2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6, Page #34
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Chopper Bar Trip Protects Chopper Bar Sections From Damage

Our popular Chopper Control for Case-IH combines eliminates the need to climb into the combine to remove the Chopper Bar when harvesting corn.
Now we're introducing our new Chopper Bar Trip which protects the chopper bar sections from damage when a rock or other obstacle goes through the combine. When the rock trap fails to catch a rock, it goes through the cylinder and other threshing mechanisms and into the stubble chopper. The chopper has a rotating drum with rigid or swinging hammers attached to it. The flail hammers pass through a multiple arrangement of U-shaped brackets (or Clever-Tech's sickle section choppers) which are rigidly attached to the chopper bar. Normally, it is U-shaped brackets or sickle sections - that break.
The Chopper Bar Trip can be adapted to our Chopper Control by interchanging one U-bolt. The spring can be adjusted on the trip mechanism to fit different crops or conditions. Sells for $69. The Chopper Control unit itself sells for $290. Available factory direct or from Case-IH dealers. Patent protection filed for at U.S. Patent Office. (Robert Rottinghaus, Clever-Tech Inc., 4121 South Canfield Rd., Jesup, Iowa 50648 ph 319 827-1311; fax 319 827-2425)

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6