HydraFloat allows the operator to change the hydraulic pressure required from the cab to float the header. As ground conditions change, the operator can increase or decrease the flotation capability of the header to match operating conditions. A lateral-tilt feederhouse is highly recommended for use with 600D Series Draper Platforms as it allows operators to obtain the full benefit and capabilities of the automatic header-leveling system on sloping or uneven terrain.
- The HydraFloat system has a usable float range of 6 degrees reducing header loss
- Lateral tilt feederhouse adds an additional 4 degrees of lateral tilt, increasing the total float range to 10 degrees, which is unmatched in the industry
- Combined, these features allow operators to harvest on aggressive side slopes or uneven terrain
600D Draper with lateral tilt feederhouse
Theory of Operation:
The hydraulic control adds productivity, as the operator no longer has to estimate how close the header is to the ground. The operator simply selects the preset height from inside the cab.
Together, these two features provide key competitive advantages in performance and ease of operation.
S690 equipped with lateral tilt feederhouse
All other small-grain draper platforms in the industry utilize either springs or air bags to laterally tilt the platform and follow ground contours. This technology worked well in the past but has always been a reactive technology and not an active technology. The 600D HydraFloat system with integrated header height sensing along with a lateral tilt feederhouse offers unmatched ground-following capability that no other draper platform can match.
Because the 600D active technology is integrated with operation of the lateral tilt system, the adjustments happen automatically; no operator interaction is needed.
For operators considering moving up to larger-width draper platforms, the teaming of HydraFloat and a lateral tilting feederhouse becomes more advantageous for the wider-width platforms cutting over uneven and rolling ground terrain.