The Gleaner Super Series Class VI and VII transverse rotor combines were recently unveiled by Agco, offering greater efficiency packed into a 31,000-lb. machine.
“The Gleaner S7 series are the lightest Class VI and VII combines on the market,” says Kevin Bien, combine product marketing manager for Agco. “We’ve built upon a solid foundation [of the R6] to super-size harvest capacity, capability and efficiency without all the physical size, weight and complexity.”
The S7 series combine is powered by the Agco SISU Power 8.4L, liquid-cooled, turbocharged engine featuring SCR clean air technology to meet Tier IV requirements. The S77 model delivers 398 peak hp, and the S67 provides 344 hp at the peak. The engine is rear-mounted to better distribute weight, resulting in less noise and vibration. The walk-in engine compartment offers better accessibility for service and maintenance.
Other features include a four-speed hydrostatic transmission, heavy-duty final drives, rear adjustable steering axle and factory- or field-installed rear-wheel assist.
The grain bin on the S77 is 330 bu.; an optional 390-bu. bin is available for the S67 or S77. Standard is a two-auger unloader design featuring a 12-in. grain bin cross auger that feeds a 14-in. unloader auger, unloading at an average rate of 4 bu./second.
A 30-in. transverse rotor provides 360° of surface area for more effective threshing and separating. Two four-strand feed chains maintain the crop mat through the feeding process, eliminating pinch points and expanding throughput capacity before the crop enters the processer. A natural flow system pulls rather than pushes the material. Grain is pre-cleaned using a two-stage process with a 13-in.-diameter cleaning fan, and the machine can operate at slopes up to 23% without the need for self-leveling devices.
A ComforTech II cab offers an adjustable air-ride, high-back seat with armrests that position the operator within reach of the control and monitoring system. Access to the console is convenient via a large service door opposite the entry, and a large rear cab window provides a complete view into the grain tank. A standard LED lighting package features six new lights. Fieldstar II yield-monitoring systems are standard on the S7, and a satellite-assisted steering system can be added.
Headers have been redesigned, featuring single-lever, multi-coupler connections for fast attachment and removal. Options for the S7 series include the 9250 DynaFlex draper headers or the 3000 series corn heads, as well as the 4200, 7200 and 8200 series headers. For more information, go to http://www.agcoiron.com.
The all-new Sunflower 1550 series five-section disk harrow is now available. At a field width of 50 ft., the 1550 folds to 18 ft. wide, 14 ft. high for transport.
Duplex wing hinges provide two pivot points on the wings. The lower hinge closest to the blades allows for more flex so disk gangs work together. It also helps maintain proper blade spacing and more down flex. The upper pivot provides for compact transport.
Walking triple tandems walk over field obstacles with front and middle wheels, then middle and back wheels. This feature allows for 50% more weight-carrying capacity.
Weighing in at 33,300 lbs. – more than 600 lbs./ft. – the 1550 series provides 230 lbs./24-in. blade to cut through crop residue and tough soil conditions. For more information on the Sunflower 1550, go to http://www.sunflowermfg.com.