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Old 09-01-2011, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question fd70 on lexion

I want a fd70 on my 590. I know they are awsome on the deere combines, but my salesman is a little skeptical on a lexion. Sounds like don and some others like the headers and have them working well. Do you have them on hp feederhouses or standard feederhouses. Thanks for the info.

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Old 09-01-2011, 02:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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MacDon Industries Ltd. / The Harvesting Specialists. would contact Macdon, Scott.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We put a 40ft FD70 on our 590r with a hp feederhouse and love it. We have been cutting lentils at 6.5-8.5 mph and doing a excellent job. Some of the lentils were hailed and flat on the ground and it did a great job. I don't think it would matter if you had a hp or regular feederhouse. We havn't touched our hp turbuckle yet. The key with the FD70 is to get it set right. Once it is set right it is a wonderful header. The deep tooth plastic reel is one reason why the head works so good.
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I have a 40ft fd on our 740TT hp feeder (new 575). So far, on 400 acres of wheat, it has been great. Looking forward to soybeans.
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We put a 40ft FD70 on our 590r with a hp feederhouse and love it. We have been cutting lentils at 6.5-8.5 mph and doing a excellent job. Some of the lentils were hailed and flat on the ground and it did a great job. I don't think it would matter if you had a hp or regular feederhouse. We havn't touched our hp turbuckle yet.
I did steepen it a bit and it picked a little cleaner but rocks and dirt are a greater risk. I think my header was set flatter then normal though and yes, I had the MacDon tilt cylinder fully extended.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Smile thanks for info

was hoping everyone would say that it wouldn't work, but guess i'll have to splurge. have a f540 for sale that works very good in peas and lentils!

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Salesman make better coin a Claas header, therefore Claas header better!

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lol don't really think that the class header was even mentioned hear but i would like to hear why you think that?
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Salesman make better coin a Claas header, therefore Claas header better!

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lol don't really think that the class header was even mentioned hear but i would like to hear why you think that?
All I meant was sometimes equipment is recommended or not recommended not based on knowledge but a lack of knowledge.
Often dealers would rather keep one make together and I'm not sure it's always for functional reasons.

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Old 09-02-2011, 10:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Saskshafe if you already have a flex head why not use it if it is doing a good job. The one advantage of a flex head is it is easy for hired help or anyone with little experience to run one because there is very little to set or adjust on the header. The Fd70 works great but has a lot more things that can be adjusted to fine tune the performance. This is the first year with our FD70 and it took me the first 800 acres of lentils to get it performing beutifully. One thing to watch when you hook and unhook your head is the feeder house tilt can move on its own if you do not pick your head up perfectly even. If you don't level it again it can realy affect the performance of the header. Good luck in your decision.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have an f540 it is a great header in as far as the flex goes. When doing cereals, it is a little less than great. I have trouble with the straw wrapping around the auger then plugging the header. Probably the worst part is the jd can keep up. Tried the maxflow and awsome in cereals but not so good on the ground. A 40' rigid just doesn't work for me, and sometimes it can be 25% of our crop. so back to the fd70.
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