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Friday 21 October 2016

Cab controls for Lexion's revamped straw chopper

Published 09/09/2015 | 02:30

Claas Lexion 700 display
Claas Lexion 700 display

An even spread of both chopped straw and chaff across the full cutting width of the combine is essential for efficient incorporation and breakdown in the soil.

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With cutting widths of up to 12.3m to ensure that the Lexion 700 can handle the increased quantity of straw and chaff and that it is fully and evenly spread across the entire cutting width, Claas has developed a new straw chopper. The drum has been increased in width by 5cm. As a result, crop flow into and through the chopper is more uniform, resulting in a more even chop length.

The larger chopping drum also improves acceleration of the chaff, resulting in a wider spread pattern.

Instead of being hydraulically driven, the radial spreader is now mechanically driven, which means that it maintains a consistent speed and reduces fuel consumption.

For greater operator convenience, the new straw chopper can be fully controlled from the cab.

At the press of a button, the operator is able to quickly and simply change between the transport, chopping or swathing positions.

Using Cebis, they are also able to hydraulically adjust the friction concave plate and the counter-knives.

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