You would most likely run into an overthrashing issue in some crops, particularly in dry conditions. I know that in our area it would not work in canola. It would create too much chaff on the shoe and likely run into shoe loss. It also takes more power to push the extra elements and tines so the machine can feel doggy.Just curious, I run a 9670 with the rice package. I do not run any rice. Why would u want to take the extra elements out and what about the extra seperator tines.