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Cage Sweep Removed on N7 Problems

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Hi - I recently purchased a late model series III N7 and am very happy with the condition at only 1531 separator hours. However, the cage sweep was removed and have been told this is common. I was starting to be dirty behind the machine and couldn't get it clean. The next day when I was servicing I opened up the doors ahead of the engine and the cage was packed extremely full of chaff and straw. What do I do to keep this from happening with no cage sweep?
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I removed my cage sweep on our N-6 last harvest. In cereals i found I needed to run the covers on the sections of just above the concave and the next section over on the separator side. This is the area that the cage is closest to the back wall and straw will hag up there. For Canola and lentils I remove all covers and works fine. Also helicals have to be in good shape, we installed the channel helicals from NDDan. This keeps the straw moving and not getting broken up and pushed through the cage. If your cage area is getting plugged up I think you have to be losing separating area.
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