Let us help you with your Shelbourne Reynolds Stripper Header. We answer many of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) here. If you still have questions about your stripper header’s performance, usage, maintenance or service, just give us a call us at (870) 697-2226.
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 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 while the combine processes predominantly grain. Get more info here.
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. In turn, 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.
Existing customers have reported that ground speed can usually be increased by 30% to 100% resulting in speeds of upto 7.5 mph in wheat and 5 mph in rice.
You adjust the stripping rotor speed according to the threshability of the crop, the tougher the condition the more rpm that will be needed. Typically a speed of 600 rpm is used in wheat and 450 rpm in rice.
It is not uncommon to harvest wheat at up to 35% moisture.
This varies with crop type, yield and whether the crop is standing or lodged.
Lower the header and raise the crop deflector.
Check to see that there is at least 3/4″ clearance under and behind the auger.
Speed up the stripping rotor and also check fingers for wear.
Slow down the stripping rotor.
Slow the rotor speed and increase ground speed.
In lodged or hailed crops, there is less loss than a conventional header. In standing crops, the loss is the same.
See if the adaptor plate can be adjusted to reduce the dead area between the feeder chain and auger.
The “Seed Saver” fingers are made from a very high grade of spring stainless steel.
The most common crops harvested with a stripper header are wheat, oats, barley, rice and grass seed. However, Shelbourne headers are also used for flax, canary seed, rye and wild flowers in different applications around the world.
Stripped straw is ideal for no-tilling into. Disposal methods range from discing to shredding.
Lower the header and/or the crop deflector.
Before going to the field, the skids are adjusted to give about 4″ of ground clearance underneath the rotor.
The indicator rod should be in the green position in tall crops, the blue position in shorter crops and the red position in lodged crops.
The display unit operates from a 12V DC power supply. The brown wire is +12V; the blue wire is the ground. The power supply should be taken from a good 12V power source.
In rice, the cup faces downwards for wear resistance and gentler stripping. In wheat, the cup faces upwards for more aggressive stripping.
A full line of adaptor plates are available from Shelbourne Reynolds for all modern combines.