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Old 10-13-2016, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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MacDon 974 Draper Adjustment

Just purchased 2007 30' 974 and ran 100+ acres soybeans with few problems but tonight LH draper stopped running due to draper belt being too loose. Adjusted per manual but wouldn't run unless tightened so that white indicator bar was not visible. Found RH side was adjusted the same way. What does this mean as we have no experience with drapers? The belts look to be in good condition and was wondering what else matters.
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:48 AM
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Weird.. If it was me I wouldn't over think it and go with what works.

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Make sure you don't have crap built up under the ends causing them to slip. They would stall out so full of dirt on the ends in between the draper. Had this happen on our FD70 due to poor draper alignment.
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Check your bearings in the rollers
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I had same issue on 36' 974, I ran it like Stuckin the mud said, just ran it in over tight position until I had time to remove canvases and clean and repair tighteners, one was bent a bit and replaced the other canvas. There is also 2 positions for the joiner on the canvas so you can shorten shorten as it wear out. Bearings on idler end roller can be checked when you have them open.
One thing I've learned is you won't regret spending money and replacing the canvasses (belts), it's really make a big difference when they are in good condition.
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Thanks for your help. Just learning about the MacDon and the belts. - kuturfrm
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