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CANVAC Q CLEAN R450 Operator`s manual
M a n u f a c t u r i n g L t d.
WS GRAIN BELT SWATHER
- John Deere -
John Deere Models 4895, 4995, A400, and R450
Operators Manual
Revision 2.0 - 2014 - 94753
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Important Notice
This manual covers John Deere models 4895, 4995,
A400 & R450 ONLY
Review the sections of this manual regarding adjustments, settings, leveling, and table
height before attempting to operate this swather.
Without proper adjustment, damage to the swather may occur.
Please wash this equipment after transporting
Honey Bee Manufacturing will not be responsible for any paint deterioration resulting
from salt or harsh chemical corrosion if this equipment is not properly washed after
transport. Use a mild soap solution, then rinse thoroughly.
If this equipment is stored near salted roadways through the winter months, it should
be cleaned each spring.
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1.0 – Hydraulic Readings
Use this page to record any specific hydraulics readings and/or settings done upon initial dealer inspection. See Installation and Hydraulics sections of this manual for reference.
Pump flow setting (4995/R450 only):
Manifold Block pressure gauge (when checking relief pressure):
Knife Drive speed (at normal working engine RPM):
Draper Flow Control pressure gauge (at normal working engine RPM):
Manifold Block pressure gauge (at normal working engine RPM):
Other Settings:
_______________________________________________
_____ GPM
_____ PSI
_____ RPM
_____ PSI
_____ PSI
_______________________________________________
_______________________________________________
_______________________________________________
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1.1 - Purchase Information
Dealers Name:
_____________________________________________________
Address:
_____________________________________________________
Phone:
(
Purchase Date: _____________________________________________________
Model:
_____________________________________________________
Serial Number:
_____________________________________________________
Delivery Date:
_____________________________________________________
Date
) _______________________________________________
Modification Record
Modification
Improvements:
Honey Bee Manufacturing Limited is continually striving to improve its products. We reserve the right
to make improvements or changes when it becomes practical and possible to do so, without incurring
any obligation to make changes or additions to the equipment sold previously.
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1.2 - Warranty
Honey Bee Manufacturing Ltd. (Honey Bee) warrants your new Swather to be free of defects in material and workmanship, under normal use and service. Obligations under this warranty shall extend
for a period of 1 year (12 months) following the date of first use to the original purchaser and shall be
limited to, at the option of Honey Bee, replacement or repair of any parts found, upon inspection by
Honey Bee, to be defective.
Warranty Claims
The purchaser claiming under this warranty shall report a warranty claim to his Authorized Dealer.
The dealer shall complete the claim, on the prescribed form, for inspection by an authorized company
representative. Warranty claims must be made within 60 days of warranty expiration on the Honey
Bee Manufacturing Ltd Claim Form (CFI).
Limitations of Liability
This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied and all other obligations or liabilities on our part of any kind or character, including liabilities for alleged representations
or negligence. We neither assume nor authorize any person to assume, on our behalf, any liability in
connection with the subsequent sale of the Swather.
This warranty shall not apply to any Swather table which has been altered outside the factory in any
way so as in the judgment of Honey Bee to affect its operation or reliability, or which has been subject
to misuse, neglect, or accident.
Operator's Manual
The purchaser acknowledges having received training in the safe operation of the Swather and further acknowledges that Honey Bee does not assume any liability resulting from the operation of the
Swather in any manner other than described in this manual.
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1.0 – Hydraulic Readings
1.1 - Purchase Information
1.2 - Warranty
2 - Safety
Table of Contents
3
5
7
14
Safety Terms14
Shields14
Hydraulic Safety15
Operation and Maintenance Requirements16
General Safety16
Operating Safety – Good Practices17
Maintenance Safety17
Transport Safety18
Before Transport Checklist18
During Transport Checks19
In-Field Checks19
Storage19
Safety Decal Locations
20
Safety-Related Labels
22
3 - Installation Instructions
24
Mounting and Dismounting Terminology
24
Preliminary Leveling
25
JD Windrower Float Cylinder Recommendation with Honey Bee
25
“Honey Bee Ready” Windrower Identification
26
Power Unit Preparation - Hydraulic Modifications
27
Installing Quick Couplers
27
Storing the John Deere Hydraulic Motor
28
Install Tilt Cylinder Quick Couplers
29
Install the Windshield Guard - 4895 & 499530
Install the Windshield Guard - A400 AND R450 Swather31
Install the Manual Lift Link – 4895 and 4995 Swather31
Install the Hydraulic Tilt – 4895 and 4995 Swathers
32
Install the Hydraulic Tilt - A400 and R450 Swathers36
Installing the Platform Lift Needle Valve on 4895 and 4995 Power Units.40
Installing the Platform Lift Needle Valve on Power Units - A400 and R450 Swathers43
Wiring Installation Model Identification46
New Model Wiring (A400 and R450 only)47
New Model Wiring (4895 and 4995only)49
Wiring Installation, Older Models51
4895/4995 Model Switch Installation51
Cab Modifications53
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4895 & 4995 Windrower Controls54
A400 & R450 Windrower Controls55
Leveling Link Installation55
Install Lift-Arm Extensions – A400/489556
Install Lift-Arm Extensions – R450/499557
Swather Preparation – Crop Divider Installation 58
Strut Mounting Bolts Mounting Holes59
Install Strut Mounting Boots – A400/4895 Specific Instructions59
Install Strut Mounting Boots – R450/4995 Specific Instructions60
Mounting the Swather to the Windrower61
Store the Transport Axle65
Store the Transport Hitch66
Connect Electrical and Hydraulic Systems67
Install the Hose Holder – 4995 & R450 Only.68
Leveling the Swather68
Programming the Tachometer - 4895 & 4995 Only69
Programming Diagnostic Addresses - A400 and R450 only71
JD 4895 and A400 Solenoid Modification73
JD 4995 Install Pump Bracket And Set Pump Flow74
JD R450 Install Pump Bracket And Set Pump Flow75
Mounting Checklist76
System Tests77
Hydraulics, Electric, and Mechanical Checklist77
4 - Operation
78
5 - Reel
88
Initial Start-up78
Reel Lift Controls79
4895 & 4995 Controls79
A400 & R450 Controls79
Bleeding Air Out Of Reel Lift Circuit80
Single Reel Lift Circuit80
Additional Checks:81
Problems frequently encountered during start-up and break in period
82
Full Dismount83
- Self Storing Hitch – Transport Position84
- Install Transport Axle84
- Store Hydraulic Tilt Link86
- Final Dismounting Steps.87
Reel Drive88
Reel Speed Adjustment88
Reel Position89
Hydraulic Fore & Aft89
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Solid Reel Hydraulic Circuit89
Reel Arm Leveling and Height Adjustment90
Reel Height Adjustment90
Reel Centering91
Placement of the Reel on the Swather
92
Reel Position in Down Crops
92
Reel Position in Standing Crops93
Universal – UII Pick-Up Reel: Tine Pitch Adjustment93
Hart-Carter (HCC) Reel94
HCC Reel – Tine Pitch Adjustment94
Lubrication – Reel Shaft Bearings95
Control Rings (U-II Reels only)95
Check Points Before Operation:95
6 – Draper and Decks
96
Lining Up the Idler Roller96
Draper Installation97
Tensioning98
Spring Tension Indicator98
If tensioning is still required:98
Tracking99
Idler Roller Tracking Adjustment99
Drive Roller Tracking Adjustment100
Draper Speed100
Additional Draper Speed100
Draper Splicing101
Idler Roller Removal
102
Drive Roller Removal103
Removing Draper Motor103
Replace Bearings on Drive Roller104
Replace Bearings on Idler Rollers104
Installing Draper Motor105
Draper Deck Maintenance:105
7 - Cutting System
106
Knife Speed106
Removing the Knife106
Guards107
Sickle Sections107
Knife Drive/Knife Head108
Connector Bar109
Overlap Kit110
Repair Broken Knife Back111
Knife Speed Sensor111
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Monitoring Knife Speed111
8 - Leveling
112
9 - Hydraulics
117
10 - Optional Equipment
122
11 - Lubrication & Maintenance
131
12 - Troubleshooting
13 - Lighting
133
138
Leveling Link
112
Forward Angle Adjustment – Manual Top Link
112
Forward Angle Adjustment – Hydraulic Top Link113
Table Angle113
Adjusting Table Float114
Preparing the table for further Leveling115
Option 1 - Remove the Transport Hitch115
Option 2 - Adjust position of float cylinders116
Option 3 - Switch the lift arm float cylinders116
Manifold Block Cartridge Locations117
Flow Controls117
Hydraulic Connection Points118
Operating Pressure - Knife Circuit118
Checking or Adjusting Knife Relief Pressure119
Knife Drive Speed Adjustment
120
Draper and Reel Flow Controls
121
Return Line Filter
121
Compatible Replacement Filters:
121
Caster Gauge Wheels
122
- Gauge Wheel Height Adjustment
123
End Strut Gauge Wheels
124
Vertical Crop Cutters
124
Cross Auger
125
Double Swath Option – 21, 25, 30, and 36 Foot Tables
126
Junior Deck Option – For Swathers With the Double Swath Option
128
Draper Extension for Swathing
128
Hay Guard / Short Crop Guard
129
SCH Crop Lifters130
Maintenance Related Decals
132
Transport Lights:138
Warning Lights:138
Wiring139
Transport Lights140
Hazard Warning Lights140
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14 - Appendix
141
Appendix A - Hydraulic Fitting Naming Standards141
Appendix B - Electrical Schematics & Charts
142
Appendix B-1 - Swather Table Electrical Schematic
142
Appendix B-2 - Common 21 Pin Plug Features143
Appendix B-3A - Control Console Wiring Schematics - JD 4895-4995 WS Swather – New
Configuration144
Appendix B-3B - Control Console Wiring Schematics - JD 4895-4995 WS Swather – Original
Configuration145
Appendix B-4 - JD A400 and R450 Swather Adapter Wiring Schematic146
Appendix C - Hydraulic System Schematics147
Appendix C-1 - Hydraulic System Schematic Symbols147
Appendix C-2 - Overall Hydraulic Schematic – Single Swath Single Knife148
Appendix C-3 - Draper Drive – Single Swath (WS Models)149
Appendix C-4 - Draper Drive 21-36ft Double Swath (WS Models)149
Appendix C-5 - Fore & Aft Assembly – Solid Reel (WS Models w/Hydr. Solenoid Kit)150
Appendix C-6 - Single Knife - Drive151
Appendix C-7 - Double Knife – Drive
152
Appendix C-8 - Tilt Cylinder/Reel Lift Valve153
Appendix C-9 - Single Reel Drive – WS Models153
Appendix C-10 - Reel Lift (Solid Reel)154
Appendix C-11 - Double Reel Drive (Parallel) – WS Models154
Appendix C-12 - Upper Tube Hydraulics Single Swath (WS Models w/Direct 155
Block Drainage)155
Appendix C-13 - Upper Tube Hydraulics Dbl Swath (WS Models w/Direct Block156
Drainage)156
Appendix D - Dimensions - Single Swath Delivery157
Appendix E - Dimensions - Double Swath Delivery158
Appendix F - Windrow Type159
Appendix G - Specifications/Features160
Weights160
Knife Drive Availability160
Technical Specifications161
Options161
Included in Standard Swather
162
Bolt Torque
162
Hydraulic Fitting Torque163
Tightening O-ring Fittings164
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2 - Safety
In this manual, the safety conventions used are as follows:
Safety Terms
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
ATTENTION
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury. This signal word is to be limited to the most extreme situations, typically for machine components that, for functional purposes, cannot be guarded.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury, and includes hazards that are exposed when guards are removed.
It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.
Warns of potential damage to the machine if procedures are not followed.
IMPORTANT Provides instructions to help you avoid unnecessary strain on, or possible damage
to the machine.
Shields
Shields are provided to protect you from injury. Make sure they are in place and secured before starting the machine.
NOTE!
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Names given here for parts of the swather are those in use at the time of design.
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Hydraulic Safety
WARNING
This machine is powered and run by hydraulic oil under high pressure. Caution must
be taken around the machine because high pressure hydraulic fluid can penetrate
the skin causing serious injury and possibly death. When looking for a hydraulic
leak, always hold a piece of cardboard up to the suspected area. Never use your
unprotected hands to locate a leak.
Always wear eye protection, gloves and long sleeve clothing when working near
hydraulics. Small leaks can be completely invisible.
Hydraulic Hazard Warning - Illustration A - Page 15 .
You can reduce this hazard by relieving the system pressure before disconnecting hydraulic lines.
Once finished, tighten all connections to specifications before re-applying pressure.
WARNING
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If a hydraulic-related accident occurs, see a doctor immediately. Any hydraulic fluid
injected into the body must be surgically removed within a few hours or gangrene
may result. Doctors unfamiliar with this type of injury should reference a knowledgeable medical source.
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Operation and Maintenance
Requirements
You are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of your Honey Bee Swather. You must
ensure that you and anyone else, who is going to operate, maintain or work around the swather be
familiar with the operating and maintenance procedures and related safety information contained in
this manual.
Remember you are the key to safety. Good safety practices not only protect you but also the people
around you. Make these practices a working part of your safety program. Most accidents can be
prevented. Do not risk injury or death by ignoring good safety practices.
Operating instructions for this swather should be reviewed by each operator at least once a year per
OSHA regulations 1928.57. The meaning of each decal should be understood, and their locations
should be known prior to operating the swather.
General Safety
1. Maintain moving parts, hydraulics and motors clear of chaff and straw to prevent the possibility of
fire.
2. Carry a multipurpose fire extinguisher in the power unit and know how to use it. Check the extinguisher regularly and keep it fully charged.
3. Provide a first aid kit in the cab for emergencies and know how to use it.
4. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry around moving parts.
5. Wear appropriate protective gear. This list includes but is not limited to:
• A hard hat
• Protective shoes with slip-resistant soles
• Protective glasses or goggles
• Leather gloves
• Hearing protection
• Respirator or filter mask
6. Do not allow any one to ride on the swather while it or the windrower is in motion.
7. Make certain that the park brake is engaged, and the power unit is in neutral before starting the
engine.
8. Clear the area of bystanders, especially small children before starting the power unit.
9. Do not allow anyone to operate the swather who has not been instructed in how to operate the
machine.
10. All operators should familiarize themselves with the SAFETY section in the Power unit Operators
Manual.
11.Some pictures or illustrations in this manual may not show protective shields in place. This is done
in order to make important components visible. Make certain that all protective shields are secured in place before operating the machine.
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Operating Safety – Good Practices
1. STOP the power unit, engage the parking brake, place the power unit in neutral, remove the key,
and wait until all moving parts stop before leaving the cab.
2. Either lower both the table and the reel, or raise the swather to its full height and set the platform
lock before servicing the swather. If working under reel, set the reel cylinder locks. A loss of hydraulic pressure could cause the swather and reel to lower unexpectedly.
3. NEVER operate machinery while tired, sick or otherwise impaired.
4. Do not operate the swather in crowded or confined areas.
DANGER
Do not stand between the power unit and the swather while raising or lowering the
swather.
Maintenance Safety
1. Before undertaking any maintenance, engage the park brake, either lower the reel and swather, or
raise and lock the swather using the platform lock and shut off the engine of the power unit. Make
sure there is no pressure being supplied to the hydraulic lines.
2. Hydraulic leaks can penetrate the skin causing serious injuries. Small leaks can be invisible and
are the most dangerous. Use some kind of object, such as cardboard, to find the leak -- DO NOT
USE YOUR HAND.
3. Ensure that all the pressure is released from the hydraulic lines before starting a repair. Replace
or repair damaged hoses immediately.
4. Care should be taken when maintaining the knife. Sickle sections are very sharp and can easily
cause severe injury. Use heavy leather or canvas gloves when working with the knife. Always
ensure everyone is well clear before moving the knife, manually or under power.
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Transport Safety
1. Transport the swather with the SMV (Slow Moving Vehicle) sign displayed on the rear of the
swather and use your hazard lights if the law permits. Check local road laws before transporting.
2. When transporting the swather on roads, always be aware of the width of the swather.
3. For long - distance transporting completely install the full transport assembly. (see dismount
section).
4. Do not transport the machine at night, at dawn, or at dusk.
5. Ensure hitch is firmly attached and secured with hitch pins before moving.
6. Attach the hitch safety chain before moving.
7. Do not exceed 40 kph (25 mph) during transport.
8. Ensure you display the Slow Moving Vehicle sign during transport on roadways.
Before Transport Checklist
1. Do a complete walk-around and check to be sure there are no loose parts or components.
2. Check:
• All reel mounting, reel drive and adapter assembly bolts to be sure no
bolts/nuts are loose.
• Wheel bolts to make sure they are tight.
• Transport tire pressure. Recommended pressure is 80 psi (552 kPa)
• Spindle and hitch lock pins to make sure they are in place and securely
fastened.
3. Inspect all hoses. Ensure they are secured so they will not pinch or drag during transport.
4. Ensure hitch tongue and safety chain are securely fastened securely to the swather and to the
transporting vehicle.
5. Make sure that all transport lights are properly connected and in their transport position.
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During Transport Checks
1. Stop after the first 5 to 10 kilometers (2 to 6 miles) and check to make sure the wheel bolts are
tight and the wheel hubs are not hot. Make periodic checks every 50 to 60 km (30 -40 miles) if
towing the swather long distances.
2. Check the hitch bolt and safety chain periodically to make sure they are secure.
In-Field Checks
The Installation and Operation sections of your operator’s manual cover the adjustments which may
be required on your swather. Read these sections carefully before using your machine. Make the
necessary adjustments before operating your swather, and check these adjustments periodically as
required.
Storage
Store the swather on firm ground away from areas of human activity. If the storage location exposes
the swather to road salt during the winter months, thoroughly wash the swather in spring time. It is
recommended to rotate the drapers so that the seam of the join is located underneath the table. This
will improve drainage, thus reducing the possibility of ice buildup damaging the draper material.
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Safety Decal Locations
The following safety decals have been placed on your machine in the areas indicated. They are
intended for your safety, and the safety of those working with you. Please take this manual, walk
around your machine and familiarize yourself with the locations and content of these warning signs
and labels. Review this information, and the operating instructions in this manual with your machine
operators. Keep decals legible. If they are not, we suggest you obtain replacements from your Honey Bee dealer.
1. Keep them clean.
2. Know the location and meaning of all decals. Cross reference the numbers on the diagram
below with the chart on the following pages to help identify the labels.
For continued safe operation of this machinery, it is recommended that you replace damaged safety
decals immediately. You may purchase replacement decals from your dealer.
The following illustration indicates the location of all labels on your swather. Match the number indicated in this diagram to the numbered illustrations provided.
Left Side
6
5
7
8
2
9
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Back
3
1
13
3
12
11
1
6
Right Side
5
3
1
10
1
Left Side Gauge
Wheel Assembly
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Safety-Related
Labels
DANGER
Knife sections are sharp
1. Wear heavy canvas or leather gloves when
working with knife.
NOTE!
Labels shown are not the actual
size.
2. Be sure no one is near the cutter bar
when removing or rotating knife.
70027
Decal 7 - Illustration D - Page 22 .
Vehicle Marking Reflectors:
(not shown on illustration)
1. Red (2x9) - 7 Locations
2. Yellow (2x9) - 3 Locations
3. Red-Orange (2x9) - 6 Locations
WARNING
Before Transporting:
-Secure Hitch Pins and Lock Pin
on Draw Bar
Hitch Pins
-Secure Safety
Chain to
Tow Vehicle
Lock Pin
Decal 4 - Illustration A - Page 22 .
Safety Chain
84789
Decal 8 - Illustration E - Page 22 .
Decal 5 - Illustration B - Page 22 .
Decal 9 - Illustration F - Page 22 .
Decal 6 - Illustration C - Page 22 .
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WARNING
PINCH AREA
Keep Away!
Failure to comply could
result in death or serious
injury.
64874
Decal Location 10 - Illustration A - Page 23 .
Decal 12 - Illustration D - Page 23 .
Decal Location 10B - Illustration B - Page 23 .
WARNING
High pressure fluid hazard
To prevent serious injury or death:
1. Relieve pressure in system before repairing, adjusting
or disconnecting.
2. Wear proper hand and eye protection when searching
for leaks. Use wood or cardboard instead of hands.
3. Keep all components in good repair.
64871
Decal 13 - Illustration E - Page 23 .
Decal 11 - Illustration C - Page 23 .
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3 - Installation Instructions
This information is designed for first-time installation, but will be valuable every time you are remounting the swather to the windrower. It is suggested that you follow the instructions in the order
that they are given to avoid difficulties. Use the check lists at the end of this section to ensure that
the swather is mounted properly and ready for the field.
Mounting and Dismounting
Terminology
Power Unit:
Front
Back or Rear
Right and Left
Lift arm end of the windrower
Engine end of the windrower
As seen when sitting in the driver’s seat facing the swather.
Swather Table:
Front
Back or Inside
Right and Left
Cutter bar side
Lift arm mount side
As seen when sitting in the driver's seat facing the swather
when it is mounted on the windrower.
Right
Rear
Left
Front
Reference Directions - Illustration A - Page 24 .
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Preliminary Leveling
Please study the information listed below, prior to starting any work on either the
IMPORTANT windrower or the table to determine whether the windrower lift-arm cylinders require
changes. If changes are required, completing them at this point will result in savings
of time in equipment setup.
If your table setup requires that the lift arm float cylinders be swapped, proceed to
Leveling - Option 3 - Switch the Lift Arm Cylinders (Located in the Leveling Chapter in this manual).
After completing the cylinder switch, return, and proceed from this point in the manual. If you determine that your table does not require swapping the lift arm float cylinders, proceed from this point.
JD Windrower Float Cylinder Recommendation with Honey Bee
Single Knife / Double Knife - Single Swath
18’
21’
25’
30’
36’
No Hitch
Swap Cylinders
Swap Cylinders
Swap Cylinders
Swap Cylinders
Swap Cylinders
Hitch
No Change
No Change
No Change
No Change
No Change
4895/4995 Float Pressure* A400/R450 Float Pressure*
1200 psi
1000 psi
1250 psi
1100 psi
1500 psi
1200 psi
1700 psi
1300 psi
1900 psi
1450 psi
Single Knife / Double Knife - Double Swath
18’
21’
25’
30’
36’
No Hitch
N/A
Swap Cylinders
Swap Cylinders
Swap Cylinders
Swap Cylinders
Hitch
N/A
No Change
No Change
No Change
No Change
4895/4995 Float Pressure*
N/A
1250 psi
1500 psi
1700 psi
1900 psi
A400/R450 Float Pressure*
N/A
1250 psi
1500 psi
1700 psi
1900 psi
* Approximate Pressure at cutting height.
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cylinder with another 3" cylinder.
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“Honey Bee Ready” Windrower Identification
It is important to identify which model of windrower you have.
The Honey Bee draper table requires quick-couplers on the ends of the power unit platform drive
and tilt cylinder hoses for hydraulic hookup.
John Deere power units to be used only with a Honey Bee draper table can be ordered from John
Deere with a custom code (code 6500 for A400 and R450, the code was 7100 for 4895 and 4995)
that provides a power unit less the JD platform drive motor, JD tilt cylinder, some forming shields,
and includes quick-couplers on the ends of the platform drive and tilt cylinder hoses. This is referred to as a Honey Bee Ready windrower.
The Honey Bee draper table has it's own drive motor and tilt adjustment. Operators wanting to use
both a Honey Bee draper table and a John Deere hay platform with the same power unit should not
order the custom order code, as they will not receive the proper equipment with their power unit to
run their John Deere hay platform.
For windrowers that are not Honey Bee Ready, a Quick Coupler Finishing Kit containing quickcouplers for the platform drive and tilt cylinder hoses is required from Honey Bee.
This kit also includes quick-couplers for the JD platform drive motor and JD tilt cylinder so they can
be easily attached or removed, depending on which table is to be used with the power unit.
Installation of this Quick Coupler Finishing Kit is shown on the following pages.
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Power Unit Preparation - Hydraulic Modifications
NOTE!
Remove any attachments that would interfere with the swather from the windrower
as outlined in your John Deere Operator's manual.
Mark the hoses before removing them from the motor, so you can identify them cor-
IMPORTANT rectly for reassembly.
Installing Quick Couplers
Install quick couplers and fittings of the
sizes shown, as indicated below:
1. Forward Pressure Hose
2. Reverse Pressure Hose
3. 16MF-12MB Nipple
4. ¾ Quick Coupler Female ORB
5. ¾ Quick Coupler Male ORB
6. 12MB-12FFX Adapter SW
7. 12MF-16MB 45°
8. JD Motor
9. 6MF-12MB Nipple
10.6MB-6FFX Adapter SW
11.¼ Quick Coupler Female ORB
12.¼ Quick Coupler Male ORB
13.6MB-8MF (6MB-8MJ alternate)
14.4895 & 4995 Return Line
15.6MB-10MF Nipple
16.12MF-10FFX Adapter SW
17.A400 & R450 Return Line
18.12MF-16MB 90° Elbow
19.12FFX-12MF 90° Elbow
NOTE!
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Illustration A - Page 27: JD Motor Quick Coupler Fittings
Use thread sealant only on fittings with pipe thread. Do not use thread sealant on
fittings that have an “O” ring, face seal or JIC swivel.
Refer to the “Appendix A - Hydraulic Fitting Naming Standards” on page 141 for
further information on different types of hydraulic fittings.
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Storing the John Deere Hydraulic Motor
The John Deere hydraulic motor is not used with the Honey Bee swather. If you own a JD hay platform, the motor, with the newly installed quick couplers, can be stored on the platform. Otherwise
store the motor in a clean, safe and convenient location for future use.
1. Remove the case drain hose from the motor.
2. Install a 6MB-8MF or 6MB-8MJ nipple onto the case drain hose if you own a 4895 or 4995
swather. If you have an A400 or R450 swather, install the 12MF-10FFX SW adapter, 12FFX12MF-90° elbow and the 6MB-10MF nipple onto the case drain hose. To this fitting install the
¼” male ORB quick coupler and dust cap.
3. If the motor has the 8MF-12MB (8MJ-12MB), or the 12MF-12MB long elbow adapter, remove it
from motor and install the 6MF-12MB nipple (#9 in the parts list on the previous page) into the
motor. Install a 6MB-6FFX SW adapter onto the nipple, and install the ¼” female ORB quick
coupler and dust cap.
4. From the Pressure Hose ports of the motor remove the 16MF-16MB-45º elbows from the motor,
and install 12MF-16MB-45º elbows in their place if you own a 4895 or A400 power unit. If you
own a 4995, or R450 power unit, install the 12MF-16MB 90° elbows in place of the 16MF-16MB90° elbows.
5. Then install the 12MB-12FFX swivel adapters, and 3/4” ORB quick couplers (with dust covers); ensuring you put the male coupler on the forward pressure side and female coupler on the
return.
6. Thread a 16MF-12MB nipple, and 3/4” ORB male quick coupler (with dust cover) to the reverse
pressure hose.
7. Thread a 16MF-12MB nipple, and 3/4” ORB female quick coupler (with dust cover) to the forward pressure hose.
8.
Refer to “Appendix A - Hydraulic Fitting Naming Standards” on page page 141 for
further information on identifying different types of hydraulic fittings.
NOTE!
For 4995 and R450 windrowers that are not Honey Bee ready, the hose from
the left hand side ‘B’ port of the windrower pump (same side as pump lever arm)
should get the 3/4” female quick coupler.
Check the operation of the JD hay platform (the male and female quick couplers
on the hay platform drive motor may need to be swapped.)
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Install Tilt Cylinder Quick Couplers
The John Deere tilt cylinder is not used with the Honey Bee swather. Honey Bee supplies a different tilt cylinder for use with our equipment. Store the JD tilt cylinder in a clean, safe place.
IMPORTANT
Mark the hoses before removing them from the cylinder, so you can identify them
correctly for reassembly.
1. On the tilt pressure hose, install a 1/4” male quick coupler and dust cap. On 4895 and 4995
power units install a 4MF-6MB nipple (alternate fitting 4MJ–6MB). For A400 and R450
power units, install a 4MF - 6MB nipple.
2. On the return side, install a 1/4” female quick coupler and dust plug. On 4895 and 4995
power units install a 4MF-6MB nipple (alternate fitting 4MJ–6MB). For A400 and R450
power units, install a 4MF-6MB nipple.
3. Install a 6MB-6MF 90º elbow to the rod end of the cylinder, and from the elbow, a 6MB-6FFX
SW adapter then a 1/4" quick coupler and dust plug. Use a female coupler for the pressure
hose, and a male for the return hose connections.
Tilt Cylinder Detail - Illustration A - Page 29 .
IMPORTANT
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The reel lift is controlled by the platform tilt circuit on the power unit. The hose
connected to the Front port of the tilt cylinder will be the reel lift pressure hose.
This hose from the power unit must have a male quick coupler and be connected
to the 'C2' port on the power unit manifold block. If the reel lift/tilt does not work,
check that the hoses are connected properly, and the couplers are fully engaged.
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Install the Windshield Guard 4895 & 4995
The windshield guard is designed to
prevent the top link rising above the designated limit and destroying the glass in
the windshield.
1. Install the guard by inserting the
hitch pin in the side of the windshield
guard and through the power unit top
link mount as shown to the right.
Illustration A-Page 30: Windshield Guard Location
2. A chain is located on the side of the
guard to secure the top link to the
guard when the table is not connected to the power unit and a quick
disconnect is required. Attach the
chain using a 5/16 x 1” bolt, two flat
washers, and a c/lock nut.
3. An extra hole is located on the guard
to relocate the existing wire clip to the
guard, keeping the electrical lines in
order. Attach the clamp using a 3/8 x
1-1/4” bolt, lock washer, and nut.
Illustration B - Page 30: Windshield Guard
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Install the Windshield Guard - A400
AND R450 Swather
Install the guard by inserting the hitch pin in
the side of the windshield guard and through
the power unit top link mount as shown to the
right.
400 Series Windshield Guard
- Illustration A - Page 31-
Install the Manual Lift Link – 4895
and 4995 Swather
The hydraulic lift link comes standard with all
Honey Bee Swathers, however the manual
lift link can be used. Install the manual lift
link using the following diagram for reference:
Illustration B - Page 31: Manual Lift Link - Installed
NOTE!
The manual lift link is not
available for the A400 or the R450
swathers.
Illustration C - Page 31: Manual Lift Link - Detail
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Install the Hydraulic Tilt – 4895 and
4995 Swathers
1. Attach the lift link bracket as shown to the right,
using the items and fasteners shown in Illustration
3-9 on page 36. Ensure that the link bracket is
installed into the correct position for your make of
windrower.
2. Attach the 2” x 8” Cylinder by inserting the bushing
into the end of the cylinder. Insert this end of the
cylinder into the lift-link bracket and secure with
the bolt, nut and lock-washer.
3. Refer to Illustration 3-9, and Wiring Bracket - Detail, below. Install the bracket mount to the power
unit using the hardware shown. Connect the quick
coupler valve under the bracket using the 5/16 ubolt, ¼ quick coupler dust cap, 5/16 and 3/8 fender
washer, and c/lock nuts.
4. Install the valve assembly to the mount using the
hardware supplied, ensuring proper orientation.
Illustration A - Page 32: Lift Link Bracket
Wiring
Bracket
Location
Illustration B - Page 32: Wire Bracket
Location
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Illustration A - Page 33: 4895 and 4995 Hydraulic Tilt Cylinder Detail.
Basic Valve Connections
Connect port #1 to Reel Lift Connection
Hose (#24) – see step #5 below.
Connect port #2 to JD Tilt Cylinder Pressure
Hose – see step #6 below.
Connect port #3 to hose #23 and Tilt
Proper connection of the
three ports is critical for
IMPORTANT correct operation of reel lift
and tilt functions. cylinder
– see step #7 below.
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Illustration B - Page
33 Hydraulic Tilt Valve
Assembly
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4895 & 4995 Hydraulic Tilt Cylinder - Parts
Item #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
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Quantity
2
1
2
2
4
2
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
1
1
2
1
1
1
Description
Bolt - 5/16 x 2 1/4” UNC
Bolt - 3/4 x 4 1/2” UNC
Nut - 3/4 UNC
Nut 5/16 UNC Flange Lock
Washer, flat 5/16 plated
Washer, lock 3/4 plated
Elbow, 6MB-6MF-90°
Elbow, Swivel 6MF-6FFX-90°
Nipple, 6MB-6MF
Washer, Flat 3/4 Plated
Nipple, 6MF-8MB
Elbow, 6MF-8MB-90°
Nipple, 6MB-6MB
Adaptor, Swivel, 6MB-6FFX
Bushing, RB-58
Quick Coupler, 1/4 Male PKE ORB
Quick Coupler, 1/4 Female PKR ORB
Hirschmann - Gasket
Hirschmann - Screw
Quick Coupler, 1/4 Male Dust Cap
Quick Coupler, 1/4 Female Dust Cap NH
Valve Assembly - Hydraulic Header Tilt
Hyd Hose 1/4 I.D. 66” 6FFX-6FFX
Hyd Hose 1/4 I.D. 13” 6FFX-6FFX
Lift-Link Bracket - Slotted
Hyd Cylinder 2” x 8”
Lift Link Bushing - Grooved
Hitch Pin 1’ x 6 1/4”
Flat Washer 1”
Hitch Pin 3/4” x 4 1/2”
Space Sleeve
Snap Ring 1 1/4”
Hitch Pin 3/4” x 6 1/2”
Cab Bracket
Bolt - 3/4 x 2 1/2” UNC
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5. From the port #1 of the valve assembly, install a 6MF–8MB 90º elbow to a 13 inch 6FFX–6FFX
hose, to a 6MB–6MF 90º elbow, which is then connected to the quick coupler levered valve assembly.
6. On the tilt pressure hose, install a ¼ inch female quick coupler and dust cap. Install a swivel
adapter (6MB-6FFX), and 6MF-8 MB nipple to the valve Assembly port #2.
7. From the valve assembly port #3, connect a 6MF–8MB 90º elbow to a 6MF–6FFX 90º elbow, to a
6MB–6FFX swivel adapter, to a ¼ inch male quick coupler and dust plug. This assembly will then
be connected to the 66 inch hose assembly.
8. From the Rod end of the cylinder, install a 66 inch 6FFX–6FFX hose with a 6MB–6MF nipple. On
the other end of the hose install a ¼ inch female quick coupler with a 6MB–6MF nipple plus dust
plug.
9. On the return hose, install a 1/4" male quick coupler and dust cap. Install a 6MB - 6MB nipple to
the tilt cylinder (piston end).
Illustration A - Page 35: Wiring Bracket - Installed
NOTE!
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Refer to page page 141 for details on identifying hydraulic fittings.
Refer to Install Tilt Cylinder Quick Couplers on page page 26 for proper power
unit quick coupler installation. A schematic can be found on page page 153 .
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Install the Hydraulic Tilt - A400 and
R450 Swathers
1. Attach the cylinder pivot as shown to
the right, using the items and fasteners
shown in Illustration 3-15 on page 40.
2. Attach the 2 x 8” Cylinder by inserting
the bushing into the end of the
cylinder. Insert this end of the cylinder
into the cylinder pivot and secure with
the bolt, nut and lock-washer.
3. Remove the small green shield at the
wiring bracket location, exposing the
threaded inserts beneath it.
4. Refer to Wiring Bracket - Detail,
below. Install the bracket mount to the
power unit using the hardware shown.
Connect the quick coupler valve under
Lift Link Bracket - Illustration A - Page 36the bracket using the 5/16 u-bolt, ¼
quick coupler dust cap, 5/16 and 3/8
fender washer, and c/lock nuts.
5. Install the valve assembly to the mount using the hardware supplied, ensuring proper
orientation.
Power Unit Threaded
5/16” Nuts
Inserts
3/8” Fender Washer
Wiring
Bracket
Location
5/16” Flat
Washer
5/16” Flat
Washers
Re-use Power
Unit Bolts
1/4” Quick Coupler
Dust Cap
Bracket
Mount
1/4” Quick Coupler Valve
Illustration B - Page 36-
5/16” U-Bolt
Wiring Bracket Detail - Illustration C - Page 36-
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A400 and R450 Hydraulic Tilt Cylinder Detail - Illustration A - Page 37 .
Basic Valve Connections
Port #2
Connect port #1 to Reel Lift Connection
hose (#)29 – see step #9 below.
Connect port #2 to Tilt Cylinder Pressure
hose – see step #10 below.
Connect port #3 to Tilt Cylinder Connection hose (#32) – see step #11 below.
Proper connection of the
IMPORTANT three ports is critical for
correct operation of reel lift
and tilt functions.
Port #1
Port #3
Hydraulic Tilt Valve Assembly - Illustration B - Page 37
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Item #
Quantity
Description
1
2
Bolt 5/16” X 2-1/4” UNC
2
1
Bolt 3/4” X 4-1/2” UNC
3
1
Nut 3/4” UNC
4
2
F/Lock Nut 5/16” UNC
5
7
Flat Washer 5/16”
6
1
Lock Washer 3/4”
7
2
C/Lock Nut 5/16” UNC
8
2
Elbow 6MB-6MF-90º
9
1
Elbow SW 6MF-6FFX-90º
10
1
Nipple 4MP-6MF
11
1
Nipple 6MF-8MB
12
2
Elbow 6MF-8MB-90º
13
3
Adapter SW 6MB-6FFX
14
1
Bushing RB-58
15
2
Snap Ring 1-1/4”
16
2
Gear Clamp 1-13/16” X 2-3/4”
17
1
Fender Washer 3/8”
18
2
Male Quick Coupler 1/4” ORB
19
2
Female Quick Coupler 1/4” ORB
20
1
Female Quick Coupler Dust Cap – 1/4”
21
1
Hirschmann Gasket
22
1
Hirschmann Screw
23
2
Male Quick Coupler Dust Cap 1/4”
24
2
Female Quick Coupler Dust Cap 1/4”
25
1
1/4” Qck Cplr Levered Vlv Assembly
26
1
U Bolt 5/16x1-13/32x2-3/16
27
1
Elbow 6MB-6MF-45º
28
1
Header Hydraulic Tilt Valve Assembly
29
1
1/4” 13” Hydraulic Hose 6FFX-6FFX
30
1
Height Indicator Decal
31
1
Hydraulic Cylinder 2X8
32
1
1/4” 44” Hydraulic Hose 6FFX-6FFX
33
1
Tilt Angle Indicator
34
1
Tilt Angle Indicator Guide
35
1
Cab Reel Lift Bracket
36
1
Cylinder Pivot
37
1
Header Tilt Cylinder Bushing – Grooved
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6. From port #1 of the valve assembly, install a 6MF–8MB 90º elbow to a ¼ “ 13” 6FFX–6FFX
hose, to a 6MB–6MF 90º elbow, which is then connected to the quick coupler levered valve
assembly.
7. On the tilt pressure hose, install a ¼”
female quick coupler and dust cap.
Install a 6MF–8MB nipple, and a
6MB-6FFX swivel adapter, to the valve
Assembly port #2.
8. From the valve assembly port #3,
connect a 6MF–8MB 90º elbow to
a 6MF–6FFX 90º swivel elbow, to a
6MB–6FFX swivel adapter, to a ¼
inch male quick coupler and dust plug.
This assembly will then be connected
to the 44 inch hose assembly.
Wiring Bracket Installed - Illustration A - Page 39 .
9. From the Rod end of the cylinder,
install a 44” 6FFX–6FFX hose with a
6MB–6MF 90° elbow. On the other
end of the hose install a ¼ inch female
quick coupler with a 6MB–6MF nipple
plus dust plug.
10.On the return hose, install a ¼" male
quick coupler and dust cap. Install
a 6MB-6MF 45° elbow, and a 6MB6FFX swivel adapter, to the tilt cylinder
(piston end).
NOTE!
Refer to “Appendix A Hydraulic Fitting Naming
Standards” on page 141
for details on identifying
hydraulic fittings.
Illustration B - Page 39
Refer to “A400 and R450 Hydraulic Tilt Cylinder Detail - Illustration A - page
37” for proper power unit quick coupler installation. A schematic can be found
on page 153.
11.Refer to Tilt Indicator – Detail illustration to the right. If not already applied, apply the indicator
decal to the aluminum tilt indicator, with “10” furthest away from the tilt cylinder rod end. Attach the
aluminum tilt indicator to the rod end using two snap rings and the cylinder bushing. Slide the tilt
indicator guide onto the tilt indicator and secure to the cylinder with two gear clamps. Ensure that the
tilt indicator guard is positioned rotationally on the cylinder so that the tilt indicator is parallel with the
tube of the cylinder. Any unnecessary tension on the tilt indicator and guide may cause damage to
those parts. With the cylinder retracted the tilt indicator guide should line up with “0” on the decal.
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Installing the Platform Lift Needle Valve on 4895 and 4995 Power Units.
Refer to the illustrations on the next two pages
to familiarize yourself with the locations of the
components involved.
1. On the left side of the power unit at the top
of the stairs, access the compartment door
behind the cab. At the top-front of the compartment, you will find small nuts and bolts
that will line up with the bracket shown at
right. Remove the top bolt, but only loosen
the side nut.
2. Loosen the nuts from the two locations
identified. Remove the nut and bolt from the
top location but DO NOT REMOVE THE
NUT from the side location (since the bolt
may fall out making re-installation difficult).
WARNING
Illustration A - Page 40: Needle Valve Bracket
3. Slide the bracket between the previously
loosened nut and frame. Insert a 5/16 bolt
(included) through the top hole of the frame.
Thread the washer and nut onto the top
bolt. Tighten the nuts to secure.
Illustration C - Page 40: Compartment Door Location
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Illustration B - Page 40: Needle Valve Bracket - Installed
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4. Locate the manual float release valve and
relieve the pressure by opening the valve
(counter clockwise).
WARNING
Ensure that you open the
valve prior to disconnecting
any hoses to avoid excess
spillage or potential harm from
heated oil.
The following sequence will minimize oil
spillage.
5. Disassemble the needle valve knob from
the body and reassemble using the panel
nut and washer as shown. Install the supplied hose “B.”
Illustration A - Page 41: Needle Valve and Hydraulic
Control Block
Units with serial numbers starting at 320001
and up will use the needle valve assembly
shown to the right in conjunction with nonthreaded “STC” fittings.
NOTE!
Units with serial numbers up
to and including 320000 will
require the threaded hose
fittings also included in the
installation kit, see Illustration
3-28: Needle Valve - Non-STC
Threaded Fittings on the following page.
Illustration B - Page 41: Needle Valve - STC Fittings
Refer to Hydraulic Fitting
Naming Standards on page
page 141 for details on identifying hydraulic fittings.
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6. Disconnect the platform lift hose “A” at the block, using the valve tool provided in the compartment. Connect the supplied hose “B” as seen in Illustration 3-25: Needle Valve - STC Fittings on
page 44. Now connect Hose A to the needle valve, as shown in the same illustration.
7. Slide the needle valve onto the mounting bracket, as Illustration 3-25: Needle Valve - STC Fittings
on page 44, and secure in place with the panel nut. Close the manual float release valve on the
block (clockwise) and set a small flow rate on the needle valve (counter-clockwise.)
Illustration A - Page 42: Hydraulic Control Block
Illustration B - Page 42: Needle Valve
Units with serial numbers up to and including
320000 will use the needle valve assembly
shown here. Use components 2, 3, 5 or 1, 7, 4
depending on the year of the Power Unit.
NOTE!
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Refer to Hydraulic Fitting
Naming Standards on page
page 141 for details on identifying hydraulic fittings.
Illustration C - Page 42: Needle Valve - Non-STC
Threaded Fittings
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Installing the Platform Lift Needle
Valve on Power Units - A400 and
R450 Swathers
Compartment Door
Refer to the illustrations on the next two
pages to familiarize yourself with the
locations of the components involved.
1. On the left side of the power unit at the
top of the stairs, access the compartment
door behind the cab.
Illustration A - Page 43 .
2. At the front of the compartment, you will
find two slots in the frame that will line
up with the bracket shown to the right.
Attach the bracket to the frame with two
5/16” bolts, washers and nuts. Tighten
the nuts to secure.
3. Lower the power unit lift arms to help
reduce pressure.
Illustration B - Page 43 .
4. Locate the manual float release valve and
relieve the pressure by opening the valve
(counter clockwise).
WARNING
Ensure that you open the
valve prior to disconnecting
any hoses to avoid excess
spillage or potential harm
from heated oil.
Illustration C - Page 43 .
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Knob
10FFX-10MF 90°
NOTE!
The following sequence will
minimize oil spillage.
5. Disassemble the needle valve knob
from the body and reassemble using
the panel nut and washer. Install
the supplied hose “B” and the three
fittings as shown to the right.
6. Slide the needle valve onto the
mounting bracket and secure in place
with the panel nut. Hose “B” should
be hanging straight down.
7. Disconnect the platform lift hose “A” at
the rod end of the Center Torsion Bar
cylinder located under the cab.
Panel Nut
10MF-6MB
Washer
6MB-8MF 90°
Needle Valve
Hose “B” - Hose “A”
Illustration A - Page 44 .
Hose “A”
Center Torsion Bar
Hydraulic Cylinder
Illustration B - Page 44 .
8. Install an 8MB-10MF 90° on the
hydraulic cylinder port that you had
removed hose “A” from in the previous
step. Connect the supplied hose “B”
to the fitting.
NOTE!
Hose “B”
Refer to “Appendix A Hydraulic Fitting Naming
Standards” on page 141
for details on identifying
hydraulic fittings.
Illustration C - Page 44 .
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9. Now connect Hose “A” to the needle valve. If required, temporairly remove the needle valve
from the mounting bracket for better access.
10.For added support for hose “B”, place it on top of the nearby large hoses and secure with zip
ties. Ensure that both hose “A” and “B” are not contacting any surfaces that may damage
the hoses. Close the manual float release valve on the block (clockwise) and set a small
flow rate on the needle valve (counter-clockwise.)
Manual Release Valve
Manual Release Valve - Illustration A - Page 45 .
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Wiring Installation Model Identification
It is important that you determine exactly which model of windrower you have. Possible variations
are:
New Models (A400 and R450)
For all A400 and R450 power units, switches come pre-installed in the panel regardless if the
power unit was specifically ordered as Honey Bee ready or not. No in-cab modification is
required!
New Models (4895 and 4995)
New models include all John Deere 4895 and 4995 units built after 29 January 2007 with serial
numbers including, and after EO4995X330675, and EO4895X330107. These units will have the
correct in-cab wiring and switch panel factory installed. No in-cab modification is required!
If the power unit was ordered specifically as Honey Bee Ready, all switches will be installed in
the panel. If the unit was not ordered with this option, the switches will be supplied by Honey
Bee, and will need to be installed and plugged into the existing harness by the dealer.
Older Production Models(4895 and 4995)
Old models include all John Deere 4895 and 4995 units with serial numbers prior to
EO4995X330675, and EO4895X330107, built before January 29th 2007.
If required, refer to “Appendix B-3 - Swather Adapter Wiring Schematic” on
page 146.
NOTE!
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New Model Wiring (A400 and R450
only)
Hirshmann Plug
1. Identify the 21-pin plug of the wiring
adapter, and mount this end in the front
bracket of the windrower, located on the
right hand side of the cab.
2. Connect the hirschmann plug of the
harness to the receptacle on the
hytdraulic tilt valve solenoid.
8-Pin Harness
21-Pin Plug
14-Pin Harness
Front Bracket
Illustration A - Page 47
14-Pin Plug Routing
Illustration B - Page 47
3. Feed the 14 pin plug under the front of the
right side of the cab.
4. Insert the plug into the receptacle
provided as shown to the right. First
align the widest tab in the plug with the
wide slot in the receptacle. Once it is fully
seated, turn the locking collar to secure
the plug.
Wide
Tab
Illustration C - Page 47
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5. Feed the 8-pin rectangular plug end of the harness through the opening directly below the
bracket where the 21 pin plug is mounted.
8-Pin Plug Goes
Through Here
8-Pin Plug
Illustration A - Page 48
8-Pin Plug Routing
Illustration B - Page 48
6. Toward the rear of the cab, you will see an
opening in the frame. Feed the 8-pin plug
through to the receptacle via this access.
Connect the 8-pin plug to the receptacle.
7. Secure the harness underneath the cab
using zip-ties as needed.
Secure 8-Pin Plug Here
Feed 8-Pin
Harness
Under Cab
A400 & R450 Rear Electrical Panel
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New Model Wiring (4895 and
4995only)
21 Pin Plug
Hirschmann Plug
1. Identify the 21-pin plug of the wiring adapter, and mount this end in the front bracket
of the windrower, located on the right hand
side of the cab.
2. Connect the hirschmann plug to the receptacle on the hydraulic valve solenoid.
3. Feed the 7-pin plug end of the harness
under the cab and connect it to the 7 pin
receptacle under the cab.
31 Pin Harness
7 Pin Harness
Illustration A - Page 49: Front Bracket
4. You will find a wiring harness clip under the cab floor. Feed the wire into this clip and secure it with
zip-tie.
5. Toward the rear of the cab, you will see an opening in the frame. Feed the 31-pin plug through to
the exterior via this access.
Illustration B - Page 49: Rear Electrical Panel
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6.
Insert the 31-pin plug into the receptacle provided.
The plug will align in the same fashion as the ront plug,
by first aligning the widest tab in the plug with the wide
slot in the receptacle. Once it is fully seated, turn the
locking collar to secure the plug.
Illustration A - Page 50: Plug Location
Illustration C - Page 50: 31-Pin Plug
7.
If the unit was not ordered “Honey Bee Ready,”
remove the screws holding the switch panel in lace, and
remove the appropriate switch position blank(s). Snap the
new switches in place, as shown here, and connect them
to the harness plugs as shown in the windrower manual.
8.
Open the electrical panel access on the right side
of the windrower. Remove the float relay from he lectrical
panel. Once removed, the table will raise and lower only
so long as the switch is activated, and will stop when it is
released.
For the successful completion of this installation, the
relay should be removed; however, If you prefer, the relay
may be replaced for field use. In this mode the table will
lift to maximum height when up is selected, and will lower
to the preset float height when down is selected.
NOTE!
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When hooking up to the swather, this
relay should be removed to provide fine
control over the operation of the hydraulics.
Illustration B - Page 50: 4995 Switch Panel
Remove Float
Relay
Illustration D - Page 50: Electrical Panel
- Float Relay
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Wiring Installation, Older Models
4895/4995 Model Switch Installation
Reel speed and table tilt reel lift operations are controlled with the standard switches located on the
F-N-R control lever.
The switches for the standard draper speed control, optional shifting decks, fore/aft reel options,
and he table tilt/reel lift options need to be installed in the control console. If additional switches are
equired, refer to the illustration to
the right.
1. Remove the three screws holding the console panel cover, lift the cover, mark, and unplug the
cables to the switches.
2. Locate the knockout(s) for the options to be installed, using the suggested sequence shown.
3. With a sharp knife, cut the vinyl cover along the edge of the knockout.
4. Cut the metal tabs at each end of the opening and file any burrs smooth.
5. Insert the new function switch or switches from the top and snap into place.
Additional
Option Switch
Additional
Option Switch
Second
Option
Switch
First
Option
Switch
Illustration A - Page 51: Suggested Switch Location
Illustration B - Page 51: Suggested Switch Locations
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If only one option is added, no modification to the control console base are required; however, with two, or
more options, the modifications shown to the right are
needed.
6. Feed the new harness up, inserting the appropriate plugs through the holes so they will line up
with the switches in the panel.
7. Connect the plugs to the corresponding switches, and replace the panel cover using the three
screws removed earlier.
Illustration A - Page 52: Console Modification
The template (Illustration B - Page 52: Console Cutting Template), will give you the correct sizes for
the openings shown above.
Illustration B - Page 52: Console Cutting Template
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Cab Modifications
1. A hole must be made in the floor for the wiring loom supplied for these options. Raise the
floor mat and locate a small plate welded to the
floor.
The hole diameter should be at least 2-1/2” to allow the pre-wired plug and wiring loom to be fed
through the floor.
(See the photos to the right and below.)
2. Install the wiring harness and re-close the hole
with the grommet and plate supplied. Secure
with four(4) sheet metal screws.
Illustration A - Page 53: Hole Location
Illustration B - Page 53: Wiring Installation Complete
Illustration C - Page 53: Close Up View
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3. Open the electrical access panel on the righthand side of the windrower. Remove the float
relay from the panel on the door.
4. If the optional deck shift, draper speed (now
standard), fore and aft, and/or hydraulic tilt was
purchased, connect the plug from the newly
installed console wiring into the optional power
source plug.
NOTE!
The swather may be operated
with the float relay left in place.
In this case, when the “Up”
switch is activated, the table will
rise to the top of its travel. Similarly, when the “Down” switch is
activated, the table will lower to
the preset float height.
Connect
Plug
for
Options
Remove Float
Relay
Illustration A - Page 54: Wiring Panel Access
When hooking up to the swather, this relay should be removed to provide fine control over the
operation of the hydraulics.
If the you wish, it may be re-installed once these setup instructions have been completed.
4895 & 4995 Windrower Controls
Basic function controls are located on the F-N-R
lever and cab console. Refer to the Wiring Installation section on page 54 for console switch functions.
See your John Deere windrower manual for more
information.
Illustration B - Page 54: 4895/4995 F-N-R Lever
Controls
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A400 & R450 Windrower Controls
Adjust Throttle
Basic function controls are located on the
F-N-R lever and cab console.
Throttle rpm (mid), reel speed, draper
speed and float are adjustable by means
of a rotary adjuster knob when selected.
See your John Deere windrower manual for
more information.
Adjust Float
Press halfway down to display Knife speed.
Press completely down to adjust Reel speed.
Platform
Tilt & Lift
Rotary Adjuster
-Clockwise - Increase
-Counterclockwise - Decrease
Draper Deck Positions
Reel Lift &
Fore/Aft
Diagnostics
Adjust Draper Speed
In Cab Controls - Illustration B - Page 55 .
NOTE!
There is a short delay from the time you press the Reel Lift or Platform Tilt buttons to
the time that the table responds.
Leveling Link Installation
1. Remove the Leveling Link that came
with the Power Unit. Take note of the
length of this link.
Adjustment
Bolt
Lock
Nut
2. Adjust the head of the adjustment bolt
on the Honey Bee Leveling Link until
the link is the same length as the initial
link. Lock the length in place with the
lock nut.
3. Install the Honey Bee Leveling link
onto the right side lift arm on the power
unit as shown. Use the pins and
washers that were removed from the
initial link, to secure the Honey Bee
Link in place.
Leveling Link
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Install Lift-Arm Extensions –
A400/4895
Washers
Place the lift arm extensions on the lift arms
of the power unit. Secure them in place with
the bolts, nuts and washers listed below. For
each lift arm, you should use two washers on
the 'inside' of the lift arm and two washers on
the 'outside' as show to the right.
a) Bolt - 1 ⅛” x 7”
b) SAE Washer - 1 ⅛”
c) Nylock Nut - 1 ⅛”
Washers
Nuts
Bolt
Left
Right
Lift Arm Top View
a
Left
Bolt
Illustration A - Page 56
Right
b
c
b
Installing the Lift Arm Extensions on the A400
NOTE!
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Illustration B - Page 56
Pay attention to the location of the washers, ensure that they are properly located
as shown above.
4895 lift arm extensions have an “8” cut into the side plate.
A400 lift arm extensions have an “A” cut into the side plate.
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Install Lift-Arm Extensions – R450/4995
Place each of the lift arm extensions on the
power unit lift arms. Secure each extension
in place using the following parts:
Washers
Bolt
a) M24-3.0 x 170mm Bolt
b) Four 1” SAE washers
c) M24 Nylock nut.
Washers
Nuts
Bolt
Left
Lift Arm Top View
Right
Illustration A - Page 57
b
c
a
Left
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Right
Illustration B - Page 57
Ensure the Lift Arm Extensions are pushed towards the outside ends of the table
by the four washers as shown above.
4995 lift arm extensions have a “9” cut into the side plate.
R450 lift arm extensions have an “R” cut into the side plate.
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Swather Preparation – Crop Divider
Installation
1. Park the Swather on flat, hard, and
level ground. Support the hitch end
of the unit by extending the hitch jack
until the swather is sitting level.
2. Install the crop dividers, and crop
divider pipes (or snub nose) to the
ends of the table. The crop divider
and pipes are not installed at the
factory for shipping purposes. Once
installed, operators should be aware
of the assembled width of the swather,
Crop
and should check local regulations
Divider
Illustration A - Page 58
before transporting on public
roadways.
3. The crop divider is fastened, and pivots, on one (1) 1/2”x5” carriage-head bolt through a tube
on the bottom rear of the divider and two lugs on the bottom front of the frame. Secure the
bolt with a 1/2” lock nut, keeping it loose enough so that the divider will still pivot freely on
the bolt. The top of the crop divider is held in place with two (2) 3/8” x 1” carriage-head bolts
connecting the top rear of the divider with the top front of the deflector. They are held in
place using the supplied locking textured washers and 3/8 locking nuts. The top bolts have
an arched slot, for variable positioning, in the top of the divider. This allows the divider to be
adjusted to approximately run parallel with the ground.
4. When properly positioned, the crop
divider overlaps the outside of the
crop deflector to provide a smooth
transition for the crop.
5. Insert the crop divider pipe (or snub
nose) into the nose of the crop divider.
Tighten the 3/8” x 1 1/2” bolt with lock
nut against the divider pipe base and
secure with the lock nut.
NOTE!
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Crop Divider Installed - Illustration B - Page 58
The divider is designed to be adjusted in order to run without trampling the crop.
This will provide good crop separation, and will help prevent crop plugging in the
corners. The crop divider pipe is intended to be used when cutting off the ground,
and the stub nose is to be used when cutting on the ground.
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Strut Mounting Bolts Mounting
Holes
When installing Strut Mounting Bolts, the
Standard mounting holes are typically used
for both A400/4895 and R450/4995.
As an option for the A400/4895 ONLY, the
Alternate mounting holes can be used for
higher swath lift clearance (ie Canola), but
will not allow the table to lower enough to cut
on the ground when using Castering Gauge
Wheels. The Alternate mounting holes DO
NOT work for R450/4995.
Standard Holes
(A400/4895 &
R450/4995)
FRONT
REAR
Alternate Holes (A400/4895 ONLY)
Strut Mounting Holes
Illustration A - Page 59
Install Strut Mounting Boots – A400/4895
Specific Instructions
1. Each mounting boot should be
installed flush against the edge
closest to the middle of the table on
each of the two center struts of the
swather as shown in the illustrations
on this page.
a
b
c
d
2. Each mounting boot should be held
against the interior wall of the strut
with the following parts:
a)
b)
c)
d)
Bolt – 1” x 4”
Spacer – 1½” x 1⅞”
Nylock Nut – 1”
Bolt – 1” x 2”
Left
Rear
Right
Left Strut Mounting Boot
NOTE!
Bottom of
Center Struts
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Illustration B - Page 59
Some components are not
shown in these illustrations
for clarity reasons.
Illustration C - Page 59
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Install Strut Mounting Boots –
R450/4995 Specific Instructions
Swathers will have the mounting boots
preinstalled, however if installation is
required, follow these instructions.
a
b
d
c
1. Each mounting boot should be
installed flush against the edge closest
to the outside edge of the table on
each of the two center struts of the
swather as shown in the illustrations on
this page.
2. Each mounting boot should be held
against the outside wall of the strut
with the following parts:
a)
b)
c)
d)
Left Strut Mounting Boot
Illustration A - Page 60
Bolt – 1” x 12”
Spacer – 1½” x 3 5/16”
Spacer – 1½” x 5 ¾”
Nylock Nut – 1”
Left
Right
Rear
Front
NOTE!
Bottom of Center Struts
Illustration B - Page 60
Some components are not shown in these illustrations for clarity reasons.
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Mounting the Swather to the
Windrower
1. Park the swather on firm, level ground, where
it will be easily accessible for the windrower
operator to pick up.
2. Lower the screw jack, located on the side of
the transport axle, and raise the axle until the
tire clears the ground.
3. Remove the quick pin securing the hub and
spindle, and remove the wheel assembly.
Store the wheel assembly in an appropriate
location, or if the gauge wheel option has
been purchased, install the wheel into one of
the gauge wheel mounts and secure with the
quick pin.
4. On each of the mount boots, remove the
pin holding the locking arms in place and lift
the lock arms into the mounting position as
shown (See Illustration “C”).
WARNING
Pivot Bolt
Height
Engagement
Handle
Lock
Pin
If the lift arms move too abruptly,
reduce the flow of oil at the needle
valve as shown in “Needle Valve
- Illustration B - Page .” on page
45.
If they raise and lower fully with one
cycle of the control, remove the
relay as shown
-Viewed in Secured
Shock Shaft
Lift
Handle
Failure to adjust the lock arm
properly will result in damage to the
mount boots and the lock arms.
5. Start the windrower. Ensure that the
windrower's manual float release valve is fully
closed. Test the lift-arm controls to ensure
smooth operation. Decrease the amount of
float pressure to minimum.
NOTE!
Remove Wheel &
Illustration A - Page 61
Extend Jack
Gauge
Wheel
Assembly
Illustration B - Page 61
Mount Boot
Lock Arm
in Mount
Position
Illustration C - Page 61
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6. Move the power unit into position,
lining up the lift arm extensions with
the mounting boots that were installed
earlier. Ensure the arms are low
enough to move under the boots.
R450 Lift Arm
Line Up
Illustration A - Page 62
7. Slowly raise the lift arms and move
forward until the arm extensions are
firmly set on the mounting boots.
Ensure the end of the extension arm
has fully engaged the mounting boot
and the locking arm has dropped into
the proper position. Do not lift the
table any higher at this point.
CAUTION
Shut the engine down and
wait for all moving parts to
stop before leaving the cab.
Ensure the park brake is
set.
Illustration B - Page 62
Locked
Position
8. If the arms are located correctly, secure the
lock arms in their locked position with the pin
as shown to the right.
Illustration C - Page 62
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9. All 4895 and 4995 tables require that
you secure the safety chain as shown.
The chain is supplied with a bolt
through one end of the links to mark the
minimum length of chain to be used. Do
not remove this bolt!
10.All 4895 and 4995 tables require that
you connect the hydraulic tilt cylinder
to the lower hole on the bracket on the
table as shown to the right.
DANGER
NOTE!
Windshield Guard
Hydraulic
Top Link
Cylinder
Safety
Chain
Illustration A - Page 63: 4895/4995
Safety Chain, Hydraulic Tilt
Do not attempt to lift the swather
until the safety chain is attached.
Pin 1
Pin 2
If lining up the cylinder is difficult,
carefully raise the swather by small
amounts until it aligns.
11.Remove Pin 1 to allow the cylinder mounting
bracket to swivel up and down. Secure
the hydraulic tilt cylinder to the bracket as
shown. Install the hitch pin (Pin 2) to finish
connecting the cylinder to the table. Do not
try to reinstall Pin 1 yet, since the holes won't
be lined up.
Illustration B - Page 63
12.Start the windrower.
13.Carefully raise the swather to full height, then
lock the arms, using the windrower's lock
lever.
Lock Lever
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DANGER
Shut the engine down and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving
the cab. Ensure the park brake is
set.
13.For all 4895 and 4995 tables, ensure that the
hydraulic tilt cylinder is secured in place using
the hitch pin provided, if not already in place.
Ensure that the hitch pin is inserted from
below, as hsown to the right.
Illustration A - Page 64: 4995/4895 Securing
Tilt Cylinder
14.For all A400 and R450 tables, re-install Pin 1
(as shown to the right) to secure the cylinder
mounting bracket in place.
WARNING
Pin 1
Failure to re-install Pin 1 will result
in breakage of power unit windshield
during operation.
Pin 1 Reinstallation
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Store the Transport Axle
1. Remove the wheel assembly from the
cutter-bar side of the table, and store
in an appropriate location, or install
onto the remaining gauge wheel
mount.
2. Remove the pin which holds the axle
extension in place, from position #1
and slide the axle into the housing.
3. Secure the axle in the housing by
re-inserting the pin in position #2 as
shown.
4. Remove the jack and remove the pin
holding the axle strut in the vertical
position.
WARNING
NOTE!
Location 2
Pin - Location 1
Axle Tube
Retraction
Illustration A - Page 65
Axle Strut Pin
The axle is heavy!
Your transport axle mounting
bracket may look slightly
different from what is shown
depending on your model of
swather.
Illustration B - Page 65
5. Swing the axle up, and secure using
the pin. Replace the jack as shown
and secure with the pin.
Axle in Field
Position
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Store the Transport Hitch
1. The swather should still be lifted from the
ground at this point, with the table safety
lock in place.
2. Fully retract the jack leg, by turning the
jack handle, and by collapsing the lower
section to the first hole.
Illustration A - Page 66
3. Release the hitch clamp, and slide the
jack off the hitch mount. Store the jack as
shown in Illustration “C”, and tighten the
clamp.
Remove Jack
Illustration B - Page 66
4. Pull the Lock Pin on the hitch tube and
slide the tube into the storage sleeve.
Refer to Illustration “A”. Attach the hitch
safety chain to the storage stub as shown
in Illustration “C”.
NOTE!
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If excessive vibration occurs,
extend the jack until it contacts
the hitch tube storage sleeve,
as shown.
Illustration C - Page 66
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Connect Electrical and Hydraulic
Systems
1. Release the table lock, start the windrower engine and lower the table. Shut the engine
down and engage the parking brake. Ensure all moving parts have come to a stop before
exiting the cab.
2. Connect the electrical lines, and the
hydraulic reel lift/tilt hose (standard on all
tables) at the plug mount, located on the
right-hand side of the cab.
3. Open the valve to the reel lift/tilt cylinder
(curved arrow).
4. Connect hydraulics for Pressure, Return,
and Case Drain to the swather.
NOTE!
Power Unit Connections
Illustration A - Page 67
Hydraulic Connections
Illustration B - Page 67
If you need to refer to hydraulic
schematics, see chapter “9 Hydraulics on page 97”
When the swather is being stored, the seperate
table case drain hose should be left connected
to relieve pressure in the closed hydraulic
system, thus avoiding potential damage to
system components.
NOTE!
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the reverse side of the pump.
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Install the Hose Holder – 4995 &
R450 Only.
A bracket and canvas loop are provided to route
the hydraulic hoses both while in use, and in
storage. Use of this hanger will prevent damage
to the hoses and connections from being run
over, or trailed on the ground.
The bracket is installed on the cab railing indicated in the photo to the right.
The hydraulic hoses are fed through the canvas
loop and then the canvas loop is fed through the
bracket.
Hose Connected
Illustration A - Page 68
Hose Disconnected
Illustration B - Page 68
When the hydraulic hoses are not in use, ensure
they are placed in a location where they will not
become damaged or contaminated by dirt.
Leveling the Swather
If the table requires leveling at this stage, you have three options, of which you may elect to use
singly or in any combination. These three options can be found in Chapter “8 - Leveling” on page
112.
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Programming the Tachometer - 4895
& 4995 Only
It is not necessary to start the engine to program the tachometer. These instructions apply
to either single or dual display tachometers.
1. Move the key to the “OFF” position.
2. Press, and hold the Ground Speed (C)
and Float Pressure (F) buttons while
turning the key to the “RUN” position.
3. This will open the setup mode.
4. The “Function Selected” display (A)
should highlight the upper left quadrant,
and the primary machine code will be
displayed in (H)
5. Press the Ground Speed (C) of Engine
Speed (D) buttons to incrementally
adjust the code up or down until it reads
“13.”
6. Press Reel Speed (E) and Float Pressure (F) buttons simultaneously to store
the code and move to the next step.
7. The upper right quadrant will now be
highlighted in the “Function Selected”
display (A).
8. Press the Ground Speed (C) or Engine
Speed (D) buttons incrementally, until
this display reads “1” for the 4990/4890,
or “0” for a 4995/4895 which provides
greater input range for reel speed and
platform speed.
NOTE!
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H
A
G
B
C
F
D
E
Illustration A - Page 69: Tachometer
A - Function Selected
B - Engine Hours
C - Ground Speed (mph)
D - Engine Speed (rpm)
E - Reel Speed (knife drive)
F - Float Pressure (psi)
G - Platform Hours
H - Digital Display
If the display does not read
correctly with Code “1”, try
Code “0” as an alternate.
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9. Press the Reel Speed (E) and Float Pressure (F) buttons simultaneously to store the code and
move to the next step.
10.The Function Selected display (A) will now have the lower right quadrant highlighted. Press the
Ground Speed (C) or the Engine Speed (D) button incrementally to adjust this reading to “26” for
units prior to the 2002 model year. Beginning with the 2002 model year, this number will be “24.5”
to reflect the change in final drive ratios.
11.Press the Reel Speed (E) and Float Pressure (F) buttons simultaneously to store this code and
move to the next step. The Function Selected display (A) will now have the lower left quadrant
highlighted. The number of pulses per engine revolution will be shown on the digital display (H).
12.Press the Ground Speed (C) or the Engine Speed (D) button incrementally until the display reads
“30”.
13.Press the Reel Speed (E) and Float Pressure (F) buttons simultaneously to store this code.
13.Turn the key to the “OFF” position to exit the setup mode. Calibrate the Hydraulic Pump.
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Programming Diagnostic Addresses - A400 and R450 only
For proper operation of all draper table functions, both the “Belt Speed Adjust Option” (Address 066) and “HB
Option” (Address 067) must be enabled , as well as the correct “Platform Type” (Address 071) selected. The
“Deck Shift Option” (Address 068) must also be enabled if you have a Double Swath table.
Only the Platform Type is accessible to the operator. The Options are accessible only to the Dealer.
The dealer should also check with the JD Software Delivery System (SDS) that the installed software version
is current for the windrower.
•
•
For Honey Bee Ready windrowers, the HB Option and Belt Speed Adjust Option will already be enabled
and the Platform Type will be preset as a “Honey Bee Draper 21 Foot”. The Deck Shift Option (if
applicable) must be enabled by the dealer.
For non-Honey Bee Ready windrowers, all the Options must be enabled by the dealer and the Platform
Type will be preset as a “Sickle – 14 Foot (if A400) or as a “Rotary Platform - 4 Meter” (if R450) from
factory.
The correct Platform Type must be selected by the operator (or dealer) by changing the value of diagnostic
address 071, using the diagnostics buttons on the cab console and display lines on the PDU.
It is not necessary to start the engine to program diagnostic addresses.
At any time, the back button (E) can be used to go back one step, and
the mode button (A) can be used to exit diagnostics mode.
1. Turn the key to “RUN”
2. To enter diagnostics mode, press Mode button (A)
3. Rotate the dial (B) until “diA” is shown on the display (X). Press the
enter button (C)
4. Rotate the dial (B) until “CAb” is shown on the display (X). Press the
enter button (C)
5. Rotate the dial (B) counter-clockwise until “071” is shown on the
display (X). The display will alternately show “071” and “InP”. The
value of address 071 will be shown on line two of the display (Y),
indicating the platform type (refer to the chart on next page). If the
value shown is not correct, skip to step 6. If the value shown is
correct, no changes are required. Press the mode button (A) to exit
diagnostics mode and turn the key to the “OFF” position.
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6. To change the value of address 071, press the enter button (C).
The left most digit on the second line of the display (Y) will flash,
indicating that it can be changed. Edit each digit by using the dial
(B) to change the value of the flashing digit (if required) and CAL
button (D) to move to the next digit. Once all digits are correct,
press the enter button (C) to save the value. If the value has been
successfully saved, none of the digits will be flashing.
Control Console
B
D
7. Press the mode button (A) to exit diagnostics mode and turn the key
to the “OFF” position.
C
A
E
Illustration A - Page 72
Every time the operator (or dealer) physically changes to a different platform, diagnostic address 071 must
also be changed accordingly.
TLA DA Description
CAB 71 Windrower Platform Type
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Description & Input Values
Header Description
Sickle – 14 Foot
Sickle – 16 Foot
Sickle – 18 Foot
Rotary Platform – 4 Meter
Rotary Platform – 4.5 Meter
Rotary Platform – 5 Meter
HoneyBee Draper 21 Foot
HoneyBee Draper 25 Foot
HoneyBee Draper 30 Foot
HoneyBee Draper 36 Foot
Other
Header Number
100
101
102
103
104
105
110
111
112
113
114
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JD 4895 and A400 Solenoid Modification
The full flow of the forward side of the pump will be used rather than adjusting the reverse side as
done in previous years. The wires for S1 (Platform Forward) and the S2 (Platform Reverse) do not
need to be swapped as in the past.
When using the forward side of the pump, adjusting the flow set screw for the reverse side will have
no effect.
If in the future the windrower is used with a John Deere hay platform, these connections will be
correct as-is.
Illustration A - Page 73
Approximate Solenoid Plug Location Illustration B - Page 73
Solenoid Plugs
Illustration C - Page 73
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You will be unable to increase knife speed beyond the speed that has been set by
the priority flow cartridge. See “Knife Drive Speed Adjustment” on page 120
for knife speed adjustment details.
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JD 4995 Install Pump Bracket And Set Pump Flow
Set the engine high idle to 2100 RPM. Normal pump output is 45 GPM (170 LPM). The output from
the tractor must be set from 29 to 30 GPM (110 – 114 LPM). Install the flow bracket assembly onto
the motor mount, located under the windrower, as shown below.
IIllustration A - Page 74: Pump Adjuster
Mounting Bracket
Illustration B - Page 74: Pump Adjuster
Mounting Bracket
1. Remove the nuts from the two bolts holding the electric swather pump output controller. Place the
bracket on the bolts as shown above, replace and tighten nuts.
2. Remove the cotter key holding the linkage lever onto the electric controller. Do not permit the
linkage rod to turn in the clevis end of the linkage, to avoid calibration problems when the rod is
returned to the electric controller arm for other applications.
3. Relocate the linkage into the adjusting bolt attached to the bracket you installed previously. Secure by replacing the top washer and use a new cotter key to secure the inkage in place.
4. Install a flow meter inline where the output hose is connected to the table.
5. Start the engine, engage table hydraulics, and set at high idle (2100 rpm). Set the draper flow control to full.
6. Adjust the length of the pump linkage from the bracket until the flow meter shows 29 to 30 GPM
(110-114 LPM). Secure the lock nut. Re check the flow meter to ensure it has not changed.
NOTE!
WARNING
Page 74
The above procedure sets the correct amount of pump flow for the table. See page
133 for knife speed adjustment details once the pump flow has been set.
Start at a low flow rate and increase in small increments. Setting the flow above
the 29 to 30 gpm stated above will result in excessive heating of oil and excessive
draper wear.
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JD R450 Install Pump Bracket And Set Pump Flow
Set the pump flow using high idle. Normal pump output is 45 GPM (170 LPM). The output from the
tractor must be set from 29 to 30 GPM (110 – 114 LPM). Install the flow bracket assembly onto the
motor mount, located under the windrower, as shown in Illustration “A”.
5/16” Bolts
JD
Equipment
Linkage
Ball &
Socket
Bracket
Pump Lever
Old HB
Bracket
Linkage
Illustration B - Page 75
1. Remove the two nuts and bolts from the electric
swather pump output controller. Add the bracket as
Fine Adjustment Bolt
Illustration A - Page 75 .
shown in Illustration “A”, using the new 5/16” x 1”
bolts and nuts provided. Do not tighten yet.
Disconnect the linkage lever from the controller by unthreading the Ball & Socket from the
controller. Connect linkage lever by placing the threads of the ball through the hole on the
new bracket, and using the supplied M 6 nut fasten it securely. Use JD supplied ball stud.
Tighten the nuts and bolts from step 1 to secure the bracket in place.
Install a flow meter inline where the output hose is connected to the table.
Start the engine, engage table hydraulics, and set at high idle. Set the draper flow control to
full.
Adjust the bracket fine adjustment bolt until the flow meter shows 29 to 30 GPM (110 – 114
LPM). Secure the fine adjustment bolt with locking nut. Re check the flow meter to ensure it
has not changed.
To Pump
Lever
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
NOTE!
WARNING
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The above procedure sets the correct amount of pump flow for the table. See
“Knife Drive Speed Adjustment” on page 120 for knife speed adjustment
details once the pump flow has been set.
Start at a low flow rate and increase in small increments. Setting flow above the 29
to 30 GPM stated above will result in excessive heating of oil and excessive draper
wear.
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NOTE!
If in the future the R450 windrower is being used with a John Deere hay platform,
the linkage needs to be removed from the Honey Bee bracket and re-installed
onto the John Deere pump output controller so that the John Deere hay platform
receives the correct amount of pump flow.
For the R450, it is a good idea to leave the fine adjust bolt length secured. This
will aid in quicker future change over times when switching from a John Deere hay
platform back to the Honey Bee draper table.
Mounting Checklist
Lift arm assemblies fitted to the lift arms of the windrower.
Strut mounting boots installed and secure.
Lift arm and top link pins, bolts, and fasteners in place and secure.
Transport axle and hitch tube in the storage (field) position.
Transport parts stored for future use.
Gauge wheels installed and secured. (if equipped.)
Hydraulic lines (quick couplers) connected.
Reel lift hose connected to the tilt circuit.
Electrical connections complete and tested.
Reel tie down strap removed.
Swather table leveled.
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System Tests
Once all installations have been completed, and checked, the entire system should be tested to
ensure everything is operating correctly. If a fault is detected, troubleshoot, and correct as needed.
NOTE!
If possible, the following tests should be completed with an observer present
at a safe location outside, with a clear line of sight to the operator. If this is not
possible, complete the tests with the cab door open, so the operator can more
easily detect unusual noises.
Hydraulics, Electric, and Mechanical
Checklist
Check all fluid levels and top up if needed.
Start the windrower, run the engine at low idle. Raise and lower the swather and adjust
the needle valve to achieve a suitable rate of movement, given the present engine speed.
Advance engine RPM to normal operating range, test the rate again, and adjust as necessary.
Return the engine to idle RPM. Engage each of the swather controls, one by one, to test the
electrical and hydraulic connections. Select the applicable function on the tachometer for each
system you activate, and monitor its readings to ensure they are accurate.
Engage all systems, and slowly advance throttle to normal operating RPM. Check that all
systems are running at normal speed with no signs of problems or interference.
Stop all systems, turn the engine off. Inspect the swather to ensure everything is secure, and
there are no signs of abnormal operating conditions. Make adjustments as required, and retest as necessary.
Check hydraulic fluid levels and top up if necessary.
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4 - Operation
Initial Start-up
WARNING
Keep bystanders, especially children, away from the machine during these
operations.
Before attempting these steps, complete the mounting checklist to assure the
swather is securely mounted, and be familiar with all cab controls.
1. Unlock the lift arms by disengaging the platform
lock as per windrower manual.
2. Start the windrower (see operators manual) and
lower the swather to the ground.
IMPORTANT
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Platform Lock
- In Lock Position
Engage the parking brake on the
windrower, shut the engine down, and
wait for all moving parts to stop before
leaving the cab.
Illustration A - Page 78
With the swather completely lowered, (in full contact with the ground) inspect the swather for
damaged or loose parts, nuts and bolts. Repair or replace any such parts as required.
Check hydraulic reservoir oil level on the windrower. Fill to recommended level according to
instructions in windrower owner's manual.
Ensure that all protective shields are in place and properly secured.
Check that transport/gauge wheel tires are inflated to the recommended pressure of 65 psi.
(449 kPa).
Check all hydraulic hoses and fittings to be sure they are tight, properly connected, and
that no hose damage has occurred during mounting. Repair or replace any damaged parts
before re-starting the machine.
WARNING
Do not operate this machinery with defective hoses or fittings. Ensure hydraulic
pressure is released before checking or attempting repairs. Pressurized
hydraulics can cause serious injury.
8. Lubricate the swather. See service points in the Lubrication section of this manual.
9. Restart the windrower (see windrower Operators Manual). Engage the Park Brake.
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Reel Lift Controls
4895 & 4995 Controls
1. Locate the platform tilt switch on the
F-N-R lever. This switch will be used
also as the reel lift/lower control switch. A
switch on the console (see below) to the
right of the lever allows you to select the
function of the switch on the F-N-R lever
(if equipped with hydraulic tilt option).
2. Depress the platform tilt switch to raise the
reel until the cylinders are fully extended.
Hold switch on momentarily, then drop the
reel to its lowest position (cylinders fully
retracted). Complete this cycle at least
twice to ensure the system is working
properly.
Reel Speed
Reel Lift Function
Selector
Platform Lift
Platform Tilt Function
Selector
Reel Lift/
Platform Tilt
Illustration A - Page 79: 4895/4995 F-N-R Lever Controls
Knife Speed &
Reel Speed
A400 & R450 Controls
Depress the reel lift switch to raise the reel until
the cylinders are fully extended. Hold switch on
momentarily, then drop the reel to its lowest position
(cylinders fully retracted). Complete this cycle at least
twice to ensure the system is working properly.
NOTE!
There is a short delay from the time
you press the Reel Lift or the Platform
Tilt buttons to the time that the table
responds.
Platform
Tilt &
Platform
Lift
Reel Lift &
Fore/Aft
Illustration B - Page 79
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Bleeding Air Out Of Reel Lift Circuit
If the reel does not go up or down evenly, it may
be necessary to bleed the slave cylinder. Complete
this procedure only when the swather drive is
disengaged and the swather is resting on the
ground. Lower the reel to the bottom of the cylinder
stroke. The reel cylinders have a center to center
collapsed length of 18”. Fully extended cylinder
length is 28”.
Cycle the reel to the top of the stroke, then lower the
reel until about 2” of cylinder rod remains exposed.
Shut the windrower down. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes
to allow the air bubbles in the oil to dissipate.
Loosen the bleed port cap on the slave cylinder
(far left hand cylinder). Air and oil will escape, and
the reel will settle. Tighten the bleed screw (cap)
and cycle the reel again. If needed, repeat this
procedure.
NOTE!
Bleed Port
Illustration A - Page 80
Because of expansion in hydraulic lines, it is normal for the slave cylinder to lag
slightly when lifting the reel
Single Reel Lift Circuit
When the operator opens the valve in the
windrower, oil is forced into the barrel end of the left
hand master cylinder, as the cylinder piston rises, oil
on the top side of the piston is forced out of the rod
end port, into the port on the slave cylinder.
Bleed Port
Slave
Master
Illustration B - Page 80
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Additional Checks:
1. Unlock the platform, as shown previously.
If the windrower will not lift the swather table, see the Troubleshooting section of
IMPORTANT this manual.
WARNING
Be certain no one is standing near the machine while you are raising or lowering
the swather.
2. Raise and lower the swather table to ensure the lift cylinders are working properly.
3. With swather lowered to the ground, and the windrower shut down, check the tension on
each draper. If adjustments are required, see the Draper section of this manual.
4. Re-start the windrower, engage the parking brake. Engage platform drive switch (see
windrower Operator’s Manual) with windrower at low idle. The platform knife and reel
should begin to turn. The drapers will not turn until engine speed is increased.
CAUTION
If any leaks appear, shut the unit down, and switch off the engine immediately.
Locate the source of the leak, and repair before re-starting.
5. Increase engine speed, until the windrower is at normal operating engine rpm, check and set
the following:
• Reel speed.
• Draper speed.
• Draper tracking.
6. If changes are required see the appropriate section of this, or the windrower manual.
7. With the swather lowered to approximately 2 inches (5 cm) from the ground, stop the
windrower, shut the engine down, and check the following:
• Swather leveling (end to end).
• Swather cutting angle.
• Gauge wheel height.
• Reel mount bolts.
• Knife head section bolts, Knife head bearing bolt, and bearing block bolt.
• Knife drive support/crank bolts.
• Connector bar bolts on knife back.
• Knife drive mounting bolts.
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Problems frequently encountered during start-up and break in period
High Hydraulic Pressures - Cold Oil
• Sticky Draper
• Sticky or Tight Knife
• Draper Too Tight
Reel Will Not Raise
• Low Oil Volume from windrower
• Line Restriction
• Valve not open
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Full Dismount
IMPORTANT Park the windrower on a hard, level surface. Engage the park brake.
1. With the windrower running, lower the reel to its lowest position. Lower the swather to the
ground.
CAUTION
Shut the engine down and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the
cab. Ensure the park brake is set.
2. Uncouple all hydraulic hoses connecting swather
to the windrower. Tie or lay hydraulic hoses in
such fashion that they will not interfere with the
windrower or the swather when the windrower is
being backed away from the swather.
Dummy
Electrical
Connector
Illustration A - Page 83
3. Uncouple all wires running from the windrower to
the swather (21 pin connector) and store on the
dummy connector provided.
4. Start the engine, lift the table to its fully raised
position.
5. Lock platform in fully raised position as described previously, and in your windrower
Operator's Manual.
CAUTION
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Shut the engine down and wait for all moving parts to stop before leaving the cab.
Ensure the park brake is set.
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- Self Storing Hitch – Transport Position
6. To convert the hitch from storage to
transport mode, remove the safety chain
from the storage stub. Release the
pressure on the jack, loosen the hitch
clamp, and slide the jack off of the stub.
7. Pull the lock pin on hitch tube sleeve, and
then pull the hitch tube out of the hitch
tube sleeve. Reinsert the lock pin to
secure the tube.
Illustration A - Page 84
8. Install the jack onto the Hitch Sleeve jack
mount tube, and tighten the hitch clamp
on the jack mount.
9. Extend the lower leg of the jack to a
suitable hole.
10.The swather should still be lifted from the
ground at this point with the table safety
lock in place.
Illustration B - Page 84
- Install Transport Axle
11.Carefully lower the axle from the field position to the
transport position. Ensure the hitch pin has been inserted
back into the strut in the transport position.
Insert Pin
12.Remove the hitch pin securing the extension inside the
axle. Pull out the extension and relocate the pin to secure
for transport.
Install Jack
Illustration C - Page 84
13.Install the wheel assembly onto the extension
on the cutterbar side of the table, insert lock pin
into spindle mount and secure with safety clip.
Pin
Illustration D - Page 84
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14.Install the transport axle jack to support the
weight at the rear of the table.
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15.For all A400 and R450 tables only: Remove Pin
Pin 1
1 to allow the cylinder mounting bracket to swivel.
As long as the table is still fully raised, there won't
be any pressure on Pin 1.
Pin 2
16.Place the platform lock in the unlock position, as
shown previously and in the windrower operator's
manual.
17.Restart the windrower. Lower the swather until
the front transport axle wheel, transport screw jack
and hitch tube jack just touch the ground. The lift
arms should still be firmly set in the strut mounting Illustration A - Page 85
boots. Decrease the amount of float pressure to
minimum to aid in lowering.
CAUTION
NOTE!
Shut the engine down and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the
cab. Set the park brake.
Your transport axle mounting bracket
may look slightly different from what
is shown depending on your model of
swather.
Illustration B - Page 85
18.Block transport axle tires so the swather will not
move once the windrower has been removed from
the swather.
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- Store Hydraulic Tilt Link
19.Release all pressure on the hydraulic tilt
link, disconnect the hydraulic tilt link from the
swather, and place the cylinder in it’s storage
position.
20.For only 4995 and 4895 tables; if the hydraulic
tilt cylinder is used, you may remove the hitch
pin from the slotted lift link bracket to help
relieve the pressure for disconnection. It may
also be necessary to raise the table back up by
small amounts to release enough pressure to
disconnect the hydraulic cylinder.
• On all 4895 and 4995 windrowers, the hydraulic
cylinder is rotated 90° up against the windshield guard
and held in place with the small chain secured to the
windshield guard.
Illustration A - Page 86: Storing the 4895 & 4995
Hydraulic Link
• On all A400 and R450 windrowers the hydraulic
cylinder is rotated 90° to the side and can be held in
place with a bungee if required.
Disconnect the safety chain if using a 4895 or 4995
swather.
Illustration B - Page 86
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- Final Dismounting Steps.
20.With the float pressure still set at minimum, carefully lower the swather so that the weight is
fully on the front wheel, hitch and rear axle.
CAUTION
Shut the engine down, set the parking brake, and wait for all moving parts to stop
before leaving the cab.
21.Remove the pins keeping the lock arms in the locked
position and reposition the lock arms on each of the
mounting boots to the dismount position as shown.
22.Restart the windrower and continue to lower the lift
arms while slowly backing away until the lift arms are
clear of the boots. For ease, additional lift arm
pressure can be relieved at this point by opening the
windrower's manual float release valve.
CAUTION
Dismount
Position
Lock Arm
Illustration A - Page 87
If the swather moves, stop immediately and
find the cause.
Once clear of the swather, engage the park
IMPORTANT brake. Shut the engine down and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the cab.
23.Attach the rear wheel and secure with the
hitch pin (Illustration “B”).
24.Lower the jack, remove it and re-install it in
the storage position (Illustration “C”).
25.Check that the swather is level. If necessary
adjust the height of the hitch jack.
Pin 1
Illustration D - Page 87
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Illustration B - Page 87
Jack in Storage
Position
Illustration C - Page 87
26.Re-install the pins for the mounting boot lock
arms (Illustration “A”).
27.For A400 & R450 only: Re-install Pin 1 to
secure the cylinder mounting bracket in
place (Illustration “D”).
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5 - Reel
Reel Drive
Depending on your table model, the reel is
driven by either one or two hydraulic motors with
a direct drive coupler to the reel.
Check coupler bolts and motor mount bolts
regularly for tightness. Check alignment of motor
to reel tube, and shim the mounting bolts if
needed.
ATTENTION
Reel motors are capable of
bi-directional operation. As
installed on the swather
they run in one direction
only and are supplied with
unidirectional hydraulic oil
flow. For this reason, it is
important to mark the lines
and their corresponding
motor ports whenever you
are removing hydraulic lines.
Shim here if needed
Illustration A - Page 88
Reel Speed Adjustment
There are two diameters of reel used on the swather. The 42” UII Reel should rotate from 12% to
15% faster than the ground speed. The 44” HCC Reel should rotate from 10% to 12% faster than
the ground speed. “Down” crops will require a somewhat higher speed than standing crops. Reel
speed is determined by a control in the power unit. Adjust the reel speed so that the reel has the
appearance of “pulling” the power unit through the field.
• If reel speed is set too slow, the crop will not be pushed against the cutter bar and swept onto
the draper. This can result in a portion of the cut crop being pushed forward onto the ground.
Slow reel speed may also cause a wrapping of the reel with cut crop, as it bunches along the
front of the cutter bar. It is very important that the reel gently guides the crop onto the cutter bar,
then sweeps it onto the draper.
• If reel speed is too high, the crop may be stripped or shelled out by the impact of the reel. The
crop may also be pushed down before it can be cut, leaving uncut grain in the field. Excessive
reel speed may also cause cut crop to wrap onto the reel, as the crop does not get a chance to
fall onto the draper.
• In general, hay crops can be cut using higher reel speeds.
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Reel Position
Hydraulic Fore & Aft
Fore & Aft Cylinder
All swather reels are equipped with hydraulic fore and
aft, controlled from the power unit. This feature allows
the operator to move the reel assembly forward and
backward.
NOTE!
The power unit must be equipped
with the fore/aft control to make this
option functional.
Illustration A - Page 89
Solid Reel Hydraulic Circuit
Pressure from the power unit feeds the barrel end of the left-hand cylinder. As the cylinder barrel
rises, oil below the piston is displaced. The volume of the rod on the left cylinder matches the
volume of the barrel on the right cylinder. The displaced oil causes the right cylinder to raise. This
cylinder has a vent to bleed air from the system.
Solid Reel LH
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Illustration B - Page 89
Solid Reel RH
Illustration C - Page 89
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Reel Arm Leveling and Height
Adjustment
Reel Height Adjustment
Swathers are equipped with adjustable reel height
stops, which limit how much the reel can be lowered.
These stops are located behind the reel lift cylinders,
and use course adjustment lock pin holes and a fine
adjustment threaded tube.
To adjust the height limits:
1. Start the power unit, and with the swather fully
lowered, raise the reel to maximum height.
2. Engage the emergency brake, shut power unit
down, and allow all moving parts to come to a
complete stop before exiting the cab.
3. Move Reel Height Stop in left side Reel Height
Control arm into the desired location (hole).
Fully insert Stop into the arm and orientate flat
side down. Ensure that lock pin is fully installed
and locked in place with the safety clasp.
Perform fine adjustment to height by turning
Illustration A - Page 90
the Adjuster Tube either clockwise or counter- Reel Height Stop
clockwise and securing in place with lock nut.
Take note of the exact hole location of the lock
pin, and thread count underneath the lock nut.
4. Repeat this procedure for right side of the
swather, ensuring that lock pin is inserted at the
same hole location height as the left side, and
the thread count matches.
5. Restart power unit, and slowly lower the reel to
it’s lowest position. Ensure the reel tines will not
Ill C - Page 90 .
Illustration B - Page 90
contact any part of the deck, draper, or cutter
bar.
NOTE!
WARNING
Page 90
If slightly different heights for each end are desired, perform fine adjustment only,
keeping the lock pin hole locations the same on both ends.
When servicing the reel, it is necessary to have the reel locked into the
servicing (highest) position, with the lock pins securely in place.
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Reel Centering
Measure the clearance from the end shield on the reel to the crop divider on each end of the
swather. See the illustration below.
Measure this Distance
Illustration A - Page 91 .
If the reel is not centered on the swather, proceed as follows:
1. Fully lower the table and reel, and engage parking brake.
2. Turn power unit off and allow all moving parts to come to a complete stop before exiting the
cab.
3. Loosen the carriage bolts that secure the reel arm braces on both ends of the reel.
4. Push the reel arms until reel is centered.
5. Tighten bolts when centered.
Reel Arm
Brace Bolts
Illustration B - Page 91 .
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Placement of the Reel on the Swather
The distance from the tip of the guard to the center of the Reel Tube can be adjusted from 1" to 12"
(300 mm) depending on the crop.
• Normally the more “down” the crop, the further ahead the reel should be set. See next section.
• Setting the reel too far ahead will not push the crop into the knife will be cut, nor will it efficiently
deliver it onto the draper.
• Set the reel tines the same distance from the guards on both ends.
• Adjust the reel height stops so that the tine tips miss the guards and sickle by at least 1" with
the cutter bar fully raised, to avoid cutting tines, and breaking knife sections. Wider tables will
require more clearance due to increased flexing.
• Normally the more “down” the crop; the closer the tines will need to be placed to the cutter bar,
down to this 1” minimum.
1”-12”
1”-5” Tine to Knife
Reel shown
in transport
Fore/Aft
Position
Illustration A - Page 92 .
Reel Position in Down Crops
• The reel height in down crops should be low enough that the tines can lift the crop up and onto
the cutter bar.
• The tines should be adjusted so they pick up the crop and lift it onto the cutter bar with a
minimum of the crop carrying around the reel.
• The fore and aft position of the reel should be adjusted so the reel center tube is about 12 inches
(300 mm) in front of the cutter bar so the crop is lifted before it gets to the cutter bar.
IMPORTANT
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Care must be taken to ensure that the reel tines do not come in contact with
the cutter bar. Tine contact will cause damage to the tines, knife sections,
and guards. At no time should the reel tines contact the ground. Contact
with the ground or with rocks will cause damage to the reel.
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Reel Position in Standing Crops
The reel height on standing crops is usually correctly adjusted when the reel bats contact the crop
about midway between the cutoff point and the top.
The reel should be adjusted fore and aft so the reel center tube is slightly ahead of the cutter bar. If
the reel is too far forward, the crop will not be pushed against the cutter bar and a portion of the cut
crop will fall to the ground. If the reel is too far back, the crop is pushed down too low when it is cut
and some of the heads will be missed.
Universal – UII Pick-Up Reel: Tine
Pitch Adjustment
Plastic reel tines are attached to the leading side of the
reel bats with 1/4" bolts and nuts. To adjust the pitch of
the tines , proceed as follows:
1. Loosen the bolts (shown right) at both ends of
the reel and insert a suitable tool into the tube.
2. Partially rotate the control ring assembly, noting
the change in tine pitch on the tines nearest the
cutting bar.
• To increase the pitch of the tines, turn the ring
in the direction of reel rotation.
• To decrease the pitch of the tines, turn in the
opposite direction to reel rotation.
3. Re-tighten bolts at BOTH ends of the reel.
Adjust tine pitch initially so tines are perpendicular to
the cutter bar. Too great a pitch may cause the cut crop
to be scooped up and carried around the reel.
For crops that are down or lodged, adjust reel so that
center of reel is ahead of cutter bar, and adjust tines to
be more aggressive, lifting the crop, yet dropping it onto
the draper decks after cutting.
If the crop starts to wrap around reel, this indicates the
need to adjust the tines to a less aggressive setting.
Tine pitch is critical to the operation of the swather.
Adjust the tines to suit your individual needs and make
note of the best settings for each of the crop conditions
you encounter.
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Tine pitch must be the same
at both ends of the reel.
This applies to UII or HCC
reels.
Loosen Bolt
Insert Bar Here
Illustration A - Page 93 .
Direction of Rotation
Front
Less Aggressive Tine Pitch
Illustration B - Page 93 .
NOTE: If crop is building up in the center of a
split reel, the fingers/tines may be heated and
bent slightly to ensure the crop does not build up
at the gap.
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Hart-Carter (HCC) Reel
Plastic Bearings
The HCC reels supplied with the swather are 6-bat
reels, with plastic tines.
The tines are fastened around steel bat tubes using
7/32” metal screws. The bats pivot within plastic
bearings that are located at the ends of each reel
arm (spoke).
To adjust the pitch of the tines, refer to the illustrations and instructions below.
HCC Reel – Tine Pitch Adjustment
1. Locate the tine pitch adjustment levers, and
tine-pitch adjustment bolts, located at both
ends of the reel.
Illustration A - Page 94 .
Loosen Bolt to
Adjust Pitch
5°
More
Pitch
Direction of
Rotation
2. Loosen the adjustment bolts, and then move
the adjustment levers accordingly to set the
desired pitch. (*Hint: Start reel with a pitch of
about 5° as shown.)
3. Re tighten the adjustment bolt, securing the
pitch setting.
IMPORTANT
NOTE!
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Tine pitch must be the same
at both ends of the reel.
This applies to UII or HCC
reels.
Illustration B - Page 94 .
Ensure that the adjustment bolts & levers are set to the same relative position
for each side. Too great a pitch causes reel to wind with cut crop because the
tines do not release the crop after it is cut.
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Lubrication – Reel Shaft Bearings
Lubricate every 10 hours of operation (or daily) with
multi-purpose lithium base type grease. Lubricate
the grease fitting at each end of the reel shaft, and
also at the center on double reel models.
Rollers (3)
Grease Fitting
Annually, remove and examine the polymer liners in
the control plate tubes. Replace if worn.
NOTE!
Initial lubrication of the plastic
bat bearings (HCC Reels only)
with a light film of oil will
improve the break-in and
service life of the bearings.
Control Rings (U-II Reels only)
Polymer Bushing
Behind Washer
Illustration A - Page 95 .
The control ring assemblies each have three rollers mounted in adjusting slots. To compensate for
wear to the control ring, the rollers may be adjusted outward in the slots so that all three rollers are
lightly in contact with the control ring.
NOTE!
All three rollers at each end of the reel must be moved the same amount
relative to each other, so that all three roller bolts are in the same position in
the slot. Do not move only one roller.
Check Points Before Operation:
WARNING
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Always engage reel lift cylinder locks and table lift cylinder locks before
working under or around raised reel. Do not rely on the power unit hydraulic
system for support. A rupture or a leak in any part of the system will cause
the table and reel to drop if the proper stops are not in place.
All bolts are tight.
Reel turns, by hand, without binding. (With some resistance from hydraulics.)
Tines uniformly clear the knife.
Reel arms are aligned. (No bow in the bat shaft or pivot bracket bat assemblies.)
Auxiliary fingers have adequate clearance with side shields.
Tine pitch has been set for the current application, and is uniform across swather.
Hydraulic cylinders are functioning smoothly.
Minimum reel height has been set correctly on the reel height control arms.
Fore & aft hydraulic cylinders extend and retract fully.
Vertical distance from the knife to the reel center is set for the current application.
Reel is horizontally centered in the swather opening.
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6 – Draper and Decks
Depending on the options purchased, there are two lateral drapers on the table which move the
crop to the opening. All drapers must be set, and maintained properly to perform well. Quick
release adjusters with spring tensioning allow easy access for cleaning, and maintain proper draper
tension. Unpack the draper. Check the size to ensure it is correct for the size of the deck.
Lower the swather to the ground or onto stable blocks, whichever provides the most
ATTENTION comfortable working height.
Raise the reel to its maximum height and place the locks on the reel lift cylinders to
prevent the reel from falling.
Lining Up the Idler Roller
Prior to installing the draper, ensure that the idler
roller (the draper roller without the motor) is
properly aligned. This is done by setting the end
of the offset plate flush with the c-channel of the
deck. Adjust the eye bolt until the end of the idler
plate contacts the stop on the offset plate if not so
already.
Once extended, you should make sure that
everything is parallel. The easiest way to do this, is
to measure the distance between the roller and the
closest cross brace on the draper deck. Make sure
measurement “A” is the same distance as
measurement “B”. If it still does not line up, you
may adjust the eye bolt again.
Offset Plate
Idler Plate
Stop
B
Illustration A - Page 96 .
A
Eye Bolt
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Illustration B - Page 96 .
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Draper Installation
Slats on Top
1. Make sure that the quick release lever is in
the open position prior to installing the draper
on the deck. The location of the lever is
shown on “Deck Tensioning - Illustration
B - Page .” on page 98.
2. Place draper bundle on the top of deck
runners, and unroll with the slats facing up.
Be sure to align the v-guide with the notched
side of the roller toward the rear end of the
swather.
Unroll Draper
on Top of Deck
Illustration A - Page 97 .
V-Guide at Rear
3. Wrap draper around one of the rollers and
feed draper into the bottom runner of the
deck. The bottom runners will support the
draper, and prevent it from hanging down.
Top Runner
Bottom Runner
4. Pull draper through bottom runner, and wrap
around the other roller. Pull the ends of the
draper together. Install a connector bar to
close the joint. Take note of the position of
the rounded corners on the connector bar.
5. The heads of the screws for the connector
bar should be installed from the centre
opening side. This helps prevent the crop
being caught on the screws. Complete the
installation by adjusting tension and tracking
as described on the following pages.
Pull Draper
around Roller
Illustration B - Page 97 .
6. Once the draper is installed on the draper
deck, close the quick release lever (shown
on following page) to apply tension to the
draper.
Rounded Corners
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Tensioning
Proper tension must be maintained on the draper to prevent slipping on the drive rollers. The
draper tension is changed by adjusting the drive roller of each deck.
Spring Tension Indicator
The spring tensioners are equipped with a spring
length indicator to show the proper amount of
tension that should be applied when the decks are
tensioned, prior to field operation.
Illustration A - Page 98 .
NOTE!
For proper tension, the tip of the indicator should be even with the end of the
spring. This allows for good draper tension, while still having spring compression
left over for crop loads on the draper.
To check if tensioning is required:
• Engage the power unit drive with the engine at low idle.
• Observe from the cab how the drapers are tracking.
CAUTION
If adjustment is required, lower the swather to the ground, raise the reel and lock
in place. Shut down the swather, and turn off the engine before exiting the cab.
If tensioning is still required:
• Adjust the tension by turning the adjuster bolt
(Quick Release doesn't need to be released
when adjusting).
• Turn the adjuster bolt clockwise (shorten
the bolt) to decrease tension, or counterclockwise (lengthen the bolt) to increase
tension.
NOTE!
When increasing tension, do not
compress the spring past the
indicator tip.
Deck Tensioning - Illustration B - Page 98 .
Restart the windrower and repeat the running test. Re-adjust as necessary.
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NOTE!
When adjusting the draper tension and tracking, check the clearance between the
draper deck slats and the end strut.
Draper tension should be just enough to prevent slipping. Do not overtighten as it
ATTENTION may cause failure to the bearings, draper rollers and/ or draper belts.
CAUTION
The draper may be damaged if it, or deck parts contact the end strut.
A minimum of 2" (50 mm) clearance is recommended. If necessary, loosen the deck restrainer and
slide deck over.
Tracking
The draper must track properly on the rollers to
avoid damage to the drapers. The draper decks
allow for approximately ¼” clearance on each side.
Idler Roller Tracking Adjustment
This roller is fixed at the cutter bar, so is adjustable
only at the back panel. If the draper is tracking
toward the back panel, tighten the nut on the eye
bolt (shorten the eye bolt). This will push the idler
mount plate and idler roller at the back panel end
out, creating more slack in the draper at the cutter
bar.
If the draper tracks toward the cutter bar, lengthen
the eye bolt. This will pull the idler mount plate and
idler roller in, creating slack in the draper at the
back panel end.
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The draper will track
to the slack side.
Caused by Improper
Draper Tracking
Illustration A - Page 99 .
Illustration B - Page 99 .
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Drive Roller Tracking Adjustment
There is no direct adjustment for tracking on the
drive roller end. It is self tracking by way of the vguide in the drive roller and tensioning system
Draper Speed
Proper draper speed is critical to the performance
of your Swather. The draper speed should be set to
match the field speed of the swather and to deliver
the material smoothly to the center opening. The
speed of the lateral draper is controlled by an
adjustable flow control. Adjusting the flow control
will affect decks equally. The draper speed flow
control is managed from the in-cab control console.
Illustration A - Page 100 .
Rotary Adjuster
Clockwise - Increase
Counterclockwise - Decrease
Additional Draper Speed
When swathing, the draper speed should be set to
form a good windrow, removing material from the
cutter bar, and delivering the material smoothly to
the opening.
Experiment with various draper speeds to determine
the best swath formation for the existing cutting
conditions. It may be necessary to make further
adjustments as crop and moisture conditions
change.
ATTENTION
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Adjust Draper Speed
Illustration B - Page 100 .
Excessive draper speed will cause abnormal wear, and will shorten the service life
of the draper.
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Draper Splicing
Honey Bee Mfg. strives to provide top quality draper material on their products. Our draper is
made from rubberized polyester with fiberglass reinforced slats. Regular maintenance will extend
the life of your draper. Proper tension and tracking are very important. If material builds up inside
the deck, it will wrap around the idler and drive rollers causing the draper to tighten. As the draper
tightens, additional stress is put on the motor and the draper. If this condition is not corrected, it will
result in failure of the drive roller motor or the draper. Tears in the draper can be caused by poor
tracking, foreign materials, or from careless use. If only a portion of draper is damaged, a splice
may be installed.
Before beginning this repair, you will need an additional connector bar set and a section of draper
that is at least 2 ½” longer than the piece to be removed.
NOTE!
If the damaged section is not near an existing connector bar, you will need 2 connector bar sets and a piece of draper 5" longer than the damaged piece.
1. Raise swather table and install lift cylinder locks. (If this is too high for comfortable access,
the table can be set on blocks or lowered to the ground.)
2. Raise the reel and place the locks on the lift cylinders to prevent the reel from falling.
CAUTION
Engage the park brake on the windrower, shut the engine down, and wait for all
moving parts to stop before leaving the cab.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Release the draper tension.
Remove draper connecting bar.
Correct the cause of the draper failure.
The draper should be cut midway between two slats to provide ample material for the new
join. With a measuring tape, measure, and mark a line six inches from a slat on a good
portion of the draper. Place a board directly under the line you have marked, to support the
section you will be cutting. With a utility knife and a straight edge cut the draper along the
marks. This cut must be accurate, and square, to assure that the draper will track properly.
Repeat this step on the other side of the damaged area.
7. Lay the piece you have removed flat, and measure the width, then add 3 1/2 inches. The
total will be the length of material you require for the splice. (If you need two new connector
bar sets, add 5".)
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8. To mark the location for holes, measure 1" in
from each edge to be joined, and mark a line
parallel to the cut edges.
9. On each of these lines, measure 1-1/8" from
the front edge of the draper, and make a
mark for the first hole.
10.Drill 3/16" holes through each mark.
11.Place the backs of the draper together, lining
up these drilled holes.
12.Place a connector bar on each side, line up
the holes, and secure with a machine screw
and nut.
13.Match up the edges of the draper and drill
a hole at the opposite end on the 1" line,
using the connector bar as a template.
Insert a screw and secure in place. Drill the
remaining holes through the holes in the
connector bar, insert screws and secure.
14.Adjust draper tension. Trim all joins to 1/2"
above connector bar.
15.Adjust tracking.
Idler Roller Removal
1”
1 1/8
1”
”
1 1/8
”
Draper Splicing Measurements Illustration A - Page 102
Connector Bar Install - Illustration B - Page 102 .
Fixed
1. Relieve draper tension using the quick
End
release lever.
2. Remove the nut, washer, spacer and bolt
that holds the eye bolt and idler plates in
place.
Eye Bolt
3. Slide the idler plate with the eye bolt out of
Idler Roller
the c-channel as far as possible.
4. Pull the offset plate away from the roller end,
letting the roller drop down.
Idler Plate
5. Pull the idler roller out of the deck.
Lock Nut
6. Check bearings on each end and remove
Idler Roller Removal - Illustration C - Page 102 .
any material build-up on the roller.
7. Re-assemble in reverse order. See “Lining Up the Idler Roller” on page 96, adjust
tension and tracking as necessary.
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Drive Roller Removal
1. Relieve the draper tension using the quick
release lever.
2. Mark hydraulic hoses on draper motor.
Remove hoses. Insert plugs into hoses and
caps on the motor to reduce oil loss and to
prevent contamination.
3. Remove the lock nuts that secure the motor
onto the motor plate. It is not necessary
to remove the adjuster bolt from the motor
Drive Roller Removal - Illustration A - Page 103 .
plate.
4. Pull the motor with drive roller through the
hole in the motor plate.
5. Check bearing in end of roller, and remove any build up of material on roller.
NOTE!
Check and remove any built up material from the draper deck runners. If
necessary, split draper at connector bar to gain access to inside of the deck.
To re-install drive roller, reverse above procedure. Adjust tension and tracking as
necessary.
Removing Draper Motor
1. Remove Hex Bolt set screws.
2. Insert two pry bars one on each side of
motor, and pry motor out of drive roller. Do
not hammer on the housing flanges of the
motor. Damage to motor will void warranty.
3. If motor does not move, insert a 7/8" or 3/4"
rod through the center of drive roller and
apply force directly to the shaft of the motor.
Insert Pry
Bars here
Insert Pry
Bars here
Hex Bolts
Draper Motor Removal - Illustration B - Page 103 .
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Replace Bearings on Drive Roller
The roller bearings are pressed into the rollers with
a friction fit and held in place with a retaining ring.
1. Remove seal that holds the bearing
assembly in place. Be prepared to replace
the seal with a new one upon replacement.
2. Remove the snap ring that secures the
bearing in place.
3. On the opposite end of the roller from the
bearing to be removed, insert a small rod
through the inside of the roller and push the
bearing out.
4. Drive bearing out with the rod.
5. Install new bearing, and replace the retaining
ring and seal.
Driver Roller Bearing - Illustration A - Page 104 .
Replace Bearings on Idler Rollers
The roller bearings are pressed into the rollers with
a friction fit and held in place with a retaining ring.
1. Remove seal that holds the axle and bearing
assembly in place. Be prepared to replace
the seal with a new one upon replacement.
2. Remove the snap ring that secures the
bearing and axle in place.
3. Grab the axle and pull it out of the roller,
ensure that you pull the side with the
hexagon end out first.
4. On the opposite end of the roller from the
bearing to be removed, insert a small rod
through the inside of the roller and push the
bearing out.
5. Install new bearing, and replace the axle,
snap ring and seal.
Idler Roller Assembly - Illustration B - Page 104 .
Idler Roller Bearing - Illustration C - Page 104 .
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Installing Draper Motor
Key Way
1. Clean motor shaft and hub of drive roller.
Apply anti-seize to shaft.
2. Insert key in motor shaft.
3. Insert motor into hub, lining key on shaft
with the key-way in the hub. Do not use a
hammer on housing flange; damage of this
nature to the motor will void warranty. Use a
soft blow or rubber hammer to apply force to
end of motor.
4. Tighten set screws.
Key
Motor Shaft
Draper Deck Maintenance:
Drive Roller Motor Install Illustration A - Page 105 .
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Remove draper connector bar.
Remove draper - clean draper of debris, both sides.
Store draper indoors.
Clean debris from rollers, deck channels, and runners.
Check and bend down corners of deck runners so draper does not get caught.
Clean adjusters; lubricate guide tubes and adjuster tubes. Adjusters should move freely
inside the guide tube.
7. Check idler roller bearings; they should spin freely.
8. Check drive roller bearings.
9. Check bearing stubs.
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If you elect to store the swather outside with draper installed, position the
connector bar on the underside to aid water drainage. Ice build-up underneath
could cause draper to sag and drop out of the lower runner. If this is not noticed
and corrected, damage may occur to draper on start-up.
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7 - Cutting System
All cutter bar components must be maintained in good condition to obtain acceptable field
performance. Inspect the cutter bar daily for damaged and broken parts before starting work.
Repair or replace parts as required.
WARNING
When working with or around the knife, take the following precautions to avoid
death or serious injury.
1. Raise the table, raise the reel, stop the engine, set the park brake, and remove the ignition
key.
2. Wait for all moving parts to stop before dismounting.
3. Install the reel and table lift cylinder locks.
4. Clear the area of bystanders, especially children.
5. Wear heavy canvas or leather gloves when working with the knife.
Knife Speed
See “Knife Drive Speed Adjustment” on page 120
Removing the Knife
Remove the two socket head cap screws (1) on the
knife head block. Slide the knife out of the cutter
bar.
Reverse the procedure when installing the knife.
Apply a small amount of thread lock solution to
cap screws (1) before installation. Torque to
recommended specifications - 59 ft-lb (80 Nm).
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Guards
EasyCut guards are manufactured from heat treated spring steel with beveled cutting edges at the
top and bottom which make the guards cut well and last longer.
When replacing guards always mount the new guard with the SCH stamp to the top. Be sure the
spacer bar is on top of the cutter bar. The crimp-lock nut on the guard bolt should always be on top.
Alignment is critical. Before tightening the guard bolts, push the spacer bar as far back on the
cutter bar as possible and pull the guard ahead as far as possible. Sight down the cutter bar to be
sure the guards are aligned. Tighten guard bolts.
Sickle Sections
The sickle sections of the knife are installed with alternating cutting surfaces. One section will have
the cutting surface on the top and the next will have the cutting surface on the bottom. They must
be in good condition to obtain proper cutting.
Replace a Section:
1. Remove the guard to expose the
-ORsection.
2. Unbolt the section and install a new
one.
3. Tighten the section bolts and nuts.
4.
Install the guard.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn the knife by hand until one section
bolt is exposed.
Remove the bolt.
Turn the knife until the other bolt is exposed.
Remove it, and install a new section by
reversing this procedure.
Tighten section bolts and nuts.
IMPORTANT Always alternate the sickle sections, one with the serrations facing up, the next,
facing down.
Sickle Sections - Illustration A - Page 107 .
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Knife Drive/Knife Head
Proper maintenance of the knife drive and the knife
head is critical to the performance of your swather.
Check the knife drive hold down bolts daily. Tighten
to the specified torque as needed.
Check the knife head bearing daily. If the bearing is
loose, check the tightness of the bolt. If the bolt is
tight, check the condition of the bearing and sleeve.
If any parts are defective, replace them immediately
to avoid damage to the drive.
Check the knife head locking bolt and the socket
head cap screws daily. Rotate the knife drive by
hand after tightening the knife head bolt to be sure
the bearings rotate freely.
NOTE!
Knife drives should always rotate
counter-clockwise to keep the bottom cap screw from coming loose.
Knife Drive Detail - Illustration A - Page 108 .
Check the knife head bolts which attach the knife
head to the knife back daily. The bolts should be
tightened to 120 in lbs., (13.5 Nm), (9.96 ft lbs.)
Knife Head Detail - Illustration B - Page 108 .
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Connector Bar
Bolt
On some models of Honey Bee swathers a
connector bar is used to join two sections of
knife back. The sickle sections are bolted to the
Sickle Section
knife back. The connector bar is attached to the
Knife Back
underside of the knife back with eight threaded
Connector Bar
inserts installed into the bar which protrude slightly
on the side that contacts the knife back. The knife
back is punched with slightly tapered holes to
Knife Section Cutaway - Illustration A - Page 109 .
accommodate the sickle sections.
The knife sections must be installed on the top side of the knife back (the side stamped “TOP”) so
that the protruding inserts of the connector bar will fit snugly into the tapered section holes. As the
section bolts are tightened, the inserts in the connector bar are drawn into the knife back forcing
them to clamp down on the bolt. The bolts should be tightened to 120 - 150 in-lbs, (13.5 - 17 Nm).
Connector Bar Detail - Illustration B - Page 109 .
IMPORTANT
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Do not grind the inserts flush with the connector bar. This will defeat their function,
and may cause a knife failure. Check tightness of bolts daily; replace broken and
worn sections as required.
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Overlap Kit
The overlap kit is used on swathers equipped
with double knife drives. The fasteners in the
overlapping portion of the knife are countersunk
to provide a smooth-sliding surface. The overlap
guards are open on top, and are deeper to provide
room for the double thickness of the knife. The
overlap strap bolted to the left-hand knife will slide
over the countersunk sections where the knives
overlap. If knives are noisy or are over heating,
check to see if the overlap guards have been
properly installed.
The knife sections that are on the overlap strap and
the right hand knife back need to be snugged down
to the back up bar when the countersink bolts are
tight.
Knife Overlap Section Detail Illustration A - Page 110 .
If the sections are loose:
1. Remove the countersink bolts.
2. Inspect the holes drilled into the knife back or
overlap strap for a countersunk depression.
This allows the tapered head of the bolt to
draw down fully, seating in the knife section.
3. If no countersink is found, drill them in (about
1/32" deep) with a 9/32" drill bit.
Knife Back Insert - Illustration B - Page 110 .
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Repair Broken Knife Back
If the knife breaks during use, repairs can usually
be made using a connector bar. Typically, the knife
back will break across a sickle section bolt hole.
The damaged section needs to be cut out and/
or a section of knife removed. If the knife breaks
close to the knife head end, remove that section of
knife, reconnect the knife head, then add the new
piece to the far end of the knife where there is less
mechanical stress on the knife.
The join must be directly under the center of a sickle
section, not where two sickle sections join.
Inspect the knife for dull/damaged guards and
sections and built up crop residues. These are the
most common causes of knife breakage.
Knife Repair - Illustration A - Page 111 .
IMPORTANT Correct any of these cause factors before resuming operation.
Knife Speed Sensor
The table is equipped with a sensor, located on
the knife drive motor, which provides the ability to
monitor and calibrate knife speed.
The sensor should be positioned so that there is
a gap of 1/16" between the pulse wheel and the
sensor.
Monitoring Knife Speed
Knife speed can be displayed on the control panel
in the cab of the power unit. Optimal Knife Speed
is preset to 620 rpm and should never exceed 700
rpm.
The reel speed button on this panel is now used to
select the knife speed display see “A400 & R450
Windrower Controls” on page 55.
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1/16” Gap
Knife Speed Sensor - Illustration B - Page 111 .
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8 - Leveling
The swather is attached to the windrower by one upper suspension link (Hydraulic Top Link) and
two lift arm assemblies which slide onto the lift arms of the windrower. The top link adjusts the
forward angle of the table. This adjustment affects the angle of the cutter bar in relationship to the
ground.
All of the swathers (A400, R450, 4895, and 4995) come standard with the Hydraulic Top Link. The
4895 and 4995 swathers also come with the manual top link which can be used if desired.
Leveling Link
The leveling link is used to connect the right side lift
arm to the Rock Shaft, this helps keep both lift arms
aligned.
1. Turn the bolt indicated
(a) to adjust the length of
the leveling link.
(a)
(b)
2. Lock the leveling link in
place with the indicated
nut (b).
Leveling Link - Illustration B - Page 112 .
Illustration A - Page 112 .
Forward Angle Adjustment – Manual
Top Link
1. Loosen lock tab on the top link. With a
suitable size rod, turn top link clockwise to
tilt swather back, counter-clockwise to tilt
swather forward.
2. Re-tighten lock tab once the desired swather
angle has been reached.
Adjusting the Manual Lift Link Illustration C - Page 112 .
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Forward Angle Adjustment –
Hydraulic Top Link
Once all the proper hydraulic connections are made,
you can simply tilt the table using the in-cab controls
as shown in Illustration “A”. (A400/R450 shown)
Tilt Table
Forward
Table Angle
These views of the windrower and table show the
results of adjustments to the top link.
Illustration “B” shows the top link fully retracted,
drawing the top of the table back. The draper decks
will run more horizontal to the ground.
Illustration “C” shows the top link fully extended,
tilting the table forward. The draper decks will run at
a steeper angle to the ground.
*Remember that the above examples represent the
extreme range of adjustment.
Do not extend the top link beyond 4 ½” of thread
exposed at each end. Over-extending the top link
may result in the table suddenly tipping forward.
Retracted, the top link measures 22”, extended, it
measures 31”.
Experiment within this range of adjustment to
determine the best setting for your operating
conditions and for the type of swath you want.
NOTE!
In rocky conditions, with a short
crop, it may be beneficial to keep
the guard tips up. Try shortening
the top link.
In bushy crops, such as mustard,
you may want to tip the swather
forward to maximize the opening.
Tilt Table Back
F-N-R Lever Controls - Illustration A - Page 113 .
Top Link
Table Angle - Top Link Shortened Illustration B - Page 113 .
Top Link
Table Angle - Top Link Extended Illustration C - Page 113 .
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Adjusting Table Float
Use the lightest float setting, that will keep the table from bouncing, while allowing it to follow
uneven ground without gouging or scraping.
If the platform has been raised for any length of time, it may lower slowly or may
not lower all the way to the ground. This is due to the temperature difference in the
accumulator. Once the platform has been lowered and temperatures equalize, the
NOTE!
float will function normally.
If the windrower does not maintain float pressure, check the float release valve on
the side of the high pressure valve, it must be closed. Refer to owner-operators
manual.
1. Park swather on level ground, lower platform and set engine speed at operating rpm.
NOTE!
Float pressure is displayed in increments of 10 psi.
2. For 4895 and 4995 tables (Illustration to the right):
a) Press platform float function (B) on the digital tachometer.
b) For 4895 and 4995 tables, press and release ‘+’ on the float witch
until platform starts to move upward.
c) Back off the psi reading, on the digital display (A), 100 psi by
pressing and releasing ‘-’ on the float switch.
3. For A400 and R450 tables:
a) Press the platform float function on the F-N-R Lever. You can find
details on the A400 and R450 F-N-R lever in “In Cab Controls Illustration B - Page .” on page 55.
b) Slowly turn the rotary adjuster on the cab console clockwise until
the platform starts to move upward.
c) Back off the psi reading by slowly turning the rotary adjuster
counterclockwise.
4. Raise and lower the swather table several times.
5. With the swather table on the ground, stop the engine.
6. Check the platform float by lifting at each end of the table. Normally it should require less than
150 lbs. (68kg) to lift the end of the table.
7. Adjust float pressure as needed and repeat steps 5 through 7 until desired float pressure is
attained.
NOTE!
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Once the platform has been set, the system will retain the setting after the swather
has been stopped.
Refer to your owner’s manual for more information on the operation of the JD Self
Propelled Windrower.
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Preparing the table for further
Leveling
If the table requires further leveling, you have 3 options (found on the following pages) that can be
completed individually or in combination:
Option 1 - Remove the Transport Hitch
If the hitch end of the swather is low, this condition may be due to the weight of the hitch.
Park the windrower on a hard, level surface, and engage the park brake.
IMPORTANT Raise the swather to the fully raised position, shut the unit down, and wait for all
moving parts to stop. Lock the platform in the fully raised position.
1. Release the safety chain from the jack storage tube, if necessary. Pull the hitch tube lock
pin, and extend the hitch tube.
2. Support the hitch, and remove the forward hitch mounting pin. Lower this end of the hitch to
the ground.
3. Position yourself under the swather near, but not below the inner end of the hitch sleeve, and
remove the pin holding the sleeve onto the strut. Allow the sleeve to drop to the ground.
4. Store the hitch components in an appropriate location.
Removing the Transport Hitch - Illustration A - Page 115 .
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Option 2 - Adjust position of float cylinders
1. Start the windrower engine, park on a flat
surface and lower the swather to the ground.
2. Reduce float pressure until display monitor
shows zero.
3. Shut off the engine, remove the key, and wait
for all moving parts to come to a stop before
exiting the cab.
4. Balance on each side of the platform is
adjusted by moving the float cylinder to
different holes in the mounting brackets.
NOTE!
If the two sides differ in weight by more
than 27kg (60lb), readjust the float
cylinder location on the side that is lighter.
Move the cylinder down one hole.
4
3
2
Front of Windrower
1
Rear of Windrower
Float Cylinder Connection (Right Side Shown) Illustration A - Page 116 .
2.75 x 10”
Option 3 - Switch the lift arm float cylinders
3.0 x 10”
Before you begin this option, refer to the JD
Windrower Float Cylinder Recommendation
IMPORTANT with Honey Bee on page 28 for important
recommendations. Take note, you will have
to switch back to the original cylinders to
use John Deere attachments.
1. Before mounting the table to the windrower, swap
the left (3.00 x 10.00) and right (2.75 x 10.00) hand
cylinders. The larger cylinder will compensate with
the extra power to lift the right side of the table
evenly.
2. The cylinders have different sized hoses flowing
to and from the windrower. Fittings will need to be
changed.
3. Make the connections as shown, using the
components listed below, which correspond to the
numbers in the diagram.
Lift Arm Cylinders-Factory Configuration Illustration B - Page 116 .
A.6MF-8MB
B.6MB-8FB
C. 8MB-10MF-90°
D 8MB-8MF-90°
E. 6MB-8MF-90° (from rod-end port of 2.75 inch cylinder.)
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E
A
B
C
D
Hose Connections Illustration C - Page 116 .
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9 - Hydraulics
The Swather uses windrower hydraulics to power the various systems. Hydraulic pressure flows to
the manifold block, which regulates the flow by sending the majority to the knife drive then on to the
reel circuit. An additional smaller secondary flow is directed to the draper circuit from the manifold
block. The system is protected by a pressure relief valve which should be set at 3000 psi. Returnflow oil is filtered before returning to the windrower.
NOTE!
JD windrowers require the forward side of the pump to be used to run the table
hydraulics.
Manifold Block Cartridge Locations
Identification stamps can be found on individual parts as well as port stamps on the Manifold Block
itself.
Pressure for Deck
Shift (“PR” Port)
Pressure
Gauge
Single Swath:
“XEOA-XXN” Cavity Plug
(“T-11A” Port)
OR
Double Swath:
“PBDB-LBN” Deck Shift
Cartridge (“T-11A” Port)
Filter
“CXDA-XCN” Check
Valve (“CXDA” Port)
Manifold
Block
Filter
Manifold
Block
Pressure for
Fore/Aft
“A508 269 F02” Priority Flow
Cartridge (“A508 269” Port)
Illustration A - Page 117 . Illustration B - Page 117 .
“A508 299 F02” Relief
Valve (“A508 299” Port)
Flow Controls
An 11 GPM (41.6 LPM) flow control is used for the drapers, while an 18 GPM (68.1 lpm) flow control
is used for the reel. The “R” (control flow) port of the draper flow control goes to the draper motors.
The "R" (control flow) port of the reel flow control goes to the reel motor. The "T" (excess flow) port
of both flow controls diverts oil directly to the return circuit.
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The windrower relief valve is set to 5000 psi. Care must be used when working
around pressurized hydraulic systems.
Quick couplers must be securely connected before the windrower is started, and
power is applied to the swather. Serious injury, and/or damage to equipment may
result from poor connections.
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Hydraulic Connection Points
Connect the hydraulic hoses from the windrower to
the couplers shown to the right.
NOTE!
For proper operation of the
hydraulics using the connections
shown to the right, the forward
side of the power unit pump must
be used.
Hydraulic Connections - Illustration A - Page 118 .
Operating Pressure - Knife Circuit
The pressure gauge, located on the manifold block, indicates the total hydraulic pressure required
to run the knife and reel
Normal operating pressure should range between 1000 and 1500 psi when the windrower is
operating at normal working rpm, and the oil is at operating temperature.
It's normal for pressure to fluctuate while cutting, due to crop conditions. Other factors that will
affect pressure include the condition of the cutting system, and ground speed.
To determine the pressure required to run the knife, set the reel flow controls to zero and read the
pressure at the manifold block gauge. This reading will be slightly higher due to back-pressure
generated from the flow controls.
NOTE!
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Checking or Adjusting Knife Relief Pressure
Set the park brake, shut the engine down, and wait for all moving parts to stop
before leaving cab.
IMPORTANT Be certain all bystanders are away from the machine prior to engaging the pump.
Only stall the knife long enough to obtain accurate readings. Prolonged operation
in this condition could cause damage.
1. Jam a wood block tightly in the knife, between a guard and cutting section.
2. Restart windrower. Raise the reel, and insert the cylinder lock. Set the reel flow control to
minimum.
3. Engage the hydraulic pump drive, bring the engine rpm to the normal working range, and
check the pressure on the gauge. If the reading is 3000 psi, shut the windrower down,
remove the wood block, and reel cylinder stop.
4. Reset the reel flow control.
If adjustments are required, shut the windrower down, and continue with the following:
1. Locate the relief valve on the bottom of the
manifold block (“A508 299” Port). Adjust the
relief screw; turning clockwise increases,
and counter-clockwise decreases pressure
setting.
2. If using a double swath table, do not adjust
the deck shift cartridge (“T-IIA” port) by
mistake.
3. With the knife jammed as described
previously, restart the windrower, engage
the hydraulic pump drive, and re-check the
pressure reading.
Relief Valve
Relief Valve (Single Swath) - Illustration A - Page 119 .
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Knife Drive Speed Adjustment
The optimal knife speed is preset at the factory to 620 RPM, it is suggested that you not change
this setting.
IMPORTANT
WARNING
Increasing the knife speed beyond 620 RPM increases the chance of extra wear,
additional breakage and/or damage to the cutting system. If the knife speed is
increased, the available draper speed will decrease and the available reel speed
will increase.
Ensure that all equipment is off and has stopped moving before attempting to
adjust the knife speed.
Do not adjust the knife speed beyond the range of 620 RPM to 700 RPM.
To adjust knife speed:
1. Locate the priority flow cartridge on the top of
the manifold block (“A508 269” Port)
2. Loosen the lock nut on the cartridge.
Set Screw
Lock Nut
3. Adjust the set screw in half-turn increments
as required:
• Turn clockwise to increase knife speed.
• Turn counterclockwise to decrease knife
speed
4. After each half-turn, tighten the lock nut,
restart the equipment and check the knife
speed. If more adjustment is required,
ensure the equipment is turned off.
Priority Flow
Cartridge
Knife Speed - Illustration A - Page 120 .
Adjusting the set screw only sets the maximum knife speed limit.
IMPORTANT The pump flow must be set correctly before adjusting the knife speed. “JD R450
Install Pump Bracket And Set Pump Flow” on page 75 for setting pump flow.
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Draper and Reel Flow Controls
Draper Flow
Control
The draper circuit flow control is located on the
upper tube on the left-hand end of the table (see
Illustration “A”).
Motorized Speed
Control
Draper Speed Control - Illustration A - Page 121
The reel circuit flow control is located on the side
of the strut on the right-hand end of the table (see
Illustration “B”).
Motorized
Speed
Control
Reel Speed Control .
Illustration B - Page 121 .
NOTE!
Both flow controls are equipped with a tamper-proof preset relief valve and a
motorized speed control. Each relief valve is preset at 3000 psi (206.9 bar) and
is non-adjustable. Each speed control is electrically adjustable by corresponding
draper speed and reel controls in the cab.
Return Line Filter
This filter cleans the oil as it returns to the
windrower. Change this filter after the first 50 hours
of operation, and seasonally thereafter. The OEM
filter is a Donaldson P164375. A partially plugged
oil filter can adversely affect the flow of oil in the
system.
Compatible Replacement Filters:
• Fleetguard HF6510 (10 micron) (25048)
• LHA SPE15 – 10
• Gresen K-2202
• Fram P1653A
• NAPA 51551
• Stauff SF6520
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Return Oil
Filter
Return Oil Filter - Illustration C - Page 121 .
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10 - Optional Equipment
Caster Gauge Wheels
The gauge wheels are part of the system that keeps the table aligned with the profile of the ground
while cutting. They provide improved lateral flotation of the swather in rough and uneven ground
conditions by using shock absorbers. The gauge wheels are designed to caster, so it is normally
not necessary to raise the swather when cornering. The adjustment of the gauge wheel assembly
relative to the cutting height is essential to effective terrain following.
Lift the swather table and gauge wheels off the ground when backing up the windrower.
Damage to caster wheels can also result from making sharp turns with the windrower. The sharp
turning radius of the windrower can cause one of the wheels to be dragged backwards, potentially
causing damage to the wheel.
NOTE!
The swather should be leveled and parked on level ground before attempting to
adjust gauge wheel height.
Gauge wheel height adjustment must be checked with the knife set at field operating height.
Normal adjustment compresses the shock assembly of the gauge wheels so that a recommended
5” the shock shaft is left exposed to allow for additional field operation compression.
Height adjustment is made by placing the top end of the shock assembly in one of the mounting
holes on the frame.
The height engagement handle can pivot freely when not locked in place by the lock pin. Always
keep the handle under control.
DANGER
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Do not attempt to adjust gauge wheel height when there is compressive load on
the shock assembly.
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- Gauge Wheel Height Adjustment
1. Park windrower on a level surface, and engage
the park brake. Raise the swather table up to its
locking position, and lock it in place.
2. Remove the lynch pin from the end of the Lock Pin. Lock
3. While grasping the Height Engagement Handle,
Pin
push it slightly down towards the shock assembly
to release pressure on the Lock Pin, remove the
Lock Pin from the frame mounting hole, and let the
handle slowly come up under control.
4. While still grasping the Height Engagement handle,
use your other hand to grab the Lift Handle and
lift the Gauge Wheel Assembly so that the Pivot
Gauge
Bolt comes out of the current slot location on the
Wheel
frame. Lift or lower the Gauge Wheel Assembly to Assembly
the desired height and place the Pivot bolt in the
corresponding slot location.
Pivot Bolt
Height
Engagement
Handle
-Viewed in Secured
Position
Shock Shaft
Lift
Handle
Illustration B - Page 123
The Gauge Wheel Assembly is Heavy!
5. Push the Height Engagement Handle down towards the shock assembly until the frame
mounting hole lines up. Ensure that the Pivot Bolt stays fully seated in the slot while pushing
down. Insert the Lock Pin into the mounting hole to lock the Height engagement Handle in
place. Secure Lock Pin with the lynch pin.
6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 on the other Gauge Wheel Assembly, using the same height
setting.
7. Lower the swather table until it is at field operation height. Check exposed Shock Shaft
length to see if it matches the recommended 5”. Re-adjust Gauge Wheel height as needed.
NOTE!
WARNING
To avoid bottoming out the shock assembly during field opeation, it is
recommended that the exposed Shock Shaft length be no less than 3”.
Adjusting table tilt and/or table floatation will affect the amount of compression
in the shock assembly. Further adjustments to the Gauge Wheel height will be
necessary.
Never operate with the shock assembly fully compressed during field operation.
This will result in damage to the shock assembly.
Excessive compression of the shock assembly will add stress to the top link,
causing premature wear.
IMPORTANT Gauge wheels are not designed to support the weight of the swather table.
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End Strut Gauge Wheels
End strut gauge wheels are mounted at the
outboard ends of the main table frame to enhance
the ability to closely follow the contour of the ground
with the cutter bar.
Holes drilled in the wheel mount provide height
adjustment by relocating the axle shaft as needed.
End Strut Gauge Wheel - Illustration A - Page 124 .
NOTE!
The draper decks may need to be moved to allow at least 1” of clearance from
the end strut gauge wheels.
Vertical Crop Cutters
Vertical crop cutters are offered by a variety of third party vendors. They are designed to cut in a
vertical direction for use in cutting entangled crops such as canola and peas and preventing the
crop from being entangled on the ends of the cutter bar.
The crop cutters must operate in series from the last reel drive motor in the circuit. The circuit
flows from the last reel motor return port to the power inlet of the right hand crop cutter motor, to the
power inlet of the left hand crop cutter motor, to the main return line of the swather.
End-to-end plumbing is supplied standard on every swather table so that the operator can then add
custom end plumbing for their particular cutter setup.
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Cross Auger
The cross auger can improve the cutting of
specialty crops such as peas, canola, mustard,
safflower, and lupins. Many of these crops are not
heavy enough to keep them firmly on the draper.
Bushy or crops with vines tend to slide on the
draper, causing them to fall into the windrow in
bunches or wads.
Cross
Auger
The left and right hand flighting on the cross auger
gently pushes the crop down onto the draper,
assisting its movement toward the windrow.
Cross Auger - Illustration A - Page 125 .
Some cross auger models include jacks where the
cross auger mounts onto the frame. These jacks
allow you to raise or lower the cross auger to
account for different crop conditions.
The cross auger is plumbed into the draper circuit
with a manual speed control (needle valve).
The rotation speed should be adjusted no faster
than necessary to keep the crop moving evenly.
If set to rotate too quickly, the crop may wrap onto
the flighting.
Speed
Control
The cross auger can be left in position even if it is
Cross Auger Flow Control - Illustration B - Page 125 .
not being used, such as when harvesting cereal
grains. The cross auger can be turned off by fully
opening the needle valve. Draper speed should not
be affected.
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Double Swath Option – 21, 25, 30,
and 36 Foot Tables
Most Honey Bee Swathers can be equipped with a
double swath option. This option allows the operator
to lay two swaths. The first swath will be delivered
to the opening on the right end of the swather. On
the next round, the decks can be shifted to the right,
creating an opening on the left end of the swather.
This places the second swath beside the first. This
option is useful in light crop conditions.
The decks are shifted using hydraulic motors
activated by an electric solenoid on the selector
valve.
The solenoid selector valve reverses the flow
through the output ports when activated.
The deck shift motor and the draper motor are
connected in parallel, so that when the deck arrives
in its new position, the deck shift motor stops and
the draper motor will be running in the opposite
direction.
Deck Shift System - Illustration A - Page 126 .
The deck shift roller chains are located on the back
of the rear panel.
Adjuster bolts at either end of the chain are used to
adjust tension.
The chains should not have too much slack, nor
should they be too tight.
Excess tension will cause the decks to warp.
Roller Chain Tensioner - Illustration B - Page 126 .
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Deck shift stops are installed on each chain. Before
adjusting these stops, determine how much the deck
needs to be shifted. Then move the appropriate
stop.
To have a deck move further/less to the left, the right
hand stop will need to be moved, conversely, for the
deck to move further/less to the right, the left hand
stop will need to be moved.
The stop should be set so that the deck does not
hit against the other draper decks or the swather
frame. Allow approximately 1" of space between the
extreme points of the decks.
Check all hose clearances on hydraulic motors after
shifting the deck, to ensure they are not pinched or
stretched.
Deck
Deck Shift StopsIllustration A - Page 127 .
Check draper tracking and adjust if required. See
Draper Adjustment section of this manual for
assistance.
Setting Deck GapIllustration B - Page 127 .
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When shifting the deck for the double swath option, you must disconnect the
cross auger motor from the hydraulic circuit using the quick couplers provided.
The cross auger motor is connected in series with the draper motor, therefore
the hydraulic lines will become damaged if the draper motor is moved while still
connected to the cross auger motor.
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Junior Deck Option – For Swathers With the Double Swath Option
When using the double swath option, the Jr. Deck
can be installed on the far right hand side of the
swather to move the swath away from the standing
crop. This leaves a larger gap between the swaths.
The Jr. Deck can be left on the swather when single
swath delivery is required, but will leave a narrower
swath.
The Jr. Deck is easily removed if a wider swath is
required.
Jr Deck - Illustration A - Page 128 .
Draper Extension for Swathing
When swathing in light crop conditions, it may be
necessary to narrow the opening in order to lay a
tight swath. One option is to add the 14 inch deck
extension kit to the idler end of a deck, and add to or
replace the existing draper with a longer one.
Fixed
End
Eye
Bolt
Idler Plate
1. Remove the connector bar and open the
Idler Roller
draper to expose the idler roller.
2. Remove the lock nut and washer that hold the
idler plate in place.
3. Remove the idler plate, idler roller, and fixed
Lock Nut
Idler Roller Removal - Illustration B end.
Page 128 .
4. Install the 14” back panel to the 14” extension
Connector
Draper
deck.
Bar
5. Install extension deck and back panel onto
Extension
the end of the deck being extended.
6. Install the front connector and the rear
connector.
7. Install the fixed end, idler roller, and idler
plate.
8. Join the 30” draper extension to the regular
Connection
draper with a connector bar.
Back
Pieces
Panel
9. Wrap draper around the rollers and connect
ends together with the connector bar.
Deck Extension Kit - Illustration C - Page 128 .
10.Adjust draper tension and tracking.
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Hay Guard / Short Crop Guard
Lay out Hay Guard starting at the end of the cutter
bar. Install the longest section at the ends. The hay
guard/ short crop guard butt together end to end.
The hay guard should fit tight against the rise of
the cutter bar leaving approximately ¼" clearance
between the ribs of the draper and the underside of
the hay guard.
Secure the first hay guard in place using the
threaded inserts, lock washers, flat washers and
3/8” x 1” bolts as shown to the right. Install the next
section of hay guard, butting it up to the first section.
Continue until all sections of hay guard are installed.
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SCH Crop Lifters
Install the lifter spools to the underside of the guards
using the longer bolts supplied in the kit. The spools
should be spaced equally along the cutter bar, one
per foot is recommended.
The socket of the lifter has three locking pin
positions for adjusting the lifter angle. The lock pin
can be placed in any of the three holes. For
additional adjustment, flat washers can be added
between the guard and the crop lifter spool.
For crop lifters to work properly the bottom runners
must be parallel to the ground when the platform is
in cutting position. Illustration “C”: Crop Lifter
Orientation shows the correct position of a standard
crop lifter.
The bottom runner of the Special Series lifter should
be parallel to the ground. To find the correct
setting of the lifters for a given platform, drive on to
a smooth, flat surface. Mount one lifter in the
middle of the platform.
Lower platform until crop lifter just touches the
ground. The runner of the lifter should be parallel
to the ground. If it is not, change lock pin positions
and if necessary, vary number of flat washers until
the correct position is achieved.
Crop Lifters Installed - Illustration A - Page 130 .
Crop Lifter Detail - Illustration B - Page 130 .
Crop Lifter Orientation - Illustration C - Page 130 .
Special Series Lifter - Illustration D - Page 130 .
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11 - Lubrication & Maintenance
IMPORTANT Use good quality, general purpose grease, unless otherwise noted.
Component
Lubricant
Frequency/Notes
Knife Drives
Grease
Five(5) shots every 50 hours(fitting on
side of knife drive)
Knife Head Bearing
Grease
One(1) shot every 50 hours(fitting
above knife head)
Knife
Diesel
Soak with diesel or clean with a pressure washer
Reel Bearings
Grease
10 hours
Gauge Wheels – King Pin
Grease
10 hours
Wheel Bearings
Grease
Disassemble and re-pack yearly.
Hydraulic Return Line Filter
n/a
Change after first 50 hours of operation and seasonally thereafter. (Filter:
HB - 27281/Donaldson – P164375)
Refer to page 101 for a list of compatible filters.
The following maintenance decals and lubrication locations have been placed on your machine in
the areas indicated. Please take this manual, walk around your machine and familiarize yourself
with the lubrication locations and content of these decals. Review this information, with your
machine operators. Please keep decals legible.
Grease 1
Location
1
Grease 2 Locations
(In Split Reel Version)
4
Grease 1
Location
1
1
Grease 1
Location
1
Grease 2
Location
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Location
2 3
4
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Maintenance Related Decals
1
2
Grease every 10 Hrs - Illustration A - Page 132 .
Grease every 50 Hrs - Illustration B - Page 132 .
4
3
Draper Tension and Tracking Illustration D - Page 132 .
Torque & Grease Requirements Illustration C - Page 132 .
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12 - Troubleshooting
Problem
Reel
Reel won't hold height.
Reel won't hold level.
Reel raises or lowers erratically.
Reel won't raise.
Damage to center of reel.
Possible Cause
Solution
Leaking hose or fitting.
Repair or replace.
Valve in windrower leaking.
See windrower Manual.
Leaking hose or fitting.
Repair or replace.
Air in system.
Bleed slave cylinder.
Faulty master cylinder.
Repair or replace.
Reel cylinders binding.
Replace cylinder.
Arms bent or binding.
Repair or replace.
Low hydraulic oil.
See windrower Manual.
Hydraulic couplers don't match.
Install correct couplers.
Valve is not open.
Open Valve.
Faulty windrower hydraulics.
See windrower Manual.
Reel not plumbed into tilt circuit.
Check plumbing schematic.
Reel set too low.
Adjust height.
Reel tube bent.
Replace.
Reel hitting at end.
Reel not centered.
Adjust centering.
Reel will not turn or turns erratically.
Flow control set too low.
Advance setting.
Draper flow set too high.
Reduce draper speed.
Faulty relief valve.
Clean or replace.
Seized bearing(s).
Replace bearing(s).
Faulty drive motor.
Replace motor.
Reel Tied Down.
Release Reel.
Poor electrical connection.
Check connections and cable.
Defective reel speed motor.
Replace motor.
Circuit breaker open or burnt out.
Replace.
Low hydraulic oil.
Add oil. Determine cause of oil loss.
Cutter Bar jammed.
Check for damaged guards or sections.
Faulty drive motor.
Repair or replace motor.
Faulty knife drive.
Repair or replace.
Faulty hydraulic pump.
Repair or replace.
Knife gummed
Clean cutter bar.
Reel Speed cannot be adjusted.
Knife
Knife won’t run.
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Problem
Knife (continued)
Knife Stalls Easy
Unloaded system pressure too high
Excessive vibration
Excessive noise
Knife leaves strip of crop standing
Connector Bar breaks
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Possible Cause
Solution
Type of material being cut.
Reduce ground speed
Low pressure at knife motor.
Check system pressure
Bent guards or cutter bar.
Repair or replace
Faulty knife drive.
Check for loose crank shaft
Seized knife head bearing.
Replace
Knife head out of alignment.
Adjust knife head bearing
Faulty draper motor.
Repair or replace
Relief valve set too low (3000 psi).
Adjust
Relief valve stuck open.
Remove and clean or replace
cartridge
Wrong type of hydraulic oil.
Change windrower hydraulic oil
Flow control set low.
Set control higher
Low oil level.
Add oil, locate cause and repair
Relief valve stuck open.
Remove and clean or replace
cartridge
Low oil volume.
Reset volume, 19.5 gpm required
Wrong motor size.
Check with manufacturer
Worn pump or motor.
Repair or replace
Knife speed is too high.
Reduce knife speed
Loose bearings in drive.
Replace bearings
Loose knife head bolts.
Tighten knife head bolts
Damaged sickles or guards.
Replace
First guard bent or out of alignment Straighten or replace
Knife drive bearing faulty
Replace
Knife drive loose
Tighten bolts and check for damage to
housing
Knife head out of adjustment
Adjust Knife Head bearing
Excessive ground speed
Slow down
Bent or broken guard
Straighten or replace
Broken knife section
Replace
Plugged guard
Clean
Damaged sections or guards
Repair or replace
Knife gummed up
Soak with diesel fuel, or wash with
pressure washer
Section bolts not tight
Tighten or replace
Section or Knife Back installed on
wrong side
Remove sections, turn Knife over and
replace sections
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Problem
Knife (continued)
Knife Head breaks
Draper
Draper not tracking straight
Draper slipping
Draper not turning
Possible Cause
Solution
Section bolts not tight.
Tighten and/or replace bolts.
Knife gummed up.
Soak with diesel fuel, or wash with pressure
washer.
Damaged sections or guards.
Repair and/or replace.
Sickle sections dull.
Replace sections.
Tough crop.
Reduce ground speed.
Knife drive running to fast.
Check speed with photo tach.
Drive or idler roller out of alignment.
Adjust draper tracking.
Draper splice not cut straight.
Re-punch connector bar holes in draper.
Material building up on rollers.
Clean rollers.
Draper too loose.
Adjust draper tension.
Draper is snagging.
Check alignment. Look for obstructions.
Draper is snagged or caught.
Check for interference.
Flow control is shut off.
Adjust flow control.
Oil flow is being by-passed.
Check relief valve setting.
Remove and clean relief cartridge.
Power unit RPM too low.
Increase power unit RPM.
Draper oil pressure in excess of
Material build up on rollers.
Clean rollers.
2200 psi
Faulty bearing in roller.
Replace bearing.
Faulty draper motor.
Check motor temperature, check for oil leaking from shaft seal.
Replace motor.
Decks
Decks creep sideways
Restrainer tubes not installed or
have fallen off.
Install or replace tubes.
Decks lift out of position
Deck is not locked under rear
edge of cutter bar.
Place deck in proper position.
Hold down clips on back panels
are loose or are not installed.
Tighten or replace.
Poor electrical connections.
Trace and repair.
Electrical cable not plugged into
windrower or control box.
Check connections.
Decks or back panels jammed or
binding.
Check decks and clean out debris.
Decks will not shift
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Decks (continued)
Heads shattering or breaking off.
Reel speed too fast.
Reduce reel speed.
Ground speed too high.
Reduce ground speed.
Crop over-ripe.
Cut earlier in morning or late at night
when humidity is higher.
Reel set too high.
Lower reel.
Table set too high.
Lower table.
Reel too slow for ground speed.
Increase reel speed.
Table too high.
Lower table.
Reel too high.
Lower reel.
Reel too far back.
Move reel forward.
Ground speed too fast for reel speed.
Reduce ground speed or increase
reel speed.
Bat reel not suitable.
Install optional Pickup Reel.
Crop lying too flat for guards to
pickup.
Install optional SCH Crop Lifters.
Excessive oil going over reliefs.
Check reliefs on flow controls.
Faulty pump or motors.
Repair or replace.
Draper too tight or not tracking.
Adjust draper alignment.
Oil too light.
Refill with correct grade.
Float pressure too low.
Adjust float pressure.
Tilt (turnbuckle or hydraulic) out of
adjustment.
Adjust.
Cut grain falling off cutter bar.
Does not pick up lodged crop.
Hydraulic Oil
Temperature is too high.
Leveling
Swather not level.
Table Angle
Draper running too flat or too steep.
Raising and lowering the Swather
Swather will not lift.
Windrower lift capacity.
Check system pressure
Check the needle valve, table lift
circuit.
Increase needle valve opening.
Swather table lifts and lowers too
slowly.
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Needle valve set too low.
Adjust needle valve on lift circuit.
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Problem
Lift and Float Systems
Possible Cause
Solution
Platform Does Not Follow
Ground Contour.
Platform float pressure too high,
making platform feel light.
Check windrower operator’s manual. Adjust
float pressure.
NOTE: If float pressure is set too
high platform will feel light and
Field/Road switch in the ROAD
Position.
Set switch to Field position.
bouncy. If float pressure is too,
Faulty Relay.
Replace Relay.
platform will feel heavy and
unresponsive. It should require
Accumulator pre-charge pressure
too low.
See your John Deere dealer.
Guards digging into ground.
Adjust guard angle, with turnbuckle or hydraulic tilt.
Platform float pressure too low,
making platform feel too heavy.
Adjust float pressure.
Accumulator pre-charge pressure
too high.
See your John Deere Dealer
Platform float pressure too low,
making platform too heavy.
Adjust platform float.
Accumulator pre-charge pressure
too high.
Adjust needle valve.
less than 150 lbs. to lift the end
of the platform.
Platform Digs Into Ground and
Pushes Hard.
Platform Drops Too Fast or Does
Not Lower Smoothly.
See your John Deere Dealer.
Platform Will Not Lift or Lifts Too
Slow.
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Needle valve set too low.
Adjust needle valve.
Binding lift linkage.
Replace bent or worn parts.
Platform float pressure too low,
making platform too heavy.
Adjust platform Float.
Worn lift pump.
See your John Deere dealer.
Low Relief valve setting.
See your John Deere dealer.
Excessive charge oil flow to
pumps.
See your John Deere dealer.
Faulty switch or relay.
Replace.
Faulty solenoid or valve cartridge.
Replace.
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13 - Lighting
The lighting system incorporates two circuits; the transport running lights for use when moving the
swather via the transport hitch and the warning flashers which are used when operating the swather
in the field.
Transport Lights:
• The transport lights consist of two wiring harnesses and two (tail, signal, and stop) lights.
• The 52ft (15.84m) Harness extension with a male (Universal Trailer Connector, 4 Pole) leads
to the towing equipment. It is the transporters’ responsibility to ensure proper connection to
towing equipment.
• The 9.8ft (3m) Harness wishbone with male (Universal Trailer Connector, 4 Pole) that
connects to the female end of the 52 ft (15.84m) extension harness. The plugs on the other
end connect directly to the pig tail of the lights.
Warning Lights:
• The warning flasher light wiring consists of a 12.5 ft (3.81m) pigtail harness that attaches
from the windrower to the warning flasher harness. The adaptor plug (JD - 7 - way
connector) is installed at factory with the reel speed wiring plug.
• The warning flasher harness is a total of 45 ft (13.73m) in length and connects the warning
flasher lights to the windrower.
All swathers are equipped with clearance lights as well
as signal and brake lights. Ensure that all lights are in
good working order, and that you swing them out to their
transport positions before transporting the header.
Transport Light - Illustration A - Page 138 .
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Wiring
1. Amber - Warning Flasher
2. Red/Amber - Tail. Signal and Stop
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The lights operate on two circuits:
1. Transport running lights.
2. Warning flashers.
Transport Lights
Transport lights should be used at all times when the
swather is towed on public roads. Connect to the tow
vehicle using the proper plugs.
Wiring color code:
White - Ground
Brown - Tail Lamps
Green - Right Hand Stop / Turn signal
Yellow - Left Hand Stop / Turn signal
Lights-Color Codes - Illustration A - Page 140 .
Hazard Warning Lights
When transporting the swather while it is mounted to the
windrower, hazard warning lights must be connected and
operating. The amber warning lamps must be visible from
both the front and the rear.
Wiring Layout:
White - Ground
Green - Right Flasher
Yellow - Left Flasher
Hazard Warning-Color Code Illustration B - Page 140 .
Be Seen. Be Safe!
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14 - Appendix
Appendix A - Hydraulic Fitting
Naming Standards
There will be a number of different hydraulic fittings
used in this manual. The naming standards can be a
little confusing, however this section should clear up any
questions you may have.
A standard 2 sided hydraulic fitting is named in the
following format:
●
##XX-##XX
The information on each side of the hyphen represents
its respective end of the fitting. The '#' is the size
designation. The 'X' denotes the type of end on that side
of the fitting, this information is divided into a prefix and a
suffix. The prefix indicates either male or female, and the
suffix indicates the type of connection.
A 'T' fitting will be named in the following format:
●
##XX-##XX-##XX
10MJ-10MB
Illustration A - Page 141
JIC 37° Fitting
Illustration B - Page 141
O-Ring
Face Seal Fitting Illustration C - Page 141
The center set of characters describes the middle port on
the 'T' fitting.
The size designations denotes which fittings go together.
For example, a 10FJ fitting will fit with a 10MJ fitting, but
not a 12MJ.
Pipe Fitting
Hydraulic Fitting Types
Prefix
M or F
Suffix
J
Description
JIC 37° flared connectors
M or F
M or F
M or F
F
P
B
Face Seal
Pipe Fitting
O-Ring Boss
F only
M or F
X
STC
Swivel (no image shown)
Snap To Connect
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O-Ring
O-Ring Boss
Illustration E - Page 141
STC Fitting
Illustration F - Page 141
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Appendix B - Electrical Schematics & Charts
Appendix B-1 - Swather Table Electrical Schematic
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Appendix B-2 - Common 21 Pin Plug Features
Cavity
Circuit Reference
A
Power Ground
B
C
LH header Flashing Light
D
E
F
RH header Flashing Light
G
Recog Jumper to V
H
Header Speed Sensor
I
J
Auto Reel Speed (decrease)
K
Auto Reel Speed (increase)
L
Knife Speed
M
Draper Speed (decrease)
N
Draper Speed (increase)
O
P
Manual Reel Speed (decrease)
R
Manual Reel Speed (increase)
S
LH Deck Shift*
T
RH Deck Shift*
U
V
Recog Jumper to G
W
Fore/Aft (Aft)
X
Fore/Aft (Fore)
*Double swath header only
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Appendix B-3A - Control Console Wiring Schematics - JD 4895-4995 WS
Swather – New Configuration
Applicable to all JD 4995 units with serial numbers including and after E04995X330675 and
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Appendix B-3B - Control Console Wiring Schematics - JD 4895-4995 WS
Swather – Original Configuration
Applicable to all JD 4995 units with serial numbers before E04995X330675 and all JD 4895
units with serial numbers before E04895X330107.
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Appendix B-4 - JD A400 and R450 Swather Adapter Wiring Schematic
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Appendix C - Hydraulic System Schematics
Appendix C-1 - Hydraulic System Schematic Symbols
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Appendix C-2 - Overall Hydraulic Schematic – Single Swath Single Knife
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Appendix C-3 - Draper Drive – Single Swath (WS Models)
Appendix C-4 - Draper Drive 21-36ft Double Swath (WS Models)
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Appendix C-5 - Fore & Aft Assembly – Solid Reel (WS Models w/Hydr. Solenoid Kit)
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Appendix C-6 - Single Knife - Drive
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Appendix C-7 - Double Knife – Drive
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Appendix C-8 - Tilt Cylinder/Reel Lift Valve
Appendix C-9 - Single Reel Drive – WS Models
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Appendix C-10 - Reel Lift (Solid Reel)
Appendix C-11 - Double Reel Drive (Parallel) – WS Models
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Appendix C-12 - Upper Tube Hydraulics Single Swath (WS Models w/Direct
Block Drainage)
NOTE!
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on page 117 and schematic symbols “Appendix C-1 - Hydraulic System Schematic Symbols” on page 147 for additional port and function reference.
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Appendix C-13 - Upper Tube Hydraulics Dbl Swath (WS Models w/Direct Block
Drainage)
NOTE!
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See Manifold Block Cartridge Locations “Manifold Block Cartridge Locations”
on page 117 and schematic symbols “Appendix C-1 - Hydraulic System Schematic Symbols” on page 147 for additional port and function reference.
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Appendix D - Dimensions - Single Swath Delivery
Refer to the illustration below for the following dimensions:
Model (ft/m)
18HB (18/5.5)
21HB (21/6.4)
25HB (25/7.6)
30HB (30/9.1)
36HB (36/11)
*
A (in/cm)
B (in/cm)
80/208
99/257
104/270
104/270
118/307*
136/354
136/354
150/390*
175/450
175/450
189/486*
50/130
50/130
80/208
68/177
56/146
80/208
68/177
56/146
80/208
68/177
56/146
C (in/cm)
80/208
99/257
104/270
118/307*
118/307*
136/354
150/390*
150/390*
175/450
189/486*
189/486*
Indicates the addition of one 14” deck
Single Swath Delivery - Illustration A - Page 157 .
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Appendix E - Dimensions - Double Swath Delivery
Refer to the illustration below for the following dimensions:
Model
21HB (21/6.4)
25HB (25/7.6)
30HB (30/9.1)
36HB (36/10.9)
A (in/cm)
B (in/cm)
C (in/cm)
D (in/cm)
6/16
45/114
99/257
99/257
-
50/130 (X)
99/257
99/257
19/48
41/135 (J)
118/307
118/307
6/16
54/140
118/307
118/307
-
56/142 (X)
118/307
118/307
-
68/172 (X)
118/307
104/264 *
-
80/208 (X)
104/264 *
104/264 *
19/48
37/121 (J)
150/390
150/390
6/16
50/130
150/390
150/390
-
56/142 (X)
150/390
150/390
-
68/172 (X)
150/390
136/345 *
-
80/208 (X)
136/345 *
136/345 *
19/48
35/115 (J)
189/480
189/480
6/16
48/158
189/480
189/480
-
56/142 (X)
189/480
189/480
-
68/172 (X)
189/480
175/445 *
-
80/208 (X)
175/445 *
175/445 *
(X) - Indicates only available with centre delivery.
(J) - Indicates the addition of a junior deck.
* - Indicates the the removal of one 14” deck.
Double Swath Delivery - Illustration A - Page 158 .
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Appendix F - Windrow Type
Several factors affect windrow formation: Ground speed, draper speed, type of crop, reel speed,
table angle, and stubble height. This manual will give the operator some guidelines in how machine
settings can affect windrow formation. It is the operator’s responsibility to adjust the settings for the
type of windrow desired.
Windrow Formations
Herringbone: The ideal formation for
weathering and ease of pick up. The crop
needs to be standing straight or leaning
uniformly in one direction.
Parallel: A good windrow that is easier to form.
Angled Parallel (75 Degree Diagonal): A good
windrow but not as good as the parallel.
Fan Tail: Good weathering ability and easy to
pick up, but not as good as the first three types.
Diagonal (45 Degrees): This swath is less
desirable, because the heads are concentrated
on one side of the swath. It is more difficult to
pick up and is more easily affected by wind or
rain.
Dovetail: Also less desirable, because heads
are concentrated in the middle of the swath.
More difficult to pick up and more easily affected
by wind or rain.
Swath Patterns - Illustration A - Page 159 .
Ground Speed
Use windrow quality as a guide to travel speed. Cut at lower speeds when terrain is rough and
when crops are lodged or tangled. Excessive speed may be indicated by a ragged cut in the
stubble.
Stubble Height
For most crop types, best results are obtained when the table is adjusted for a stubble height of 6”
to 8” or (150 to 200 mm). This height of stubble should have strength to support the windrow and
to provide air flow underneath. Also, the windrow should be easier to pick up.
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Appendix G - Specifications/Features
Weights
Weights are given in lbs/kg format.
Model
Width
Weight
WS18
18’
1792/815
WS21
21’
1980/900
WS25
25’
2280/1036
WS30
30’
2710/1232
WS36
36’
3207/1458
• Weight includes - Swather assembly c/w decks and attached hydraulic components.
• Weight does not include - Double swath decks or lift arms.
Component
Pick-up Reel
-UII Universal
Pick-up Reel
HCC ML
Lift Arms
Transport Axle
WS18
490/223
WS21
562/255
WS25
624/283
WS30
720/327
WS36
980/446
502/228
566/257
625/284
718/326
884/401
200/91
206/93
200/91
206/93
200/91
206/93
200/91
206/93
200/91
206/93
WS21
standard
optional
WS25
standard
optional
WS30
standard
optional
WS36
n/a
standard
Knife Drive Availability
Model
Single Knife
Double Knife
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WS18
standard
optional
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Technical Specifications
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Knife Drive - SCH epicyclic 3 5/16" stroke, hydraulically driven, 1100-1400 strokes per
minute. (2 strokes = 1 RPM)
Cutting System - SCH Easy Cut, spring steel guards and bolted sections.
V-Guided Draper - 42" Rubberized polyester, fiberglass reinforced, tie bar connectors.
Draper Speed - adjustable in cab, 0-760 fpm.
Reel Speed - adjustable in cab.
Adjustable cutting angle.
Standard single swath opening is approximately 81" +/- 3".
Standard double swath opening is approximately 46" +/- 6".
Swath opening may be decreased for WS25, WS30, WS36 tables by inserting 14" Deck
extensions.
NOTE!
Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Options
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Pickup Reel - 6 bat, 42" diameter Universal U-ll Pickup Reel, plastic fingers.
Pickup Reel - 6 bat, 44" diameter HCC Level-II Pickup Reel, plastic fingers
Steel Fingers for U-II Pickup Reel.
Double Reel Drive
End Strut Gauge Wheels
Castering Gauge Wheels without tires or wheels - WS25 (Not offered for WS21 models)
Steel Skid Plate (Not available for WS36)
Quick Coupler Finishing Kit
Junior Deck for Double Swath Tables.
14" Deck Extension Kit
Cross Auger Kit (Not available for WS21)
Swath Delivery Kits - Hydraulic deck shift.
Crop Lifters for cereals and/or specialty crops.
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Included in Standard Swather
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Storage Axle and Hitch
Remote Draper Speed Control
Hay Guard
UHMW Poly Skid Plate
Castering Gauge Wheels - WS30, WS36
Tires/Wheels/Hubs/Spindles
Fore/Aft Hydraulic Reel Adjustment
Hydraulic Tilt
Bolt Torque
The tables shown below give correct torque values for various bolts and cap screws. Tighten all
bolts to the torques specified in chart unless otherwise noted. Check tightness of bolts periodically,
using bolt torque chart as a guide. Always replace fasteners with the same strength rating and
size.
Unified Torque Specifications
Grade
SAE 5
SAE 8
Size
Nm
Lb-ft Nm
Lb-ft
1/4”
12
9
17
12
5/16”
25
19
36
27
3/8”
45
33
63
45
7/16”
72
53
100
75
1/2”
110
80
155
115
9/16”
155 115
220
165
5/8”
215 160
305
220
3/4”
390 290
540
400
7/8”
570 420
880
650
1”
915 675
1320 970
NOTE!
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Metric Torque Specifications
Grade
8.8
10.9
Size
Nm Lb-ft
Nm Lb-ft
M6
11
8.5
17
12
M8
28
20
40
30
M10
55
40
80
60
M12
95
70
140 105
M14
150 110
225 165
M16
240 175
350 255
M18
330 250
475 350
M20
475 350
675 500
M22
650 475
925 675
M24
825 600
1150 850
Torque figures indicated above are valid for non-greased or non-oiled threads
and heads unless otherwise specified. Therefore, do not grease or oil bolts or cap
screws unless otherwise specified in this manual. When using locking elements
increase torque values by 5%.
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Hydraulic Fitting Torque
Tightening Flare Type Tube Fittings
• Check flare and flare seat for defects that might cause leakage.
• Align tube with fitting before tightening.
• Lubricate connection and hand tighten swivel nut until snug.
• To prevent twisting the tube(s), use two wrenches. Place one wrench on the connector body
and with the second tighten the swivel nut to the torque shown.
Tube OD Size
Nut Size
Inches
3/16”
1/4”
5/16”
3/8”
1/2”
5/8”
3/4”
7/8”
Inches
7/16”
9/16”
5/8”
11/16”
7/8”
1”
1-1/4”
1-3/8”
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Hydraulic Torque Fitting Table
Torque Value
Torque Value Flats to tighten
Nm
8
12
16
24
46
62
102
122
lb-ft
6
9
12
18
34
46
75
90
1
1
1
1
1
1
3/4
3/4
Turns to
tighten
1/6
1/6
1/6
1/6
1/6
1/6
1/8
1/8
The torque values shown are based on lubricated connections as will be found in
reassembly.
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Tightening O-ring Fittings
• Inspect O-ring and seat for dirt or obvious defects.
• On angle fittings, back the lock nut off until washer bottoms out at top of groove.
• Hand tighten fitting until back-up washer or washer face (if straight fitting) bottoms on face
and O-ring is seated.
• Position angle fittings by unscrewing no more than one turn.
• Tighten straight fittings to torque shown.
• Tighten angle fittings to torque shown while holding body of fitting with a wrench.
OD Thread
Nut Size
Inches
3/8
7/16
1/2
9/16
3/4
7/8
1-1/16
1-3/16
1-5/16
1-5/8
1-7/8
Inches
1/2
9/16
5/8
11/16
7/8
1/2
1-1/4
1-3/8
1-1/2
1-7/8
2-1/8
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O-ring Fitting Values
Torque Value
Torque Value
Nm
8
12
16
24
46
62
102
122
142
190
217
Lb-ft
6
9
12
18
34
146
75
90
105
140
160
Flats to
Tighten
2
2
2
2
2
1-1/2
1-1/2
1-1/2
3/4
3/4
1/2
Turns to
Tighten
1/3
1/3
1/3
13
1/3
1/4
1/6
1/6
1/8
1/8
1/12
The torque values shown are based on lubricated connections as will be found in
reassembly.
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INDEX
Symbols
21 Pin Plug Features–143
A
Angle Adjustment – Hydraulic Top Link–113
Angle Adjustment – Manual Top Link–112
Appendix–141
Appendix C-8 - Tilt Cylinder/Reel Lift Valve–153
B
Bolt Torque–162
C
Caster Gauge Wheels–122
Checklist, Transport–18
Checks, In-Field–19
Checks, Transport–19
Connector Bar–109
Crop Divider Installation–58
Crop Lifters–130
Cross Auger–125
Cutting System–106
D
Decals, Maintenance Related–132
Diagnostic Addresses–71
Dimensions - Double Swath Delivery–158
Dimensions - Single Swath Delivery–157
Dismount–83
Double Knife – Drive–152
Double Reel Drive (Parallel) – WS Models–154
Double Swath Option–126
Down Crops–92
Draper and Decks–96
Draper and Reel Flow Controls–121
Draper Deck Maintenance–105
Draper Drive 21-36ft Double Swath (WS Models)–149
Draper Drive – Single Swath (WS Models)–149
Draper Extension for Swathing–128
Draper Installation–97
Draper Motor–103
Draper Speed–100
Draper Splicing–101
Drive Roller Removal–103
Drive Roller Tracking–100
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E
Electrical and Hydraulic Systems–67
Electrical Schematics & Charts–142
End Strut Gauge Wheels–124
F
Float Cylinder Recommendation–25
Flow Controls–117
Fore & Aft–89
Fore & Aft Assembly – Solid Reel (WS Models w/Hydr. Solenoid Kit)–150
G
Gauge Wheel Height Adjustment–123
Guards–107
H
Hart-Carter (HCC) Reel–94
Hay Guard / Short Crop Guard–129
HCC Reel – Tine Pitch Adjustment–94
Hitch, Self Storing–84
Hose Holder – R450 Only–68
Hydraulic Circuit–89
Hydraulic Connection Points–118
Hydraulic Fitting Naming Standards–141
Hydraulics–117
Hydraulic Safety–15
Hydraulic System Schematics–147
Hydraulic System Schematic Symbols–147
Hydraulic Tilt–36
Hydraulic Tilt Link–86
I
Idler Roller–96
Idler Roller Removal–102
Idler Roller Tracking–99
Installation Instructions–24
J
John Deere Hydraulic Motor–28
Junior Deck Option–128
K
Knife–106
Knife Circuit–118
Knife Drive/Knife Head–108
Knife Drive Speed Adjustment–120
Knife Relief Pressure–119
Knife Speed Sensor–111
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L
Labels, Safety-Related–22
Leveling–112
Leveling Link–112
Leveling Link Installation–55
Leveling, Preliminary–25
Leveling the Swather–68
Lift-Arm Extensions–56
Lighting–138
Lights, Transport–138
Lights, Warning–138
Link, Hydraulic Tilt–86
Lubrication & Maintenance–131
M
Manifold Block Cartridge Locations–117
Mounting and Dismounting Terminology–24
Mounting the Swather to the Windrower–61
O
Operation–78
Optional Equipment–122
Overall Hydraulic Schematic – Single Swath Single
Knife–148
Overlap Kit–110
P
Platform Lift Needle Valve–43
Power Unit Preparation–27
Pump Bracket–75
Q
Quick Couplers–27
R
Reel–88
Reel Arm Leveling and Height Adjustment–90
Reel Centering–91
Reel Drive–88
Reel Lift Circuit–80
Reel Lift Controls–79
Reel Lift (Solid Reel)–154
Reel Position–89
Reel Shaft Bearings–95
Reel Speed Adjustment–88
Replacement Filters–121
Return Line Filter–121
S
Safety Decal Locations–20
Safety, General–16
Safety, Hydraulic–15
Safety, Maintenance–17
Safety, Operating–17
Safety Terms–14
Safety, Transport–18
Shields–14
Sickle Sections–107
Single Knife - Drive–151
Single Reel Drive – WS Models–153
Solenoid Modification–73
Specifications/Features–160
Spring Tension Indicator–98
Standing Crops–93
Start-up–78
Storage–19
Strut Mounting Bolts Mounting Holes–59
Strut Mounting Boots–59
Swather Adapter Wiring Schematic–144, 145, 146
Swather Preparation–58
Swather Table Electrical Schematic–142
System Tests–77
T
Table Angle–113
Tensioning–98
Tightening O-ring Fittings–164
Tilt Cylinder Quick Couplers–29
Tilt Cylinder/Reel Lift Valve–153
Torque, Hydraulic Fitting–163
Transport Axle–65, 84
Transport Hitch–66
Troubleshooting–133
U
Upper Tube Hydraulics Dbl Swath–156
Upper Tube Hydraulics Single Swath–155
V
Vertical Crop Cutters–124
W
Windrower Controls–55
Windrower Identification–26
Windrow Type–159
Windshield Guard–31
Wiring (A400 and R450 only)–47
Wiring Installation Model Identification–46
Safety–14
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P.O. Box 120
Frontier, SK S0N 0W0
Tel: (306) 296-2297
Fax: (306) 296-2165
www.honeybee.ca
E-mail: info@honeybee.ca
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