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Old 12-12-2007, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1120 Hesston mower conditioner and the rock guards keep plugging up. The grass is not wet when I mow and I have tried all speeds and I am also not putting too much downforce on the springs.

My dad was saying that the Hesston windrowers used for cutting peas had deals out in front to part the crop before cutting. Anybody ever hear of these?

It plugs in fine and think stemmed hay and the neighbor has the same problem.

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Old 12-15-2007, 11:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of sickle sections are you using? We had the same problem with smooth sections...


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Old 12-16-2007, 06:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They are not smooth sections Christian they do have teeh on them.

The guards are actually is good shap harsh but I'll have to take a look and see if I can mess with the hold downs. That does make perfect sence what you said though

Thanks for the help guys
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like you need to replace the guards. In fine or for that matter any grass good guards and sickles are very important. There are guards out there that have adjustable hold downs, these keep the section cutting firmly against the guard bottom.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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All of my customers using sickle machines in grass put the factory style hold downs solid all of the wayacross the cutter bar. There are two different ones because of the overlap of the sickle in the middle. One side has a higher bend int it to compensate for the center overlap.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok then thanks alot I will look at it whenever I get it in the shop
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Stub guards are great for grass but bad when a rock gets even close.
Here is a link to a pic that i found
http://www.shoupparts.com/catalog/view.c....&FolderID=96227
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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have you looked into a disc swather? However, i would be concerned about shatter loss if in a high value grass seed crop. I always hated getting into swamp grass at the bottom of the field, made the machine vibrate badly sometimes. Just some FFT.
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yes I have but this one was cheaper mabey some day
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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does anyone know what I mean by the things that stick out in front? I will try to find a picture.

thanks for the link albertabeef
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