Honey Bee Airflex 40ft vs Macdon D60 40ft
I am combining flat canary seed. Huge difference in smoothness of feeding in my combine. As I am able to go 1.5mph. With macdon if I went 0.2 mph fast I would go from 55-60% engine load to 85-100% engine load and with it banging. With the honeybee I have to be aware of my engine load as I can be at 95-100% and not know it is going thru so smoothly. The cut is amazing and going around sloughs and bluff where it is muddy no problem. A spot going around a bluff the day before with macdon just got close and was pushing mud, with the honey bee yesterday didn't even know the ground was wet just went over the same area. I am a macdon guy that used to have a custom swathing business but I have to say I am impressed. The biggest reason why I demoed the HB was because on peas it would get close to the feeder house and stop on the canvas then it would either bunch in or fly over the top or back. I had huge header losses as we had to have the reel going so fast to try to reduce this from happening. A guy with a new Hollands narrow feeder house had the same issue with his macdon then demoed a HB and said that issue was gone. Just wondering what other guys that run gleaner that have an FD140 if they still have the same feeding issues as I do with my old D60 in peas, canola and mustard. I am hoping to figure out a way to get a demo on macdon fd140 if I can.