Shelbourne extends their fronts for specialist operations

Shelbourne Reynolds is carving a strong line of fronts from 9.75 to 12.8m (32 to 42ft) into grain growing regions across the US, Eastern Europe and Australia is now on the list.

Stepping up is Hutcheon & Pearce with a long history of association with the harvester market and know that out in the paddock sometimes growers need more options.

That’s why Hutcheon & Pearce decided to take a closer look at the new Shelbourne Reynolds XCV Series Stripper with extended fronts out to 12.8m (42ft), were so impressed they took over the distribution.

After successful testing of the XCV Series Strippers in Australia, Hutcheon & Pearce welcomed the release of this new range of fronts for local growers with built-in benefits designed to enhance harvesting performance and reduce costs.

These new stripper heads really fit the bill, and while stripper technology is not a new concept in Australian rice fields, Shelbourne saw a need to expand their XCV Series Stripper range to accommodate the needs of local broadacre cereal grower who can also get some big productivity increases from this series.

The Shelbourne XCV range incorporates three cutting widths; 9.75, 11 and 12.8m (32’, 36’ and 42ft), and all are equipped with a variable speed belt drive. The XCV Series Strippers incorporate three stripping rotors with two equally spaced division plates. This means that the rotors are shorter and are able to run smoother and with greater reliability.

A two-piece auger is used on the 11 and 12.8m (36 and 42ft) models with a central joint. The central auger tube diameter has been reduced along with an increase in the flight depth to give greater capacity.

Design additions include a spring loaded pivoting adaptor plate system and when coupled to the spring loaded gauge-wheels this enables the wider headers to easily follow ground contours. The XCV range are all centre mounted, so are compatible with all Controlled Traffic applications.

Hutcheon & Pearce general manager Bill Armstrong has been involved with Stripper Header Technology in Australia since the late 80’s and says this latest Shelbourne XCV generation of headers is designed for local broadacre cereal growers and adds a new dimension to an already proven harvesting system.

“The Shelbourne XCV range of Strippers has proven to be a valuable addition to harvesting technologies available in Australia. With increased performance and reduced fuel use, these machines really hit the mark” Bill said.

For outstanding stripping knowledge contact Bill Armstrong at Hutcheon & Pearce, Finley NSW on tel: 03 5883 1655, or on mobile: 0427 327 864 or email: