Self-Propelled Forage Harvester Pickups
Available in single- and double-windrow widths, John Deere hay pickups feature a low-profile design to help you harvest all the crop in the windrow.
Special auger flight design for smoother feeding to the self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH)
AUGER FLIGHT DESIGN
The 6X9 Series Pickup features an updated 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.
- The crop is carried to the middle of the pickup by the auger, and due to endless flighting, there is a smooth transition into the feedrolls which helps crop flow and quality of cut.
- Crop is more evenly distributed over the full channel width.
Length of cut (LOC) determines pickup speed for increased feeding
The advantage of the John Deere self-propelled forage harvesters (SPFH) is that the speed of the pickup changes if the length of cut (LOC) is changed. This has enormous benefits for the producer.
For example, if the LOC is set longer, the header is also driven faster, which means the crop is fed faster towards the SPFH. This increase results in a more even crop flow and better feeding of the SPFH.
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.
Roller compression unit feeds the largest self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH) to the maximum
The standard compression unit with a self-adjusting roller adapts automatically to the size of the swath. Especially in light swaths, the SPFH can only be loaded evenly if the compression unit is in the right position. The roller rolls smoothly over the swath as the accumulator releases part of the weight of the roll.
- The roller compression unit with the rake automatically adapts to the swath size, which results in an optimum crop flow. This is especially important when harvesting various swath sizes.
- The alfalfa plate is recommended in large windrows for more even feeding.
Large pivoting pneumatic wheels perform well on wet ground
The gauge wheels can turn 360 degrees; therefore, they are very easy on the soil. The large tire diameter performs well on wet ground.
The wheels perfectly follow the ground contours and do not work the soil; they can turn unlimited in field corners.
During transport, optional hydraulic cylinders can be used to fold the wheels within the pickup width.