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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-16-2007, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Using 400 series to windrow

Hi all,

Due to most of Australia's wheat crop failing we are a bout to start windrowing wheat to bale for hay. I haven't used a 400 series Lexion to do this before and i was wondering if anybody had and if they knew any ways of being able to run the front without having the rest of the machine working. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Using 400 series to windrow

I windrowed with our 485 this year and just pulled my feeder house chains, and slowed everything down, (fan, cylinder, rotors) and then I put the chopper in windrow mode. I also took my elevator covers off and opened my sieves all the way.

I could not figure out with out lots of work how to just run the header.

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Can the bottom of the feederhouse not be bolted of?
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Re: Using 400 series to windrow

Thanks for the comments, gave up on the idea. the green straw doesn't really seem to agree with the knife sections and more particulary, the draper belts.
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Re: Using 400 series to windrow

It's a Shame to hear your having to be windrowing already.

I forgot to ask, How did your Sorghum go this year?
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Re: Using 400 series to windrow

Sneeky, I have heard of guys using Macdon fronts for windrowing cereals & grass seeds here in Tas; not sure how they do it but have heard of it being done successfully.
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