They will spread it 40' if the conditions are right. Most generally 36' seems the norm. Played around with hydraulic motor speed and helped some. Was going to try bending the wrap-around fingers more, but neighbor said his got worse spread when he tried this.
They come not even close to 40ft,the worst chopper/spreader set up i have ever seen for small grain.You are lucky if they spread 30ft.I strongly recommend a redekop chopper if you want a decent straw/chaff management.
Our redekops will do 42' as wide as our headers in no wind. Any wind at all and that is very diminished. The new case chopper is the best chopper I have ever seen as far as chopping goes it's amazing. Will not spread like the redekops but in my opinion you'll have better luck zero tilling with the new case.
I'm not happy with ours either, chops really nice, spreads it OK. Looked at putting a Redekop on them, but 10K kind of scared me, looking at maybe doing something different like putting more bars between the existing ones to maybe hold the chaff in longer to spread it wider. Seems as the chaff only gets spread about 20 feet and the straw out to 30 maybe 35 in ideal conditions. would like to see everything out evenly to 35 all day everyday.
Spread over 35ft no problem, even have to reduce rpm on spinners some for a 35ft header in both beans and wheat or it throws too much straw against next pass.
Had to remove the rear short finger to get rid of the bare spot in the center. Placed a short angle iron on the chopper pan to deflect more of the material from the right hand spinner over to the left hand spinner and does a very nice even job now.
Sounds like a great idea, my 7010 did spread heavy to the right with a bare spot in the middle. What size angle iron did you end up with? Does the angle extend past the pan or just on top of it? Did you remove both short fingers? Not sure, think I have 2 shorts & 3 long on each side. thanks Dana
The angle design came from Case-IH dealer and the ASIST system from Case, approx 8" long with the leading edge rounded, about 1-1/2 to 2" angle, two holes drilled in it and bolted through the slots on the chopper pan about 1/4 of the way over from the RH side of the machine. It has to be angled as well to deflect the straw to the left of the machine. The angle does stick out past the back edge of the chopper pan a bit yes. The 2008 and newer machines don't have a slotted chopper pan and have to be drilled to mount the angle. Check with your dealer there are instructions on the Case service site (ASIST) with pictures.
The Magna cut chopper option for 2009 has an adjustable deflector on the RH side of the combine body between the rotor and the chopper rotor to do what this piece of angle iron does now for us.
There are two short fingers and three long ones- yes. Have tried different setups and for soybeans and grain the one short one removed seems to work best for our high volume humid/tough conditions. You will need to experiment with them a little to get it set right for your conditions. It's worth the time spent to get it set right.
Redhat do you know what asist # or name?
The dealer tried yesterday & we could not find the angle iron setup assist.
They do now have an adjustable deflector between rotor and chopper to get residue from right side of rotor back towards center of the chopper.
The new mega cut chopper in the 20 series will out chop a redekop and spreading straw behind that chopper is not an issue at all! Have any of you installed a redekop? expensive and not a easy task to perform.
Yes they can, but they only have half of the knifes that the Magna Cut chopper in a 8120/9120 does. That chopper takes an incredable about of horse power and the 7010/7120 does not have enough to run it plus the rest of the machine during harvest.