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Hello everyone I thought you might be interested to see these pics of us combining Canola. You can see on one pic the Matrott side knife we use.
 

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The North East, between York and Newcastle, near Middlesbrough about 2 miles from the coast, you can see the sea on some pics!
 

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Tom, ours has done just over 1.5 tons per acre, which is about 45-50 bushels per acre, in metric this would be 3.75tonnes/ hectre.
 

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Similar to us, just in the East of Vienna canola was yielding higher ( 2,1 to per acre)! Didn't expect yields that high. Wheat was a little bit disappointing, about 2,0 to 2.6 to per acre, but with excellent quality. How is it on the isle?

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Tom, we have been cutting wheat this last 2 days and have had our best yields ever, one 45 acre block of 2nd wheat did about 3.7t/acre and the next day we only managed 35acres. This first wheat was the thickest we have ever cut. Our 1680 was crawling at 1.6mph with a 20foot header. I think it has done around 5 yes 5t/acre. I will post some pics of it soon! I hope the rest is like it. We are currently rained off!!
 

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Great pictures. Allways very beautiful scenery in the UK.

What setting do you use for canola? Any specific add-on parts, or modifications you've done?

I have seen a few folks use that sort of side knife on swathers before, is it mandatory for canola?
 

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Doorknob, we run our rotor at 400rpm, have the concave set at about 4, or no wider than the grates, fan at 500. We also lift the stops on the front elevator feed drum to let more crop up. We always chop the straw with the stationary blades down. The side knife is essential in a thick crop its just impossible without it, we run the divider down the sprayer wheel mark and cut in blocks. Also switch off the grain monitor as it can't pick up whats going on!!!!
 

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Thanks for the information. Also thanks again for posting the pictures. I see now why you need that side knife. I imagine without it, a lot of loss would happen at the edge of the header.
 

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Usually we run the chaffer sieve at around 1/2 inch, really I just try to get my little finger ends in!! Too wide will cause the tailings clutch to blow. The lower sieve we close fully as the seeds can get through the small holes. Usually this gives a very clean sample.
 
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