Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Hillsboro Oregon
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I have a non adjustable air foil that I run every now and then. In fact it is still in the machine as the standard cloz slat chaffer broke this past season. It is made by Harvest Services, and is light weight and fairly rigid.
It does work pretty well in heavy grains or seeds. I dont know that I would wait until the last minute to buy a standard chaffer, as you may not like it. It does take some experimenting because it is a different concept than the adjustables. But used they are not worth a lot as freight would cost too much. If you can get an off season discount or something on the chaffer style you are used to, I would buy it and have it on standby.
Basically you use the fan speed and shoe setting to control the chaffer.
I forgot to add, if you are a member of agtalk.com, the member there Jon Hagen is pretty much an expert with this air foil chaffer as I believe he runs it exclusively. He also runs flax and some sort of peas.
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