The ZIEGLER Pickup Systems (ZPU) are available in working widths of 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.4 meters. The ZPUs are perfect for simple and efficient swath collection, such as from clover, grass, rapeseed, peas, beans, lentils, etc. The collection belts are hydraulically driven by the combine’s reel drive and are infinitely adjustable. This significantly increases the performance of the ZIEGLER-ZPU. Each belt has 36 steel tines that are so fine and flexible that they pick up the crop gently and safely, but stones and soil do not. Plastic tines are also available as an option.
The large feed screw has a diameter of 61 cm, the drive is secured by an adjustable friction disc clutch. For voluminous crops such as rapeseed, a hydraulically adjustable swath downholder is also available as an option.
The side-mounted and height-adjustable feeler wheels can be optionally equipped with performance damping. This reduces bouncing/shaking of the collection belts to almost zero: the harvesting speed is thus increased by several km/h, and harvesting losses are minimized. At the customer’s request, our pickup models can also be equipped with an autocontour: this option significantly facilitates lateral guidance, especially on the larger models.
An important special feature: our ZPUs with a working width of 3 meters have an overall outer width of only 3.49 meters. This means that road transport – mounted on the combine – is possible without a cutterbar wagon. Perfectly adapted ZIEGLER cutterbar carriages are available for all ZPU models from 4 meters working width.
The ZPU can be supplied for any common combine harvester. Special interchangeable frames, which can also be adjusted in their inclination, thus enable the attachment of a ZIEGLER-ZPU pickup to different combine harvesters at any time.