Loftness Introduces the CropLogix Windrow Draper 20


        Loftness introduces the CropLogix Windrow Draper 20, the first side-discharge crop shredder of its kind. Featuring a unique draper belt design, the new product offers a solution to the performance issues associated with traditional auger systems. The side discharge ability of the Windrow Draper 20 allows operators to place two windrows side-by-side, significantly reducing the time needed to bale the residue.

        The Windrow Draper 20 offers a 20-foot cutting width. Its computer-balanced rotors are equipped with 4.5-inch cupped knives to maximize suction. This allows the unit to operate higher than other shredders, helping to reduce the risk of striking hidden objects.

        For unrestricted material movement through the machine, the unit includes a free-flow tunnel, where residue is efficiently transferred from the knife heads to the draper. Additionally, the machines are equipped with flow deflectors, which enhance performance by directing material toward the center of the draper belt.

        A minimum of 150 horsepower is required to operate the Windrow Draper 20. The rotors are powered by a 1,000-RPM PTO, heavy-duty gearbox, and two four-groove banded belt drives with spring-loaded tensioners. The high-speed, 36-inch draper is hydraulically driven, and it is designed to consistently move high volumes of residue while resisting clogging and jamming. For easy maintenance, the machine includes hinged canopy doors, which allow full access to the draper belt and tunnel.

        Furthermore, the Windrow Draper 20 comes with four wheels, which are fully adjustable to match row spacing. The height can be precisely adjusted via two rephasing-type hydraulic cylinders.

        Other standard equipment includes a crop diffuser for discharging residue into a well-contained windrow. A transport mode is optional.

        Loftness manufactures the CropLogix line of crop shredders, the GrainLogix line of grain-bagging equipment and the VMLogix line of vegetation management equipment. For more information on Loftness' complete product line, contact Loftness Specialized Equipment, P.O. Box 337, Hector, MN 55342, call 800-828-7624 (U.S. and Canada) or 320-848-6266 (international), email, or visit