The high performance cutter bars (in standard widths from 4.80 m to 9.00 m, and with variable width from 5 to 9 m) have a monolithic structure for superior weight distribution and stability, maximising durability and performance irrespective of cutting width.
The large diameter feeder auger with broad spirals and helically distributed auger fingers ensures continuous feed and product transfer.
Schumacher Easy Cut II cutting system
The Schumacher Easy Cut II high performance TANDEM cutting system consists of a blade with individually bolted sections.
The cutter blades are arranged in an alternating configuration for clean, quiet operation and minimised wear. If necessary, blade guide rollers are also available, which keep the blade pressed in the optimum cutting position and considerably reduce vibration and blade wear.
The dual blade carrier tines (with screw-mounted upper and lower sections) are extremely sturdy and closely spaced to prevent the risk of foreign objects passing through and damaging the blades.
The planetary gear transmission is an extraordinarily effective solution allowing very high cutting rates (1,220 cuts/minute) and maintains a perfectly straight blade alignment for superior mechanical efficiency, optimised power transmission and low maintenance costs.
An electronic cutter bar control system, which keeps the cutter bar uniformly aligned in all terrain and crop conditions.
The Autocontrol system uses sensors on large metal fingers to automatically follow the terrain and maintain the settings made by the operator. The operator settings for automatic lateral cutter bar adjustment, cutting height and ground pressure are managed and maintained by the electronic control unit of the combine harvester, maximising comfort and performance and cutting job times. The system also automatically damps cutter bar oscillation during transport to protect the mechanical components of the combine harvester.
Proportional pick-up reel
The proportional pick-up reel is equipped with six bars, each carrying a set of extremely resilient and flexible plastic teeth, which are easily replaceable and settable at an adjustable angle.
The pick-up reel is mounted on arms sliding on Teflon guides (for quick, precise hydraulic adjustment of tooth inclination), and is adjustable in position horizontally or vertically relative to the cab, to cater ideally for different harvesting conditions.
The pick-up reel may be synchronised with ground speed. Once the driver initially sets both the ground and pick-up reel speeds, when the ground speed of the combine harvester is subsequently increased or decreased, the pick-up reel speed is automatically adjusted to maintain the same proportion between the two parameters.
Two special kits for installation on the cutter bars are available for harvesting sunflower seeds and rapeseed.
The sunflower seed kit consists of special extensions used simultaneously together with a smooth cylinder (installed in front of the feeder auger) and a toothed roller (mounted under the cutter bar instead of the pick-up reel, which is removed) to harvest the crop efficiently and quickly.
The kit for rapeseed differs from the sunflower seed kit as it also includes an extension for the table and a vertical cutter blade on the right hand side of the hydraulic transmission (or with a blade on the left hand side, as an option).