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Running an L3 with 24ft str head in wheat. 90-100bu/ac at 15-17% moisture. Spreading straw back so not cutting real low. The straw walker warning light and alarm will come on intermittently (but more than what I feel it should be, granted I don't have a lot of experience) as I increase my speed. Driving at 1.5-2.0mph. It seems that the signal comes on at speeds of 1.7+.

Is this normal or might there be something wrong with the trigger for the straw walker alarm in the back of the combine? Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. I feel that the cylinder is easily handling this capacity in fact I might be able to drive 2.0+mph if it wasn't for the straw walker alarm.
 

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Check your belts and see that they are in good shape and tight.

If you can get someone to watch the walkers as you speed up and see that they don't slow down you should be fine to go faster.

An L3 should be able to go lots faster than 2mph especially if you aren't taking all the straw
 

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In my old L2's, sometimes the straw walker warning was because the spring loaded warning system was too loose. Snugged up the tension on the spring of the warning paddle, worked like it was supposed to. This combine had the system mounted on the inside roof over the straw walkers. When paddle loses contact, warns that straw walkers are plugged.
 
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