Cliff and Bunting Model “K” Chaffcutter
The Cliff & Bunting Model “K” Chaffcutter is the largest of the famous “Reliance” series of machines. Now manufactured by Dickins Engineers of Corowa, this machine embodies all of the features which have made it so reliable over the years, plus the strength and longevity of a modern steel frame, and self aligning ball bearings.
The “K” model has a 12 1/4 inch mouth and can be supplied with either a 5 or 6 knife wheel, both using Cliff & Bunting famous concave knives, large double riddle boxes and double screw baggers. A full repeats handling system is incorporated.
The large feedbox of the “K” is fitted with a creep feed belt system and triple saftey rollers with reverse gear lever over feedbox.
The double riddle box of the “K” measures 168 inches long and 40 inches wide. Taper bored, tounge-groove hardwood sieves are used, with a spring loaded tension system allowing boards to expand and contract with moisture conditions and thus preventing buckling of the sieves. A full range of sieves from 1/2 inch to 1 1/4 inch is available.
The double screw baggers use 16 inch diameter cylinders and are fitted with adjustable bag rings to allow the use of various size of bags. A fully adjustable band brake system is fitted to permit the operator vary bag weights as desired.
The patent concave knife grinder is supplied with each machine and is fully adjustable. It is fitted with a 1 HP eletric motor and V belt drive.
Specifications of Cliff & Bunting Model “K” Chaffcutter
Speed of Knife Wheel: 420RPM.
Size of Mouth: 12 1/4″.
Lift of Mouth: 6″.
No. of Knives: 5 or 6.
Mo. of Knives supplies with machine: 10 or 12.
Capacity per hour:
Oaten Sheaves: Up to 7 tons.
Lucern (Bales or Rolls): Up to 3 1/2 tons.