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Planetary knife drive

The Schumacher high performance knife drive

The Pro-Drive planetary drives generate an absolutely linear stroke length. Force progression and knife movement are just as linear. The drive force available is fully converted to lifting force, which especially under difficult harvesting conditions preserves the power of the cutting system.

The vertical and horizontal version offer high flexibility in terms of drive concepts.

Advantages of Pro-Drive planetary drives:

  • Higher cutting speed
  • Absolutely linear blade stroke
  • Reliability and smooth run
  • Very long service life
  • Compact design

Planetary drive, vertical version


Pro-Drive vertical drive

  • The Pro-Drive vertical version works with an integrated 90° angular gearbox
  • The drive force is transferred from the vertical to the horizontal direction
  • The connection to the combine harvester is performed via the v-belt
  • Stroke 84.6 mm
  • For all common combine harvesters


Accessories pulley

  • Pro-Drive vertical versions are equipped with a pulley
  • Diameter of 180 - 240 mm
  • Variants for various v-belt profiles
  • Flange mount


Power v-belts

  • For composite or matched belts
  • Diameters: 180, 190, 200, 213, 218, 220,
  • 230 and 240 mm

Types
Equipped with additional gyrating mass,
attachment panels

Planetary drive, horizontal version

Pro-Drive vertical drive

  • The Pro-Drive vertical version works with an integrated 90° angular gearbox
  • The drive force is transferred from the vertical to the horizontal direction
  • The connection to the combine harvester is performed via the v-belt
  • Stroke 84.6 mm
  • For all common combine harvesters


Accessories drive pulley

  • Pro-Drive horizontal versions are equipped with a drive pulley subpart
  • With a drive pulley upper part and distance disks the input speed can be adapted


Adapter

  • Adapters can be used to adjust the horizontal drive versions to other drive types
  • Adaption to hydraulic drives is very comman, e.g. hedge trimmers and swathers
  • Interior diameter 25, 25.4, 31.75 and
    32 mm

Planetary drive, ECONOMY version


Pro-Drive version for the middle class

  • Drive concept designed for headers up to 5.20 m (17 feet)
  • Light weight variation of the planetary module drive
  • As with all module drives, Economy knife drives produce a linear stroke
  • Compact design with small driver console
  • Optionally with the new EASY CONNECT head bearing connection