The Durabine 413 PLUS disc header has made its way to the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days for its debut. The new 13-foot disk header on the Speedrower PLUS Wind offers haymakers an additional size in the Durabine PLUS Series, aiming to enhance productivity and maneuverability.
New Holland said it offers fast dry downtime and close cutting with this combination.
“The new Durabine 413 PLUS compliments our Durabine Series disc header lineup well by offering customers a new choice to enhance productivity and provide greater maneuverability on-road and in-field,” says Melissa Kelly, livestock & dairy segment lead for New Holland Agriculture North America. “When combined with the productivity, precision, and performance of our Speedrower PLUS Series self-propelled windrowers, customers will have a fast-moving and fast-mowing combination.”
Built in New Holland, Pennsylvania, the Durabine 413 PLUS disc header features the same cutterbar and conditioning systems featured on the Discbine 313 PLUS center-pivot disc mower-conditioners.
“We’re utilizing proven, commercial-grade components like the MowMax II PLUS modular cutterbar and the 125-inch-wide (3175 mm.) chevron-pattern steel or rubber conditioning rolls to give haymakers a new option for more productivity,” says Josh Harkenrider, commercial hay and forage product marketing manager for New Holland Agriculture North America. “Windrower owners with sickle headers in search of greater capacity and center-pivot disc mower-conditioner owners looking to step up to a windrower without upgrading other equipment like their rake now have a new option to consider.”
With a cutting width of 13 feet, 1 inch, the MowMax II PLUS modular cutterbar delivers the cleanest, closet cut yet from New Holland. To ensure as much crop is cut as possible, a cutting height as low as half an inch (12.7 mm) is achievable, just like the rest of the Durabine PLUS Series.
The QuickMax knife-change system is standard, along with the ShockPRO hubs for added protection. As a result of its size, the Durabine 413 PLUS has an overall width of 13 feet, 6 inches.
“It’s perfect for traveling down tight roadways, entering through gates at the field, and maneuvering in small fields or around obstacles,” Harkenrider says.
From the cutterbar, the crop is transferred directly into a 125-inch-wide. chevron-pattern steel or rubber roll conditioning system without requiring an auger.
“The cutterbar and conditioning system widths provide a cut-to-conditioning ratio that promotes fast dry down,” Harkenrider adds. “In light or late-season crops, operators can also swap the sheaves to slow the rolls from 750 rpm to 640 rpm, just like the Discbine PLUS Series center-pivot disc mower-conditioners.”
Easy access to the cutterbar and drive components makes maintenance simple. Like a Discbine 313 PLUS center-pivot disc mower-conditioner, the Durabine 413 PLUS also has poly bifold upper shields that are easy to lift and impact resistant to avoid dents from foreign objects. The roll drive door is made from durable poly and has a steel plate at the bottom for added protection. Material overlap keeps the curtains in place without clips or magnets.