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If a guy does a Google search for Hyper Mods, a lot of the suggestions seem to focus on the R72 and earlier machines.

Some of the links that are referenced in older threads are now broken links.

Is it getting to the point that the newer machines (say 66/76 and up) have most/all of the mods so there isn't as much interest?

If not, let's say a guy were looking to make an S77 run good with a stripper head in wheat, draper in milo and in both wet and dry corn. What all needs to be done to make them run well? Thanks
 

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I will take a stab at it a lot more qualified people here to comment on it, but these are the things we have either done or are planning to get done.
Lower rear of front feeder. Move top feeder chain drive shaft forward 1.5". Install bison rotor. Smaller chopper drum,this may already be standard now. Making sure header fronts are feeding the broad elevators correctly. I think these would be the most needy to make the machines run in all conditions better. Altering speeds on clean grain elevator and covers to cut wear on accelerator rollers are other things people are working on. There are probably a lot of other fine tuning things which I would be keen to note.
 

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Thing about the deal is it all starts at the header (front). This has become more evident as years go by and machines becoming so hungry. It is imperative that these are set up proper well before you blame the feeder or the rest of machine for it's performance. Us guys further north or south of equator know this best. Now some of us guys realized we had lots more capacity sitting idle in feeder house and beyond. You can read all about this and no matter how far we get we will still keep going forward as long as we are able. No matter how perfect the Gleaner design is and has been for 90 years the factory and farmers keep bringing it up another level. This isn't always easy with the hybrids coming along and many farmers diversifying into other crops. Thus some of us had to come up with aftermarket ideas and plans to fit an enormous amount of situations. No matter how you look at it I can't imagine any design that is so easy to switch between crops and do a great job in so many conditions as a Gleaner is.
 

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I have a question for you gleaner guys...

When doing corn in the snow we have often have slush and crop material that gets wet, stickers to the sieves and forces you to take a pressure washer and wash the combine on the inside.
How does the two stage air blast handle these conditions.?
 

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Thanks guys. Since the header is critical, is it better to run only Gleaner heads? I would be interested in a JD 1293 or 612C for corn (I like fluted rolls to leave as much residue as possible and am not familiar with other brands ability to meet that goal), Shelbourne CVS 32 or larger for wheat and a draper of some sort for milo. Will these prove to be problematic?

What does the Bidon rotor do better?

What about low yields? If I can't keep the machine full will it still do OK?

Thanks.
 

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I don't mind other brand heads on the Gleaner if the are converted proper. To many times the guys think the only thing they need to do is adapt it to feeder house hooks. Head speed needs to be right, floor between the two needs to be smooth with no snags for crop, and crop needs to be brought in beyond the sides of slats and not feed one or the other side of chain with to much of the material. For instance if a corn head has paddles ahead of feeder on the auger it better be located to push even amounts on left and right or get rid of paddles and be sure the left and right flighting end at very center of opening to feed chain.

When harvesting in snow you will need to allow temp to be something near 10F below freezeing point to prevent the iceing on screens.
 
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