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head is dragging up and i think it is because i am throwing chaff and trash into the uncut bean rows...need the updated curtain kit...was looking for pics so i can fashion my own...thanks
 

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Re: anybody got any pics of the back end of a 2588

Here's what we did on our 2388:







The original skirts were torn up pretty bad after we put those curves steel bats on the spreaders. The bottom skirt under the chaff deflector is a factory piece (the original wore out), and the side skirts are a bed mat for a Chevy S-10. We picked it up at the local farm supply store; probably cheaper than factory skirts and there was enough left over for some other project.

They worked fine until we got to sunflowers, then the tall stalks kept knocking the skirts into the spreaders. Not cool. Then, one day cutting corn, they got knocked into the spreaders three times in the space of an hour. The wind was blowing about 40mph at the time. We'll probably take them off to finish flowers, then I'd like to modify them before wheat harvest, as I think they kept the spreaders from throwing the straw as far as they could.
 

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Re: anybody got any pics of the back end of a 2588

When we bought our 2588 our dealer made a piece behind the curtain that goes all the way down out of steel. We haven't had had any problems with it getting in the spreader. Maybe I'll get a pic tomorrow.
 

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Kingcotton, were you the one who was having problems with the right side of the header riding up? Just wondering what the problem was?
 

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We swapped the spreaders side for side on a 6088 so that the paddles were throwing the stems with the back side. We were at the point where we going to have to replace curved bats with straight to keep from overthrowing stems into standing beans but after switching the spreaders around, it seemed to do a better job of even spreading also.
 

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mx270a what is the reason for the relocation of the gps becon? We just got a 2388 with stock afs becon location and i loose gps reception way too frequently for my liking. Would it help to move it? I will add we are running the same bin extension as the pic.
 

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Re: anybody got any pics of the back end of a 2588

1) I'm a cheap b*****d and didn't want to buy a piece of bent sheet metal from the dealer, so I made what I needed in an hour out of scrap steel.

2) I didn't like the idea of the receiver in the tank where it can get covered up with grain when the hopper is clear full.

My design puts the top of the receiver at the same height as the top of the grain tank. It needs to be able to see the sky in all directions at about 8 degrees above level.

-Lance
 

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schaaftr,
i am at the same point...i started taking 25ft swipes instead of 30ft. it wouldnt over throw the stems then...i can only manage 3 mph. i have tried everything...extended curtains...put spreaders in slow speed...thought about backing knife blades down in the chopper to make larger pieces...but that looks like it wouldnt do much good....hurricane bringing rain tonight....will turn spreaders around when i go back to field....are you dealing with extremely green stems as i am?? thanks
 

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Re: anybody got any pics of the back end of a 2588

the extensions can/will block GPS reception, especially when traveling north.

Ideally you want your GPS antenna on the highest point of the machine. Just watch out for low doors/bridges/branches/wires...
 
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