The heavy-duty gearcase with non-seize self-adjusting slip-clutch driveline is shown at left.
The gearcase horsepower rating is as follows:
Cast-metal gearcase features:
The factory preset, four-plate slip clutch protects the driveline:
The HX6 and HX7 gearcases come standard with a five-year warranty.
The John Deere gearboxes:
Re-engineered gearcases and blade holders provide the following:
All the MX, HX, and CX Rotary Cutters have the patented Double-Decker™ design. The smooth
dome-shaped decks provide easy cleaning and water runs off for longer product life. Deck thickness increases as the size and cutter duty level increases.
Front and rear safety chain shields are standard equipment. They offer protection yet allow material to pass into the cutting area with minimal obstruction:
John Deere is so confident in the reliability of the gearbox, the warranty has been extended. John Deere rotary cutters come with a 5-year limited gearbox warranty.
John Deere rotary cutters lead the way with innovative design, superior performance, and proven durability. Valuable features are included such as the Double-Decker™ design and Max Flow cutting chamber, which prevent water and debris from accumulating on the smooth, dome-shaped top deck while the flat bottom deck absorbs the punishment from rocks and stumps.
The top deck stays smooth - no dents, no dings, no holes. The internal supports sandwiched between the top and bottom decks are key to the smooth and structure-free Max Flow cutting chamber, while at the same time provide added strength and durability.
To help promote safe operation, John Deere rotary cutters are equipped with front and rear safety-chain shields. John Deere rotary cutters continue to advance in value with larger, more powerful gearboxes, redesigned blade holders, and updated constant-velocity (CV) drivelines (special to the flex-wing models).
Here are situations when a rotary cutter is needed:
John Deere rotary cutters are available in three duty-level categories, three different spindle configurations, four hitch types, and three flex-wing sizes.
NOTE: CX models are heavier built to cut at a 101.6mm (4 in.) capacity level more frequently and for longer durations.
The fast blade-tip speed ensures clean cutting and fine shredding of material.
A forward tip adjustment allows the cutter to be tilted forward slightly, so most of the cutting occurs in the front while the shredding action occurs toward the rear:
The tapered rear opening spreads shredded material across entire width of cut:
|Cutting width||2,134 mm
|Cutting height||50 to 229 mm
2 to 9 in.
|Cutting capacity||101.6 mm
|Cutting chamber Depth||300 mm
|Tractor PTO HP range||Minimum 34 kW
|Tractor PTO||540 rpm|
|Transport width||2,261 mm
|Deck type||Double decker|
3 (11) mm
0.118 (11) in.Lower
3.5 (10) mm
0.138 (10) in.
|Side skirt thickness||6 (3) mm
0.25 (3) in.
|Approx. weight||625 kg
ASAE Category 4
Non-seize, slip-clutch driveline
Continuous 112 kW
Peak 152 kW
|Blade tip speed||540 RPM
|Material flow system||Integrated|
Round stump jumper (single suction) for protection of blades and carrier against obstruction damage
|Row width adjustment|