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John or Steep

Just wondering if u ever got autoheader height sensors for the 8010 and if u did what system u got?

Hows harvest going out on the Palouse? Yields any good

We finished here in Bulgaria about a week ago, only had about 400 ha (1000 acres) to do for our new 9880I sts. Not nearly enough to keep that busy for more than 5 or 6 days. Yields wasn't to bad considering that the farm we took over did a really poor job of planting. We had alot of freeze damage because the wasn't planted deep enough.

Now all we can do is sit thight and wait for Corn and Flowers, will probably do flowers first sometime in mid september and then go strait to corn. For now I'll go home to Denmark and do some serious balling and come back down here when we're done with that.

Missed my flight this morning, again!!!!

Don't go slipping away on them slopes out there now.

Chris
 

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Hey there Chris! Didn't get any aftermarket height sensors.....yet.
"Steep" was telling me just the other day that he would like to get
some. Now it's a matter of selling the idea to the boss. We are not
in the Palouse.....we are west of that great area that is up in
Washington & Idaho. Our yields this year are OK.....average or a little
better....lots of rain this season but not enough growing weather in
March & April ( the cold north slopes really suffered for example)
Overheard one of the neighbors on our FM band talking about their
auto height system.....they have some problems with it ( it's a radar
based system) in heavy stubble. Hanging on to the hills pretty well....
a shot from a few days ago.

 

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I saw you have a 36ft draper

how do you like it and have you used it in beans alot

we just got two for our 23's

So thought id ask

Thanks
 

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Yo Casefarmer: "Steep" loves his draper header. We don't raise any
beans out here; a little too dry. My understanding is that the flex-
draper is really intended for crops like beans....works great in our
(sometimes) uneven terrain. Good luck with yours.
 

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Were still trying to figure this out...

This is alot different from out 30 ft 1020 head

How do the wings know when to go up and down anyway????

I see that when the middle raise's the springs tighten and so forth

But just how in the heck does this thing work??

Im ready for bean cutting big time....If it wasn't for us doing corn first id have the combine set for it right now lol

Also how do you take the sickel out??????

some neighbors were over checking it out and from what we see i'll have to remove the wobble box?

just curious

Everyone seems to love these things and im sure we will be happy too but for right now its kinda different
 

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Actually, it comes out the opposite side, you take out the first few bolts or sections and pull it out the right side, at least thats how we've had to do it on our 36 ft's and our 30 ft.
 

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Back in '04, I know we replaced the sections on the 36' MacDons we were running. I do remember that we took the wobble box "wrist" apart to get the sickle out. For that reason, I think we must have pulled it out the left side.

That "wrist" that drives the sickle is a different design from the 1020s. It had some air-tight seal that absolutely could not get greased more often than every 25 hours. It was a bit tricky getting that apart and then back together. Other than that, I don't remember too much about it.

-Lance
 
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