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Shelbourne fronts now available from Emmetts

Emmetts has been watching the performance of the Shelbourne Reynolds fronts since they first arrived in Australia.  Users profess the benefits of stubble retention, lower fuel costs and getting crops off more quickly.  For those who decide to go with a Shelbourne, they can now purchase it from Emmetts.  Service and parts for Shelbourne fronts will be available at all ten branches.

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You may have already watched the video of the Shelbourne front on a S660 harvester filmed by Emmetts in the 2015 harvest (see video below).  

The Shelbourne front has been well described well by the VNTFA in an article A ripper of a stripper- Victorian growers get excited, along with testimonials from those who demonstrated it.  A link to the full article is below.

"The stripper header was originally conceived by Keith Shelbourne in the mid 1980s as a derivative of the rotary head fitted to the company’s pea harvesters. The first models were put on the market in the UK in 1989. The basic concept of the stripper header is that a rearwards rotating rotor fitted in the front of the header is fitted with 8 rows of stripping fingers that strip grain from the crop as the combine moves the head forwards while it spins backwards. The speed of the rotor can be varied according to crop conditions. After the grain has been stripped by the rotor a series of deflectors within the header deflect the grain back into a conventional auger and pan. This auger then moves the material to the centre where it enters the feeder house of the combine. 85% of the grain is threshed by the header meaning that the material entering the combine is predominantly grain, chaff, leaf and minimal straw. The benefit of this reduced bulk entering the combine is significantly improved capacity and efficiency. Other benefits include improved performance in down, lodged and hailed crops, both in terms of crop recovery and speed as well as improved performance in green, high moisture and weed infested crops."  Product information from: http://www.shelbourne.com/3/products/1/harvesting/31_stripper-header 

Shelbourne offers three fronts: 

The CVS range is equiped with a variable speed rotor drive and recommended for......Cereal Crops

The RSD range is equiped with a fixed speed belt rotor drive and recommended for.....Rice, Grass Seed....

The XCV range is equipped with a variable speed rotor drive and recommended for....Cereal Crops  where wider widths, centre mounting and ground contour following ability is required.

Call Emmetts to find out more, and to place your order for 2017 harvest.

Shelbourne photo 2.jpg Victorian No Till Farming Assocation, A ripper of a stripper - Victorian growers get excited, April 23, 2016.  http://www.vicnotill.com.au/2016/04/ripper-stripper-victorian-growers-get-excited/

Topics: Broadacre Cropping

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