Looked at a 2005 585R.
I remember reading about a knife kit for dividing the crop into the rotors, is that only in specialty crops, or would be beneficial in green stemmed canola etc?
We rarely seem to get over dry conditions, and if we do, the day will still end with over wet conditions, are rotor covers going to be needed.
For green stemmed canola make sure whatever splits crop material in front of the rotors is in good shape.
Rotor covers are very effective in dry canola conditions, the problem is the electric actuated covers of that era are, to be kind, junk.
Jamming of actuators with material an ongoing problem, others here can likely assist on favourable operation.
For operational hints, I would install Sunnybrook ZAPS (Zero degree APS caps) and in tough conditions never run concave over 12 mm.
I have never plugged my machine that couldnít be unplugged from the seat with these simple changes. By the way, Iím assuming narrow and wide body have the same hydraulic concave suspension? I have never been around a narrow body.
Why the ZAPS/12 mm difference?
A wad will not jam concave hydraulics supports to the bottom, opening the concave, reverse feeder, simply allows restart. Also, the crop material is much looser between APS and APS concave as the -36 degree wedging action is gone.
I do not know or understand why Claas designs it that way and it is unchanged on the new green meany.