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I thresh peas, barley, HRS wheat and canola both straight cut and swathed. Can a set of howard concaves be left in for all crops and get good bus/hr?

Any cracking issues in peas or silage made in straight cut canola?
 

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I thresh peas, barley, HRS wheat and canola both straight cut and swathed. Can a set of howard concaves be left in for all crops and get good bus/hr?

Any cracking issues in peas or silage made in straight cut canola?
I personally don't have a Howard but my uncle has one in one of his 4 9870s and likes it the best of the 4, and yes he uses it on all four of the crops you have mentioned. I think he still runs fillers in wheat and does a nice job in peas!
 

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Thanks. The way my harvest is looking I am going to have 1 field of peas ready and then some wheat and back to peas. Don't want to change concaves all the time.
 

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We run Howard concaves in our 2 STS combines. We harvest canola, lentils, durum and soybeans and never change concaves. We've been very happy with the job they do.
 

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We run Howard concaves in our 2 STS combines. We harvest canola, lentils, durum and soybeans and never change concaves. We've been very happy with the job they do.
Have you ever tried straight cut canola with the howard concaves?
 

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Read some where online that suggested the more aggressive threshing from the howard concave would make silage out of the green canola stalks when straight cutting.

Glad to hear it is not a problem.
 
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