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Old 07-04-2011, 08:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any thoughts how one of these machines would hanle rice? I have seen a few Ns and Rs in rice but heard the cages didnt hold up.

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Old 07-10-2011, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think tbran may have some in rice but quite a distance from him. I wouldn't even compare the old N's or R's to todays machine. Even though you might of noticed or heard N's and R's in rice it is quite likely they did not do very good with factory standard setups. It is unfortunate but the reputation of the old machines that were not setup to flow tough straw still lingers after 20 or 30 years. I don't think there is any posibility of cages not holding up unless the straw is not flowing. Even on the Super you would want to limit reverse bars and maybe a couple more tricks forthcoming. The cages have allways been 1/4" thick and chromed since middle '80's. Cylinder bars have been chromed all along other than maybe the very smallest rotary. Helicals have not been chromed all along and this certainly caused problems in tough abrasive crops. The guys did not realize the helicals had worn completely flat in some cases. I believe the standard chrome helicals went into affect in early '90's. Feeder floors other than access panel have been 1/4" for nearly 10 years now. Thick floors in hopper have been standard for nearly 10 years. Gleaner has had 1/4" flighting on augers in key areas since the early '80's. I don't know much about rice but if it is particually hard on augers you might pull them to have them chromed like the guys sometime do out west near vulcanic dust areas. Bubble up auger in bin has been chromes standard for quite a number of years now. No reason that I can think of why a Gleaner wouldn't shine in rice.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thank for the lesson .I always enjoy reading cmments from knowledgeable people.and yes rice is very abrasive .
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