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Better Residue Management AND Longer Life

Are your straw chopper blades breaking or wearing out too quickly? Getting clumpy crop mat? Long or inconsistent stalks?
If the answer is yes to any of these, Straw Claw chopper blades are your solution. Manufactured in the USA by Kondex Corporation, Straw Claw is quickly gaining attention as the best value in residue management and product performance!

Straw Claw features a patented self-serrating design that sharpens as it cuts. Gained from our Tungstrong wear enhancement that controls the wear pattern of the blade edge. Because this delivers an easier cut, it also reduces fuel consumption.

With an even-wearing blade, you'll see less chipping and knife damage for better maintained rotor balance and reduced maintenance.

But one of the greatest features is its impact on residue management. Straw Claw creates smaller, more consistent crop particles than traditional blades. The result is a thinner, more evenly distributed crop mat that maximizes ground contact for the fastest microbial breakdown. Check out the comparison photos showing cut quality and particle size.

Learn more: Straw Claw Chopper Blades | Improved Residue Management | Kondex

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Have you seen any length of life differences between
the smooth and serrated knives?


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Have you made chopper blades to fit a krone square baler with the pre chop system?
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Interesting, I am always looking for a longer wearing chopper blade, and rounded ones don't work in a Claas so that straw claw would seem a good idea.

Do you make a kit for a Claas 780 with pro-chop and what would that cost? Do you have dealers in Western Canada?

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Were these blades ever tested in flax?
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Were these blades ever tested in flax?
Ah, good question, the flax straw cutting acid test!
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We tested several versions of this blade before going to market with the current Straw Claw blade. The style offered had the best results in terms of both product life and performance.
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Interesting, I am always looking for a longer wearing chopper blade, and rounded ones don't work in a Claas so that straw claw would seem a good idea.

Do you make a kit for a Claas 780 with pro-chop and what would that cost? Do you have dealers in Western Canada?
Our blades are currently available for John Deere combines (50, 60, 70, and S Series); however, we hope to expand for other popular makes/models in the near future.
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We tested several versions of this blade before going to market with the current Straw Claw blade. The style offered had the best results in terms of both product life and performance.
You’re not familiar with flax straw are you, lol?!
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Our blades are currently available for John Deere combines (50, 60, 70, and S Series); however, we hope to expand for other popular makes/models in the near future.
There is more bitching about Claas chopper hammers here than all the rest put together, you have a very captive market.
It would be the Sunnybrook Claas impeller equivalent marketing coup!

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