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Try to determine exactly what is happening.
1) If your crop is very short and light, and is lying onto the table without getting back far enough to get pulled into the auger until it piles up: Cut lower, run your reel lower & farther back, clean the flex plates, or add an air reel. This can be hard to deal with. I typically run my reel with about 1-2" clearance to the sickle (fully up) and the cross auger.
2) if the crop is not feeding smoothly across the platform, creating bunches that then go across and plug the feeder: you need to adjust the auger, shine the floor, sharpen the auger, that sort of thing. A full finger auger also helps.
3) if the crop is coming in and feeding across smoothly, but stopping/plugging at the feeder intake: you need to check your feeder chain & drum, check the transition area for a smooth floor, add stuffer flaps (like on a corn head), etc.
4) if your feeder just seems to plug for no good reason, even little piles slug it: the slip clutch at the top right of the feeder may be worn out. I've had ones get so "polished" that they slipped even though they didn't look worn down. IIRC, on a T2 that clutch design is not adjustable, unlike the older ones. Try replacing the slip clutch "wavy rings"- they are not that expensive. The feeder should take a LOT to plug...if that slip clutch is going off over every little pile, I bet this is your trouble.

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I was looking for a John Deere Rice combine; some people told me about the 7720 Titan 2? Does the 7720 TitanII work for rice?

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I was looking for a John Deere Rice combine; some people told me about the 7720 Titan 2? Does the 7720 TitanII work for rice?
You could get the 7720 (original or T2) in a Rice version. It had a spike tooth concave, a different speed beater, and some other different parts. My first 7720 was originally a Rice machine somebody installed a standard cylinder in. We ended up spending a lot of money on that machine to switch over the rest of the parts for corn/soybeans.

Rice is very hard on a combine...very abrasive. Also the drivelines take a lot of wear in that type of ground. I would venture to say most 7720 Rice specials are worn out. Converting a nice standard version to a rice machine would be difficult & costly. There are extra supports, etc welded into the frame for adjusting spike tooth clearance. You would have to cut these out of a donor junker and weld them in. And then swap over all the special parts.

Having said all that, I've never harvested rice, I have no idea how a standard cylinder machine would work. I do think the 7720 T2 was one of the best conventional combines made, as far as just working with minimal fuss.
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What other John Deere model do you recommend me?

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You could get the 7720 (original or T2) in a Rice version. It had a spike tooth concave, a different speed beater, and some other different parts. My first 7720 was originally a Rice machine somebody installed a standard cylinder in. We ended up spending a lot of money on that machine to switch over the rest of the parts for corn/soybeans.

Rice is very hard on a combine...very abrasive. Also the drivelines take a lot of wear in that type of ground. I would venture to say most 7720 Rice specials are worn out. Converting a nice standard version to a rice machine would be difficult & costly. There are extra supports, etc welded into the frame for adjusting spike tooth clearance. You would have to cut these out of a donor junker and weld them in. And then swap over all the special parts.

Having said all that, I've never harvested rice, I have no idea how a standard cylinder machine would work. I do think the 7720 T2 was one of the best conventional combines made, as far as just working with minimal fuss.
What other John Deere model do you recommend me for rice harvesting, what do you think about john deere 9500?

Do you know someone that may give me support?

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