Simple, Yet Durable Design
The rear frame is completely welded giving you an incredibly long service life compared to bolted-on components. The delta joint unifies and strengthens the main frame which allows crop to easily fall back into the windrow. The hydraulic hoses run through the tongue and main frame for added protection and aesthetic appeal.
The high-clearance frame design provides increased capacity allowing for even more crop flow and excellent windrow formation. This allows excellent ground clearance for entering and exiting fields more easily.
Offset Rake Beam Lift
The patented rake wheel lift orientation raises the front wheels first when activating the hydraulic valve. When raking into a headland, it allows the windrow to form completely with the rear wheels raising after the front wheels to complete the windrow and not leave two short windrows at the end. Rake arms also lift faster and more smoothly for increased productivity.
55Ó Rake Wheels
The 55Ó diameter rake wheels can move large volumes of crop. The right- and left-side wheels are designed to gather the crop smoothly along the wheels while forming a uniform windrow. The curved, elkhorn-style rake arms provide additional clearance for high-volume crops and reduce bunching while raking.
Versatile to Meet Your Raking Needs
Independent Windrow Width Adjustment
The windrow width can be adjusted independently of the overall raking width. This gives you the ability to tailor to specific volumes of crop or to match differing pickup widths. You can also rake at a steeper angle in heavier crops and maintain a narrow width or rake at a flatter angle in thinner crops and form a wider windrow.
Working Width Adjustment
Choose one of four set positions, on the mainframe and turnbuckle, to easily set your working width to match your specific crop and field conditions. Turnbuckles provide precise adjustment of the raking angle. Rake angles are conveniently matched on each side of the machine by using angle gauges integrated into the rake beams.
Adjustable Spring Suspension
The large flotation coil springs are positioned horizontally on the back of the frame and are protected during work. The coil springs provide uniform flotation over field contours and reduce rake wheel wear by decreasing ground pressure. The built-in mechanical rake arm float slot eliminates the requirement for the hydraulic float to be engaged on the tractor.
Raking Side Adjustment
A simple selector valve saves you time when going back and forth from distant fields. Easily choose from one of three adjustment positions:
- Standard ÒVÓ raking (left- and right-side raking)
- Right-side only raking
Safe and Stable Transport
When raised for transport, the rake beams fold flat and over center to provide excellent stability. The link rods rotate the beams and provide additional support for the rake when in transport position. By having the arms positioned over the center of the machine, it provides the narrowest width possible and keeps the rake's center of gravity between the tires.
The optional kicker wheel has a 55” diameter rake wheel, the same size as the main rake wheels, and can be easily raised and lowered hydraulically from the tractor seat.
Adjustable Clevis or Ball Hitch
A clevis hitch comes standard with all models. A ball hitch is optional.
The tandem axles pivot up and down. This is a simple bolt on addition keeping the original tire. They are ideal for smooth and stable operation over difficult terrain.
Windguards improve crop flow along the wheels for a more uniform windrow. The durable, HDPE guards are UV stable and improve raking performance in windy conditions. They also reduce wrapping in difficult conditions, such as tall, stemmy crop and corn stalks.