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Hello!
Does anyone here know a quick fix for a sagging reel cylinder in the middle of a 36' ?
Trying to windrow really short wheat with a nearly new head I just purchased. Never used a draper before.
The middle reel cylinder sags about 5 inches immediately after repeatedly extending reel to the top of its travel. ?????
Thanks in advance for your reply.
 

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I have never had it happen on a header before, but I have had a few problems with cylinders. Sometimes you can get a bad one from the factory, I've had it happen many times. When you pressure them up, it won't hold, and lets the oil run by the seal, causing it to leak down. I have had 3-4 bad ones setting up chisels and discs in the past year or 2. May not be the problem, but just thought that I would throw it out there.

Where in SW OK are you from?
 

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It would be possible to have air in the cylinder, but I figured that if the header was not new, there would be no problem with air in the lines. It should already all be bled out, unless the lines have been taken apart or changed recently. Another thing that could be happening is that the combine could be letting it go back down and not holding the pressure up to keep the cylinder from leaking back down.
 
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