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If anyone can come up with a “non stick” wheel material for heavy clay soils I’d sure like to hear about it!

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I run in flex all the time with the regular guage wheels. See absolutely no benefit to a set of buddy wheels.

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Don: I don't know much about the buddy wheel system, but would it be possible to make a set of wheel scrapers like those used on planters? Positioned right they might scrape off the mud and keep things from balling up?

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Don: I don't know much about the buddy wheel system, but would it be possible to make a set of wheel scrapers like those used on planters? Positioned right they might scrape off the mud and keep things from balling up?
We’re roughly even, I don’t know much about them either.
However, due to the very little amount of weight carried by header gauge wheels relative to a planter I would guess the scraper drag would be enough to stop the wheel from turning, still buggered. S.W.A.G..
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We’re roughly even, I don’t know much about them either.
However, due to the very little amount of weight carried by header gauge wheels relative to a planter I would guess the scraper drag would be enough to stop the wheel from turning, still buggered. S.W.A.G..
I would agree. The wheels themselves were only building up an inch or two but would fling mud at the header frame and they would jam there.
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Don, was very surprised how well it work in lodged crop, love the till and Reel on the Header , without that not sure it would work on lodged crop,
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I run in flex all the time with the regular guage wheels. See absolutely no benefit to a set of buddy wheels.
The hills we got we would scrape dirt up with header, with the Contour Buddy not once did I scrape dirt up, the wheels are closer to the cutter bar, would flex sooner
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They help unreal lots in hills and lodged stuff it makes things more idiot proof which is never a bad thing if need to cut low gotta tilt header far ahead but they do help
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I have huge hills and lots of sharp water ways. The skid shoe at the front of the macdon header is what makes it work so well. Take off the 6 skid shoes and you have a flat land header. All the contour buddies do is make the cut more even. On the regular headers the uphill side tends to cut higher and the downhill side cuts lower. So you get a range that is much more variable than the contour buddies do. Tipping the header ahead more to get the cut lower just picked up more rocks for me.

I had a set and returned them. Waste of money in my opinion, but everyone has different ideas. $6400 just to get the cut even at 10" high versus a range of 4" to 14" was not worth is for me.

Now if those expensive contour buddies had it so you could adjust the height on the go from the cab, perhaps they would be worth a second look.
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Don, was very surprised how well it work in lodged crop, love the till and Reel on the Header , without that not sure it would work on lodged crop,
I assume you mean tilt, the fine tuning of header angle is the secret to best cutting of lodged crop.

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Entire cylinder replacement the cure, it’s also is at least twice fast full stroke, maybe 2 seconds A to D on warm oil.

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