Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Hillsboro Oregon
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Try something if you are up to it. Try turning watching only the rotor tach for a while. Do not look at the ground speed or any other gauges, just the rotor tach for say 10 minutes or so. While watching the rotor tach, from your empty speed, say 1,000rpm, pull the rotor down to 950 when cutting. Just watch the rotor, nothing else. Pull it down 50, it will fluctuate some, but average 50 rpm drop, and run the speed control accordingly to keep the rotor at 50 rpm drop.
As long as your keep your cutting height the same, you should have a reasonably even loading of the machine now. See what the tank sample and loss sample look like. Make adjsutments accordingly, and go back to running at 50 rpm drop. See if this helps find a base line to make adjustments from going forward.
This will also help find other weak links in the feed of the machine. If you cant get 50 rpm drop without the wheat backfeeding to the header, then you have intake components that are either in need of replacement or severe adjustment. If you have bunch feeding of the rotor, it will cause losses that are very difficult to diagnose. But you should be able to load the machine 50 rpm and have it feed smooth.You should also be able to adjust the machine at 50 drop to not overload the tailings etc.
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