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Had an interesting day. Had the feeder house mounting plate tilted back to use my corn front. Put the 40ft draper on and lifted it right up . The tilt gauge (comes with hydraulic tilt) hit the windscreen and it exploded. Caseih Australia won't have a bar of it and expect me to pay for the windscreen, fitting and freight. A warning. DON'T USE YOUR DRAPER FRONT WITH THE FEEDER TILTED RIGHT BACK.
 

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Noticed the same thing on a 7088 before harvest luckily. Had to adjust the angle forward of feeder house. I think their is a updated tilt guage available to have more clearance. Have you harvested chick peas with the 7088, any tips on crop setup would be appreciated.
 

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ya its a issues with the FD70's 2162..... sure you can say not to lift it up all the way but when you do a header cal well it goes down and smash's the ground and then up and well...it goes all the way up.. lol

like marcus said there's an update for it
 

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why the heck would I be looking at the glass when I adjusted it as per instructions in the operators manual? Turning a header around on 4 metre rotobucks there are plenty of other things to be looking at including the head ditch which you have to lift the front right up to clear.
 

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Have harvested Chickpeas. We only run the front small wire in Central queensland cause we don't have any hard to thresh wheats so its just a matter of slowing the rotor down and opening the concave a bit till your not cracking any. better sample than i got in the 5 years of rotary deere.
 

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G'day nevergreenagain thanks for the reply. What other concaves and grates did you have in ? Did you have any issues with static and fires.
 

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why the heck would I be looking at the glass when I adjusted it as per instructions in the operators manual? Turning a header around on 4 metre rotobucks there are plenty of other things to be looking at including the head ditch which you have to lift the front right up to clear.

I can clear 4 metre rotobucks with a mid-west without having to lift it right up. You're not the only one that cuts on flood irrigation old mate, you don't have to spell it out in great big letters
I just asked because the tilt gauge would have been right under your nose, but perhaps you needed all you had to turn it around at the end which is so hard going by the way you went to great depths to explain it...


The other thing I don't understand, in your first post you say "I had it tilted right back because of the corn head" then later on you say you "adjusted as per the operators manual"...
 

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No we don't seem to have many static problems unless the chickpeas are very late (lateOct-Nov) harvest. We are closer to the coast than most of CQ so usually a bit of humidity in the air. We use front small wire then 2 large wires and slotted grates for everything except corn and high yielding sorghum. Am going to try leaving all large wires in for everything and blanking the front one alltogether for wheat. I did it with one of my 2388s before JD and there was always a cleaner sample and more capacity than the other 23 with two small wires.
 

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rotobucks are usually about 10 inches high so no doubt a midwest can clear that. The height of a head ditch however varys alot depending on how steep the country is. For the other people who have better things to do than 950 posts of sarcastic rubbish, There is a bulletin in Oz which is yet to be circulated about the 21 series fronts on 88 series combines. Al the ones from serial number 'xyzwhoknows' on have the new lower profile gauge. Prior to that you can buy it for $1400au and a bulletin warns you of the problem (if it ever gets circulated). I personally took the stupid looking thing off and threw it in the scrap steel pile.
 

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For the second time you are not the only one that cuts flood irrigation. Head ditches vary in height.. really?


And as for the sarcastic comments, I am not the one that replies to a guy looking for help with his JD draper that he should buy a mac don.
I bet the Deere dealer was glad to see your sorry a ss walking out the door.
 

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I'd also be prepared to lay a bet that you smashed the windscreen lifting the draper off the comb trailer, not turning around at the end.
 

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For the second time you are not the only one that cuts flood irrigation. Head ditches vary in height.. really?


That got edited quick. anyway the operators manual does tell you how to tilt the feeder back but doesn't give you any warnings. And you are right about the JD dealer being glad to see me go (without the Sxxxy.Axxx bit). Not as glad as they were to see the bloke from near here who made that much noise that they gave him the JDTech Cd to fix his own electrical problems cause they couldn't.
 
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