For even more performance

Wolverine: The 735PF profi test report

What happens if you improve the "best header" once again? That's what the German farm machinery magazine "Profi" wanted to find out when testing the new PREMIUM FLOW 735PF in a weedy rye field. Check out the video to see the result.

“Converting the header to rapeseed [...] is almost child’s play. The massive intake auger is raised simply by operating the pump on the back of the header. You don’t even have to release the tensioner of the drive chain for that. Then you fit the [...] side knives, which may take some muscle power but not a lot of time. The crop dividers are unlocked and unhooked without any need for a tool, and the double knives simply take their place. Excellent! Better still, neither the electric nor the oil lines need coupling, because the knives are driven mechanically by a simple but ingenious overload clutch.”

Read the full "profi" driving report here.

Unmatched Versatility

Thanks to the specialy developed "Silphie-Kit" the PROFI CUT does an excellent job harvesting the perennial cup plant.
Thanks to the specialy developed "Silphie-Kit" the PROFI CUT does an excellent job harvesting the perennial cup plant.

Clever solutions for all crops and conditions

The new PROFICUT direct cut header sets new standards in power and performance with working widths of 5.3 and 7 m.

The PROFI CUT is a universal tool for direct cut of biomass. It is designed for the highest throughputs no matter if you are harvesting classic whole crop silage, vetch-rye or cup plants (Silphium).

Thanks to the large working width, even the capacity of the most powerful forage harvesters will be utilized. If there is a little less yield on the field, the PROFI CUT will work properly up to a ground speed of 20 kph

Agritechnica impressions 2017

 
 

Even more power for your harvest

The perfect feeding by the header is the basis for high performance. Due to the active transport the grain is always optimally supplied to the threshing unit.
The perfect feeding by the header is the basis for high performance. Due to the active transport the grain is always optimally supplied to the threshing unit.

Now the PREMIUM FLOW is even better

The completely new PREMIUM FLOW 700PF generation is setting new directions in harvesting performance.

With the new 700PF high-performance belt conveyor header, we have made the superior concept of active in-line feeding even better. The PremiumFlow now features even more performance, even less maintenance and even higher reliability.

With the active crop flow on the conveyor belts and the huge auger, the new headers convince with perfect and even feeding of your combine under all conditions. And it only takes 3 minutes to change over from grain to rapeseed harvest.

See for yourself. From 12 to 18 November 2017 at Agritechnica in Hanover. Hall 13 Stand C26.

Katja's Harvest Tour | USA 2017

In the upcoming months, we will be accompanying a German young talent as she embarks across the US for her harvest tour.

Before the great adventure, Katja explained, “I am from the beautiful Schrozberg in the south of Germany where my parents run a custom harvesting business.” The 20-year-old completed her apprenticeship at custom harvester Landtechnisches Lohnunternehmen Frank Scholz. After her graduation last summer, Katja moved to the US and admits: “Now I have fulfilled my dream of being in the land of unlimited possibilities.”

Katja is telling us what to expect in the upcoming months: „ The custom harvester Green Acres Enterprises has its home base at Elk City, OK. Every year they start with the wheat harvest here in Oklahoma, in the south of the country. Then they follow the harvest northwards to the Canadian border in North Dakota. Because of this we will be traveling a lot in the upcoming months"

Follow Katja and her harvest crew.

IHK awards the cooperation project Zürn i-Flow

Die Preisträger des Forschungstransferpreises 2017 in Gold
v. l. n. r.: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Harald Unkelbach, Präsident der IHK Heilbronn-Franken; Rolf Zürn, Inhaber und Geschäftsführer der Zürn Harvesting GmbH & Co. KG, Schöntal; Kirsten Hirschmann, IHK-Vizepräsidentin und Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der Hirschmann Laborgeräte GmbH & Co. KG; Tim Bögel in Vertretung von Steffen Wöbcke, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Technischen Universität Dresden; Elke Döring, Hauptgeschäftsführerin der IHK Heilbronn-Franken.
Die Preisträger des Forschungstransferpreises 2017 in Gold
v. l. n. r.: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Harald Unkelbach, Präsident der IHK Heilbronn-Franken; Rolf Zürn, Inhaber und Geschäftsführer der Zürn Harvesting GmbH & Co. KG, Schöntal; Kirsten Hirschmann, IHK-Vizepräsidentin und Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der Hirschmann Laborgeräte GmbH & Co. KG; Tim Bögel in Vertretung von Steffen Wöbcke, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Technischen Universität Dresden; Elke Döring, Hauptgeschäftsführerin der IHK Heilbronn-Franken.

Research Transfer Prize from IHK Heilbronn-Franken conferred

On April 3, 2017, Chamber of Industry and Commerce IHK Heilbronn-Franken held its sixth “IHK Research Transfer Prize” awards ceremony. Three outstanding cooperation projects merging science and business were chosen to receive the prestigious award.

The gold award was given to Zürn i-Flow project, a result of cooperation between Rolf Zürn, Zürn Harvesting GmbH & Co.KG, Schöntal and Steffen Wöbcke, Institute for Natural Product Technology at the Dresden University of Technology. Under this project, an intelligent and automated cutting platform for combines was developed wherein all components can inter-communicate and adapt to the individual conditions and needs of the harvested materials.

Kirsten Hirschmann, Managing Partner of Hirschmann Laborgeräte GmbH & Co. KG, vice president of the IHK Heilbronn-Franken and jury member, congratulated the project partners on their success. He also highlighted the intensive cooperation between project partners and the innovation of self-optimizing technologies, as they relate to the theme of knowledge-transfer. The resulting intelligent control allows between 10-15% of additional power.

To encourage cooperation between research institutes and companies, IHK offers special “Research Transfer Prize” to 3 successful projects each year. All submitted projects are evaluated on the basis of their innovation level, transfer of knowledge, application potential and economic impact potential.

The new direct cut header for harvesting of biomass

The completely new Profi Cut 700 direct cut header is a match for even the toughest conditions with high-yield harvests and flattened crops.
The completely new Profi Cut 700 direct cut header is a match for even the toughest conditions with high-yield harvests and flattened crops.

Direct cut headers for challenging tasks are increasingly in demand for the biomass harvest. Especially when it comes to unusually long, high-yield, non-homogeneous or flattened crops, many headers reach the limit of their capabilities.

New benchmarks for more performance

That is why we added the completely re-engineered Profi-Cut 700 and ProfiCut 530 to our product range. With a working width of up to 7 m the headers set new benchmarks in performance.

The Optidisc mower bed supplied by Kuhn is lubricated for life. This disc cutterbar practically "chomps" through the crop. Power is transmitted via a 5-groove power band and distributed to the two cutterbars that are externally driven and synchronised. In keeping with the high harvest yields, the direct cut header features a large intake auger to cope with these great quantities.

RapsCompact Side Knifes for Draper Headers

Mechanical driven side knifes now available for right and left hand side mounting on the Draper headers of John Deere, Case IH, New Holland and MacDon.
Mechanical driven side knifes now available for right and left hand side mounting on the Draper headers of John Deere, Case IH, New Holland and MacDon.

Zürn rapeseed/canola side knifes are now also available for right and left hand side mounting on common Draper headers. The new side knife models are tailored to the specific cutting platforms.

Superior mechanical drive

Due to the proven purely mechanical drive, the side knifes convince by unmatched fast installation and removal. The slim design of the side knifes prevents unnecessary cutting losses. In addition, Zürn rapeseed/canola side knifes are running with very low vibrations, as there is no drive unit on top of the knife.

Agritechnica Silver Medal

Zürn PremiumFlow headers represent the highest level of innovation and performance worldwide.

This was confirmed again by the independent Innovations Commission of Agritechnica, the world's biggest agricultural fair. They awarded Zürn for its advanced technology again a silver medal.

Innovative Zürn i-Flow header awarded

Zürn i-Flow is a newly developed intelligent cutting platform generation to improve performance of large combines. For the first time all rotating drives are electrified, flexible in speed and torque and communicate with each other. Field trials confirm that harvesting performance, ease of use and durability rise significantly.

Learn more about the project Zürn i-Flow.

top agrar system comparison: "With or without Flow?"

"What are the advantages of the PremiumFlow technology with active transport compared to a standard cutting unit?" This question is answered in a large combine harvester system comparison in the January edition by the journal top agrar.

"Performance starts with the header." Special focus was therefore the comparison of the Zürn PremiumFlow belt conveyor header with the John Deere standard header: "Here the PremiumFlow
has clear advantages. The supply of material is a pleasure to work with, much more relaxing. Even in dense rapeseed/canola stalks there was no need to help out with the reel. The threshing unit is noticeably more evenly fed, the feeder house is distinctly less strained."

Regarding the power demand of the PremiumFlow header the top agrar editorial team was surprised: "The header with belts required no more driving power than the normal header. In addition, the more uniform crop flow generates substantially lower torque spikes in the drive train."

During fiel trials the maintenance of the PremiumFlow only made little effort: Wenig Aufwand hatten die Tester mit der Wartung des PremiumFlow: "The seal between the belts is worthy of its name. Apart from a little dust, we did not have to clean anything from under the service guards for an entire season."

Read the full system comparison (German).

Click here for the system comparison at top agrar online.