Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southeast Alberta
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Have bridged the choppers on 2 780's about a half dozen times this year, always in high speed, stationary knives always out. (pulled out not engaged) Have went through 2 sets of blades on each machine.
On dryland with the drought crops we went on low speed. Doesn't do the best job chopping but there is very little straw.
Moved to 100 plus bushel irrigated wheat tonight and put the choppers in high speed, stationary knives out. Plugged both choppers within 5 minutes of each other at 8:30 pm. Blades have some wear, but are far from dull. Straw was not what I would call green or tough. Grain was testing 14.8, so we were hoping to run late. This is getting very annoying. What a garbage design of a chopper.
Anyone else experiencing this?
Last edited by drylandfarmer; 09-23-2019 at 01:01 AM.