930 Flex head ??
We are running a 930 flex on the 9610 and have had very few problems with the first 800 acres of beans but now we are running some loose wet ground and our gaurd angle is just a wee bit tilted to the ground. Brings in clumps of dirt,the guy who sowed these beans drove round the field and on every turn left a little burm that we are picking up;he didn't pack his fields either so loose stones on top are also a problem. Changed axle pos. on combine to lower the rear end so when weather clears we can see if it will solve the problem. I also had in this same field an area of beans on thin soil were droughted and shorter that will not feed into the combine. We have ground the auser flyte to make it nice and square and helped a wee bit but it still isn't any good.Will get beans a foot thick against the auger and they will not move until they do and just stall auger slip clutch or feeder clutch. Any ideas how to get these beans to feed on this head? In normal beans they go in just fine until they get damp after dark they won't go in either. Would a draper head work better for this application? Dealer has a used one but they are so expensive. Would a draper deliver so much better performance to be worth the huge price? The one at the dealer has no gauge wheels;does this matter? What is the purpose of the gauge Wheels?;if they are used to carry header I can't see they would be any good in soft ground;does the Macdon header use the combine Dialamatic or does it just float over the ground by the spring floatation system? Do you use Auto contour with this head? We also do 5-600 acres of cereal everyyear and the draper should be good for that.One more question; what about weight of the header? would it be heavier than the 930? would the 9610 handle the weight of a 30' Macdon 974? TIA Paul