That’s front feeder drum is very similar to what they have been using on the CX since it first came out. It always worked better then our CR.
And that ladder isn’t moveable....
Indeed, Claas rules on the ladder.
I have this theory on feederchains, what do think of this?
European machines tend to run very open to almost just the supporting shaft, NA machines tend to have large drums close to the slats. Why?
A rock larger than the size of a raised to the stops on the drum shaft bends slats. This is an advantage how?
I can see not putting a rock up larger than what will fit under drive shaft
I see the rubber belt system gets a smaller drum, probably like the CX size you reference as well as what the 10.9 here has.
It looks like someone had enough brains to not order it with “optispread”. Which (optispread) takes the gold medal award in the absolutely f....... useless class!
I’m presuming the only use of a hydraulic face plate tilt is when using a straight cut (auger) head or with that silver medal awarded - same category - NH draper head. In OZ, that Case/NH draper is about as popular & as welcome as a turd in your lunch box.
Gleaner has the best ladder, it only needs one to get to the engine compartment and it as far as I am aware still the only one offering electric fold so you can open it from a distance and not get a chaff bath at the start of the day.