Schulte FX-530 Rotary Cutter 

Versatility and Maximum Performance

Schulte Cutters are renowned for being the toughest and most dependable slashers on the market. The FX-530 continues this tradition at an economical price and is a popular unit for stubble mulching and pasture topping, covering more ground in less time. Schulte owners appreciate the high-performance features of their cutter:

  • A single domed 10-gauge continuously welded deck offering many benefits:
    • It is extremely easy to clean,
    • The dome prevents water pooling and rusting,
    • It helps shed debris as you cut, and
    • Weighs less than double decks.
  • A narrow transport width makes moving this unit extremely safe. 
  • 1000 RPM with 80° CV drive, 1¾” 20 spline tractor shaft.
  • The five-rotor design optimises cutting performance, increases productivity and delivers extremely even distribution.
  • Unique 6 gear box layout, 350 HP divider box, 210 HP down boxes, 1000 RPM driveline gives unsurpassed cutting performance with higher cut speeds. Our drivelines utilise the latest heavy-duty and extremely reliable Bondioli gearboxes with oil level sight glass on the rotor boxes for convenient maintenance checks.
  • The low maintenance drive line is protected by 5 slip clutches, 1 at each down box, and a shear pin at the input shaft on the divider box.
  • 80° CV shaft allows for smooth power transmission during tight turns.
  • 6 mm deck protection rings protect the deck from blade impact.
  • Aussie spec units come standard with Schulte’s exclusive Fixed Knife T-bar Mulching System. Spun formed 7-gauge stump jumpers (round skid pans) with single updraft or mulching blades are available as an option.
  • Schulte Industries exclusive Pentagon Blade Bolt provides maximum anti rotational resistance where the blade is fastened to the stump jumper pans.
  • Standard with Super Suction 1/2" x 4” blades that leave nothing behind. Schulte blades are strengthened through a hardening process which increases the impact strength of the blade. The blade is chamfered around the blade bolt hole to provide a smooth transition of surfaces around the high stress blade bolt area. The blades are also shot peened to induce beneficial compressive surface stresses over the entire length of the blade. This enhances the durability and extends the fatigue life of the blade. The cutting edge is forged giving it a stronger and tougher edge thereby extending the life of the blade.
  • Hitch Lift Assist helps to lift the cutter over obstacles to prevent undue stress on blades and down shafts.
  • Deep side skirts, extended blade overlap and high blade tip speeds for the best cutting performance and material flow.
  • Wing working range from -16° to 21°.
  • Hydraulic phasing cylinder system ensures an accurate parallel lift across the cutter.
  • Optional hydraulic fold on outer wings.
  • Easily accessible wing locks.
  • Safety first with single chains and half rubber flaps front and rear and durable driveline covers.
  • Extremely strong and durable hubs and spindles with built in metal seal guards allow this cutter to tackle any type of terrain.
  • Aussie spec units are standard with row crop axles with four wheels on the centre deck and a single rear wheel and front castor wheel on the wings. Other tyre options available.
  • Rubber puck suspension system reduces stress on the cutter and tractor.
  • All pivot points use 1" greaseable pins. Steel spring bushes at all vital pivot points.
  • Two-piece replaceable skid shoes made from 10 mm thick abrasion resistant steel.

An FX-530 fitted with the option Cyclone deck fan working in cotton residue.

The FX-530 makes quick work of cereal stubble.

Schulte's exclusive Fixed Knife T-Bar Mulching system is standard spec on Aussie units. Pans are available with either single or mulching blades.

Pan units make excellent pasture toppers.

FX-530 Specifications and Pricing

Cutting width

9.3 m (30' 5")

Overall width

9.6 m (31' 5")

Overall length

6 m (19' 8”)

Transport width

3 - 3.88 m (9’ 10” - 12' 9") dependent on row crop wheel spacings

Transport height

4.5 m (14’ 8")

Cutting height

51 mm - 381 mm (2" - 14")

Cutting capacity

51 mm (2")

Approximate weight

5,580 kg

Hitch weight

2,041 kg

Deck thickness

10 GA (0.134", 3.4 mm)

Side skirt thickness

6.4 mm (1/4")

Power Divider gear box rating

350 HP (261 kW)

Centre & Wing gearbox rating

210 HP (157 kW)

Blade tip speed - 1000 RPM

4,970 m/min (16,300 ft/min)

Blade overlap

152 mm (6")

Wing working range

16° down to 21° up

Wing floating range

16° down to 21° up

Drive size - tractor shaft

Category 7 CV

Drive size - Centre and wing boxes

 Category 6

Recommended tractor HP

200 HP (149 kW) - ensure drawbar can support hitch weight


Single Chains & Half Rubber Flaps Front & Rear


Rubber grommet 3 puck system (3 sets)  

Current Price - Pan unit with single blades OR Fixed knife T-Bar mulching unit


Options Pricing


Fan Trash Disbursement Kit


Hydraulically actuated outer wing fold


*Price is quoted ex-Wellington and includes GST. Price subject to change without notice. Unit options and delivery costs additional. Click on the enquire now icon for our best price delivered to you.


Rubber puck suspension to ease the load on the cutter and tractor.

Each wheel set has a phasing cylinder and suspension system

The outer wings on the FX-530 fold over to reduce transport height.

An optional hydraulic actuated outer wing fold is available.

Wing locks are easily accessible.

Solid tongue, parallel lift hitch & Category 7 CV shaft.

The 210 HP Rotor head gearbox is extra heavy duty and comes with an oil level sight glass for easy maintenance checks.

Adjustable front castor wheels support the front wing and reduce wing bounce.

The FX-530 at work

The FX-530 handles heavy stubble loads with ease. Videos courtesy Schulte Industries Ltd


And it shreds wheat stubble without leaving windrows.


Even extra tough hemp straw doesn't stand a chance against the FX-530.

Videos courtesy Schulte Industries Ltd.

What do our customers say?

Don't just take our word for's what some of our customers say about their Schulte...

"We bought our FX530 in Jan 2016. It is set up with the full mulching kit for mulching stubble. It has been dry hired into the Gilgandra Coonamble area. The machine has done approx 3400ha of predominantly cereal stubble. It has also done some sorghum and pasture topping. 

I am a machinery technician and we own a small farm at Curban. I am very particular about reliability, maintenance and ease of use. We have found the FX 530 reliable and has done the required job very well. We replaced all the rotating blades at 2600ha. 

The drought has now hurt us as we have had very little work last year or this and looks like nothing next year either. Hence the machine is now for sale. I would like to keep it, but the bank wants their money. When conditions change, I would certainly like to get another one."


Lloyd Duncan, Gilgandra, NSW.