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Bale Pro
®
Complete Feed Ration
Feed Chopper™ 960
O p e r a t o r s M a n u a l
E14366V1
Feed Chopper™
for the
BalePro®
Complete Feed Ration 960
Operator’s
Manual
Highline Manufacturing Limited
HWY #27, P.O. Box 307
Vonda, SK S0K 4N0
Canada
Phone: 306.258.2233
Fax: 306.258.2010
Toll Free: 1.800.665.2010
E14366V1
Printed in Canada
Copyright © 2016 by Highline Manufacturing Ltd. All rights reserved.
The content of this manual was based on the most current information available as of the date of copyright. It is the policy of
Highline Manufacturing Limited to improve and develop our products continually. We reserve the right to make changes or add
improvements, at any time, without incurring any obligation to make changes or improvements on machines previously sold.
Changes may not be reflected in this manual.
Highline Manufacturing Ltd.
Feed Chopper on the CFR 960
Highline Team Message
Congratulations on your purchase of the Feed Chopper for the Complete Complete Feed
Ration 960 manufactured by Highline Manufacturing Ltd.
This operator's manual has been prepared to provide information necessary for the safe and
efficient operation of your Feed Chopper. In the manual you will find safety procedures,
maintenance routines and detailed operational instructions.
If you find that you require information not covered in this manual, please feel free to consult
your local dealer. Your dealer is always able to contact Highline for this technical information.
Highline Manufacturing Ltd. thanks and congratulates you for selecting a Feed Chopper for the
Complete Feed Ration 960 as your machine of choice.
Highline Manufacturing Ltd.
Table of Contents
General Description of the Feed Chopper
Intended Use of the Feed Chopper
Section 1
- Safety
Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Sign-off Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Alert Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Decal Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 2
1
2
3
4
7
- Feed Chopper Preparation
General Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Discharge Door Setup For Feed Chopper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Discharge Door Setup For CFR 960 Operation Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Section 3
- Operating the Feed Chopper
Operating With the Feed Chopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Operating Without the Feed Chopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Unplugging the Feed Chopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Section 4
- Maintaining the Feed Chopper
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Greasing the CFR 960 Rear Flail Drum Bearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Twine Cutter Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Knife Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Belt Tension Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 5
- Troubleshooting
1
2
2
2
3
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FEED CHOPPER
The Feed Chopper is an attachment to the Complete Feed Ration 960. When the Feed
Chopper is engaged, it uses power from the flail drum of the Complete Feed Ration 960 to run
a belt drive for the Feed Chopper rotor.
When additional processing and chopping of feed material is desired, the Feed Chopper clutch
is engaged and the Feed Chopper door is moved to direct material from the CFR 960 into the
Feed Chopper. This further chops the material before discharging it. The CFR 960 must be
turned off when the Feed Chopper drive clutch is engaged and the discharge door is being
positioned.
When the Feed Chopper clutch is not engaged and when the Feed Chopper door is in the
by-pass position, the CFR 960 discharges material without any additional chopping.
The operator of the CFR 960/Feed Chopper is located in the tractor cab to control the speed
of driving and the speed of operation of the CFR 960/Feed Chopper.
INTENDED USE OF THE FEED CHOPPER
The Feed Chopper is designed to further process and chop animal feed materials that have
been initially processed from a bale by the CFR 960.
The Feed Chopper is intended for use in farming applications.
The Feed Chopper is intended for off road use only.
The Feed Chopper is intended for use in locations away from people who could be harmed by
the discharged materials.
Any uses of the Feed Chopper other than the above stated Intended Uses shall be considered
misuse of the Feed Chopper. This misuse shall include (but not limited to):
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Using the Feed Chopper in non-farming applications
Using the Feed Chopper on public roads
Using the Feed Chopper around people or in public places
Chopping materials other than animal feed materials
Chopping materials that have not been initially processed by the CFR 960
Always use the Feed Chopper according to the instructions contained in this Operator's Manual
and on the safety and instruction decals on the machine.
Perform regular maintenance and repair to ensure that the Feed Chopper operates safely and
efficiently.
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Section 1 - Safety
SERIAL NUMBER
Your serial number is found on the serial number plate (1) attached to the Feed Chopper on
the top bar.
215057C
Serial Number Plate
It is important to record the serial number for proof of ownership and for any service or
maintenance assistance.
Serial Number
Owner
Model
Date of Purchase
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Section 1 - Safety
SAFETY SIGN-OFF FORM
Highline Manufacturing Ltd. follows the general Safety Standards specified by the American
Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA). Anyone who will be operating and/or maintaining the machine should read and clearly
understand all Safety, Operating and Maintenance information presented in this manual.
Do not operate or allow someone to operate this equipment until this information has been
reviewed. This information should be reviewed by all operator’s before the season start-up.
This sign-off sheet is provided for record keeping to indicate that the person working with the
equipment has read and understood the information in the Operator’s Manual and has been
instructed in the safe operation of the equipment.
Date
Employee’s Signature
Page 1-2
Employer’s Signature
Section 1 - Safety
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
The Safety Alert Symbol means . . .
ATTENTION!
BECOME ALERT!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
The Safety Alert Symbol combined with a Signal Word alert to the presence of a hazard and the
degree of possible injury.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not
avoided, WILL result in DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.
The color is Red with White lettering.
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 or unsafe practices. The color is
Orange with Black lettering.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, if not
avoided, MAY result in MINOR INJURY. The color is
Yellow with Black lettering.
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Section 1 - Safety
GENERAL SAFETY
1. Ensure that anyone who is going to operate, maintain or work near the Feed Chopper 960
is familiar with the recommended operating, maintenance procedures and safety information
contained in this manual and follows all the safety precautions.
2. In addition to the design and configuration of the equipment, hazard control and accident
prevention are dependant upon the awareness, concern, prudence and proper training of
personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance and storage of this equipment.
(Adapted from ASAE S474.1 Feb 04 - 5.2.5.1)
3. The Feed Chopper 960 shall not be operated without all the guards in place.
SAFETY DECALS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Keep the decals and signs clean and legible at all times.
Replace decals and signs that are damaged, missing or have become illegible.
Parts that have been replaced should display a current decal.
Decals are available from the Parts Department.
Be familiar with the decals, the type of warning and the area or function(s) related to the
area(s) that requires your awareness.
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Section 1 - Safety
DO NOT CONTACT THE ROTATING DRIVELINE
Contact with rotating driveline will cause serious injury or death.
Keep all driveline guards in place.
Securely attach drivelines at both ends.
Check that the driveline guards turn freely on driveline.
DO NOT CONTACT ROTATING BLADES
Rotating blades will cause serious injury or death.
Before servicing or adjusting, disengage power take off, shut of the
tractor, remove key, set park brake.
Before servicing or adjusting, wait for all parts to stop rotating.
Keep guards in place and in good condition.
KEEP PEOPLE AND ANIMALS CLEAR OF THE DISCHARGE
AREA
Discharge material exits at a high speed.
Discharged material will cause serious injury or death.
Stand clear of Feed Chopper when it is engaged.
SHUTDOWN THE TRACTOR BEFORE DISMOUNTING
TRACTOR
Shut down the tractor and remove the key before repairing,
servicing, lubricating or cleaning the Feed Chopper.
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Section 1 - Safety
DO NOT OPERATE WITH SHIELDS MISSING
Contact with the moving belt or sheaves may cause serious injury
or death.
Keep shields fastened in place.
Keep away from moving parts.
Do not stand or climb on the machine when operating.
READ, UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read, understand and follow all instructions and safety messages
included in this manual and on decals attached to the machine.
These instructions and safety messages contain important
information.
Allow only responsible, properly instructed individuals to operate
and service the machine.
Failure to follow the instructions and safety messages in this
manual and on the decals attached to the machine could result in
serious injury or death.
Keep all safety and instruction decals in good condition. Replace
any missing or damaged decals.
CHECK CONDITION OF THE KNIVES BEFORE OPERATING
Check that all the knives are in place and in good condition.
If any vibration is detected during operation, immediately stop the
machine and determine the source of the vibration before
resuming.
Operating the Feed Chopper with knives missing or rotor out of
balance could result in injury or death.
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Section 1 - Safety
SAFETY DECAL LOCATIONS
215170
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Section 1 - Safety
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Section 2 - Feed Chopper Preparation
2.0 FEED CHOPPER PREPARATION
General Preparation
1. Park the tractor and CFR 960 on level
ground.
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Engage the tractor parking brake.
2. Shut off the tractor engine and remove
the key.
Park On Level Ground
215136
Check Condition of the Knives
201249
3. Check the condition of the knives.
Disconnect the PTO driveline from
the tractor.
Do not place hands in the chopper
when it is rotating. Contact with
exposed rotating blades will cause
serious injury or death.
-
Disengage the chopper clutch pin
from the flail drum drive plate. (See
Section 3 for procedures.)
-
Spin the rotor by hand to check all the
knives.
- Check if they are broken or worn
to the point that they would not
process the material properly.
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See the Section 4 - “Maintaining the
Feed Chopper” for knife replacement
information.
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Section 2 - Feed Chopper Preparation
4. Remove twine or netwrap that is built up
around the knives and rotor.
Remove Twine from Knives & Rotor
215134
5. On the CFR 960, remove twine that is
built up around the center bearing and the
rotor center support (1).
Remove Twine from Bearing/Support (CFR960 Only)
215186C
6. Clear the rotor area of any material
buildup.
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Disconnect the discharge door
supports by removing the hairpins and
removing the door from the support
holes.
Disconnect Discharge Door Supports
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215136
Section 2 - Feed Chopper Preparation
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Remove the discharge door by sliding
the door hinge from the slots.
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Clear the chopping area and the
knives.
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Check the condition of the rotor and
the knife bolts.
Remove Discharge Door
215149
Remove Twine From Rotor Shaft
201236
Ensure All Drive Shields Are In Place
215171
7. Remove twine or other materials wrapped
around the end of the rotor shafts.
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Replace the discharge door.
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Connect door supports and fasten
with the hairpins.
8. Ensure all the drive shields are in place
and in good repair.
The Feed Chopper shall not be
operated without all the driveline
shields in place.
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Section 2 - Feed Chopper Preparation
Discharge Door Setup For Feed Chopper
Operation
The Feed Chopper door is set to direct
material from the processor into the Feed
Chopper rotor.
Note: The Feed Chopper drive clutch
must be disengaged before
lowering the discharge door.
Serious damage to the Feed
Chopper knives and discharge door
will result if the drive clutch is
engaged with the discharge door
lowered. The rotating knives will hit
the door.
1. Place the door hinge rod at the bottom of
the slot.
2. Rotate the door so the back of the door
(1) is up against the CFR 960 tub.
3. Connect the door support with the door
front pin in the middle large hole (2) and
the small pin in the hole labeled “C”. It is
the lowest small hole (3).
4. Fasten with the hairpin.
Discharge Door Settings for Feed Chopping
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215173C
Section 2 - Feed Chopper Preparation
Discharge Door Setup For CFR 960
Operation Only
The Feed Chopper drive must be disengaged
and the door lowered to allow material to
pass over and not be chopped further.
The discharge door has 3 bypass settings to
allow for different heights of material
discharge.
Note: The Feed Chopper drive clutch
must be disengaged before
lowering the discharge door.
Serious damage to the Feed
Chopper knives and discharge door
will result if the drive clutch is
engaged with the discharge door
lowered. The rotating knives will hit
the door.
Setting B1 - No Additional Height Discharge
1. Place the door hinge rod at the bottom of
the slot.
2. Lower the door to be flush with the
bottom of the CFR 960 outlet (1).
- Ensure the edge between the CFR
960 and the Feed Chopper inner
flange is clear of debris.
- The rotor must also be positioned with
the knived sections at 90 degrees to
the discharge door.
3. Connect the door support with the small
pin in the hole labeled “B1". It is the 2nd
from the bottom small hole (2).
No Height Discharge Setting
4. Fasten with the hairpin.
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215172C
Section 2 - Feed Chopper Preparation
Note: The Feed Chopper drive clutch
must be disengaged before
lowering the discharge door.
Serious damage to the Feed
Chopper knives and discharge door
will result if the drive clutch is
engaged with the discharge door
lowered. The rotating knives will hit
the door.
Setting B2 - Some Additional Height
Discharge
1. Place the door hinge rod at the middle of
the slot.
2. Lower the door to be flush with the
bottom of the CFR 960 outlet (1).
3. Connect the door support with the small
pin in the hole labeled “B2". It is the 3rd
from the bottom small hole (2).
4. Fasten with the hairpin.
Some Height Discharge Setting
201243C
Maximum Height Discharge
201244C
Setting B3 - Maximum Height Discharge
1. Place the door hinge rod at the top of the
slot.
2. Lower the door to be flush with the
bottom of the CFR 960 outlet (1).
3. Connect the door support with the small
pin in the hole labeled “B3". It is the 4th
from the bottom small hole (2).
4. Fasten with the hairpin.
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Section 3 - Operating the Feed Chopper
3.0
OPERATING THE FEED CHOPPER
Operating With the Feed Chopper
Shut off the tractor engine and
remove the key.
Wait for all components to stop
rotating.
Do not place hands in the Feed
Chopper drive clutch area while
the flail drum is turning. Contact
with the rotating large pulley
engaged to the rotating flail drum
can cause serious injury.
Ensure all shields are in place and
in good condition.
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Section 3 - Operating the Feed Chopper
1. Position the Feed Chopper discharge
door to direct material from the CFR 960
into the Feed Chopper rotor.
See Section 2 "Discharge Door Setup For
Feed Chopper Operation" for the
instructions in this process.
Position the Discharge Door
201245
Remove Rubber Door Latch
215184C
Note: Before engaging the Feed Chopper
drive clutch, the Feed Chopper
discharge door must be raised to
accept material.
Serious damage to the Feed
Chopper knives and discharge door
will result if the drive clutch is
engaged with the discharge door
lowered. The rotating knives will hit
the door.
2. Open the Drive Guard Door.
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Remove the rubber door latch (1).
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Section 3 - Operating the Feed Chopper
3. Pivot the drive guard door to access the
drive clutch area.
Open Guard Door
215183
4. Engage the feed chopper drive.
-
Rotate the large pulley to have the
clutch pin at the top.
-
The clutch pin (3) is disengaged when
the pin is pulled out against the spring
and the inner roll pin is out of the slot.
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Disengaged Clutch Pin
217156C
Twist Pin into Engagement Position
217157C
To engage, twist the clutch pin to
move the roll pin forward through the
slot (4).
5. Rotate the large pulley until the clutch pin
snaps into a connecting hole in the flail
drum plate.
-
There are a number of possible
connecting holes.
A small amount of rotation of the
sheave will be required to engage
into one of the holes.
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Section 3 - Operating the Feed Chopper
6. Push the clutch pin forward and twist the
pin 90 degrees until the rear roll pin snaps
into a notch in the lock plate.
Push and Twist Clutch Pin
Locked Clutch Pin
217158.
217159C
7. Close the access door and fasten with the
rubber door latch.
Close and Fasten Access Door
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215185
Section 3 - Operating the Feed Chopper
8. Begin to process a bale in the CFR 960.
9. The Feed Chopper will be driven by the
belt drive and chop the processed
material an additional amount.
Should any vibration be detected
during the operation of the
machine, immediately stop the
machine. Determine the source of
the problem and fix it before
resuming operation.
10.
Drive ahead slowly while operating the
CFR 960 and Feed Chopper.
Avoid discharging material in the
area of people and animals.
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Section 3 - Operating the Feed Chopper
Operating Without the Feed Chopper
The CFR 960 can be operated without
additional chopping of material.
Shut off the tractor engine and
remove the key.
Wait for all components to stop
rotating.
Do not place hands in the Feed
Chopper drive clutch area while
the flail drum is turning. Contact
with the rotating large pulley
engaged to the rotating flail drum
can cause serious injury.
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Section 3 - Operating the Feed Chopper
1. Open the drive guard door.
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Remove the rubber access door latch
(1).
Remove Rubber Holder
215184C
2. Pivot the drive guard door (2) to open the
drive clutch area.
Open Guard Door
215183
3. Disengage the Feed Chopper drive.
-
Push in the clutch pin and twist it 90
degrees to release the roll pin from
the lock plate.
-
Twist the clutch pin until the spring
moves the second roll pin through the
slot (4)
-
This will move the clutch pin out of
the flail drum plate.
Twist Clutch Pin to Disengage Drive
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217157C
Section 3 - Operating the Feed Chopper
4. Pull the clutch pin (3) until the second roll
pin has cleared the slot.
-
Twist the clutch pin (3) until the
second roll pin is resting against the
clutch front plate.
Pull and Twist Pin to Lock
217156C
5. Lower the Feed Chopper discharge door
to allow material to pass out of the CFR
960 and over the Feed Chopper.
-
See Section 2 - “Discharge Door
Setup For CFR 960 Operation Only”
for the instructions in this process.
Lower Door to Pass Material Over Chopper
6. Drive ahead slowly while operating the
CFR 960.
Avoid discharging material in the
area of people and animals.
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201242
Section 3 - Operating the Feed Chopper
Unplugging the Feed Chopper
1. Reduce the engine speed to idle.
2. Disengage tractor power take off (PTO).
3. Set the tractor park brake.
Shut off tractor engine and remove
key.
Wait for all components to stop
rotating.
Do not place hands in the Feed
Chopper while the rotor is turning.
Contact with the rotating knives will
cause serious injury.
4. Disengage the Feed Chopper drive by
pulling the clutch pin outward and twisting
it so the second roll pin is resting on the
clutch front plate.
Do not place hands in the Feed
Chopper drive clutch area while
the flail drum is turning. Contact
with the rotating large pulley
engaged to the rotating flail drum
can cause serious injury.
Disengage the Chopper Drive
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217156
Section 3 - Operating the Feed Chopper
5. Remove the discharge door to gain
access to the chopper rotor and housing.
-
Disconnect the discharge door
supports by removing the hairpins and
removing the door from the support
holes.
-
Remove the discharge door by sliding
the door hinge from the slots.
-
Clear the chopping area and the
knives.
-
Replace the discharge door by sliding
the door hinges into the slots.
-
Connect the door support with the
door front pin in the middle large hole
and the small pin in the lowest small
hole.
-
Fasten with the hairpin.
Disconnect Discharge Door Supports
215136
Remove Discharge Door
215149
Replace Door and Connect Door Supports
201240
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Section 4 - Maintaining the Feed Chopper
4.0
MAINTAINING THE FEED CHOPPER
Lubrication
Lubricate all grease fittings with a quality
lithium soap compatible E.P. grease meeting
the N.L.G.I. #2 specifications and containing
no more than 1% molybdenum disulfide.
Every 10 Hours
! Lubricate rear rotor bearing.
-
Access the grease point through the
hole in the drive cover.
Grease Rear Rotor Bearing
201258C
Grease Front Rotor Bearing
201259C
! Lubricate front rotor bearing.
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Section 4 - Maintaining the Feed Chopper
Greasing the CFR 960 Rear Flail Drum
Bearing (Every 50 hours)
! To access the CFR 960 rear flail drum
bearing:
- Open the drive guard door.
- Rotate the sheave to access the grease
zerk on the bearing.
Grease Flail Drum Bearing
201260C
Twine Cutter Access
201261C
Twine Cutter Access
! To access the twine cutter opening:
- Open the drive guard door.
- Insert the twine cutter into the twine
cutter opening (1).
Knife Replacement
Replace knives that are broken or worn to the
point that they will not process material
properly.
Four knives (2 sets) must be replaced at the
same time.
Note: To maintain rotary balance, the set of
knives on the opposite side of the
rotor must be replaced at the same
time. (3)
- Remove the nut and bolt holding the
knives.
- Discard the set of old knives, the bolt
and nut.
- Install the knives using the new bolt
and nut.
Replace Knife Set & Opposite Set
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018C
Section 4 - Maintaining the Feed Chopper
Belt Tension Adjustment
The belt tension adjuster will automatically
adjust to keep the belt tight.
If a different tension is needed, there are 2
other holes that the anti-rotation bolt (1) can
be placed into.
Belt Tension Adjustment
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201262C
Section 4 - Maintaining the Feed Chopper
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Section 5 - Troubleshooting
5.0
TROUBLESHOOTING
Operation
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Excessive Rotor
Noise/Vibration
Broken knife.
Replace knives in pairs.
Also replace knife pair on
opposite side of the rotor to
maintain rotational balance.
Missing knives.
Replace knives in pairs.
Also replace knife pair on
opposite side of the rotor to
maintain rotational balance.
Foreign material lodged in
chopper housing.
Remove foreign material.
Check condition of knives.
Replace knives as pairs and
also replace knife pair on
opposite side of rotor to
maintain rotational balance.
Check for damage to the
rotor. Contact Highline for
proper repair procedure.
Failed rotor end bearing.
Check if rotor rotation feels
rough. Replace failed
bearing.
Check for rotor side play.
Replace failed bearing.
Visually inspect bearing.
Replace failed bearing.
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Section 5 - Troubleshooting
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Excessive Rotor
Noise/Vibration
Center Bearing. (FC960 only)
Rotate the rotor by hand to
determine any bearing wear.
Replace the bearing.
Use a pry bar near the
center bearing to determine
if there is movement within
the bearing indicating wear.
Replace the bearing.
Use a pry bar near the
center bearing to determine
if there is movement in the
bearing support. Adjust the
fasteners on the center
support.
Twine wrapped around the
shafts. Remove the twine.
The Two Rotors Are Out of
Alignment. (FC960 only)
Use a straight edge along
the top of the rotors. Span
the rotors. Look for gaps.
Adjust with the bottom
threaded bolt on the bearing
support.
Use a straight edge at 90"
from the top of the rotors.
Span across the rotors.
Look for gaps. Adjust the
center support along the
slots to adjust the alignment.
Splined shaft between the
rotors is loose. (FC960 only)
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Check the fasteners at the
splined shaft hub connection
points. Tighten the
fasteners.
Section 5 - Troubleshooting
Center Bearing, Shaft, Supports (Outer Tube Shown Transparent for Clarity) - FC960 Only
215189
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Rotor Does Not Spin
Drive clutch is not engaged.
Twist the clutch pin to move
the roll pin into the slot.
Rotate the large pulley until
the drive pin snaps into a
connecting hole in the flail
drum plate. Push the clutch
pin forward and twist to lock
the clutch pin.
Broken Belt.
Replace the belt.
Foreign material lodged in
housing.
Remove foreign material to
allow rotor to spin freely.
Check condition of knives.
Replace knives as pairs and
also replace knife pair on
opposite side of rotor to
maintain rotational balance.
Rotor bearing has seized.
Check bearings or replace.
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Section 5 - Troubleshooting
Rotor Stops Spinning
Drive Belt Loose
Drive clutch pin has moved
out and no longer is
engaged with the flail drum
plate.
Twist the clutch pin to move
the roll pin into the slot.
Rotate the large pulley until
the drive pin snaps into a
connecting hole in the flail
drum plate. Push the clutch
pin forward and twist to lock
the clutch pin.
Belt has come off the
sheaves or tensioner.
Place the belt on the
sheaves and the tensioner.
Check the alignment of the
sheaves and tensioner.
Adjust if needed.
Broken belt.
Replace the belt.
Tension bracket has allowed
idler to move.
Check that the anti-rotation
bolt on the tension bracket
is in place. Replace the bolt.
Belt has stretched.
Replace the belt.
Move the tensioner bolt.
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Highline New Equipment Limited Warranty Policy
One (1) Year / 12 Months - Parts and Labour
Highline Mfg. Ltd. (hereinafter "Highline") warrants this new product of Highline's manufacturer to be free from
defects in material and workmanship, under normal use and service for one (1) full year after initial purchase/retail
sale. Highline will warrant its product for one (1) year parts and labour, if performed by a qualified Dealer. This
Limited Warranty shall apply only to complete machines of Highline's manufacture. Parts are covered by a separate
Limited Warranty.
EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES NOT OF HIGHLINE'S MANUFACTURE ARE WARRANTED ONLY TO THE
EXTENT OF THE ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY AND SUBJECT TO THEIR ALLOWANCE TO
HIGHLINE ONLY IF FOUND DEFECTIVE BY SUCH MANUFACTURER.
During the Limited Warranty period specified above, any defect in material or workmanship in any warranted item
of Highline Equipment not excluded below shall be repaired or replaced at Highline's option without charge by any
authorized independent Highline Dealer. An authorized Dealer must make the warranty repair or replacement.
Labour in accordance with Highline's labour reimbursement policy. Highline reserves the right to supply
remanufactured replacement parts as it deems appropriate.
RETAIL PURCHASER RESPONSIBILITY
This Limited Warranty requires proper maintenance and periodic inspections of the Equipment as indicated in the
Operator's Manual furnished with each new Equipment. The cost of routine or required maintenance and services
is the responsibility of the retail purchaser. The retail purchaser is required to keep documented evidence that these
services were performed. This Highline New Equipment Limited Warranty may be subject to cancellation if the above
requirements are not performed.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
The warranties contained herein shall NOT APPLY TO:
1. Any defect which was caused (in Highline's sole judgement) by other than normal use and service of the
Equipment, or by any of the following:
a. accident
b. misuse or negligence
c. overloading
d. of reasonable and proper maintenance
e. improper repair or installation
f. unsuitable storage
g. non-Highline approved alteration or modification
h. natural calamities
i. vandalism
j. parts or accessories installed on Equipment which were not manufactured or installed by Highline authorized
Dealers
k. the elements
l. collision or other accident.
2. Any Equipment whose identification numbers or marks have been altered or removed.
3. Any Equipment which any of the required or recommended periodic inspection or services have been performed
using parts not manufactured or supplied by Highline or meeting Highline Specifications including, but without
limitation, lubricants (oil, grease), belt lacings, and hydraulic fluids.
4. Any Equipment used in demonstrations not performed by a Highline Dealer. Warranty will be at the discretion
of Highline for all other demonstration warranty.
5. New Equipment delivered to the retail purchaser in which the warranty registration has not been completed and
returned to Highline within ten (10) days from the date of purchase.
6. Any defect that was caused (in Highline's sole judgement) by operation of the Equipment not abiding by standard
operating procedures outlined in the Operator's Manual.
7. Tire Limited Warranties and support are the responsibility of the respective product's manufacturer.
8. Transportation costs, if any, of transporting to the Highline Dealer.
9. In no event shall Highline's liability exceed the purchase price of the product.
10. Highline shall not be liable to any person under any circumstances for any incidental or consequential damages
(including but not limited to, loss of profits, out of service time and damage to equipment which this equipment
may be attached) occurring for any reason at any time.
11. Diagnostic and overtime labour premiums are not covered under this Limited Warranty Policy.
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12. Depreciation damage caused by normal wear, lack of reasonable and proper maintenance, failure to follow
operating instructions, misuse, and/or lack of proper protection during storage.
13. Accessory systems and electronics not of Highline's manufacture are warranted only to the extent of such
manufacturer's respective Limited Warranty if any.
14. Wear items which are listed by product group below:
COMMON WEAR ITEMS
Roller chain, sprockets, clutches, shear bolts, clutch components, chains, gearbox housings bolts/torqued parts,
flails, feed roller belting, coupler chain, DRV couplers, bogie wheels, apron tines and hoses, blades and blade pans,
blade bolts and nuts, skid shoes, chain guards, clutches and clutch components.
PARTS WARRANTY
Parts replaced in the warranty period will receive the balance of the one year New Equipment Limited Warranty.
Replacement parts after the original machine warranty are warranted to be free from defects of material for ninety
(90) days or the part will be repaired or replaced, without labour coverage for removal and reinstallation.
EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES
UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW, AND EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES EXPRESSLY AND
SPECIFICALLY MADE HEREIN, HIGHLINE MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, AND ANY POSSIBLE LIABILITY
OF HIGHLINE HEREIN UNDER IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR
STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. HIGHLINE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ALTER AND IMPROVE ANY
PRODUCT WITHOUT INCURRING ANY OBLIGATION TO REPLACE ANY PRODUCT PREVIOUSLY SOLD WITH
SUCH MODIFICATION. NO PERSON IS AUTHORIZED TO GIVE ANY OTHER WARRANTY, OR TO ASSUME
ANY ADDITIONAL OBLIGATION ON HIGHLINE'S BEHALF.
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