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We are running a 2013 635f header with air reel and we're doing some field peas. Sometimes the crop will get hung up on the end of the table. The last foot or two. It'll just sit there and build up. No matter where I position the reel, the air, or set my reel speed or travel speed at it'll still do this. Occasionally it'll do it towards the center of the table too. The table is clean on top and underneath. Any ideas on how to fix this?
 

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We never used our air reels doing peas. Not saying you can't but maybe where your air is directed is having an effect.
Are you using crop lifters by chance? Header not shined up? Peas standing good or are they flat?
 

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You will have that trouble until the header gets shined up. Usually takes a couple hundred acres to get there. You can try spraying the pan down with fluid film or other lubricant but still takes time to shine it up.
 

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getting the head shined up is probably the problem. you might look into the tilt of the feederhouse if have a contour maser. make sure the reel finger height is correct 1 1/2 inch from the sickle. this adjustment has to be done when you change the aggressiveness of the fingers. finger timing of auger could cause this, fully extended at 3o'clock in relation to the floor. finger height 5/8in . this is in opps manual with a little more info. normally the crop will roll over the center of the auger if the fingers are not times correct so I don't think this is the problem but I could be wrong.
 

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Yeah I unhooked the air the other day just to keep the dust down. Never affected feeding. Head is starting to get shined up. It's an intermittent issue. If it was consistent it would be easier to troubleshoot. I've put the reel in every position. Never touched the fingers. We do have contour master. The peas are standing up.
 

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Just finished peas. Laying down, standing up. Didn't find a solution. They didn't go quietly this year.:eek: I broke an astounding amount of those fiberglass auger teeth sucking in those gobs. F
 

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Just finished peas. Laying down, standing up. Didn't find a solution. They didn't go quietly this year.:eek: I broke an astounding amount of those fiberglass auger teeth sucking in those gobs. F
Ditto that here. Still have a little over 100 acres left and got rained out. Looks like we may be down for at least a week. Have broke over 60 of those fingers this year, havent broke a single one in 8 years of running 635f's. Dustiest, most miserable pea harvest I've seen in 20 years. Would like to know if guys with drapers are having troubles with the peas feeding this year too.
 

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Most guys I know either swath or swath ahead of the combine so they can use a pickup header, easier to feed the combine.

Another pass I know is a pain and expense, but nothing is worse than flat as a pancake lodged peas. Though pea beaver huts are frustrating as well.... as usual in farming there is no easy way.... :)
 

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Just finished peas. Laying down, standing up. Didn't find a solution. They didn't go quietly this year.:eek: I broke an astounding amount of those fiberglass auger teeth sucking in those gobs. F
Change over to steel fingers and solve the problem permanently.. Wouldn't run another 635 with those stupid composite fingers ever again.. Absolute garbage.. One little wad or reversal and your replacing fingers..
 

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Would have shelled out with a swather. Maybe before the storm that blew them down but then the windrows would be in ND. Or they would still be wet laying there.
 

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The reality is we have broke the odd steel finger as well, however as they are designed with a break point , they have never ended up going through the combine. They always drop back into the auger tube where they are designed to when you break one. I stand beside my original statement of the value of the composite fingers..
 
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