Innovative Chopper Shaft Solution for Combine Harvester
An agricultural equipment manufacturer was looking for a high-performing bearing solution – specifically, for the chopper shaft used in the flagship combines. The chopper shaft application is routinely exposed to high winds, extreme temperatures, dust, and debris and crop matter. And because of the application’s high speeds, advanced sealing is typically impossible. In addition, engineers had difficulty maintaining the existing dimensions for the bolt pattern and shaft diameter, while also increasing bearing capacity and adapter sleeve thickness, as well as adapting castings to the larger outer diameter of the bearings.
Media category: Reference / GTSGTS 0104
Publisher: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG