Broken rake tines, sickle sections and lost hitch pins can turn up in the cleanest fields. Large pieces can cause costly cutterhead damage, while smaller pieces can end up in livestock feed and harm animals. An easy way to avoid these dangers is to install the Metalert® III electronic metal detector on your forage harvester.
COMES WITH FIVE-YEAR PROTECTION PLAN
The Metalert III system delivers peace of mind and a five-year cutterhead protection plan that pays for all parts and labor to repair any damaged part resulting from ferrous metal entering the cutterhead. The Metalert III microcomputer also provides on-board diagnostic capabilities
SYSTEM BASED ON MAGNET AND SENSOR
A magnet and sensor are housed in the lower front feedroll. The magnet emits a constant magnetic field between the two front stainless steel feedrolls. When a stray piece of iron or steel enters, a signal is sent to a solenoid located above the upper feedroll to stop them. It also shuts off power to an electric clutch on the reversing gearbox.
WARNING LIGHT AND HORN LET YOU KNOW
A built-in alarm light and horn alert you when metal is detected. Simply back the material out of the feedrolls with a feedroll control switch. Metalert III automatically resets when the metal has been removed.