We are getting an 09 8120, we combine corn, wheat, dry beans, sunflowers. Does anyone have any experience with the small tube rotor in any of these crops. We have been using an 8010 with AFX rotor. Thanks
There are some neighbors that live by me who had two 8010's with small tube rotors last year. They already traded them and went back to the big rotor. They don't do corn or beans mostly wheat barley canola. I hope they work for you.
We were dealing on 9120's with small tube rotors(apparently they gain a lot of capacity with the small rotor) and the salesman told us they don't know how to set them. However, they farm about 14000 acres in the driest part of Manitoba and still are very well off. I know all of them and I can tell you they are not a bunch of idiots. If you don't get anywhere with the dealer let me know and I will call them and see what they thought or ask them if they would mind if you gave them a call.
I have got a chance to try ST in wheat in Germany last summer it was 19% moisture wheat and in those conditions I was impressed by performance of small tube . Not sure if it will work in dry conditions but in long wet straw it is fine.
7088 Small tube rotor in 2007 South Dakota corn was doing a good job. Took us a bit of work to set it, not as easy as Specialty or Afx rotor on at either 2588 or 8010. Once set, fine....
2008 harvest in northern europe we had to let a customer use a 2008 7088 small tube roter for all of harvest in July/August because of late delivery of 2008 8010. Customer said " If I knew I would have bought this one" Small tube does a good job here... We save a lot og power with them in tough conditions.
I have used a small tube for 2 years along side reg. tube. Small tube uses less power and you can jam more in it. works well in all crops. It will throw wheat when pushed in very hard to thrash wheat[hard spring wheat]
to stop rotor loss on a st rotor move the concaves to the right and use a more aggressive concave in the front two positions. If you are throwing on the rotor, you are thrashing to far back on the rotor
I was at a farm that had 3 2588's one with aST rotor,I couldn't stop wheat loss on the rotor . The other 2 were doing agreat job. This was a very hard to thresh hard spring wheat, on any other wheat the rotor works very well,I have not had any trouble in any other crops if the right concaves are used. side by side the 8010's, the one with the ST will run at 85% engine load, large tube will run at 105% engine load. If your wheat threshs easy by all means get ST rotors.