Haybine® mower-conditioners lead the pack in cutting through heavy, down and tangled crops. That smooth, reliable cutting starts with over-serrated, bolt-on knife sections, adjustable sickle hold-down clips and square back-bar guards. And Haybine sickle drive systems are designed to provide clean cutting, less wear and vibration, with minimum maintenance.
DUAL, COUNTER-STROKING SICKLES ON 499
Dual, counter-stroking sickles deliver smooth, clean cutting on the Model 499. They’re gear driven from both sides, operate with less vibration and are easy to service. A 1700-strokes-per-minute sickle speed plus a full 3-inch stroke combine for fast, high-capacity cutting.
ADJUSTABLE CUTTING ANGLE AND HEIGHT
Easily adjust knife and guard angle on the 499 to suit crop and field conditions. Hydraulic cutting angle adjustment is optional, allowing changes on the go, right from the tractor seat, which is ideal for working in rocky fields. Adjustable header skid shoes allow for easy changes in cutting height.
HE 499 ROLAREEL HEADER
At first glance, the header on the 12-foot 499 model looks like it’s missing something—there’s no auger. But the exclusive Rolareel header uses a converging reel to sweep the crop directly into the 110-inch conditioning rolls. Since the rolls are mounted in the main frame, the header is light enough to react quickly to changing ground contours for a closer, cleaner cut.
THE HEART OF EVERY HAYBINE—CONDITIONING
Get gentle but thorough conditioning from New Holland chevron-design intermeshing rubber rolls. Their unique spiraled pattern helps grip the crop and keep it moving. The lugs crack the stem every three to four inches to release moisture for fast drydown.
UNIQUE ROLL-PRESSURE SYSTEM
Don’t get bogged down with crop plugging. The New Holland torsion-bar roll-pressure system applies near-constant pressure to the crop, even as the crop mat thickness changes, delivering the most consistent conditioning available. When the rolls reach their maximum opening, the pressure decreases automatically to permit slugs of crop to pass through without plugging.
EASY NO-TOOLS PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
A turn of a crank is all it takes to change conditioning pressure to match field conditions. No tools are required. The critical roll-gap and roll tension can be adjusted for optimal conditioning, as well. For legumes, the roll should be maintained between 1/64 and 1/16 inches for optimum drydown.
CONVENIENCE OF PIVOT-TONGUE HITCH
Get the capacity of a self-propelled windrower with the pivot-tongue package that’s standard on the New Holland 499 Haybine® mower-conditioner. Easy adjustments provide plenty of flexibility to adapt to different crops and field conditions.
Mow on either side of the tractor, make square corners, open fields easily or center the machine behind the tractor for easy transport with the 499.
FAST SWITCH FROM FIELD TO ROAD READY
Save time when moving from field to field with auto-engaging locks on the 499 model. Just flip the over-center tongue spring latch and head locks, fully raise the header hydraulically and center it behind the tractor—the tongue lock and header locks engage automatically. There’s no need to get off the tractor a second time.