Each row unit features a gathering chain providing smooth material flow to the rotary knife mechanism and clean cut of the sunflower stems.
Lightweight row dividers assembled with vibrating catch pans minimize shattering loss, furthermore provide smooth and uniform material flow to the gathering conveyor and the feeder house.
The low profile floating lifters minimize harvest loss even at lodged down crop conditions.
The side panels of the adapter work as excellent row dividers eliminating loss or fall-out of the sunflower heads from the adapter at the side rows.
Simple, durable drive line with built-in safety clutch results ease of maintenance and high technical reliability.
The OptiSun Z sunflower adapters are available with plastic or steel lifters upon customer’s demand. Use of plastic lifters results smoother and more gentle lifting of the sunflower stalks/heads, furthermore features excellent corrosion resistance.
The OptiSun Z series adapters are equipped with a special connecting frame, which provides quick coupling to any combine makes specified by the customer. On placing order of your OptiSun sunflower adapter – for the right connecting frame –, please specify exact type and year of manufacturing of your combine.
About the stalk crusher:
The stalk crusher mounted underneath the main frame of the adapter making possible not only the sunflower harvest, but uniform crushing/spreading of the stalks in the same pass resulting easy residue incorporation and cost effective tillage operation.
The OptiSun Z adapters mounted with stalk crusher can harvest any sunflower having the sunflower heads at least 1 m height from the ground.
The stalk crusher can be operated at a given height fixed or in flotation mode copying the surface of the top soil providing even „shred and spread” of residue. Crusher can be lowered/lifted from the cab by means of a hydraulic cylinder. The crushing height can be adjusted by means of the sliding shoes. The sliding shoes are spring loaded for trouble free operation.
- Low rate of harvest loss: 0,4-0,5% (Operational data are valid for average harvesting conditions)
- Ease of operation
- Can be ordered for any combine type
- Quick detachable – no tools required
- Ease of maintenance
- High technical reliability
- Plugging-free operation at lodged down or weedy crop conditions
- High field performance
- Working speed: 8-10 km/h