Schulte Fixed Knife Technology features stationary fixed knives, mounted in strategic positions under the deck of the cutter and pairs of free swinging blade sets moving at up to 16,000 feet per minute. Mounted baffle distribution plates direct mulched material out of the cutter with an even spread. Shattered stalks or crop residue decompose rapidly as the shattered material is opened to microbes and weathering. Optional rubber belting on the cutters helps to create even more vacuum under the deck and control blow out of material. Fixed knives are protected by shear bolts and the rotating blades are protected individually by slip clutches. Many competitive flail choppers are wide to transport or must be end towed, while Schulte cutters have a narrow transport width, even on the largest models.
Fixed knives with free swinging updraft bottom blades are used in dry material, such as corn, sun flowers, rice, oil seed, cereal crops and grass seed straw. The fixed knives can be easily removed to cut green grass, pasture or set aside making the Schulte cutter a multipurpose tool as compared to traditional flail choppers. Fixed knives with free swinging flat bottom blades are generally used to cut green material or wet cotton stalks.
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