planetary knife drives
Intelligent power transmission
Transmitting power without losses
Pro-Drive planetary drives generate an absolutely linear stroke length. Force progression and knife movement are just as linear. The torque available is converted into a linear stroke of the knife without almost any losses. This is the key for maintaining the efficiency of the cutting system especially in difficult harvest conditions.
The Schumacher range of drives offers the perfect solution for every cutting system.
Great combine productivity
High cutting frequency
The optimum solution for every cutting system
The Pro-Drive Modular series
Made to meet the highest standards, Pro-Drive is the gearbox that powers super wide headers, both rigid and flexible. It is available in two versions that transmit the power either vertically or horizontally into the knife.
Maximum constant power transmission: 10.8 kW
Maximum constant torque transmission: 109 Nm
Maximum rotor speed: 810 rpm
The Pro-Drive Economy series
These drives are made for applications that require less power such as combining canola or sun flower. The power is transmitted vertically or horizontally.
Maximum constant power transmission: 3 KW
Maximum constant torque transmission: 49 Nm
Maximum rotor speed: 600 rpm
Sensor technology for knife drives
The use of sensors on a knife drive allows us to implement a technology that collects data on the cutting system and evaluates these for the purpose of optimizing the throughput. The technology instantly detects any variations in the crop stand for adapting the current forward speed and maintaining a consistent flow of material into the machine. It also detects damage from impacting an obstacle.
For optimum forward speeds
Consistent crop flows
Reduced operator stress
Solutions for your harvest needs