520 DRAWN FLAIL SHREDDER
Whether youre looking to maintain your pasture, shred stalks, or mow along roadsides, parks and school grounds, John Deere has a long line of heavy-duty cutting equipment ready to meet your needs.
It all starts with the flail fastening system which eliminates clogging from mud or crop residue. Its bracket design also helps prevent knife and ring loss. In-field productivity is also enhanced with the all-new re-cutterbar. Its design creates a strong vacuum that forces re-cutting of crop residues. And, the main cutter features 248 knives mounted the full length of the rotors. So, you wont miss a stalk.
DRAWN OR INTEGRAL MODEL AVAILABLE TO MEET A VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS: The 520 Flail Shredder can be ordered with two different types of tractor hookup, drawn or integral, depending on preference. An integral flail shredder allows making a very tight turning radius, even when the tractor is equipped with dual wheels.
SQUARE ROTOR DESIGNED FOR SUPERIOR ROTOR STRENGTH: Designed for superior rotor strength, the square rotor, together with the opposite-mounted flails, provides a machine with less potential vibration, increasing the life of rotor bearings and belts. Since 248 knives are mounted on the full length of the rotors on the main cutterbar, with 2.5 cm (1in. ) of overlap, a stalk wont get missed. This is a significant improvement over the 216 knives mounted on the previous 220 flail shredder
RUBBER DEFLECTORS WILL NOT DENT OR RUST: Front rubber deflectors keep debris and other materials under the shredder and away from the tractor and operator. Because they are made out of rubber, they will not dent or rust.
FLAIL FASTENING SYSTEM ELIMINATES CLOGGING FROM MUD OR CROP RESIDUE: The flail fastening system eliminates clogging from mud or crop residue. Its bracket design also helps prevent knife and ring loss.
HEAVY-DUTY JOHN DEERE-DESIGNED GEARBOX: A heavy-duty, John Deere-designed and John Deere built gearbox transfers power to the Kevlar drive belts through cross shafts with intermediate bearing supports: The transmission is bolted directly to the frame. This gearbox has a constant-duty rating of 180 hp and a maximum rating of 270 hp. It carries a limited two-year warranty.
STEEL ROTOR BEARINGS FOR INCREASED BEARING LIFE: The rotor bearings are now made of steel and have a three-lip seal to keep the dirt out and increase the life of the bearings. The side and center bearings now have guards in order to avoid leaks and dust, increasing the life of the bearings.
OPTIONAL WHEEL SUPPORTS ELIMINATE UNCUT MIDDLE STRIP IN NON-ROW-CROP FIELD: Optional wheel supports eliminate the uncut middle strip in crops like wheat, oats, and barely. The shredder can be pulled at an angle, offsetting the rotors and cutting evenly across the entire width of the machine.
SERVICEABILITY: Hard-to-reach center bearings can be serviced with the conveniently located grease fittings at the rear of the machine: There is no need for the operator to crawl under the machine to perform this service task, thus increasing the probability of the job being performed and completed safely.
THREE SHREDDER CHOICES OFFER ONE RESULT: PURELY PULVERIZED STALKS AND STUBBLE
John Deere also offers two smaller drawn flail shredders: the 115 model with a 15 foot cutting width and the 120 model with a 20-foot cutting width. But just because theyre smaller, doesnt mean theyre not as tough. All have 1/4 -inch-thick hoods to resist dents and holes. The rotors are driven by a single power-band belt. They outlast typical three-belt drive mechanisms and are notched to reduce slippage. A standard overrunning clutch protects the drivelines when the PTO is disengaged and provides smoother operation at both ends of the field. And, the constant-velocity joint allows for sharp, rattle-free turns with the rotor running.
The rubber safety shields are rust-resistant and wont dent. Steel shields are also available. So, when you add in John Deeres world class dealer support, these shredders are tough to beat.
POWER-BAND DRIVE BELTS: The 115 and 120 Shredders are driven by two, power-band belts, one on each side of the machine. They outlast three-belts mechanisms and lower replacement costs. Grooves reduce belt slippage.
TWO KNIFE CHOICES: Heat-treated, side-slicer knives with machined cutting edges are standard. Optional tungsten-carbide, hard-faced knives are ideal for working in abrasive materials such as cotton stalks, corn stalks, and high brush. And because John Deere knives are thicker, they last longer.
ALL JOHN DEERE SHREDDERS: Feature an overrunning clutch to protect the tractor PTO and the shredder driveline when disengaging the PTO at high speeds. For extra productivity, choose the optional driveshaft with overrunning clutch and constant velocity joint. This lets you make 80-degree turns without disengaging, for virtually non-stop shredding.
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