The H5980 responds to changing field and crop conditions to create large, fluffy, premium windrows. An offset wheel design, hydraulic width adjustment and automatic wheel alignment boost efficiency. The patented mechanical rake beam adjustment lets you create the exact windrow density your conditions require.
OFFSET WHEEL DESIGN
An offset wheel design places eight 60-inch raking wheels on the left side and nine on the right, allowing 30-foot raking widths without the need for a center kicker wheel. So you get uniform dry down while traveling at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.
HYDRAULIC WIDTH ADJUSTMENT
A simple hydraulic adjustment lets you change the windrow width from your seat. This convenient feature cuts hassle and downtime and produces a finished windrow as wide as 72 inches.
AUTOMATIC WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Rake wheel supports feature an integrated gusset and over-center stop to keep wheels automatically aligned, so you never have to leave the tractor for repositioning.
EXCLUSIVE DENSITY ADJUSTMENTS
A patented mechanical rake beam can be adjusted by up to 10 degrees to match windrow density to crop conditions. Increasing the rake arm angle creates fluffier windrows for faster dry down. During dry or windy conditions, reducing the angle results in tighter windrows for moisture retention and wind protection.
UNIFORM GROUND PRESSURE
Instead of correcting wheel pressure individually, gang adjustment easily regulates each rake beam. Not only do you save time, the uniform method also provides optimum raking action, reduces tine wear and promotes greater tractor fuel efficiency.
Compression dampening spring assemblies provide flotation for each individual rake wheel. You'll notice the smoother operation when working on hilly or bumpy ground.
The offset walking tandem wheels/tires on each side allow the H5980 to follow ground contours and maintain consistent tine height. The result is smooth, even raking, even when traveling over wheel tracks and irrigation borders.
The H5980 is built to last with these durable features:
- Heavy-duty tapered roller bearings ensure long life of rake wheel bearings
- Anti-wrap hay guards keep crop from entangling in bearings
- Supports rotate on oil-impregnated bronze bushings for added endurance