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Will a draper header improve the productivity of soybean harvest with a JD 9600 as compared to running a 30' flex platform? 30' draper? Could a 9600 handle a 35'+ draper? Do they allow faster ground speeds and/or longer running when the dew starts to settle in?

Anyone running a draper wider than 30' on a 9600?
 

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We run two 36`drapers on 9610 they work great have used them for 5 years they feed so much better than a flex or rigid.we do wheat,barley,field peas and canola.For a 9600 in soybeans it works better with a cross auger to help it feed.This is the same for peas and canola.Ag shield makes the best cross auger available, these headers are very heavy to lift so we had to update the lifting rams to the next size and now works fine.These headers are easier to run than the 30`.your ground speed stays about the same as a 30` but you are cutting 20% more
 

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We run the rigid lifters from dutch industries have also tried several styles and these work the best for us.They are short and never dig in or break off They are also cheaper about 18-20$ each.The cross auger Im talking about is made by agshield manufacturing in benito manitoba this is a must for bunchy crops.We can now cut any direction we want and our ground speed increased at least 1 mph. try this www.agshield.com
 

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jb that 9600 should be able to run that 35 might not be very fast but it should macdon says that's equal to running a 30 auger head.
 

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Quote:We run two 36`drapers on 9610these headers are very heavy to lift so we had to update the lifting rams to the next size and now works fine.


If you use a 962 or 963 MacDon 36'draper you don't need bigger lift cylinders. They are lighter than a 936 JD and still stronger. This is what I have done and got along great in wheat and soybeans. For milo they should have a finger reel.
 
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