The advantage of the new 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester (SPFH) is that the speed of the pickup changes if the length of cut (LOC) is changed. This has enormous benefits for the customer.
For example, if the LOC is set longer, the header will also be driven faster, which means the crop is fed faster towards the SPFH. This increase results in a more even crop flow and better feeding of the SPFH.
The speed of the pickup is constantly monitored with a speed sensor in the driveline. There are drive options to allow the individual speed of the pickup reel and auger to better adapt to varying field conditions.
- The variable drive coming from the SPFH guarantees the basic pickup speed is always in line with the feedroll speed according to the LOC setting of the SPFH (Performance).