Four-point independent suspension delivers a smoother, more comfortable ride. The W150 has four coil-spring shock absorbers working in conjunction with fore-aft and side-to-side stabilizers to minimize cab roll. The shocks are placed at each corner of the cab so the entire cab can go up or down from the resting position. This suspension makes the W150 one of the most comfortable cabs in the industry.
Large, wide-front glass and cab positioned forward and above the platform give excellent visibility to the cutterbar and incoming crop across the widest platforms. This allows ease of operation and maximum productivity even in the toughest cutting conditions.
Halogen lighting is used to give the operator excellent visibility when operating at nighttime or in low-visibility conditions.
An optional HID lighting package (two mirror-mounted HID lights) is available to provide additional lighting. Optional warning beacon lights are available, providing additional visibility during transport.
Platform reverser controls are available for the W155 Self-Propelled Windrower only:
The reverser consists of a valve block and valves, shown in the image above. It is the gold-colored valve block on the right side. It is shown plumbed for a 100A Auger Platform.
The storage position keeps hydraulic and electric connections away from moving components and secure for transport.
Uniquely sized locking flat-face quick-attach couplers provide easy attachment and make connecting virtually fool proof.
A self-latching center link comes with the optional hydraulic center link, making connecting the platform easy.
The other optional kit for center link vertical alignment makes attaching and detaching a breeze for those who move fields frequently or want the ease of attaching. This kit gives the capability to move the center link up and down with a cylinder under the cab controlled by the reel fore-aft buttons on the multi-function control lever.
The pin on lower-lift arms allows easy change over from draper to auger platforms and also changing from wide draper in-field operation to narrow transport.
Springs are easily adjustable. Simply raise the platform to relieve spring pressure and turn the bolt to adjust the leverage on the springs. This allows changing platforms quickly and easily.
The float-fine adjust is in base equipment and available on the W150 only. It uses a small hydraulic cylinder to adjust spring length and force independently on each side. This also allows changing the platform float for varying field conditions on the go and has three memory positions from which to select. The float-fine adjust also allows rebalancing the platform when using the deck-shift feature using the same controls on the armrest.
The optional ballast box enables the power unit to safely transport without a platform.
It also enables narrow transport when used with a 400D Platform with the integrated slow-speed transport system. The ballast box shifts weight onto the drive tires for traction and control when in transport. It also has a hitch for attaching and towing the 400D Platform. It is required to have the electrical wiring harness and hitch pin kit to provide a seven pin connector on the ballast box for lighting. This provides the W150 and 400D Platform with visibility for safe transport.
AutoTrac guidance ensures the full width of the platform is engaging crop at all times, leading to increased productivity and more acres covered in less time.
The W150 Self-Propelled Windrowers are GreenStar™ ready. All cabs ship from the factory (in base equipment) with GreenStar harnessing installed and ready to accept the StarFire™ receiver, GreenStar Display, and an AutoTrac Universal (ATU) 200 steering kit, or integrated hydraulic AutoTrac kit.
The following additional components are required to make the ATU 200 AutoTrac system fully operational in the W150 windrowers:
The integrated hydraulic kit delivers improved line acquisition and faster cutting speeds over the ATU 200 AutoTrac system. The following additional components are required to make the integrated AutoTrac system fully operational on the W150 windrowers: