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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 09:10 AM
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In theory the powercast works well. Unfortunately in light crops in won’t spread very well and then in heavy crops it windrows to the edges. I have tried removing the diversion plates which does help somewhat. I have also remove 2 paddles on each spinner which allows chaff to get spread directly behind the header. I would highly recommend installing stainless wear plates as this will significantly increase the life of the spinners. I am seriously looking at going to a Redekop chopper next

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 11:43 AM
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In theory the powercast works well. Unfortunately in light crops in won’t spread very well and then in heavy crops it windrows to the edges.
If you turn knife bar out of the chopper to make courser cut and/or run chopper at slow speed spread may improve.
Does Deere have a chopper dam?

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If you turn knife bar out of the chopper to make courser cut and/or run chopper at slow speed spread may improve.
Does Deere have a chopper dam?
Yes we have a chopper dam it is not as easy to engage or disengage like Class.Most people do not know that it is even on the chopper.When combine comes from the factory it comes installed underneath the chopper and if you want it installed it takes 3 minutes and 6 carage bolts.I have told many people to install it when they complain they wan a better chop and they are surprised you can do that.
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Yes we have a chopper dam it is not as easy to engage or disengage like Class.Most people do not know that it is even on the chopper.
Sometimes the dam helps cut as much as knives 1/2 in, no dam.
Ran knives completely out last year 3/4’s of the time, just set dam to suit.
But, that was last year, on track for an easy doubling of straw volumes this year, fuel suppliers

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Sometimes the dam helps cut as much as knives 1/2 in, no dam.
Ran knives completely out last year 3/4ís of the time, just set dam to suit.
But, that was last year, on track for an easy doubling of straw volumes this year, fuel suppliers
Are you saying that your area will have better crops than last year? Wow I bet that is a good feeling!Here some dryland crops may be worse than last year. And yes the controller bar( thats what deere calls it) uses more power and fuel esppecially when knife bank engaged.
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Are you saying that your area will have better crops than last year?
Yes, a complete turnaround in June.
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Take that standard 44 blade chopper and powercast off and go with a Redekop MAV. 100 Blade fine cut chopper and costs about the same as a powercast tailboard. Spreads wide and even and the blades are reversible for longer life.
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