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just curious how everyone gets the dirt and dust out of the inside of their rotors??? or is it even neccessary??? just wondering i would like my rotor to run smoother at 1000rpm!!!!
 

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Re: getting dirt and dust out of the inside of rot

That's the way St. John Welding does it. I have had them do at least two rotors for me. It makes a huge difference. Sometimes a rotor gets a hole in it and will start getting dirt inside it and this can get them really out of balance.
 

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Re: getting dirt and dust out of the inside of rot

I don't think would matter if they were, its one of those freaks of nature that will find its way into where it shouldn't be. Kind of like our current leaders.
 

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Re: getting dirt and dust out of the inside of rot

Do you mean the inside, inside of the rotor or on the outside skin of the rotor? I don't know how you could get anything inside of it unless there was a hole somewhere?
 

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Re: getting dirt and dust out of the inside of rot

yes i heard most rotors will eventurally get some dirt or dust in them i have heard people using a 4 inch hole saw and making a hole then cleaning out the dirt and welding the piece back in and they say they run much smoother!!!! i was just wondering if anyone else has a better way
 

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Re: getting dirt and dust out of the inside of rot

after having a 1986 1660 for 14 years i never noticed a difference in the smoothness from day one 0 acres till the final day after 17000 acres of corn soybeans and wheat cutting a hole in the rotor just sounds like a bad idea unless you balance it ive felt how touchy they can be with nothing more than being 3 ounces off balance
 

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Re: getting dirt and dust out of the inside of rot

Usually if they are getting dirt in them you will find damage some where. The whole idea of getting the dirt out IS to balance them.
 

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very true i guess all them hours of picking rocks in my soybean fields have payed off then
 

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Re: getting dirt and dust out of the inside of rot

What model combine and what year? 04-06or07 8010s have a removable cap at rear of rotor. 88 series combines you need to cut a hole in the rotor to remove dirt. Newer 8010s and 20 series have plastic plug inside coupler at rear of rotor.
 
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