The drawbar equal-angle hitch is optional equipment on the 630 and 635 Mower-Conditioners. This hitch option includes:
The drawbar equal-angle hitch is designed to be towed by a tractor only and includes a screw jack and safety chain.
Turn limiters may be required to prevent powerline damage if the hitch point of the tractor is beyond the rear drive wheels of the tractor.
An overrunning clutch is located near the platform gearcase on all models. This design enables free rotation of the tractor hookup to make attachment to the tractor easier.
On 540-rpm machines (optional on the 630 model only), a slip clutch is incorporated into the overrunning clutch to provide protection to the platform. No clutch is required on 1000-rpm machines due to the reduced torque loads.
For added maneuverability, the 830 and 835 Mower-Conditioners offer an optional rockshaft swivel hitch. The swivel hitch includes an overrunning clutch behind the primary driveline to enable free rotation of the tractor hookup to make attachment to the tractor easier.
The swivel hitch is available in 1000-rpm power take-off (PTO) only. It attaches to the lower lift arms of a Category 2 or 3N 3-point hitch with or without quick-hitch.
This option enables cutting square corners without the need to reposition the platform using tractor hydraulics, as well as making it easier to cut around field obstacles.
U-joint angles remain constant for reduced driveline noise and vibration in turns. A powerline support cable keeps the driveline out of the dirt when detached from the tractor.
A parking stand allows quick and easy hookup. A down stop chain is also included to limit travel of the rockshaft to prevent damage to the implement driveline.
The rotary cutterbar is designed and built by John Deere. Large oval disks with free-swinging knives are used to cut the crop.
All cutting disks are the same and are computer-designed for improved wear and cutting performance.
Cutting disks are made of high-strength, austempered steel to ensure the steel is thoroughly and evenly tempered for good wear characteristics.
The disks rotate to give a knife-tip speed of 307 km/h (191 mph) for clean cutting.
The knives are free-swinging to reduce damage if a solid object is struck, and they are reversible to double the useful life.
The knives are removed at the front of the cutterbar for convenience.
Made of austempered, heat-treated, ductile steel for excellent wear characteristics, wear caps are installed on each end of the cutting disks (except on the end disks where crop accelerators are used) to increase the wear life of the cutting disks and knife-bolt nuts.
Wear caps are open on the end to prevent debris from packing in close to the nut, making hardware and knives easier to change.
John Deere's patented design cutterbar is made from individual, diagonal-cut modules.
Serviceability is easy. Modules can be removed individually while leaving the cutterbar attached to the frame.
Made of high-strength, nodular iron castings, each module consists of two idler gears and one drive gear. The large-diameter idler gears transmit power from module to module. The idler gears turn at a relatively slow speed for added durability.
The smaller-diameter pinion drive gear is used only to power the cutting disk. Power is not transmitted from one cutting disk to another except through the large-diameter idler gears.
Modules are interchangeable. Disk rotation is determined by the position of the quill (A). There is a rubber oil seal between each cutting module.
The cutterbar is backed by a three-year warranty.
Impeller conditioning is standard equipment on all John Deere mower-conditioners.
Proper conditioning in a wide range of crops can be achieved when the conditioner is properly adjusted.
The impeller conditioner works well in legumes, especially alfalfa and most all-grass crops. Impeller conditioners are not recommended for thick-stemmed or cane-type crops, such as sudan or sudex, or crops over 1.5 m (5 ft) tall.
How an impeller conditioner works:
1. As hay is cut by rotating knives, tines pick up the plants and carry them through the machine:
2. As the plant passes through, it rubs against the conditioning hood (A) and other plants:
Scuffing action removes the waxy surface from the stem of the plant to allow for faster evaporation of moisture.
3. The speed at which the tines rotate will also affect the degree of conditioning. Two impeller speeds can be achieved by interchanging the upper sheave (A), located under the shield, and the lower sheave (B).
The 630 and 635 Side-Pull Mower-Conditioners and the 830 and 835 Center-Pivot Mower-Conditioners are available with a urethane roll conditioner.
The urethane roll conditioner works well in legumes, especially alfalfa, and most all-grass crops.
In general, roll conditioners are better suited for thick-stemmed, cane-type crops and crops more than 1.5 m (5 ft) tall.
Molded urethane rolls are formed by a cool molding process that does not distort or warp the steel core of the roll:
An intermittent recessed cleat design gives more crimping edges for greater pressure per square inch, which results in superior conditioning and faster crop drying.
Power is distributed by the platform and conditioner drive gearboxes:
Forming shields are easily adjusted to control material flow. This allows the operator to match the windrow width to harvesting requirements.
A swathboard is in base equipment for additional control of windrow formation.
The windrow width* is as follows:
|830||89 cm to 198 cm (35 in. to 78 in.)|
|835||99 cm to 238.8 cm (39 in. to 94 in.)|
*Depending on crop conditions.