Scottyheps use your 6.5 smooth slot APS grates for everything except chick peas and large peas. They work great in wheat, durum, lentils, flax, canola, soybeans, and other smaller seed crops. We leave our intensive threshing segments in and never take out our 6.5mm smooth slots. We however never grow chickpeas. With the 6.5mm slot leave the APS open so all the loose grain comes out before the cylinder. The more grain you get out before the cylinder the better. The only time we close the APS is in the evening with lentils when it is tough and too many pods with seeds in them are going into the grain tank. We leave our intensive threshing segments in for everything including canola, lentils, soybeans etc. If you are damaging the chickpeas just slow up the cylinder speed and make sure you are not getting a lot of seeds in the return.
Last edited by SouthernSK; 08-15-2019 at 11:07 AM.