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Old 08-26-2009, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Getting ready to redue our standard rotor on our 1680 and have come across 3 different auger front flights that mimick the AFX rotor. Does anyone have any experience with either or? Here they are if the attachments work.


http://www.abilenemachine.com/shop/custo.... 6c1a5198c0d986


http://www.kilemfg.com/2.html

http://www.loewenmfg.com/AFX.html

The dealer is trying to talk me into trading up to an AFX rotor but right now I just don't wanna spend the extra money. I'm really leaning towards the one from abliene machine as it more resembles the true AFX.

any pointers fire away,,,,
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Kile.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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KILE. Best bang for the buck. We have them on a 1666 and 1688. Night and day difference. Also Mr Kile is very nice to deal with.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We have ran the Loewen and the Kile. I would say that both preform about evenly. The only advantage that I have seen is the Kile has replaceable wear plates on the front. Anyways both are a big improvement to elephant ears. I have never ran the one from Abelene machines so I have no idea. Good luck.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The Abiline and Leowen are the same. I put in the Leowen as it was only $200 more than Kyle (on sale) and genuine CaseIH flighting fits it. TORQUE
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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IHMAN: You say you have a standard rotor? I know you can update a specialty rotor to AFX type but I am not sure how much you would gain on the standard rotor by adding the AFX type flights, if they can be attached at all. I would be interested to know if it can be done and how much it helps crop flow.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Absolutely they can be installed, and you gain just as much as on any other style rotor. The mounting brackets and spider on the standard and specialty are identical. The difference between the standard and specialty is all from the rotor vanes rearward.

There are a lot of standard rotors still used in hilly wheat country.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Kile, they work great, no more rumbling. I like the fact you can replace the wear faces like mentioned above, and they are a good price. I have the standard rotor and I think it was a big improvement over ears.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have heard to drop the # 2 and 3 rub bars on the helicals as well. Others will have a better way of explaining it. Have a neighbor that did it and said they increased capacity by over 10%.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah I ordered the kiles today and they said they would fit on a standard rotor sooooo. I hope it helps out.
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