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Not the handiest area to measure but 800 mm center to center of eyelets Rod.
When will you be using it?
No, definitely not an easy place to measure! Thanks for doing it though.
I started using it today in a light crop of wheat. It seems to cut faster & feed much better (if thatís possible) than my D60 ...... which has been modified to accommodate big crops on big machines.
Will be direct heading canola later on, & it looks like it will handle that very well.

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Heard a story just yesterday, CX NH picked up a rock that broke 9 fingers out of the MD drum. After shutoff to remove rock at least one finger got into the shoe fan destroying it. I only broke 2 fingers and found one of them when rolling a rock too heavy to lift off the transfer draper.

The feeding and integrity of the FD1 drum is a leap forward.

I doubt you’d miss this Rod but are the auger fingers and flights are matched to your header as per the intensive op manual instructions?
I think that is the secret to improved feeding.
I did hear on a CIH machine one more finger added on each end over spec does no harm and may feed marginally better.
Easy on Claas wide body Rod, all bolt on flights off, all possible (30) fingers in.

And yay, they even got rid of those Allen head guaranteed for the head to strip out screws, normal bolts on the auger now!

Oh, is your feeder faceplate averaging centered lateral control?


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Yikes .... anything in the fan - apart from air - is going to make expensive noises!

ďCentered lateral controlĒ ...... no, all manual.

Would love to get this FD1 into some heavy crops ...... peas or canola to really see what it can do. Guess Iíll have to wait until #harvest19 for that.
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ďCentered lateral controlĒ ...... no, all manual.
Oh, you donít have a sensor on each side of adapter?
Maybe doesnít matter so much to you, every pic you post the area looks as flat as a floor, lol!
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Oh, you donít have a sensor on each side of adapter?
Maybe doesnít matter so much to you, every pic you post the area looks as flat as a floor, lol!
I looked when new & when not covered in crap, only found one sensor. Yes ..... itís as flat as two month old road kill!
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The two sensors are working a treat in CTF, I can not believe how much more productive this head is over the previous head we were running. The Macdon FD140 is a marvellous piece of equipment I cannot get over how well it follows the ground through washouts, just sit back and hang on
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Does your feeder faceplate average centered?
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Does your feeder faceplate average centered?
Not at all Don, today it sat around 43 on cebis. On the old head without any auto adjust it use to always have to sit around 63 on cebis to be level in the CT fields it always seems that one wheel track is slightly deeper. Iím still playing with CAC settings to see whatís works best in our conditions a touch quicker reel speed would be handy in these thin short crops 10.8km/hr seems to be as fast as it will go, 12km/hr would be perfect. What is a fairly common starting point for your CAC setting that you would run when your flat on the deck?
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What is a fairly common starting point for your CAC setting that you would run when your flat on the deck?
Iíll go actually look at the settings in a few hours.
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