Rotary strippers are bolted to the bottom of the inner converging drum on both the left side and right side of the platform.
Rotary strippers improve crop flow and convergence to the conditioner and minimize crop recirculation; improving windrow formation and crop quality.
Relocating the stripper to the converging drum provides increased wear life of the converging drum and less buildup of dirt and mud on the cutterbar, delivering lower cost of operation and increased uptime.
Rotary strippers are made from high-strength austempered steel for improved wear life.
The John Deere-patented-design cutterbar is made from individual, diagonal-cut modules. Servicing the modules is easy; the diagonally cut module design allows the modules to be removed individually while leaving the cutterbar attached to the frame. Idler gears transmit power through the cutterbar, increasing life of the platform and improving uptime.
The 500R offers choices of conditioners to meet customer needs. Varying crop types require different conditioners to deliver maximum performance in terms of window formation, cut quality, and dry down time.
An adjustable swath board is included with the urethane conditioner roll option.
Advantages of the V-10 conditioner roll over the previous straight-flute design include:
An adjustable swath board is included with the V-10 steel conditioner roll option.
An adjustable swath board is included with Tri-Lobe conditioner option.
The 500R platform delivers John Deere’s latest advancements in windrow formation and uniformity. Even, uniform windrows are critical to reducing dry-down times for dry hay and providing consistent chopping speeds and cut lengths for forage harvesting applications.
The overshot cross auger delivers increased performance in windrow formation and cut quality. Improved crop flow from the edges of the platform toward the center provides an even flow into the conditioner creating more uniform windrows. Additionally, crop is lifted off the cutterbar faster for improved cut quality in downed crops and reduced crop recut.
Lightweight plastic doors and bolted top sheets make service quick and easy.