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The speed of the side draper belts can be controlled by an adjustment on the CommandARM™ controls from within the cab. Combine software gives operators the option to slow down the side belts to a fixed speed with a push of a button on the CommandARM. Additionally, a draper belt protection system is integrated into the 600FD HydraFlex™ Draper Platform family to minimize side belt damage should slippage occur.
The 600FD Series HydraFlex Draper Platform features HydraFlex, an industry-exclusive hydraulic float system allowing for superior ground following capabilities over a wide range of crops and conditions.
From the cab, the operator can simply adjust the armrest encoder knob which varies the hydraulic pressure in the float arm hydraulic cylinders. This controls the cutterbar ground pressure depending upon conditions.
With the HydraFlex float system, the operator varies the cutterbar ground pressure but does not affect the cutting height of the crop, even at high ground speeds. The hydraulic float system features a 19-cm (7.5-in.) float range, allowing for optimum float pressure. To lock out the HydraFlex draper into rigid mode, the operator increases the float pressure to maximum.
Dual knife drive is standard on 600FD HydraFlex™ Draper Platform for harvesting rice, tough crop, and wet or green crop conditions. This unique dual knife drive system is timed, creating the smoothest possible reciprocating knife drive system currently in the industry.
Positive, reliable, power take-off (PTO) shaft and driven, dual epicyclical in-line knife drives with built-in driveline protection provides producers with the strongest knife drive system in the industry.
NOTE: Single-knife drive is available on the 630FD, but increased cutterbar vibration may occur.
The 41-cm (16-in.) feed drum improves the crop handoff from the draper belts, resulting in increased material handling and productivity of the 600FD HydraFlex™ Draper Platform.
A feature for 600FD Draper Platforms is a feed drum retractable auger finger to improve crop feeding at the corners of the feed drum. In some crop conditions, the crop can hesitate at the corners of the feed drum, and the retractable drum fingers keep the crop moving into the combine. This results in smoother feeding and better performance of the combine.
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|Type||Straight line knife drive system|
|Knife drive||Dual knife base, single optional|
|Knife speed||490 cycles/min|
|Cutterbar tilt||Base hydraulic, tilt maximum 9 degree (angle)|
|Number of slats||Six bat poly base, steel tine option|
|Fingers||Nylon base, steel optional|
|Reel lift||Cylinder range 185 mm
Total range 251 mm
|Reel fore and aft||Cylinder range 359 mm
Total range 616 mm
|Operating speeds||6-70 rpm|
|Operating speeds (54-in. reel)|
|Number of slats|
|Width||Side belts 1,016 mm
Center belts 1,778 mm
|Clean height||Cleats 19.05 mm
|Operating speed||Side belts: variable up to 228 m/min
Center belts 211 m/min
|Speed control||Hydraulic from cab (side belts only)|
|Center belt reverse||Base|
|Feed drum fingers||Heavy-duty round diameter with breakaway notch and retainer 16 mm
|Number of fingers||20|
|Auger finger platform||Dual chevron, retracting|
|Finger reach||152 mm
|Operating speed||234 rpm|
|Center clean out door||Base|
|Header height sensing on the ground||Base|
|Header height sensing off the ground|
|Type||Hydraulic drive, optional|
|Platform length||9.9 m
|Overall operating depth||With dividers 2.74 m
|Transport width, field position||10.27 m
|Transport width on wheel, less dividers|
|Transport length, hitch extended|
|Approximate weight (slat reel)|
|Approximate weight (pickup reel)||Single knife drive 3,206 kg
Dual knife drive 3,344 kg
|Approximate weight (with transport)|
|Approximate weight (optional 54-in. reel)|
Three programmable reel position settings will optimize platform performance while minimizing header losses. The operator can preselect three different reel positions for specific field conditions and can access these while harvesting, simply by touching the activation buttons on the multifunction hydro handle.
Adjust the reel height and fore-aft position to an optimal position then press the 1, 2, or 3 button on the multifunction control lever until arrows on each side of the symbol indicates that the system is active. This will save that reel position for that button which can be done for each number on the handle.
The feed drum anti-wrap attachment is recommended for tall, damp crop conditions to reduce drum wrapping. The attachment consists of two brackets that mount near the outer edge of the feed drum and reduce the likelihood of crop wrapping around the drum.
Optional ground contacting sensors are available for 600FD HydraFlex™ Draper Platforms for use when the flex cutterbar is locked into the rigid position.