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I am assisting in the investigation of a combine accident where a Gleaner R66 windshield blew out during bean harvest. The investigation is looking at damage to the cab skirt, valance and valance brackets as potential causes of the windshield failure. This damage may have been caused by debris buildup on the feeder housing being pushed up into the cab/valance when the header was raised. Is anyone familiar with debris buildup causing this type of problem on a Gleaner or any other combine manufactured by AGCO? Has anyone received notice from a manufacturer or equipment dealer about this problem and its potential to damage a combine windshield? Is anyone familiar with a switch that shuts down the equipment when a windshield blows out? Any information provided will be much appreciated.