Suitable for various Cereal Crops

  • Wheat:
    Hard and soft wheat ranging from <1 t/Ha (30bu/ac) to > 10 t/Ha (150 bu/ac), lodged and standing
  • Barley:
    2 and 6 row Barley, standing and lodged
  • Flax / Linseed:
  • Field Peas

Suitable for Grass seed

The CVS stripper header has revolutionized harvest for many grass seed producers around the world. The strippers ability to comb lodged crops of ryegrass and fescue off the ground and strip the seed without taking much of the green stem into the combine increases harvesting efficiency by up to 50%. Because the combine no longer has to process so much foreign material the seed recovery rates generally improve.

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    1. Stripping Fingers

    8 Rows of stripping fingers are arranged on the rearwards rotating rotor. They can be orientated either cups up (aggressive) or cups down (non-aggressive) depending upon the crop to be harvested. Hard threshing dryland wheat needs aggressive fingers whereas easy threshing soft wheat requires non aggressive fingers

    2. Rotor Drive System

    The CVS utilizes the proven variable speed belt drive system, rotor speed is controlled using an electronic cab mounted monitor. An electric actuator controls the drive pulley in conjunction with a posi-torque spring tension system fitted to the front pulley.

    3. Cab Monitor

    The in cab monitor allows the operator to adjust the speed of the stripping rotor by controlling an electric actuator that adjusts the drive pulley. The speed of the rotor and the auger are displayed and include an alarm system to aid the operator.

    4. Adjustable Crop Deflector

    This is adjusted up and down using the combines reel lift and lower control and is used to control the stripping rotor intake in different height crops

    5. Top Hood

    The top hood serves two purposes, firstly it seals the area above the auger to prevent any grain or dust escaping. The underside of the top hood acts as a deflector, taking the crops stream from the underside of the adjustable crop deflector and directing it into the bottom of the auger trough.

    6. Auger

    The auger operates at a fixed speed between 180rpm and 200rpm depending upon the combine output speed, it is driven via a mechanical slip clutch. The auger is fitted with specially shaped centre mounted spiral paddles, these feed the grain rearwards into the feederhouse from the header.

    7. Adaptor Plate System

    The CVS range incorporates a fixed adaptor plate system than can be used to adjust fore and aft header pitch. Adaptors are available for most modern combines.


    CVS 181152mm 3'9"2226mm 7'4"5400mm 17'9"5870mm 19'3"1540kg 3394lbs
    CVS 201152mm 3'9"2226mm 7'4"6000mm 19'8"6470mm 21'3"1712kg 3773lbs
    CVS 221152mm 3'9"2226mm 7'4"6600mm 21'8"7070mm 23'2"1883kg 4150lbs
    CVS 241152mm 3'9"2226mm 7'4"7200mm 23'7"7670mm 26'2"2200kg 4851lbs
    CVS 281152mm 3'9"2226mm 7'4"8400mm 27'7"8870mm 29'1"2630kg 5800lbs
    CVS 321152mm 3'9"2226mm 7'4"9600mm 31'6"10070mm 33'2890kg 6370lbs

    Support & Guides

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The auger is fitted with a slip clutch, this can slip if an excessive amount of straw is picked up at too high a ground speed.

    The rotation of the rotor very successfully harvests crops lying on the ground because it has a picking up action.

    Not really, the stripper head works by a rotary mechanical action rather than air flow.

    No, the rotary action of the header is very gentle on the grain making the Shelbourne header popular with seed growers. The fact that most of the threshing is done in the header means that the threshing system of the combine can be slowed down to avoid grain damage, worst case scenario is over ripe soft wheat.

    With combine engine speed at idle, engage the header drive and then the combine separator, causing the combine separator and the header to engage at the same time, reducing the snatch in the header drive line.

    The CVS and XCV range of headers are equipped with a variable speed belt drive system enabling the operator to adjust the rotor speed using a cab mounted switch. The RSD the pulleys are swapped to give a different ratio.

    You adjust the height of the crop deflector according to the height of the crop and then lower the whole header so that the crop gently brushes underneath the crop deflector.

    The up-wards rotation of the rotor tends to kick rocks out in front rather than picking them up.

    The rotating rotor mounted in the front of the header combs through the crop feeding the heads back into the keyhole area of the stripping finger where the grain is stripped from the head and thrown backwards into the header. The majority straw remains standing whilst the combine processes predominantly grain.

    There is enough foreign material such as leaf and straw to enable it to feed up into the combine.

    85% of the grain is threshed in the header, it will be necessary to set the combine a little differently in order to attain the normal 50 to 100% capacity increase associated with a Shelbourne header.

    The stripping fingers strip a little of the leaf material but leave behind virtually all of the stem so that the harvesting operation is not slowed down and there is enough of the weed left in the field to enable a post harvest herbicide application to succeed.

    The Stripper Header in Use: Real Life Case Studies

    Dave Wagers

    Woodrow, Colorado, USA

    For David Wagers, it just makes economic sense to use farming practices that stretch the meager rainfall eastern Colorado receives on an annual basis. The current seven years of drought the area...


    Darryl Corriher and Tom Hall

    North Carolina, USA

    Winter wheat as a cover crop for soybeans is a little different for North Carolina farmers Darryl Corriher and Tom Hall. Cover crops are just one of several factors that allow the North Carolina...


    Ed Getz

    Hoxie, Kansas, USA