IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY
The 9255 DynaFlex offers the customer improved performance in the field with increased reliability and durability to maximize harvesting uptime and efficiency. We have added multiple new features to the 9255 such as a heavy-duty Hesston designed and built reel assembly and flywheel sickle drives providing narrower end shield profiles to maximize productivity throughout harvest. The 9255 retains the industry-leading features from the proven 9250 series, such as a fully flexible cutter bar with 8” of hydraulic travel, integrated 12 degrees of hydraulic tilt with mechanical driven cutterbar and draper belts. The 9255 is available in 25, 30, 35 & 40 foot models to ensure we offer a flexible draper header to match any customer's requirement.
In order to improve feeding in any condition, the 9255 offers a completely redesigned larger and sturdier 6-bat single-piece reel assembly. This new reel assembly is designed to move heavy tangled crops gently onto the draper belts without wrapping for smooth, efficient feeding.
This is the same reel found on the Hesston built 5300 draper header where smooth, consistent windrow formation is paramount in heavy tangled crops like canola.
The 9255 is equipped with a mechanical driven flywheel sickle drive gearbox. This drive system utilizes a gearbox with a flywheel rather than a gearbox with swinging counterbalance weight found in a traditional wobble box to maintain cutterbar speed and momentum. The new design adds strength to the drive system, improving reliability to maximize up time.
Additionally the flywheel design allows the width of the end skid and header end panel to be decreased compared to previous models, approximately 3” on each end. This decrease in width reduces damage and loss in uncut standing crop as the header passes by.
We’ve integrated a 5 degree tilt into the cutter bar on the 9255. This means as the header is tipped forward to achieve a low cut, the cutter bar itself runs flatter in relation to the ground. Running flatter in relation to the ground minimizes the chances of the sickle impacting field hazards, as well as reduces the amount of foreign material pulled up onto the header maximizing up time.