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I was looking at a parts catalog for a Claas Vario header and noticed that you can buy rivets for the knife. It seems unbelievable to me that Claas is still using rivet on knife sections? If you own a Vario do you screw around with rivets every time you break a knife section or do you pull the new knife out right from the start and replace all the rivets with bolts?
 

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I was glad when those bolted heads came out. Flipping crazy they would still mess with horse and buggy days tech. Maybe the rivets are cheaper than bolts. Keep a spare bolted knife and after you bloodied half a dozen knuckles chiseling rivets you can change the knife. I wouldn't mess changing the rivets out because the changed bolts never seem as strong as what come with the knife.
 

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I just heard from the dealer. They are bolt on so this thread can be deleted as far as I'm concerned. I don't know what the deal is .... do they use rivets on the European headers or is it an old parts book I saw .... don't know?
 

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Probably a marketing ploy! "Std Vario": Riveted with hardened rivets, included in price. "Deluxe Vario": Comes with bolt on sections, $1000 more!
 
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