Fixed Knife Technology
  • Using Schulte’s Exclusive Fixed Knife Technology, crop residue is slammed into stationary fixed knives, mounted in strategic positions under the deck of the cutter by free swinging blade sets moving at up to 4,800+ metres per minute.
  • Mounted baffle distribution plates direct the mulched material out of the cutter with an even spread.
  • Shattered stalks or crop residue decompose rapidly as the material is opened to microbes and weathering.
  • The stationary fixed knives are protected by shear bolts. The free swinging blades are each protected individually by slip clutches.
  • Front and rear rubber belting on each model helps to create more vacuum under the cutter deck and control blow out of material limiting debris on top of the deck.
  • Updraft bottom blades are used in dry material, such as corn, sun flowers, rice, oil seed, cereal crops and grass seed straw.
  • Flat bottom blades are generally used to cut green material or wet cotton stalks.
  • Fixed knives can be easily removed to cut green grass or pasture making the Schulte cutter a multipurpose tool when compared to traditional flail choppers.
  • Fixed knife units can also be used in orchard or vineyard prunings to effectively mulch branches.
  • Fixed knives are an option on the following Schulte models; FX-1800FX-318, FX-520, 5026, FX-530 and FX-742.
How does it work?

Luke Andries from Schulte Industries explaining how the fixed knife system works and the benefits over a flail mulcher.