Suitable for various Cereal Crops

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • 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.

Suitable for Hemp

Shelbourne stripper headers have been used globally for harvesting hemp leaves, flowers & buds for a number of years.  The action of the stripping rotor combs through the fibrous stalk removing the seeds, buds & leaves with little damage to the fragile crop and therefore maximizing the CBD oil content available.

  • A Traditional combine would not be suitable for harvesting hemp for oil production without considerable modification because of the fibrous nature of the crop where it has a tendency to wrap on exposed shafts etc. Also the harvested crop is delicate once harvested and the oil content will be effected by excessive handling.
  • A Forage harvester has been successful method to both power the header and transfer the harvested crop into trailers. However the size of the header is restricted by the lift capacity and limited lifting height of the harvester.
  • An alternative method is to mount the header with a tractor front end loader and operate the header hydraulically. Again the header size needs to be matched to the tractor along with the hydraulic flow rate. Customers have then fabricated a discharge conveyors to carry the harvested material to a trailer.


2020 Availability

The CVS and RSD range of headers have been commonly used to harvest hemp, the most popular sizes have been the CVS16 & CVS20.  Both models are available with Shelbourne hemp stripping fingers and are available in either centre feed versions (combine or forage harvester) or right side feed versions for tractor mounting.


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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 121152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"3600mm 11'10"4036mm 13'3"1500kg 3310lbs
    CVS 161152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"4800mm 15'9"5236mm 17'2"1700kg 3750lbs
    CVS 201152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"600mm 19'8"6436mm 21'2"2100kg 4630lbs
    CVS 241152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"7200mm 23'7"7636mm 25'1"2350kg 5580lbs
    CVS 281152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"8400mm 27'7"8836mm 29'2930kg 6460lbs
    CVS 321152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"9600mm 31'6"10036mm 32'11"3080kg 6790lbs

    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.

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    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.

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