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John Deere 635D in canola.

Hey guys we have JD 635D headers on our 9870's. Just wondering if there is anything we can do to the headers to make them feed better in canola other than trading them. Does not take much material to stop the auger. If they would feed better a person could sure make better time cutting canola. Any help is appreciated. Our headers have upper cross augers. Thanks

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Have you adjusted the reel as far back as possible?

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Some divider points are better then other and play with belt speed if it is "slug" feeding the center drum. There may be a center drum update that adds a couple of fingers to each end of the drum. They did that on flex drapers anyways... If you can get 3 mph or maybe 4 mph in lighter canola that may be as good as it gets.
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I assume the drum on the adapter is what keeps stopping and the slip clutch is your issue if you have a 2014 or older 635D. Go to your JD dealer and ask for a new slip clutch PTO for your header, it costs a bit but the difference compared to the old ones is significant. If your 635D is 2015 or newer then you have some rank canola. We changed ours out last year on our 640D and it was a totally different header straight cutting canola.
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I assume the drum on the adapter is what keeps stopping and the slip clutch is your issue if you have a 2014 or older 635D. Go to your JD dealer and ask for a new slip clutch PTO for your header, it costs a bit but the difference compared to the old ones is significant. If your 635D is 2015 or newer then you have some rank canola. We changed ours out last year on our 640D and it was a totally different header straight cutting canola.
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Best thing we ever did was to get rid of that POS 635D. Mechanically it was flawless, but it never fed right in anything except bone dry wheat. Even then it would back feed the cross drapers on occasion. They were built and designed for dry Kansas wheat harvests.
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Usually the ends crack in the drums which happened to mine after which I bought the "smaller" augers for my adapters and after doing that the speed went up about a mile an hour. It is an expensive update but it pays off. Also, John Deere won't tell you but you can buy clutch repair kits in the after market or from AGCO so that you can add more springs to the clutch to firm it up. Don't overdue it or you will break the yoke on the driveshaft. Usually these clutches are easily rebuildable especially if they have been greased properly,
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We fitted a small feed drum to my 630D and it's night and day difference between the two. Makes harvesting radish or any other bulky crop that is damp and green a breeze
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