Well we are in north central Alberta harvest has all but wrapped up I got a 1/4 of flax been sprayed over 20 days and all it will do is wrap on auger in straight cut or pick up any suggestions ??? I have thought of a stripper header but local dealer doesn’t have any . Forecast looks awful . Has anyone done flax while it’s frozen ?
I am also looking for some advice with flax. I had trouble with it wrapping on the auger header in the center so I swathed it and it seemed to work better. I am just looking for some advice on settings for flax as it is the first time I combine flax with it. It is an 8820 and from what I find people say to thresh it like wheat and it seems to be doing a good job or threshing. The 8820 has an air foil chaffer and I always seem to struggle setting it to get low losses. It seems like I either blow to much out or have a bad sample and overload the tailings.
What kind of wind speed should I be using? They say lots of air with a non adjustable airfoil but I am worried about blowing the flax out but also dont want it carried out in the chaff.
Dont mean to highjack the thread. I have heard of guys pulling out auger fingers when flax wants to wrap and also putting duck tape around the auger. This is what I am planning on trying if I have trouble with wrapping.
Flax can be a four letter word that starts with "F".
Went through a similar problem as you're facing a few years ago. Couldn't cut it with anything. All new guards and smooth sections and your still plug the knife every 10 feet. Tried the swather and two straight cut headers.
Out of desperation tried the neighbours stripper header. Went like a hot knife through butter. Only limiting factor was slipping the feeder house drive belt. Had a fair amount of unthreshed bolls in the sample but it was off.
Seeding into the straw next spring in the sticky clay was a less than pleasant experience. Could have built bomb shelters out of that mess when the drill plugged.