Designing a header capable of taking on any challenge it’s likely to face in the field, is a tall order. The 3100 draper header handles every crop in its stride. The cam action reel lifts the crop and draws it over the cutterbar, before gently laying it on the belt. The reel is adjustable from the cab to help feeding in different conditions.
The 3100 series draper headers have been developed to allow the full capacity of Case IH Axial-Flow combines to be exploited, but while this means they match the high forward speeds attainable, that’s not at the cost of grain losses. Grain-saving belts are designed to harvest more and retain all grain. The narrow end dividers minimise crop knock down, particularly when cutting out of the row, while the gentle yet rugged belts maximise throughput and capacity. An optional top auger can be fitted to allow even and unrestricted crop flow into the combine when working in tough rape/canola straw and dense straw conditions.
Among the most innovative features of Case IH combine header design is the patented central knife drive, which powers the two phased knives from the middle of the header, resulting in smooth running without vibrations. For reduced wear and longer life, the knife drive runs in an oil bath. An integrated stone trap collects stones and soil to ensure contamination cannot reach the grain tank and the chances of combine internal damage are minimised.
Simple reversing of the belts and the auger. When combining has recommenced, side belt drive is delayed by 3-5 to ensure a smooth crop flow to the feeder.