The design of the Case IH 3050 grain header adapt to all conditions to extract the maximum from every field and every crop for the ultimate in high capacity, high quality harvesting. With its high sickle speed of 1,300 strokes per minute and its contour hugging ability the header maintains a consistent short or long stubble height, at a high ground speed. The integral knife drive pulley flywheel is designed to maintain knife inertia and to cut out peak loads, providing smooth running at any harvesting speed. The reel is synchronised with the ground speed, with automatic reel speed control, reacting to the combine’s forward speed to provide low-loss intake and top quality output.
The full capacity of the 3050 grain header can be exploited whatever the straw volume of the crop in question, with the aid of a movable knife that allows long-strawed crops and high volumes to be easily ingested for even and consistent feeding. For short crops the knife can be quickly retracted on the go, without reducing ground speed. A large 107cm reel diameter with exceptional lift height of 184 cm (approx. from the ground level to middle of the reel) makes it easy to limit losses to a minimum and reduce reel wrapping in crops such as canola and rye.
3050 grain headers are superbly equipped to deal with laid crops. Lifters can be set to reach below the cutterbar to ease the crop from the ground and improve cutting performance without picking up stones or loosing valuable ears. Lifters are available for conditions requiring them, such as flattened straw or over-ripe barley, while for circumstances where they are not needed, they can be stored in a convenient location on the right hand side of the header.