Suitable for Rice

Harvesting rice presents a unique set of challenges, high moisture, high yields and tough separation conditions. The RSD  stripper header’s unique design helps rice producers gain better returns by improving harvesting performance. The benefits of using the stripper header in rice are capacity gained through increased ground speed. It is quite common to increase a combines capacity by up to 50 to 100%. This is achieved by decreasing straw intake into the combine and generally making the combine’s job easier. Productivity increases of 100% can be achieved when harvesting in adverse conditions such as down rice.

Suitable for Grasses

The RSD 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. The RSD models are fitted in the cup down (non-aggressive) position for crops such as rice or grass seed. However they can be fitted in the cup up (aggressive) positon if required to harvest alternative crops such as hard threshing dryland wheat.

    2. Rotor Drive System

    The RSD drive transmits maximum power to the stripping rotor via a high torque timing belt. The speeds can be adjusted by swapping a combination of 3 pulleys and tensioning the belt by adjusting the pivoting gearbox which maximizes the overall belt wrap. Its overall design is simple and requires minimal maintenance.

    3. Cab Monitor

    The speed of the rotor and the auger are displayed and include an alarm system to aid the operator.

    4. Adjustable Crops 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 standing and lodged crops.
    Stainless steel is used in high wear areas to give greater longevity.

    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.
    Stainless steel is used in high wear areas to give greater longevity.

    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. Hardox steel is used on the auger flights in the centre area to give greater longevity

    7. Adaptor Plate System

    The RSD range incorporates a fixed adapter plate system than can be used to adjust fore and aft header pitch. Adapters are available for, JD, Claas, Case, NH and Agco combines.

    RSD Technical Data

    RSD 121152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"3600mm 11'10"4036mm 13'3"1500kg 3310lbs
    RSD 161152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"4800mm 15'9"5236mm 17'2"1700kg 3750lbs
    RSD 201152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"6000mm 19'8"6436mm 21'2"2100kg 4630lbs
    RSD 241152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"7200mm 23'7"7636mm 25'1"2350kg 5580lbs
    RSD 281152mm 3'9"2260mm 7'5"8400mm 27'7"8836mm 29'2930kg 6460lbs
    RSD 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.