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Challenger® offers a versatile line-up of headers – each one designed and built to deliver unrivaled reliability with easy maintenance under the toughest crop conditions.
• CH Series Corn Heads
• FHB Series Flex Headers
• RHB Series Rigid Auger Headers
• PH Series Pickup Headers
• FDH Series Draper Headers
Equipped with extra-long polyethylene dividers that feature a 21.5-degree, low-profile entry angle, Challenger CH corn heads offer easier gathering while reducing crop loss. Fluted snapping rolls, with six reversible edges each, aggressively guide the stalk through the gathering units, while shredding material for a clean, uniform appearance. A 16-inch diameter adjustable auger ensures equally smooth delivery to the feederhouse. Electrically adjusted stripper plates, which are standard on all models, can be adjusted from the cab to match a change in yield or ear size.
Available in 6-row (30- and 36-inch), 8-row (30-, 36- and 38-inch) and 12-row (20-, 22- and 30-inch) configurations, CH corn heads have both the size and capacity to harvest big fields quickly and effortlessly.
Whether you need the ground-hugging capabilities of an FHB Series flex header or the solid performance of an RHB Series rigid header, there’s a Challenger model to fit your application. Choose the size that fits your operation, from 20 ft (6.0 m) up to the 35 ft (10.6 m) large models for really big jobs, Challenger has the size you need.
Regardless of the model and series, you’ll benefit from curved reel arms with fine reel height adjustment; hydraulic reel drive with automatic speed control; fore/aft reel adjustment, and a large, 30 in. (762 mm) diameter full finger conveyor auger with 7 in. (178 mm) deep flighting. Together, they ensure smooth, uniform feeding; high-capacity harvesting, and a potential reduction in crop loss assured with an innovative Schumacher sickle drive for smoother operation, greater reliability and less shatter loss.
An orbit reel option allows for an even closer path of the fingers to increase the flow of material from the cutterbar to the auger as it reduces the “dead spot” area not cleaned by traditional reels.
Challenger® PH Series pickup headers offer a cost-effective way to gather windrowed crops on their own merits. But we also offer a number of options to further improve productivity in differing applications. Select either the 13 ft. (3.9 m) or 15 ft. (4.5 m) model and take your choice of a 14 ft. (4.2 m) or 16 ft. (4.8 m) Swathmaster attachment, which features a conventional design with plastic teeth, or a rake-type pickup attachment that sweeps the crop in at an angle. With either option, a 24” (610 mm) diameter floating conveyor auger ensures a smooth flow of material from the pickup attachment to the feeder housing.
Introducing the best of both worlds—flexible cutterbar on a draper header. Available in 25, 30, 35 and 40 foot widths, the 9250 DynaFlex header increases cutting, conveying and feeding performance in soybeans and small grains. This results in increased productivity and performance of Challenger combines.
No Adapter Needed
The FDH DynaFlex hooks directly to the combine feederhouse without any adapter in between. Two hydraulic cylinders allow to tilt the header 12 degrees to adjust the header for the best cutting angle.
The fully flexible cutterbar is controlled hydraulically from the cab and allows for up to 8 in. (203 mm) of vertical travel.
Dual Sickle Drive
A dual mechanical SCH epicyclical sickle drive is balanced for a reduced vibration, higher sickle speed (1,200 strokes/min) and up to 400% increase in cutting torque.
500C Series Brochure 4.95 MB