PROFI CUT Whole Crop Header for Forage Harvesters

The new biomass direct cut header for top performances

Harvesting whole crops directly avoids losses and reduces harvest chain costs. Higher yields and more diverse crop rotations have changed the requirements for biomass harvest technology. We have responded by developing a completely new generation of PROFI CUT headers. Offering a working width of up to seven meters, these brand-new headers are designed to deliver top results.

These developments factor in customer ideas and wishes, offering maximum versatility that allows you to harvest a wide range of different crops reliably.

What you want from a direct cut header:

Harvesting biomass directly and saving the extra pass, cost-saving logistics and minimum crop contamination.
Excellent cut, minimum mass and shatter losses; cutting close to the ground to harvest laid crop without loss.
High acreages from a large working width and efficient use on high-end forage harvesters.
Optimum crop flow through the header for massive throughputs and versatile use in short and high-yielding crops.
Consistent crop feed to the pre-compression rollers for high-quality chops and minimal overlengths.
High productivity from versatile use in diverse crops and reliable cuts in Szarvasi grass, triticale, vetch rye, cup plant and sorghum.

New benchmarks in biomass harvesting

Designed for top results

The new PROFI CUT 530 and PROFI CUT 700 direct cut headers are the perfect match for the new generation of forage harvesters and the perfect solution for the challenges of biomass harvesting. Designed and engineered for high horsepower forage harvesters, the new wholecrop header has been exhaustively tested as part of the John Deere 8000 and 9000 Series development programme.

Requiring less input power

Using optimized components and more efficient drives, we have been able to reduce the header’s input power. The John Deere forage harvester detects the PROFI CUT header automatically and retrieves the programmed machine settings, allowing operators to control all header functions from the cab.

Optimum chop quality

The maintenance-free disc mower impresses by virtue of its perfect cut - even in laid crop. The massive auger ensures a perfect material feed and a smooth crop flow into the forager. This is the first step in achieving optimum chop quality.

The two new direct cut headers expand the proven ProfiCut header family especially for harvest of high biomass yields - such as green rye, wickroggen and other plants mixtures and under sown crops.
The two new direct cut headers expand the proven ProfiCut header family especially for harvest of high biomass yields - such as green rye, wickroggen and other plants mixtures and under sown crops.
The disc cutterbar is lubricated for life! The synchronised mower beds are equipped with outer drives and easily cuts through the crop. In keeping with the high harvest yields, the direct cut header features a large intake auger to cope with these large crop quantities.
The disc cutterbar is lubricated for life! The synchronised mower beds are equipped with outer drives and easily cuts through the crop. In keeping with the high harvest yields, the direct cut header features a large intake auger to cope with these large crop quantities.
With a working width of up to 7.0 m, the ProfiCut direct cut header sets new benchmarks.
With a working width of up to 7.0 m, the ProfiCut direct cut header sets new benchmarks.
The automatic header identification via the multi-coupler ensures optimum interaction with the John Deere 8000 Series forage harvesters.
The automatic header identification via the multi-coupler ensures optimum interaction with the John Deere 8000 Series forage harvesters.
The hydraulically adjustable crop deflector allows the adjustment of the direct cut header to very high crops directly from the driver's seat.
The hydraulically adjustable crop deflector allows the adjustment of the direct cut header to very high crops directly from the driver's seat.
For the harvest of interwoven crops, the collision protected side knifes can be mounted very fast and easily. The hydraulic couplings are fully integrated in the header frame.
For the harvest of interwoven crops, the collision protected side knifes can be mounted very fast and easily. The hydraulic couplings are fully integrated in the header frame.