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My 2166 took some rocks last season. The first section is a bit banged up. The right hand support bar ( behind the right front tire) has a nice bend in it.

The machine has about 2300 threshing hours.

I am wondering whether I should replace the concaves. Do i lose performance as the concaves wear? Do concaves wear?

also, whose concaves should i be looking at?


Thanks for the input.

Ken
 

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Hi:

I would replace them. And get that bar straightened. As for which concaves to get, that depends on the crops you'll be working.
Some say the life of a concave to be about 1500 - 1800 hours. That'll depend on the crop though. And stones too!
 

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Usually re-straighten bent bars / wires in concaves, but if they are too far gone I would be looking at good used or new. Not sure what types are used else where in the world, but mainly the standard or aftermarket standard are used around here.
 

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Am i right in assuming i will use less power with new concaves?

Also, my neighbour just ran wheat with new Kuchar concaves, and he is really impressed. Should i be considering them?

I am in southern Ontario, running corn, beans, wheat.


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i know of alot of people that love the kuchar concaves they run them in corn beans wheat. where are you from watglen i know a guy who may have a set of kuchars for a 2366 he bought a 6088 and could not use them. let me know and i could check for you
 

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I am in southern Ontario, near Hamilton, Niagara Falls. But i could easily drive for a deal.

By all means, hook me up with those used Kuchars

Thanks a ton!

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My mechanic (case ih combine specialist at the local dealer) told me to pound them straight and run em. He said they have straightened many far worse than mine, and that they don't really wear out. Thats his opinion i guess. Other local farmers say they don't really wear out either. They do lose their square edge for sure, but they still work just as well.

this is what im being told anyway.
 
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