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Can anyone confirm that the draper speed can be indexed to ground speed on an M-150. The manual shows that it can, but I can't seem to make it function.
 

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Oh oh, program time!

You need to go into monitor and select it likely.
Too long since I ran mine so sorry, can't member exact procedure.
I have tried indexed draper speed however and I never really cared for it.:(
 

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You say you didn't like indexed canvas speed, so you just set the min. speed I assume. What draper speed do you find lays the nicest canola swath if you are cutting at 8-10 kph. Seems like swath is not always as even as I would like.
 

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Been awhile but I would just pick a draper speed that leaves the evenest swath.
Speed varies greatly with conditions but 10 km sounds good to me.
 

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The draper speed index can be changed as well as setting the slowest speed you want the draper to travel even when you stop. you have to scroll through the monitor and select it, and then change the settings to your liking. Same holds for your reel speed. You can turn the index speed off and just run the draper and reels at a set speed also.
 

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280 in metric units seemed perfect at 12 km an hr on Don's M 205.

At 16 km an hr you needed draper and reel maxed out we found... Ahh fun times.

Agree with Don the index feature is too slow to catch up with you... and doesn't change fast enough just made a lot of piles. (Sorry Don I had to try it... LOL!!)
 

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Yes but only while moving! When you are cutting, the MIN speed can be adjusted when you are going slow say 2mph, set it to 4 mph. then speed up and set it to +.5 for canola and +1.5 - 2.0 for cereals depending on how heavy crop is.
 

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Thanks nicemustang, I will try again. For some reason It always shows me the min speed, but I can't seem to find the indexed speed. Once you get going faster than your min speed is that when the display changes to indexed speed. I scroll through the whole list and only see reel speed indexing.
 

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That is what I am wondering also Don. It is a 2008, so one of the early models. I know I am not real monitor savvy, but for the most part this is a fairly basic monitor. I find messing around with monitors while swathing canola is not always the best scenario.
 

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Thanks nicemustang, I will try again. For some reason It always shows me the min speed, but I can't seem to find the indexed speed. Once you get going faster than your min speed is that when the display changes to indexed speed. I scroll through the whole list and only see reel speed indexing.
Yes you got it...have to be at least at fast or slightly more than the min speed for it to show index speed. Set the min to 4 and then drive 6 you should see it.
 

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That is what I am wondering also Don. It is a 2008, so one of the early models. I know I am not real monitor savvy, but for the most part this is a fairly basic monitor. I find messing around with monitors while swathing canola is not always the best scenario.
I think mine is 2010, but it the same for many years in there. Easy enough to fiddle with monitor if you have gps and cutting liberty canola :rolleyes:
 

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Easy enough to fiddle with monitor if you have gps and cutting liberty canola :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

Well I guess that depends on where you farm. I have liberty canola and gps, but land is so variable that what I really need is "crop sensing reel height control". Those of you who farm in areas with unlimited top soil don't know how good you have it;)
 

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Nicemustang, when you scroll through the list of hrs, acres, reel speed, etc. do you actually come across draper index? I don't, I see reel index, and min reel speed, as well as min draper speed, but not draper indexed speed.
 

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Nice mustang is right if you are looking at the min speed and go fast enough the if will switch to the index speed. If the min speed is close to the speed you are normally traveling at it will switch back and forth and work like ****. I found that the reel speed and deeper speed controls really piss a guy off cause they don't always react the same way when speeding up and slowing down. They usually catch up but I'm always second guessing weather the f Ing thing is working right.
It explains it in the book but it's a little confusing.
 

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I still think that some of the early models from 2008 don't have that logic in the monitor. I played around with mine yesterday and had min speed set at 3 mph and I drove 6 mph and it did not change over to no indexed speed. I will leave min speed set at 6.5 and call it good.
 

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The indexed reel speed works a bit better but generally not as good as most combines do it.
The big thing is how much more torque both the reel and draper drives can develop now to suit the wide headers.
The new ribbed rollers (sounds like something you'd pickup in the fun section of the local drugstore;)) really helps with traction on the drapers, the small diameter roller size necessitated by the thin cutter bar profiles have made draper driving a bit of a nightmare due to lack of contact area.
Seems indexing logic hasn't matched.:(
 
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