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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-29-2018, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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8000 trouble

8000 grain head, trouble with blade acting as a plow and digging on one specific part of blade. So bad it stops the whole show. Tightened arms underneath where the springs are, tried just about everything. Got a parts header gonna replace the springs arms etc underneath where the trouble area is. Blade drops below one peice of the feather sheets and will not pop up causing ahhc to lower on the specific side. Causing it to act as a excavator and digging

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Something is bent. Likely an arm. Had the same problem with our old 8000 one time.

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My cutter bar is angled too close to ground in one section thats where it digs. I replaced arms and everything underneath ran good all day but had to watch it make sure it didnt scoop. at end of day getting dark i dug about 2ft of earth. Talked to dealer said they make wedge kits. Late season dont wanna spend money or time ordering thinking about making wedges to go on top of skid plate tabs to tilt that one section of bar upwards. Anybody ever tried this? Thought about also lengthing the spring arms where it connects to skid plates to make skids closer. Hard to explain but its like my cutter bar in that one section is closer than my skid plates
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Not sure if I'll be much help but you didn't change combines did you?


I went from an R55 to an R66 last year. 8000 head worked great locked up for wheat and canola and also in flex mode for soybeans on the R55. When I switched to the R66 again it worked okay locked up but in flex mode the angle of the head changed due to the axle risers on the R66 (4" or so). Guess I didn't notice when I was cutting off the ground for wheat/canola but the head basically turned into an excavator in flex mode. Couldn't get it to work. The flex arms can be adjusted a little on the cutting angle but I didn't have the patience to do so. (I work off the farm) Got neighbor to finish my beans last year and this year I went to a MacDon FD. I was planning to go to a draper at some point anyways...just came a bit sooner.
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You know we had axle risers on combine before (R72) you might have something there . Worked well with it. Gonna try this spacer deal and spring arm eye bolt adjustment this year but may go with a 8200 9250 or macdon fd next year depending on money, time, etc. with this R75 how would i know these other heads wont do it again? Aint gonna lie i love gleaner been on one since i was 12 years old with a L2/m2. I just see folks with red or green always having better luck makes you discouraged.
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Had that exact problem happen with a 500 head with SCH system installed upside down.That header went down the road and put a 974 Macdon on then I enjoyed soybean harvest.Running
2 FD 70's now and often think of the growing pains we had with Gleaner flex heads. Get a Macdon on the front and you will think you got a differant combine.
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Had that exact problem happen with a 500 head with SCH system installed upside down.That header went down the road and put a 974 Macdon on then I enjoyed soybean harvest.Running
2 FD 70's now and often think of the growing pains we had with Gleaner flex heads. Get a Macdon on the front and you will think you got a differant combine.
Will have to think about fd70. Would love to have one but need to find a deal from what ive saw. What about a 9250 with a air reel? I have one on my 8000. Honestly after this year i dont know anyone who would want to buy/trade it. Heard 9250’s weaknesses were in short beans. But wonder how it would be with a air reel
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I used the wedge kit Agco makes for the 9250 on my 8200 as I was scooping cornbutts & dirt making a terrible dirty sample. The wedges worked great but when you install them you have to reshim or space the wobble box to make it work. When you buy them order the individual numbers as it will save you a hundred dollars or so.
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Fixed my problems! Cuts like a dream now. I adjusted the eyebolts/joints i dont know what you call it. Made the skid plates stand up drag the ass end. Fixed everything feeds good doesnt dig couldnt be any better.
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I have a great 2007 974 macdon for a gleaner that is in great shape, new guards blades and belts. $20,000.00

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