Improving Combine Reel Performance
Smoother Crop Flow—Less Downtime
HCC Combine Reels improve performance and reduce downtime. We’ve improved on the reel with fewer parts, stronger components, 35-40% greater visibility, and lighter weight.
- Divide, lift, and feed standing or down crops
- Improved visibility
- More effective crop movement
Superior Component Strength
HCC Combine Reels are constructed from resilient materials for outstanding durability. Bat tubes are fabricated from 14 gauge HSLA tubing, reducing reel weight while allowing bats to withstand up to twice the load of most sheet metal or aluminum bats. Patented, tough polymer tines provide increased tine stiffness and feature an integral hex drive pin that improves pin shear strength by 75%.
Center tubes on HCC Combine Reels feature a standard 8-inch diameter for 15- to 30-foot reel sizes and 10-inch diameter on reel sizes larger than 30 feet. Heavy 8mm crank arms are welded in position, increasing bat tube lateral and torsional strength.
HCC Combine Reels are constructed with tines spaced at 6-inch increments and bat tubes assembled to stagger the tines. This innovative layout reduces bat wrapping, reduces reel weight, and creates an effective tine path of 3-inch spacing, reducing working distance between tines by one third. HCC Combine Reels effectively divide, lift, and feed standing or down crops, including soybeans, canola, wheat, lentils, irrigated crops, rice, and milo.
The design of HCC Combine Reels uses fewer parts, leading to a 35-40% improvement in visibility, giving the operator a clearer view of the cutter bar and crop feeding. The advanced, efficient design of HCC Combine Reels uses no coil springs or internal spider plates. Fewer parts mean less repairs and less downtime.