake will automatically adapt to the swath size, which results in an optimum crop flow. This is especially important when harvesting various swath sizes (Performance).
- The alfalfa plate is recommended in large windrows for more even feeding.
Large pivoting pneumatic wheels perform well on wet ground
The wheels perfectly follow the ground contours and do not work the soil; they can turn unlimited in field corners.
Easy attachment and automatic pickup recognition
The header is easy to hook up to the self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH). The hookup point automatically slides into the center and is clearly visible from the cab. It locks mechanically with one handle.
- Automatic header recognition allows the operator to quickly and efficiently attach and detach the header. More time is saved, and there is increased comfort when going from grass to corn to allow for more time in the field (Uptime).
Crop stays in the pickup
The trash net covers the auger and attaches to the arms of the compression unit. The fine mesh prevents crop buildup all over the machine, including the cutterhead cover. It does a good job of keeping the most valuable part of the plant—the leaves—in the feed.
- The net prevents debris from accumulating on the cutterhead, which results in less cleaning of the self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH) and the pickup (Uptime).
- Leaves and delicate forage remain in the pickup (Performance).
Optional dual-header drive ensures optimum speed
Optional dual-header drive (second hydraulic drive for the pickup reel)
- The pickup reel does not have to run at maximum rpm. When ground speed is low, the pickup tines can turn slower, which results in less wear of the pickup reel (Cost of operation).
- When the auger turns more slowly (short LOC), the ground speed can still be increased as the pickup tines are driven separately (Performance).