36A and 48A Research Plot Harvesters

Intended Use

The 36A / 48A Research Plot Harvester is used to harvest test plots of alfalfa, grass, switch grass, or other forages and/or biomass crops.  The harvesting units can be configured to use a Front Mower, Tractor, or Towable Power Unit.


Product Highlights

  • 36A and 48A Harvesting Units are interchangeable.  36A has a 36” wide cut.  48A has a 48” wide cut.
  • Mechanical drive system for efficiency of drives and service points
  • 26/30-Knife cutting flail for clean, fine cut, 36” or 48” cut width
  • Overall width of 48” for 36A configuration, 60” for 48A configuration (due to gauge wheels)
  • Re-cutter blower for particle size reduction
  • Options for bagging system or rear hopper, both with integrated scale system.
  • John Deere 1585 Terrain Cut Specifications
    • Optional Cab with a/c and heat
    • 48” overall width when configured by RCI
    • 37.4 Hp
    • Diesel Fuel Only
    • Additional Specifications


Important Information

  • Sample hopper system volume is approximately 15 cu. Ft. and has hydraulic door opening.
  • Larger Rear hopper system volume is approximately 42 cu. feet and has hydraulic door opening.
  • Bagging system sample volume is approximately 5 cu. Feet (optional)
  • Recutter reduces particle size drastically over competitive machines, resulting in less volume needed per plot
  • Other machine variations are available on request


Reference Documents

36A / 48A Front Mower Mounted Research Plot Harvester Marketing Bulletin

36A / 48A Research Plot Harvester Brochure

36A / 48A Front Mower Operator Manual




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