Pioneer, I think I would be thinking about two bolt steggered bars and maybe even shim a few out on seperator side. I bet this will drop losses to a lower yet level in your wet corn. I'd rather do something other than disrupter if possible. It will take someone willing to give it a try to figure out what works the best. So far the steggered bar thing is looking extremely promissing and have not found any drawbacks.
Mrgrother, The single slat a buddy had made reaches accross all four strands of chain. There were situations in some wheat, barley, or canola where the four stand steggered bar setup was not aggressive enough. We had some guys remove every other center slat which helped them notably. I know of a couple guys that removed every other slat threwout on his fourstrand chain. Seems there are just to many slats for some situations. When we had the four strand made we had it knotched accros it's full length. This makes it more aggresive. I would like to spread the distance between slats as well but would need major modification to existing chain to accomplish this. I believe the added gap would help plenty for canola as well. Years ago a Gleaner rep had talked about rolling cobs into concave rather than shuving in endwise. I believe the single slat promotes this as well. I know the guy running single slat in corn as well as steggered two bolt seperator bars is rolling all whole cobs other than a few the chopper has broke. Some guys remember the single slat chain we had in 1996-97 and would not want to go back because of the slats they used to break and the noise that come from feeder. The noise went away with the feeder shocks and slats would now we bolted at all four runs of chain. Sure you can still bend them and will be a little more work to replace but don't think there will be any breaking with all the support they would have and short distance between the attaching point. We'll have a full year on some of these shortly so we'll see if there are any drawbacks.