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Curious as to what you guys have found to be the best setup for combining canola? I will be trying canola this year on one quarter and most likely will only use one machine to combine it up.

Have 2 red machines with speciality rotors. Have one machine with full spiked rasp bar set up while another machine has 4 straight bars in the back along with the rest spiked rasp bars. Besides the 2 red machines, I have an sts and I wonder how the sts machines stack up in canola vs the red ones?
 

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I think you will find that Canola is very easy thrashing and just about any rotor setup will do. You will find the key to canola is to the fan and sieve settings. It is a little tricky to not throw to much out.

Can I ask what variety of canola are u going to grow?
 

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canola is easy to thresh most probably done in feederhouse. do not overthresh and load your seives. concaves about five. red i think is better than green because you will plug in a slug (first year swathing?) I have found the sts a real pain to unplug because the guy who helps us has no slug wrench to turn backwards. we grow about 2000 acres a year good luck and have a good season
 

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We grow alot of canola here in England. We run our small wire concaves so that the concave level is just above the slotted grate level. Rotor at about 500rpm. Fan at about 500rpm. Shut the bottom sieve fully as seeds can still get through ok. Top sieve at about half inch, the tailings will blow off if it is too wide. We cut after spraying it off using a side knife on the header.ps. Don't even think about baling the straw is is like dust, you usually don't need to bring the stationary knives up at all.
 
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