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I have a Drago 8 row cornhead on a 7010 and I am with having trouble with corn backfeeding at the feederhouse. Have the drum raised in high position. The head came with different stops for the feederhouse drum. Drago says it is only necessary to change the stops if using a 12 row head. Is anyone using the drago feederdrum stops with a 8 row head on a 7010?
 

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Do you have the plastic cover over the front face plate?

CIH also has another cover plate on their cornhead between the feeder and the cornhead cross auger (this is not over the auger it is behind the auger) on their 8 row heads. So I think the back feeding may be common on them but CIH deals with it with their covers.
 

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I am a Drago dealer and we have encountered this a number of times. First I would check the head angle, it will probably work best if it is quite a bit flatter than your previous brand of head. With the front skid pads just touching the ground, adjust the rear pads to be 4-5 inches above the ground. If this doesn't cure it, try the drum stops. Some heads shipped with drum stops that look like ash trays - do not use these. Get a set from your dealer that looks like a rectangular plate with a bolt hole cut in one end. If your head is more than a couple years old, there have been some auger speed/pitch changes that could help.
 

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apmech I have head angle adjusted flat as possible. The front skid pads about 2 " above ground. The drum stops I have from drago are like the caseih only about 1 1/4" longer. these stops raise the drum a lot and I was concerned that the corn may feed in bunches with the drum so high off the feederhouse floor. Thanks for your reply.
 

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The drum stop is to raise the clearance of the feeder chain so that it is wider than an ear of corn (roughly). It was found that ears were bunching up in front of the feeder chain and getting kicked and shelled by the chain slats - without actually feeding immediately. This being said, if you are experiencing this issue, the drum stops are worth a try. We've used them with success on both 8 and 12 row machines.

That head angle almost sounds excessively flat. If it is working well for your conditions, I certainly would not change it, however it might be worth putting it to 4-5" if things are not feeding smoothly.
 

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Thanks apmech. Your last post describes our problem perfectly. We have installed the drago stops and are waiting for the mud to dry so we can try them. Thanks for the help.
 
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