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That the three point guards?
Yes. I didn't think they were any better in wheat though.

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I didn't know anything about the Crary cutting system until now. Did you just use the guards, or did you try any of their sections? The guards definitely look interesting.
Yes did the normal looking course sections. No complaints their either but I think it's the guards that really improved the cutting. I believe it was $400 extra to use crary over macdon.

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Yes. I didn't think they were any better in wheat though.
Had them when they were fairly new, think Crary called them Golden Cut at the time. The little stub piece reduced section breaking, not letting as many rocks in between guard points.
But they'd gum up in a silage harvest.
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Had them when they were fairly new, think Crary called them Golden Cut at the time. The little stub piece reduced section breaking, not letting as many rocks in between guard points.
But they'd gum up in a silage harvest.

Local farm run them on every head for years ,less section breaking and much less pod loss on Chick peas due to less plant shaking .
I think every New Holland 94C for Australia had them .
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Local farm run them on every head for years ,less section breaking and much less pod loss on Chick peas due to less plant shaking .
I think every New Holland 94C for Australia had them .
Always nice when an actual research report backs up our anecdotal stories.
So everyone knows what mb , you and I are talking about check page 10:
http://pami.ca/pdfs/reports_research...hments/633.PDF

Where in farm equipment could you quote a 27 year old research paper that's just as excellent and pertinent a report today, the fundamentals of cutting crops really hasn't changed?!
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Looks to me macdon is looking to make a better cutting system. Pointed Sickle Blade for use in a Sickle Cutter System with Increased Ground Speed - Patent application
There is a bunch of info there. One of them mentioned a quick change knife section, i think it used a clamping system, no bolts. They have a whole bunch of recent patents related to high speed cutting.
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Always nice when an actual research report backs up our anecdotal stories.
So everyone knows what mb , you and I are talking about check page 10:
http://pami.ca/pdfs/reports_research...hments/633.PDF

Where in farm equipment could you quote a 27 year old research paper that's just as excellent and pertinent a report today, the fundamentals of cutting crops really hasn't changed?!
Thanks for that old link Don! Yes, quite relevant yet today.

I ran a demo swather some years ago with a draper and stub guards and thought they would last longer in rocks, but the sections sure don't it seems. Never thought about putting the Crary's on the swather, they might be a good choice in my situation. I break lots of guard tops running in dry beans and lentils. Lots o rocks.

I had the SCH on a 930F JD and loved the guards but with course cut it was poor in grassy spots.
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