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2975H Hillside


2975H Hillside2975H Hillside - 27% Slope Compensation

For John Deere 9660-70, 9760-70,
& 9860-70 STS combines.

The Heart of Every Hillco Leveling System
We didn't try to reinvent the combine's drive system - we just moved it. In the past, the transmission to final drive power train on most leveling combines has been complex and expensive. The Hillco Leveling System moves the original transmission-to-final-drive assembly from the combine's main axle down to the leveling system's undercarriage. There are no extra or non-stock drive train parts, and the results are impressive. This efficient and reliable design keeps the tread face of the tires flat on the ground for increased traction and stability. You can even equip this leveling system with dual drive tires for the ultimate in stability and flotation.

2975H Hillside Undercarriage

2975H Hillside Rear Drop Axle

To compensate for the height increase the overcarriage/undercarriage adds to the combine chassis it is necessary to increase the height of the back of the combine. The function of the drop axle assembly is to balance the combine fore/aft. This bolt-on component is located between the combine's main frame and rear axle. After installation of the Hillco Leveling System the combine will be slightly shorter than a John Deere Sidehill combine. The Hillco Sidehill model raises the combine 5 inches to achieve maximum leveling.

No Cables!
Today's wider headers demand a better header control solution than yesterday's cables and pulleys. Hillco Leveling Systems are equipped with an advanced master/slave hydraulic circuit that coordinates rotation between the combine chassis, header, and ground to deliver the ultimate in ground hugging performance. You have the ability to manually override the master/slave hydraulic circuit to take care of those nasty terraces and other unusual ground contours. It also works great for tight maneuvering through gates and bridges. Equip your header with Contour Master sensors and enjoy the superb performance of fully automated lateral tilt and height control.

Master Cylinder

2975H Hillside Transition

A Voracious Appetite
Every Hillco Leveling System is equipped with a crop feeding system that ensures maximum throughput. Whether it's green, viney crops and weeds, or short slick straw conditions, Hillco Leveling Systems deliver the capacity you expect from your STS combine. The Hillside model uses a low maintenance paddle beater feed system to handle the heaviest of yields. Anti-wrap strippers ensure that you'll keep harvesting in the toughest conditions. The paddle beater is available in either metal or rubber providing you the right fit for the crop.

Smooth Yet Responsive
Select the Automatic mode and the Hillco Leveling System's state-of-the-art electronic slope sensor and module provide the ultimate in slope compensation performance. The clinometer based slope sensor continuously monitors the sloping field conditions and maintains a combine chassis position within 3/4 degree of level.

Digital Electronic Slope Control

Digital Cab Controls

Cab Controls
The LCD display console delivers fingertip control of all leveling functions. Select Automatic mode and the leveling system corrects for slope changes without any operator input. Select Manual mode and the Automatic leveling is disabled, allowing the operator to have full control over the combine's chassis position. The Manual mode is especially handy for controlling unloading auger height. A Diagnostic mode makes electrical troubleshooting simple.

Powerful and Efficient
A premium hydraulic pump is installed on the hillside model to deliver peak performance on the steepest of hills. This piston pump allows for reduced horsepower consumption and on demand hydraulic flow for fast and smooth leveling. The pump is mounted off the main engine gear case and is powered off the output shaft that drives the unloading auger.

Premium Piston Pump

Hydraulic Manifold

Smooth Leveling
The variable rate technology utilized in the leveling controller and hydraulic control valve allows for infinite leveling speed control from zero to maximum speed. The further the combine is out of level the faster the system corrects and, as the combine chassis approaches level, the leveling rate slows. The variable speed leveling is what allows Hillco Leveling Systems to be smooth and responsive.

"After owning a sidehill combine for a number of years, then purchasing a level land combine, I realized how much I missed my sidehill. I then purchased a new combine with a Hillco Leveling System and fell in love with it. I reduced my separator hours by 10% and increased my grain savings. It's easy operating on steep ground and staying level on the row at 5 plus mph. Being able to dump on the go is worth it alone!" - Michael Maguire, Logan, IA

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