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Old 09-13-2006, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here are some from this years' wheat harvest. Some came out kind of big in Photobucket, I tried downsizing.






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Here are some of the countryside around our farm





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Old 09-13-2006, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice combine and country. Whats better the Deere or NH? Where were these taken?

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Old 09-13-2006, 09:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They both have their strong points. The Deere has the cleaner sample. but we might be able to improve the NH with more tinkering with adjustments. The NH is quieter and has a nicer cab. We like the electronic transmission in the NH. No reefing on the big lever to shift like the Deere. The new 970 has more power and is now even with the Deere in the field where as last year the previous model lagged behind. These pictures are taken in South Central Alberta near Drumheller.
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Its about time you posted pics of your NH.. J/K Sweet pics. On the one that is a little blury though..it looks like the reel is going a 100 MPH. Ahh who cares..still a sweet combine. Is that a 36ft header? Do you find it was big enough or would a 39/42ft header be more suitable? I do find it hard to believe that the JD has a better sample. Must be the settings on the NH havent been perfected yet Thanks for sharing.
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That is a 36 ft. header. We're happy with it. Does HoneyBee/NH make a bigger one? I know Macdon does. The blurry one was taken at twilight. I was about 20 min. too late. I wanted the combine lights but not too dark. We've tried everything to clean up the sample. Rotors are as fast and as tight as possible. Bottom sieve is almost shut tight. Then the re-threshers will plug. We have 2 rows of front fillers in as well as rotor pins and trailing rasp bars. The variety of wheat is notoriously hard to thresh. The JD is set similarly. The 400 hp is a huge improvement.
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Yes, you can get a 42ft model. I was just curious if you thought the combine could handle more at an efficiant rate where you wouldnt have to slow down much or would the power not be there to handle it. Im not exactly sure what to tell you on the sample as I have never run a CR. But growing up with TRs nothing can beat them sample wise. I know others know how to set up this machine so hopefully they chime in..as I dont want to see a unhappy customer.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Great pictures of that NH CR970 in action! Just curious, but why do you run two different brands of combines instead of going with one brand? I am not by any means saying that is wrong, but I find it interesting as most guys around here stick with one brand for combines, unless they are tired of one make and then switch to another brand, but trade both machines for the equivalent in another color. Take Care Jason B
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The reason is that for years we have leased 1 large combine. In '05 we had a late, large crop coming so last minute, we wanted to get a second machine. Our Deere dealer couldn't source one quickly so we turned to our NH dealer. He brought us a 970 and the rest is history. We've traded since for the increased hp on NH. We like different things about both machines and will probably stay with one of each for a while.

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We tried closing the bottom down but the re-threshers would always plug and the return monitor would go right to the top going up a hill. I think in our case if they can get the rotors to shut right tight against the concave we should be ok. Just need to do more threshing up front not in the re-threshers. Can't get it any tighter than 3/16".
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Quote:We tried closing the bottom down but the re-threshers would always plug and the return monitor would go right to the top going up a hill. I think in our case if they can get the rotors to shut right tight against the concave we should be ok. Just need to do more threshing up front not in the re-threshers. Can't get it any tighter than 3/16".


Have you physically measured your concave to rasp bar clearance? If you're running universal concaves it should close down to a minimum clearance of 2mm to the tallest point on the rasp bar. Yours is going to just shy of 5mm clearance if the cab readout is correct. Since its not then you need to readjust your jamb nuts on the adjustment screw up top. Though you need to be careful when adjusting it down that far that the system does not try and bind up. If it does try and bind then you need to set the stops just prior to that point or you risk bending the linkage or breaking shear bolts. Also check your concentricity and levelness of the concaves. Concentricity needs to be checked at 5mm clearance at 3 points around the radius at both the front and back of each concave.
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