New EasyCollect 603 Corn Head
Memphis, TN – October 28, 2013 - The new Krone EasyCollect 603 corn head can harvest 8 rows of corn at a 20 foot working width, and then fold into three-layers for narrow transport. Split into three sections, the EasyCollect header folds quickly and easily into transport position at the touch of a button for a low transport height and a narrow 7 foot 10 inch transport width. The EasyCollect 603 utilizes the well-proven and award-winning Krone Collector. Its modular, endless collector design leads to a substantial reduction in the number of components and drive systems, thus reducing weight and power requirements.
The EasyCollect Collector works on the following principle: It feeds the crop to the middle of the machine without the crop ever changing direction, passing smoothly through the header and into the machine – a system that warrants dependable operation in all conditions. It presents the stems perpendicular to the chopping assembly, which results in exceptional chopping quality. Testing and user experience are evidence that the EasyCollect feed principle improves the quality of chop. As another plus, the EasyCollect 603 is equipped with tungsten carbide coated, self-sharpening knives.
All EasyCollect headers that operate on the BiG X forage harvesters are equipped with the AutoScan system, where an optical sensor adjusts the chop length automatically to the maturity of the crop. The photo-optical sensor is integrated in the corn head, where it compares the color of the leaves to determine the maturity of the corn (dark green = high moisture level, brown = low moisture level). Based on these scans, the electronic system then computes and sets the optimum chop length. The benefits are obvious – green corn (i.e. high moisture) is automatically chopped to longer lengths to maintain the structure of the forage whereas brown corn (i.e. dry) is chopped to shorter lengths to increase silage density.