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Re: Deere 635 vs MacDon 974 36'

Yeah you need this to be a fair comparison

we sure loved our draper heads nuts year and weve never seen anything like this

you can defenitly cut sooner and later and in worse conditions than with an auger head

also they cut really close to the ground so no complaints there

being able to adjust the pitch of the cutter bar with a switch was nice too

keeps the cut really close or you can tilt it up so that you don't get anything in the rotor you don't want..

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How about the speeds you were able to run??

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Re: Deere 635 vs MacDon 974 36'

Hey kinzepower,did you get my personal message?If you log in you will see it right beside the "combine talk forums"logo.I am looking forward to your reply.
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well with really short beans i ran 4.2 but i did try faster and it worked..just needed to get comfortable with it

we had a 40 acre field with 45 bushel maybe some 50 and we were able to run both around 4.8 mph

So yeah it ran faster and later at night than our 1020 heads but they also had 10-15 some odd years too

so it will be interesting to see how these act with age..but i like the build of them and how they are made...so beats me

they work great...thats the main thing
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Re: Deere 635 vs MacDon 974 36'

No, I mean how fast could the combine handle the crop. Could you do more acres a day with the draper because it feed into the machine smoother?
Heck 4.2mph is crawling casefarmer...JK.
I soys we car run up to 6mph with our 630 and do a perfect job of cutting, have never tried faster since the combine was running out of power. Mind you that was last years crop in green stemmed beans, I have not operated the bullet rotor in beans this year (although it had more capacity in wheat for sure, but maybe the combine also had more power...I dunno).

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yeah we were doing more than we could with an auger head

especially in what i used to call ruff conditions and at night

the head didn't drag and since things fed in head first as i call it you sure notice a huge difference just because of that part.

Bad beans or ripe

The main points are the fact's that all of the beans go in head first and its a even flow

that means a worlds difference
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Re: Deere 635 vs MacDon 974 36'

One guy that i do service work for runs 2 9750s with 36' 974s. He had a Deere 936D before and went to the macdons because he was growing more beans. They work alright for beans, nice feeding, tilt is nice to have. He has about 7500 acres and half is beans so the macdons are good cause he can do all crops with them. He has wheat and oats too and they feed so nice in the cereals.

I have some other customers that run the deere 600 hydraflex because it does cut nicer. Follows uneven ground better and allows higher speeds- still does a good job at 6-7 mph. We have alot of drainage ditches here so the increased cutterbar flex and ultimate sensitivity of the hydraflex is nice. It was really wet here in '04 but the crop was big so there was alot of downed cereals. If the hydraflex pressure was set right, the header literaly glide over top of water and get all the crop no problem.

But nothing feeds like a draper. If only they could make a hydraflex draper......
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Re: Deere 635 vs MacDon 974 36'

I heard that they are going to take out the auger on the hydraflex and put a draper in instead, but
they aren't going to be released until 08. I wish we had the notill gaurds and sickle on our 2062.
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No till guards and sickle on your 2062???

huh??


Also do your guards allow for you to not move the sickle to get a bolt out of a section unless its under the guard?

we really like that

but we never broke any sections on both heads that wasn't under the guard...

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Re: Deere 635 vs MacDon 974 36'

JD brought out a 9760 and a 635 and the sickle was the no till sickle. It worked great in no tilled beans.

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