Dual Roll Earlage Adapter to fit Claas® (493, 494, 496, 497, 498, 499 & 502)

Kooima Ag #K00498

Weight: 1,000.00 lbs

The K00498 is the latest offering from Kooima Ag, this adapter has an improved crop flow system with the added additional intake roller on the bottom. Coupled with the standard top intake roller, this adapter is uniquely geared for today's higher horsepower harvesters and larger corn heads; offering better clean-out, increased harvesting speed, and less shelling. This adapter works well in dry conditions.

The K00498 Header Adapter is used for harvesting just the ears of corn while using the row crop header to make earlage. Earlage is harvested later than silage giving the producer a longer working window and provides a product that reduces the amount of roughage that needs to be fed as compared to a corn-based ration.

This adapter will go on the front of a Claas® 493-502 series self-propelled forage harvesters to facilitate the connection between the harvester and a row crop header.

Installation is the same as hooking up any other implement, you can leave the adapter on the harvester or corn head while not in use. When leaving the header adapter on the corn head, it's simply picking up the adapter/corn head and hooking up the PTOs.

These adapters are very robust, many customers have 10 plus years of use from theirs. Replacement typically occurs when a customer trades brands or upgrades their harvester.

493-502 series machines require quick coupler FH5001131 to drive the adapter.

Kooima Ag is the leader in header adapter manufacturing, continuous testing, and implementation of customer requests which help us to offer one of the best products available.

  • Patent # 10,743,467 and patent # 8,376,126

When you are grinding ear corn, it can be a challenge to keep the feed rolls open wide enough to feed properly on Claas® machines. We created kits that will help open up those rolls to grind earlage better!

Compatible models:
  • Claas® Adapters
  • Claas® 493
  • Claas® 494
  • Claas® 496
  • Claas® 497
  • Claas® 498
  • Claas® 499
  • Claas® 502


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Seth B

Worked great all season

Ran all season without break down. Very impressed. Worth the switch to a Kooima Ag dual roll adapter.

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