C400

Mower-Conditioner

  • Reduce service time with Quick Change Knives
  • Updated design and styling
  • Decreased horsepower and fuel requirements due to lighter weight1
  • Easier serviceability with modular-design cutterbar
  • Impeller, urethane or V-10 conditioners

Features

Clevis hitch

Clevis hitchClevis hitch

The clevis hitch is in base equipment. This design attaches directly to the tractor drawbar for operator convenience. The heavy-duty clevis design provides a strong attaching point to the drawbar.

For added convenience, the hitch-pin retaining bracket can also be used to store the power take-off (PTO) shaft when the machine is not attached to thetractor.

The clevis 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 thetractor is beyond the rear drive wheels of the tractor.

540-rpm overrunning and slip clutch540-rpm overrunning and slip clutch

An overrunning clutch is located near the platform gearcase; this design enables free rotation of thetractor hookup to make attaching to the tractor easier.

Aslip clutch is incorporated into the overrunning clutch to provide protection to the platform.

Clevis hitchClevis hitch

The clevis hitch is in base equipment. This design attaches directly to the tractor drawbar for operator convenience. The heavy-duty clevis design provides a strong attaching point to the drawbar.

For added convenience, the hitch-pin retaining bracket can also be used to store the power take-off (PTO) shaft when the machine is not attached to thetractor.

The clevis 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 thetractor is beyond the rear drive wheels of the tractor.

540-rpm overrunning and slip clutch540-rpm overrunning and slip clutch

An overrunning clutch is located near the platform gearcase; this design enables free rotation of thetractor hookup to make attaching to the tractor easier.

Aslip clutch is incorporated into the overrunning clutch to provide protection to the platform.

Equal-angle hitch

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

Thedrawbar equal-angle hitch is optional equipment. Thishitch option includes:

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

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

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

540-rpm overrunning and slip clutch540-rpm overrunning and slip clutch

An overrunning clutch is located near the platform gearcase. This design enables free rotation of the tractor hookup for easier attaching to the tractor.

Aslip clutch is incorporated into the overrunning clutch to provide protection to the platform.

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

Thedrawbar equal-angle hitch is optional equipment. Thishitch option includes:

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

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

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

540-rpm overrunning and slip clutch540-rpm overrunning and slip clutch

An overrunning clutch is located near the platform gearcase. This design enables free rotation of the tractor hookup for easier attaching to the tractor.

Aslip clutch is incorporated into the overrunning clutch to provide protection to the platform.

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.

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.

Modular-design cutterbar

Modular cutterbarModular cutterbar

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.

Modular cutterbarModular cutterbar

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.

Impeller conditioner