< Photos of 2018 Harvest in Western Australia
Seed Terminator is a completely fresh look at mechanical devitalisation of weed seeds at harvest. It provides a simple one pass solution to harvest weed seed control. Weed and volunteer seeds present in the chaff material leaving the cleaning shoe are intercepted and pulverised. The processed material is spread back onto the paddock to return nutrients and soil protective mulch.
Multi-stage Hammer Mill
Mechanical Drive - 31% Less Power
We designed a mill that can handle drops in engine RPM without significantly effecting capacity or kill, which enabled us to harness the efficiency and simplicity of the mechanical drive without being tethered by fluctuations in engine rpm. Our drive is driven off the harvester’s engine with minimal moving parts, incorporating only shafts, belts and gearboxes. This is to maintain a lower power draw and fit to class 7-10 harvesters. We use precision machined custom bearing spindles and a custom, German made spiral bevel gearbox.
The War on Wear
We have attacked wear on multiple angles this year with
‘Smooth-FEED' trademark technology that prevents material from feed-in blockages while maximising capture of weed seeds.
We created the Aero-IMPACT 2.0 system that efficiently creates high air flow for maximum capture of weed seeds, minimum disruption of the harvester sieve and minimise infeed blockages. Uniquely able to maintain high air flow under highly loaded conditions even at reduced rpm. We have optimised the residence time that material is in the mill, to improve capacity, reduce wear and reduce over processing. We have also improved the aerodynamics of our impact elements which has meant less turbulence and therefore less wasted energy.
The diagram above shows the movement of straw, chaff, grain and air in the harvester. The baffle-beater gap let's air escape unrestricted, too much air escaping above baffle = risk losing seeds. Seed Terminator's huge air flow means less air escaping above baffle = no cleaning shoe air restriction and maximum capture of weed seeds.
As you can see in the video material is sucked into Multi-Stage Hammer Mill even with the side covers off.