Improved Disc-Head Features for New Holland Forage Windrowers

August 27, 2008 07:00 PM
An Farm Equipment Special

New Holland is adding new advancements to boost the productivity of their popular Speedrower forage windrowers. According to the company’s new product announcement, their 770HD header, at 18 feet wide, offers the widest cut in the industry, while the 750HD specialty header is designed for the special requirements of harvesting grass seed.

They say the key to the industry-leading performance of both of these two new headers is the feed auger. It stretches across the full cutting width of the head, from the center of the outermost disc on each end of the head. The auger quickly moves the cut crop away from the discs and prevents it from pushing down the incoming crop. Crop is delivered smoothly and evenly for ultimate control of windrow and swath formation. Both feature New Holland's MowMax modular cutterbar for maximum durability and easy servicing.

770HD: New Holland recommends for the highest cutting capacity in the industry, the new 770HD Discbine disc head can be matched to the 226-hp Model H8080 or 225 PTO-hp Model HW365 Speedrower windrower. The 770HD takes down 18 feet of crop at a time to speed through tough, heavy crops in less time. The head's 14 high-speed counter-rotating discs produce high capacity and an exceptionally clean cut in a wide variety of crop conditions. Adjustments can be made from a 96-inch swath to a 38-inch windrow without tools.

750HD: New Holland’s 750HD Specialty header delivers Speedrower windrower performance and reliability to delicate crops that don't require conditioning, including grass seed, mint and flower seed.

The 12-disc 750HD header matches the Models H8080 or H8060 windrowers to slice through 15-1/2 feet at a clip. It features the MowMax cutterbar is specifically designed to cut cleanly, make consistent, evenly formed windrows, minimize seed loss and deliver significantly more throughput capacity than sickle heads.

The specially designed push bar allows the head to gradually engage the crop to minimize seed loss. The crop is cut and flows to a tapered auger that transfers and discharges the crop rearward, free of restriction to make a consistently even windrow. Windrower openings are adjustable from 60 to 83 inches to tailor windrow width.

Two at a time.

New Holland’s new dual-windrow merger attachment allows an operator to place two windrows side by side, increasing forage crop volume for high-capacity forage harvesters.

The windrower operator can adjust the merger belt speed and the position of the deflector from the cab to effortlessly place the windrows exactly the way the forage harvester operator wants for optimal harvester operation. Lowering and lifting the merger is also handled from the cab. When fully lowered, the merger rides only a few inches above the ground to catch all of the crop. It floats up and over any field obstructions and automatically returns to its original position.

It's also easy to switch between single windrows and merging windrows. When the merger is not needed, it tucks up tight and out of the way under the windrower frame, eliminating concerns about crossing windrows.

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