Gleaner R60: Separator and Unloader Clutches
I currently have problems with my Gleaner R60 Combine:
1. Separator and Bin Unloader Clutches: The Separator and Bin Unloader Clutches engage upon switching to the, “On” position, but remain engaged when switched, “Off”. Position 8 of the stack of solenoids was checked, and a replacement magnetizing coil was tried, but the Separator remained engaged. Switching off the engine usually results in both the separator and the bin unloader clutches switching off.
2. Cylinder Speed Monitor: The cylinder speed monitor reads zero RPM when the Separator Clutch is engaged and the Cylinder is rotating. Upon replacing the, “Eagle”, speed monitoring sensor the speed monitor continues to read zero while the cylinder is turning.
3. Hydrostatic Drive: The combine does not want to move in top gear on roadways. In third gear, following much noise from the Hydrostatic Drive, the combine slowly moves. In the field when the grain tank is almost full the combine needs to be moved into first gear for small hills. By contrast, my N6 and N7 combines, with the same transmission, are very responsive and drive easily in third and fourth gears on the road, and in second and third gears in the field.
4. Suggestions regarding my Gleaner R60 combine problems are welcome. On a positive note I like my Gleaner combines. Their threshing capacity is good, the flow pattern of crop through the combine is short, the accelerator rollers are beneficial for harvesting undulating fields, and the components are relatively easy to access for service and repair. You are welcome to comment on why you like your Gleaner Combines.