What is a row crop header?

What is a row crop header?

A row crop header is a combine harvester attachment that works in much the same way as a platform header but has points, or snouts, between each row that gather row crops and guide them to the cutter bar.

What is row crop culture?

A row crop is a crop that can be planted in rows wide enough to allow it to be tilled or otherwise cultivated by agricultural machinery, machinery tailored for the seasonal activities of row crops. Such crops are sown by drilling rather than broadcasting. The beneficial effect of row crops extends to the second crop.

What is a grain header?

12 / 04 / 2020. Combine header is one of the most important components of the combine harvesters, being attached at the front of the machine and performing the function of grain collecting. Combine header comes in various shapes and sizes, and is fabricated specifically for harvesting certain crop plants.

How does a crop header work?

Grain headers are often called draper or ‘wheat’ headers (see below). These headers use a canvas-style rolling platform belt to catch crop from the sickle bar. The crop is then fed to the combine for cleaning and separating.

How does a header work?

The header cuts off the plant close to the ground and moves the whole plant into the machine. Farmers switch out the header depending on if they are harvesting corn, soybeans or other crops. The cut crops move toward the center via spinning augers and travel up a conveyor.

What is a draper head used for?

A draper header uses a canvas-style rolling platform belt to catch crop from the sickle bar. The crop is conveyed on the belt from both ends of the header to the middle, where a third draper pushes it into the feeder house. Draper headers are an alternative to auger-style headers.

How much horsepower do headers add to a 350?

The length of the primary tubing determines the effective rpm range, but headers can be worth 15-20 hp on the right application. Run on our restrictive two-barrel 350, the headers improved the power output to 248 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque, with consistent gains through the rev range.

How much horsepower do headers add?

In general, a quality set of headers should provide an increase of approximately 10-20 horsepower, and if you’re restrained with your right foot, you may even see an increase in fuel mileage.

What is a draper belt?

HARVEST HEADER DRAPER BELTS Friction coating is the manufacturing process of pressing raw rubber into the fabric, not adding to its original thickness, for reinforcement. By using a friction coat on the underside of RAPTOR®, the draper weighs less, drags less, and reduces horsepower requirements.

What is the best Draper header?

MacDon’s D Series is the best draper header we’ve ever had. Our D60s feed into the combine better than any other draper headers we’ve ever had. They also follow ground contours much better, thanks to the superb flotation of MacDon’s CA20 Combine adapter. No question, MacDon makes the best product out there.

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