Re: 8010 In the Cove
Quote:Great Pictures! I noticed some of the pictures the machine was not feeding correctly. It looks like straw going back over reel. What causes this?
Feeding wouldn't be the correct term to use, in small grains there is nothing that feeds better!!!! What you are referring to is reel carryover, no real big issue. With the reel type that a MacDon uses, in which the individual bats rotate fully as they go around, when used with pickup teeth as this one is crop can sometimes be grabbed and carried over, thrown onto the uncut crop. Typically seen either in high volume or fluffy crops that ride that draper belt pretty high and make contact with the reel teeth in orbit, or in crop that is standing somewhat crooked, allowing it to hook into the teeth and take another trip around. Its been my experience that it is no big deal, the crop seems to always land on top of standing crops and not shatter out, not driven into the ground and unrecoverable. A pickup reel with the orbit in which the bats stay essentially vertical all the time, such as a 1010/1020, rarely sees this issue in small grains, any carryover generally is mostly vertical and doesn't get thrown forward.