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macdon d60 feeding peas issues is honey bee airflex better on gleaner

Have a 40ft d60 with pea auger on a gleaner S97. When the peas get about 3ft from the feeder house they stall out pile up. Then they either go over reel and then take a double wad of peas in and plug feeder house or they stall out then pile up then feed all in at once plugging the header. We have tried reel fore and aft at 4-5, 6-7, 8. Reel going really slow, medium then pretty fast. Faster reel speed helped but had massive head losses because of it. If we went exact same reel speed to travel speed or 1mph fast it made the feeding issue worse and would plug up feeder house all of the time. I have 2 NH with D70 doing peas now they have none of these issues.
Is it just the feeder house being narrow being the issue? Does the honey bee airflex feed pea better peas on the gleaner combines?

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The Gleaner will probably hate that kind of feeding the worst. And yeah from the narrow feeder house! That said no combine will like it.

We just don’t do peas much any more but it seemed to me when doing that fluffy strong straw that it helped pulling the reel in and adjusting the aggressiveness of the reel down so it wasn’t pulling it around did seem to keep it traveling to the auger.

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Could it be that you need to extend the flyting on the feed auger at the front of the D60? I used to have huge problems running a HB36 on a CIH1688. I was told I would have been better off with a 30 ft HB header where they have no feeding issues. Then, I talked to another man (bought some packer wheels from him on Kajijii!) and he said he has no problems feeding a narrow feeder house with his 36 feet. i can't remember his combine - think it was a Deere? He had said the issue was not bringing it to the center far enough on a narrow feederhouse machine and so will hang up on edges and bottleneck. Maybe that can occur on a MD as well. I have no issues with a Md40 FD75 on a large feederhouse - FWIW.

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Speed the auger up. Gear change on the end pto shaft
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