Combine harvester front attachments

Committed to meeting diverse harvesting requirements.

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Combine harvester front attachments

Committed to meeting diverse harvesting requirements.

The VARIO cutterbars.

VARIO cutterbars from CLAAS are synonymous with the best cutterbar table adjustment system in the market. With its VARIO 1230 to VARIO 500 models, CLAAS has made systematic enhancements to its proven VARIO cutterbar range.

The highlights at a glance:

  • Integrated rapeseed plates allow infinite adjustment within an overall range of 700 mm for grain and rapeseed
  • Large, 660 mm diameter intake auger for optimal crop flow
  • Reel optimised to reduce stalk take-up
  • MULTIFINGER intake auger
  • Quick-release mounting system allows crop dividers and rapeseed knives to be fitted/removed without the need for tools
  • Automatic parking and transport position
  • Automatic operating position
  • Use
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    The new generation of VARIO cutterbars is the first choice for harvesting grain and rapeseed. It is ideally suited to deliver high performance and high area output, whether operating in low or high-yield regions. The ability to adjust the VARIO cutterbar table for grain harvesting (short or long straw varieties) and rapeseed ensures an optimal crop flow at all times and therefore results in an increase in total machine performance of up to 10%.

    The wide range of models, from the VARIO 1230 to the VARIO 500 allows the LEXION, TUCANO and AVERO to use VARIO cutterbars.

  • Technology
    • Cutterbar table with integrated rapeseed plates
    • Table position adjustable from – 100 mm to + 600 mm using the multifunction control lever
    • Cutterbar table is unique in having an infinitely variable overall adjustment range of 700 mm
    • Knife drive shaft with automatic, telescopic function
    • Continuous knife bar and continuous reel (VARIO 930 to VARIO 500)
    • Front attachment mechanical drive on one side (VARIO 930 to VARIO 500)
    • Intake auger and knife bar mechanically driven via gearbox and drive shaft
    • Reel with optimised reel tine carriers, wear-resistant tine tube bearings and a new design to reduce risk of wrapping and stalk take-up
    • Angled cross-tube for a better view of the cutterbar table from the cab
    • Intake auger height is infinitely adjustable
    • Feeder housing and intake auger can be reversed
    • Stripper bars adjustable from the outside
    • LASER PILOT for automatic guidance system can be folded and adjusted without the need for tools
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Plug & Play for rapeseed.

Thanks to the rapeseed plates integrated in the cutterbar table and the ability to fit the rapeseed knives without the need for tools, conversion to rapeseed harvesting takes only a matter of minutes. Connecting the rapeseed knives to the hydraulic system automatically activates the hydraulic pump which drives the side knives. The connection is made easily with two flat-seal couplings.

  • The hydraulic pump is switched on and off automatically
  • Even with the rapeseed knives fitted, the table can still be extended or retracted by 150 mm
  • A locking transport container on the attachment trailer allows the rapeseed knives to be carried securely and saves weight on the cutterbar
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Use in rice.

The VARIO cutterbars are equipped ex-factory - or can easily be converted with a coated feed roller and a rice harvesting system - for optimal performance in rice.

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Rugged drive train.

Thanks to its planetary transmission, the knife bar drive runs extremely smoothly. When the cutterbar table position is changed, the drive shaft adjusts telescopically at the same time, thus allowing work to continue in any position without the need for operator intervention.

The feed roller and knife drive are protected by individual overload clutches. This system allows the VARIO cutterbar to withstand the most adverse conditions and ensures reliable operation.