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Rice is super abrasive for sure. I've found that the automated settings don't work to well here in rice. We end up with either a really trashy sample which isn't the end of the world or grain on the ground which is the end of the world in my book. The first 8010 combines in rice in our area went through cases of spray foam to patch holes. Apparently the self leveling shoe would get jammed when crossing a levy eat the side of the machine up. Those things were pretty worn out after the first year and 2500 acres. If you get any of the engineers with real field experience, and those folks are few and far between, they will tell you that the automated setting don't like green foliage crops like rice. Those holes look like they are screaming for a stainless steel patch.
 
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