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A stalk lifter is attached to the front of a cotton harvester’s picking unit. It serves the purpose of guiding the cotton plant’s cotton bolls smoothly into the picking zone. It is comprised of 2 components that contact the Plant, a front and rear shield. The front and rear shields are designed in a slope starting from a point on the front, near the ground and increasing in height towards the picking unit. This ensures all of the the plant, whether near the ground or higher up, will be guided directly into the picking unit. The front shield, led by a steel gatherer point, rides over the ground via a height sensing shoe or skid plate that is used to help it glide smoothly along the ground while it maintains a consistent height. The rear shield is stationary, and is bolted to the picking unit as well as its own internal frame, and supports the front shield with a stalk lifter arm and chain as it conforms to changes in ground height.
While maintaining your stalk lifters, it is also important to pay attention to the wear on your stalk guides which are positioned inside of the lifters and further help to guide the plant into the picking unit. With the abrasive nature of a cotton plant, wear on these items is unavoidable. Whether you need one component or a stalk lifter bundle of parts, due long-term wear or an unforeseen collision resulting in damaging of components, we here at Certi-Pik, USA can help you with UV resistant plastic shields and wear resistant steel lifter parts.
Buying Stalk Lifters
Stalk lifters are comprised of many different components: some moving and some stationary. When a part becomes worn out or breaks during usage, you may only have to purchase that specific part to get the assembly functioning again. This means that it is important to be able to identify all the individual shoes, plates, bolts, and brackets that make up the stalk lifter assembly. This information is included in your owner’s manual, so the text should be kept in a safe place where you won’t lose it. Also, we at Certi-Pik, USA pride ourselves on our accurate drawings to help you in your selection. Look to our catalog in print or on-line for additional information.
You should also keep in mind that stalk lifters are built for both the left and right side, so if you need to order replacement parts for the complete assembly, it will be necessary for you to know which one must be replaced.
Why Choose Certi-Pik, USA?At Certi-Pik USA, quality and customer convenience are our priorities:
- Easy ordering: To make ordering simple for you, you can get in touch with our team and send your order via email or fax. Feel free to place your CIH parts order at any time, around the clock, using our convenient and secure process. If you need guidance or have parts questions, call us for answers and we can also take your order on the call if you like.
- Quality guarantee: We stand behind our products with a 90-day warranty against defects in manufacturing or materials. If on an extremely rare occasion you have a need to return a component, we inspect it and ship your replacement components free of charge, same day if humanly possible.
- Fast shipment: When you order before noon, we ship products the same day if possible, and afternoon orders are shipped the next business day. We use UPS, choosing the service level needed to get the components to you on time (Ground, Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, etc.)
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