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RD163 Highlights
• Cutting width — 16 ft 1 in (4.9 m)
• Compatible — WD1903 and WD2303
• Rubber-on-rubber conditioning rolls
• Steel-on-steel conditioning rolls
• Flail conditioner (For grass like crops)
• Hi-contact rolls for legume-type crops in low-humidity climates
• Conditioning rolls are mounted in "modules" that are easily removed and exchanged to suit different crops and conditions throughout the season
• Complete removal of the conditioning roll module allows for cutting without conditioning, if desired


Disc Modules: Rugged and Easy Service, Repair or Replacement

• Individually sealed bearings , gears and lubricant – damage or contamination to one disc doesn't spread to another
• Complete gear lubrication , even when cutting on slopes or at an angle
• Austempered discs for extra hardness and durability in punishing conditions
•A protective liner in the hood helps reduce rock damage
• Heavy-duty gears and cross shafts


Shock Protection System

• Protects key disc module drive components when a disc encounters a field obstacle
• Easier in-field repairs
• Dramatically reduces downtime
• Lower replacement-part cost
• Standard on all rotary disc header models

Heavy Duty Knives

• One-bolt knives that are reversible for twice the cutting life
• A knife speed of 187 mph (301 kph)
• A cutterbar angle that  adjusts hydraulically from 2–10 degrees below horizontal using the in-cab switch



Make Case IH
Model RD163
Disc Header  
Cutting width, ft in (m) 16' 1" (4.90)
Conditioner type, Roll or Flail Roll
Conditioner Removable or can be omitted Yes
Overall header width, ft in (m) 16' 3" (4956)
Cutting height range, in (mm) 0.7 to 3.5 (18 to 89)
Cutter bar angle range, degrees 0 to 10
Header drive Hydrostatic, two drive motors
Flotation Hydraulic
Weight, lbs (kg) 4,400 (1996)
Disc Cutterbar  
Number of discs 10
Knives per disc 2
Disc cutting diameter, in (mm) 24.3 (618)
Disc drive components Bevel gearsets in individual sealed modules
Disc speed, rpm 2500
Disc blade tip speed, mph (kph) 181 (291)
Crop movement, cutterbar to conditioner  
Transition description, cutterbar to conditioner Full width auger w/ discharge paddles
Roll / Rotor length, in (mm) 102 (2591)
Roll / Rotor diameter, in (mm) 10.375 (264)
Roll / Rotor speed, rpm 938
Roll / Rotor material, standard Rubber
Alternate roll material Steel or High-contact urethane
Roll surface pattern, standard Chevron intermeshing
Roll pressure system Torsion bar
Roll adjustment method Crank
Windrow/swath width, in (mm) 38 to 96 (965 to 2438)
Sales Literature  
Literature number CIH07211103
Literature date 7/1/2011
Operators Manual  
Manual number HF-5124-10
Manual date 9/1/2010
Manufacturing status Current
First Entry Date 3/1/2012
Revision Date --


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