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Has anyone ever used what I believe is called a Grain Saver attachment on an F2 ? It mounts on the right side of the combine and is supposed to help with grain loss on side hills ( Which we have a lot of ! ) Before I try and find one I would like to know if it's worth it. If the yields this year are like last year which I think they will be, I need to do something to help with yield loss out the back on steep side hills. The old girl is perfect on the flat ground, but going up hill and leaning to the left or right with
220 + bushel corn is pushing the old F2 to full capacity. How about any other tips besides buying a new combine
Thank you in advance.
 

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We had a F2 with the grain saver attachement. It does help on the side hills by keeping one side of the seive from being loaded up by blowing air through a duct. I have heard of guys putting all of the cylinder bars so that the grooves are all the same direction. The V grooves will pile the grain to the center of the rattle chain.

There is also a chaffer mod where the first 6 louvers are put on a seperate control lever and are opened up to increase capacity. Lastly there is a high speed clean grain kit that will speed up the clean grain elevator and auger.

Here is a link to gleaner chaffer mod:

http://www.gleanerhypermods.com/

Click on chaffer on the top right.

Jason
 

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Thanks for the reply, I modified the chaffer, not to bad of a job, Do you know what the " high speed clean grain kit " consists of ? Is it just a matter of changing to a different sproket ? Also if you change the cylinder bars to all go in the same direction does it do a good job in soybeans or do you have to change them back. My last question, What about filler bars on the cylinder, I do not use them but maybe I should. Thank you for the tips.
P.S. Still looking for a good used grain saver/ side hill blower attachment.
 

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The only time you need filler bars is when the condition of the cob is just so that it will break into small pieces and pass through the center of the cylinder while leaving three or four kernels of corn on each piece. This has not happened to me very often in 30+ years of running Gleaners but when it does the losses are serious. I don't think filler bars would affect side hill performance one way or the other.
 

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IF one could find an Air Flow Grain Saver - it does work well . We had a customer who reoved the shoe outlets and mounted them vertically at the front of the walkers and rear of the raddle where the grain falls. Problem is not grain moving to the down hill side from front to back of raddle or over shoe IT IS Falling from raddle and walkers to the down hill side of the shoe where it is overloaded and thus coats over and then rides out - reference the accelerator rolls on the R series. This is same theory - keep grain even ly spread across on the front of the shoe and it will minimize loss.
 
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