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You’re not familiar with flax straw are you, lol?!
Performance tests were completed in green-stem soybeans, which are also more fibrous/harder to cut. We had very positive results.
We do continually test our products, and may look at testing in flax in the future. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Performance tests were completed in green-stem soybeans, which are also more fibrous/harder to cut. We had very positive results.
We do continually test our products, and may look at testing in flax in the future. Thanks for the suggestion.
Flax is about like trying to cut wire, a lot of flax is just dropped and then baled or burnt as subsequent operations often become a nightmare if you don’t.
Your design may cut fine enough to help the issue but you never know until you try.

I need 108 Claas hammers for fall, I’d be happy to assist in testing!

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Performance tests were completed in green-stem soybeans, which are also more fibrous/harder to cut. We had very positive results.
We do continually test our products, and may look at testing in flax in the future. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Flax is about like trying to cut wire, a lot of flax is just dropped and then baled or burnt as subsequent operations often become a nightmare if you don’t.
Your design may cut fine enough to help the issue but you never know until you try.

I need 108 Claas hammers for fall, I’d be happy to assist in testing!
Thanks Don, appreciate your insight. Many of our engineers are also current/past farmers, so they have a much broader understanding of these crops. Send me your contact info and I'll pass it along: [email protected].
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Thanks Don, appreciate your insight. Many of our engineers are also current/past farmers, so they have a much broader understanding of these crops. Send me your contact info and I'll pass it along: [email protected].
You’re welcome.
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I gather that is soybeans?

How are your Straw Claws in rocks?
Maybe not part of your testing but sometimes part of mine!
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I gather that is soybeans?

How are your Straw Claws in rocks?
Maybe not part of your testing but sometimes part of mine!
If they will turn 2" rocks into pea gravel I'll take two sets...
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If they will turn 2" rocks into pea gravel I'll take two sets...
Yes, photo is in soybeans (traditional blade vs. Straw Claw).
Our testers did not intentionally eat rocks, so I can't say that they'll make pea gravel for you. We did find that the controlled wear pattern helped prevent blade damage/chipping - but again, can't say whether they withstood 2" rocks. If you're replacing these frequently anyway, may be worth trying 1 set. If you'd like a quote, email us at [email protected] with your machine model.
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Our testers did not intentionally eat rocks, so I can't say that they'll make pea gravel for you. We did find that the controlled wear pattern helped prevent blade damage/chipping - but again, can't say whether they withstood 2" rocks.
With that much improvement and assuming all conditions were identical Straw Claw might have a chance in flax and in other crops perhaps even the slower chopper speed might be adequate.

The rock thing was a bit of a joke, nothing can completely stand up to rocks but if they damage less and don’t break off that’s a plus.

As pointed out above Claas needs this improvement, your market is captive!

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How soon do you expect to have blades ready for other machines? I was just about to order 4 sets of Redekops before seeing this.

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