Pretty sure it is in the operators manual. But if not call the dealer and they can forward the pdf file with the instructions.
No it's not in the OM. I'm trying to use diplomatic language here about the dealer & the PD. As such, me calling the dealer for the exact setup details & the factory specifications of the compression link length etc. etc. etc. is a tad optimistic! This would be more appropriate..... but I would just end up with a sore hand & stuffed shoulder!
[/QUOTE] I think that with the wings unlocked and in the balanced position the bottom black piece it to be within 1 cm of the white line that is painted on the header. Before adjusting that, make sure your wing balance is correct. I went through this during harvest. My header was way off adjustment and I was sure that the long vertical tubes with the eyelets were out of adjustment, but once I got the balance set correctly on the beam up top everything came into correct position. [/QUOTE]
Yes, I agree. However, the people doing the PD have nearly screwed everything that could be screwed - yep me too! - on this head without having a proper idea of what they're doing. So I need to go back to the factory settings as a starting point.
[/QUOTE]Remember these headers have a break in period and after running for a few days they should be readjusted for float and balance. I found the little torque wrench that macdon supplies to be very poor. Just used a straight bar on my large socket set and quessed at the float from there. Make sure the header does not lift off the stops at the top of the feeder house lift or the main float springs are set too tight.[/QUOTE]
You mean springs tight .... as in the head is too light?
[/QUOTE]For the wing float, just jump on and off the wings and lift up and drop them and see that the beam type weigh scale comes back to the center every time. Adjust the vertical pipe left or right until the beam goes back to neutral. Don't bother using the supplied MacDon torque wrench for this, It just does not work good enough.
There is a built in weak link at the front of the header linkage that is designed to break and protect the header in a situation where the header hits something. If this link is broken it can affect the header balance. Sometimes a reckless guy towing the header to your property can damage this protection device.[/QUOTE]
Hasn't hit anything yet. Well the header hasn't ...... but I might!