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An air bar on in those conditions would help. I had never used one until installing a used one on our FD70. It makes for dirtier conditions, as well as more wear and fuel use on the combine.
But it puts more grain in the tank right?

Saving grain pays for a lot of fuel and maintenance to be sure. I wish I had an air reel last fall in our lousy short soybean crop.

Those crop fingers look like mini sunflower pans, never seen anything like that before.


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Today we pulled everything back off again except the two gangs of trays for the area over the CT wheel tracks, mainly because there is no crop there this stopped pods from falling forward off the sickle. I changed the wing balance so it frowning a fraction to overcome the ridge around the wheel tracks, ran the pitch at B and a half getting up to C and ran the AHHC at 90. No drags, probably an inch lower at 12km/hr, doing a better job than with the trays with only a few pods lost off the knife. Thanks for the input guys, you helped me stop over thinking sh$#. We had a chopper bridge today, not quite 200hrs working hours on it yet and the knives need turns. Cheers

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I changed the wing balance so it frowning a fraction

We had a chopper bridge today, not quite 200hrs working hours on it yet and the knives need turns. Cheers
Best/easiest way to get perfect wing balance or slightly different as you are trying to do is set it while header/front (combine/header) is running at engine idle, the vibration of the knife/drapers/reel/uca/transfer draper/feed auger and even the slight gyrations a header (combine) does at idle all running allows exacting adjustment. Set with everything in normal average operating position except cutterbar just off level ground.
You need to throw something on the seat so everything will run, no way MacDon can put this in the manual for an assortment of liability reasons but there is really no hazard, do it by yourself with park brake applied, adjustment made on back side of the front.

Thought/hoped Claas had their strawchopper bridging ills solved. No cheers for that still happening!
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Best/easiest way to get perfect wing balance or slightly different as you are trying to do is set it while header/front (combine/header) is running at engine idle, the vibration of the knife/drapers/reel/uca/transfer draper/feed auger and even the slight gyrations a header (combine) does at idle all running allows exacting adjustment. Set with everything in normal average operating position except cutterbar just off level ground.
You need to throw something on the seat so everything will run, no way MacDon can put this in the manual for an assortment of liability reasons but there is really no hazard, do it by yourself with park brake applied, adjustment made on back side of the front.

Thought/hoped Claas had their strawchopper bridging ills solved. No cheers for that still happening!
Donít let that drive shaft get you Don. Thatís a good idea though but I think itís probably better to make small adjustments run the machine, then check, repeat as necessary. Those drive shafts are mean SBís and should never be trusted
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Donít let that drive shaft get you Don. Thatís a good idea though but I think itís probably better to make small adjustments run the machine, then check, repeat as necessary. Those drive shafts are mean SBís and should never be trusted
Unless your Oz fronts are exempt from shielding (which I doubt) there are no exposed rotating parts even the stupidest, clumsiest person could get tangled in.
Itís neat to turn a bolt 1/2 a turn and watch it slowly take the new setting.

Iím not recommending this to anyone, just telling you what works best and I do.
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Unless your Oz fronts are exempt from shielding (which I doubt) there are no exposed rotating parts even the stupidest, clumsiest person could get tangled in.
Itís neat to turn a bolt 1/2 a turn and watch it slowly take the new setting.

Iím not recommending this to anyone, just telling you what works best and I do.
Sheís right mate I know what you mean, just thought Iíd cast a line and see if Iíd get a bite
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