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2nd season on a combine...never been told or shown the proper way to run the reel....i have read the ops man...but still not sure....main question is the height of the reel....not sure if i have it to low or not...how high should the top of the bats be? at the top of the plants?
 

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Depends on sb height, how viney they are, if they're standing straight or laying over, which direction they're laying and how well you're platform is feeding. Sometimes you have to let your reel down to bend them over and force them in the auger. Only way to learn is just to experiment in different conditions. What works for my machine may not work for yours
 

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Ideally the reel should be low enough so it knocks the crop into the header, but high enough so it doesn't flip stuff over the reel and out of the header. Like robmgrig said, you just have to experiment with it in different conditions to see what works best.
 
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