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Overview

  • Optional V10 rolls and Wide Swath Kit
  • Modular-design cutterbar
  • Adjustable roll pressure
  • Hydraulic tongue positioning

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Features

Urethane roll conditioner available

Urethane rollsUrethane rolls

The 630 and 635 Side-Pull Mower-Conditioners and the 830 and 835 Center-Pivot Mower-Conditioners are available with a urethane roll conditioner.

 

The urethane roll conditioner works well in legumes, especially alfalfa, and most all-grass crops.

 

In general, roll conditioners are better suited for thick-stemmed, cane-type crops, and crops more than 1.5 m (5 ft) tall.

 

Molded urethane rolls are formed by a cool molding process that does not distort or warp the steel core of the roll:

  • This process ensures the rolls are straight and cylindrical, so they can be accurately spaced close together for uniform conditioning along the length of the roll.

An intermittent recessed cleat design gives more crimping edges for greater pressure per square inch, which results in superior conditioning and faster crop drying.

Shields removed for illustration purposesShields removed for illustration purposes
 
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Power is distributed by the platform and conditioner drive gearboxes:

  • Gearbox uses heat-treated, steel-forged spur gears for added strength.
  • Drive gears operate in a sealed environment to prevent excessive wear or contamination.
  • Telescoping drivelines ensure positive drive.
  • Spur gears have two to three teeth intermeshing at all times for a smooth, positive drive.

Wide swath kit

Wide swath kitWide swath kit

The wide swath kit is a factory-installed option for the 630, 635, 830, and 835 Mower-Conditioner models.

When equipped with an impeller conditioner the kit consists of a redesigned, base swath board and four (3.0-m [9.8-ft]) or six (3.5-m [11.5-ft]) steel vanes bolted to the bottom of the swath board.

On roll conditioner machines the kit also comes with a redesigned, base swath board but has six (3.0-m [9.8-ft]) or eight (3.5-m [11.5-ft]) steel vanes.

When the forming shields are fully open, this kit will increase windrow width up to 25 percent over the base configuration of the machines.

Rockshaft swivel hitch and tongue

Swivel hitchSwivel hitch

For added maneuverability, the 830 and 835 Mower-Conditioners offer an optional rockshaft swivel hitch. The swivel hitch includes an overrunning clutch behind the primary driveline to enable free rotation of the tractor hookup to make attaching to the tractor easier.

 

The swivel hitch is available in 1000 rpm power take-off (PTO) only. It attaches to the lower lift arms of a Category 2 or 3N 3-point hitch with or without quick-hitch.

 

This option enables cutting square corners without the need to reposition the platform using tractor hydraulics, as well as making it easier to cut around field obstacles.

 

U-joint angles remain constant for reduced driveline noise and vibration in turns. A powerline support cable keeps the driveline out of the dirt when detached from the tractor.

 

A parking stand allows quick and easy hookup. A down stop chain is also included to limit travel of the rockshaft to prevent damage to the implement driveline.

Modular-design cutterbar

Modular cutterbarModular cutterbar
 
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John Deere's patented design cutterbar is made from individual, diagonal-cut modules.

 

Serviceability is easy. Modules can be removed individually while leaving the cutterbar attached to the frame.

 

Made of high-strength nodular-iron castings, each module consists of two idler gears and one drive gear. The large-diameter idler gears transmit power from module to module. The idler gears turn at a relatively slow speed for added durability.

 

The smaller-diameter pinion drive gear is used only to power the cutting disk. Power is not transmitted from one cutting disk to another except through the large-diameter idler gears.

 

The modules are interchangeable. Disk rotation is determined by the position of the quill (A). There is a rubber oil seal between each cutting module.

Equal-angle hitch

Drawbar equal-angle hitchDrawbar equal-angle hitch
 
Drawbar extensionDrawbar extension

The drawbar equal-angle hitch is optional equipment on the 630 and 635 Mower-Conditioners. This hitch option includes:

  • Ball-joint hitch—to be installed on the mower-conditioner tongue
  • Tractor hookup
  • Drawbar extension—to be installed on tractor drawbar and adjustable with one wrench

The drawbar equal-angle hitch is designed to be towed by a tractor only, and includes a screw jack and safety chain.

 

Turn limiters may be required to prevent powerline damage if the hitch point of the tractor is beyond the rear drive wheels of the tractor.

1000-rpm overrunning clutch1000-rpm overrunning clutch
 
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An overrunning clutch is located near the platform gearcase on all models. This design enables free rotation of the tractor hookup to make attaching to the tractor easier.

 

On 540-rpm machines (optional on model 630 only), a slip clutch is incorporated into the overrunning clutch to provide protection to the platform. No clutch is required on 1000-rpm machines due to the reduced torque loads.

Impeller conditioner

Impeller conditionerImpeller conditioner

Impeller conditioning is standard equipment on all John Deere mower-conditioners.

 

Proper conditioning in a wide range of crops can be achieved when the conditioner is properly adjusted.

 

The impeller conditioner works well in legumes, especially alfalfa and most all-grass crops. Impeller conditioners are not recommended for thick-stemmed or cane-type crops, such as sudan or sudex, or crops over 5 ft tall.

How an impeller conditioner works:

 

 

1. As hay is cut by rotating knives, tines pick up the plants and carry them through the machine:

  • 33 V-shaped tines are on the 625 MoCo; 45 V-shaped tines are on the 630 and 830 MoCo; and 57 V-shaped tines are on the 635 and 835 MoCo.
  • Tines are free swinging to reduce damage to the conditioner if rocks or other solid objects are struck.

2. As the plant passes through, it rubs against the conditioning hood (A) and other plants:

  • Scuffing action removes the waxy surface from the stem of the plant to allow faster evaporation of moisture.

Impeller hood crank handleImpeller hood crank handle
 
Impeller hood position indicatorImpeller hood position indicator
  • Conditioner hood opening is adjustable to accommodate various crop volumes.
  • Crank handle allows an infinite number of adjustments between the minimum and maximum conditioning levels. The closer the hood is to the tines, the more aggressive the conditioning.
  • Conditioner position indicator provides an easy reference point to control the degree of conditioning.
630 MoCo (shown with shields removed)630 MoCo (shown with shields removed)

3. The speed at which the tines rotate will also affect the degree of conditioning. Two impeller speeds can be achieved by interchanging the upper sheave (A), located under the shield, and the lower sheave (B).

  • With the sheaves in the position shown, the impeller turns at 870 rpm; this is ideal for grasses.
  • If the sheaves are reversed, the impeller turns at 630 rpm; this is ideal for legume crops.

Windrow formation

Handle for forming-shield adjustmentHandle for forming-shield adjustment

Forming shields are easily adjusted to control material flow. This allows the operator to match the windrow width to harvesting requirements.

Handle for swathboard adjustmentHandle for swathboard adjustment

A swathboard is in base equipment for additional control of windrow formation.

The windrow width* is as follows:

 

830 89 cm to 198 cm (35 in. to 78 in.)
835 99 cm to 238.8 cm (39 in. to 94 in.)

*Depending on crop conditions.

V10 steel roll conditioner

Close-up of V10 steel conditioning rollsClose-up of V10 steel conditioning rolls

The V10 steel conditioner rolls feature 10 angled flutes arranged in a chevron, or V-pattern along the length of the steel core.

Steel rolls offer improved wear life over urethane rolls, particularly in adverse crop conditions.

Advantages of the V10 conditioner roll over the previous straight flute design are as follows:

  • More crimping edges for improved conditioning
  • Improved feeding
  • Improved windrow formation

Rotary disk cutterbar

Rotary cutterbarRotary cutterbar
 
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The rotary cutterbar is designed and built by John Deere. Large oval disks with free-swinging knives are used to cut the crop.

 

All cutting disks are the same and are computer-designed for improved wear and cutting performance.

 

Cutting disks are made of high-strength austempered steel to ensure the steel is thoroughly and evenly tempered for good wear characteristics.

 

The disks rotate to give a knife-tip speed of 307 km/h (191 mph) for clean cutting.

 

The knives are free-swinging to reduce damage if a solid object is struck, and they are reversible to double the useful life.

 

The knives are removed at the front of the cutterbar for convenience.

WEAR CAPS
Wear capsWear caps

Made of austempered heat-treated ductile steel for excellent wear characteristics, wear caps are installed on each end of the cutting disks (except on the end disks where crop accelerators are used) to increase the wear life of the cutting disks and knife-bolt nuts.

 

Wear caps are open on the end to prevent debris from packing in close to the nut, making hardware and knives easier to change.

Specifications

Power requirements

PTO speed 1,000 rpm      
HP 1000 rpm 1-3/8 in. PTO 67-112 kW
90-150 hp
     
Powerline type Double-telescoping Grob spline (swivel is tube)      
Hydraulic pressure required 13,790 kPa
2,000 psi
     

Cutterbar

Type John Deere      
Cutting width 3.5 m
11.5 ft
     
Cutting height 2-9.5 cm
0.8-3.7 in.
     
Number of disks 7      
Number of knives 14      
Disk speed 2,650 rpm      
Knife tip speed 307 km/h
191 mph
     
Disk drive Gear      
Lubrication Hy-Guard oil      
Oil reservoir capacity 8 L
8.5 U.S. qt
     
Cutterbar oil check Combination check, drain plug      
Cutterbar angle Adjustable      
Angle adjustment Mechanical      
Cutterbar protection Shear hub      
Adjustable gauge shoes Yes      

Conditioner

Impeller Width
236 cm
92.7 in.Diameter
60 cm
23.5 in.Number of V-tines
57Number of speeds
TwoDrive
3-V powerband belt and sheavesConditioner hood
Adjustable
     
Rolls Width
236 cm
92.7 in.Diameter
25.4 cm
10 in.Type of material
UrethaneDesign
Recessed cleatSpeed
644 rpmDrive
Telescoping shaft
     

Tractor hookup

Ball joint equal angle hitch Standard      
Rockshaft swivel hitch Optional      

Dimensions

Overall width Transport
3.5 m
11.5 ft
     
Overall length Conventional transport
6.3 m
20.6 ft
     
Weight With urethane roll conditioner
Equal angle: 2,633 kg
5,805 lbWith impeller conditioner
Equal angle: 2,479 kg
5,465 lb
     
Standard tires 11L-15 standard
31x13.5L 15 optional
     

General

Are wrenches required for adjusting? Roll pressure
YesRoll spacing
YesHeader tilt
Yes