Claas of America’s all-new Max Cut mower bar features a wave-shaped bed, which is stamped, not welded, from a single pieve of steel.
“This is the secret of Max Cut,” said CLAAS of America Product Coordinator Matt Jaynes. “The wave design gives the bar the required underlying strength and allows the satellite gears to move forward for greater overlap and to eliminate the chance of discs colliding. I really feel that the wave design is the only way to meet all the requirements of a mower bar today.”
The large cross-section created by the mower bar’s wave design, along with the small module openings in the bar cover, ensure strength and stamina for years of use. Max Cut is now standard equipment on all Profil front mowers, center pivot mowers and hydraulic 3-point mowers.
The wave design provides the space needed for two distinctive connecting pieces, which are expressly hardened for this design. The connection piece with a raised section where the knives run toward each other operates like a shear bar, preventing clumps of dirt from forming. It also protects the bar from cutting damage. With the slimline connecting piece on the right, as the knives move apart, they clear the bar earlier and start cutting immediately.
The base and cover are machined together, resulting in a precise fit between the two halves of the structure. The innovative bolt design also provides a perfect positive connection for maximum deflection and impact resistance without the weakening effect of welding processes.
The Claas Safety Link safety module has been improved and is larger than before. The sealed double-groove ball bearing ensures maximum service life. Each individual mowing disc is protected by a predetermined breaking point in the safety module and will be kept away from the drive train in the event of a collision. An axial bolt holds the mowing disc firmly in position.
CLAAS of America Inc. offers a wide variety of combines, forage harvesters, balers and hay tools. These products are designed by a dedicated engineering staff located at numerous factories worldwide focused on the production and design of harvesting equipment. For more information, visit www.claasofamerica.com.