Seedcleaner I think you are on the right track by cutting back some of the flighting so it does not push the crop so far to the center. I have also cut out the square pieces in the outer bottom corners of the feeder house to get more space for big canola swaths. I was concerned about crop wrapping on the ends of the front drum but no problems so far. There is a lot of crop material that flows or wears on those outer corners of the drum but if there is a difference, the advantage of increased flow offsets the downside. Some guys on this forum are having trouble with chains jumping a tooth on one sprocket . I have not. I wondered about cutting a 45 degree diagonal off those plates or a curved patternI traded four random middle fingers and put two of them on each side of the feed auger. I put them inside the flighting where the paint is worn off from crop flow. I didn't think they would do much good hidden behind flighting. The next thing to do would be remove some inner flighting if this doesnt do the trick.
instead of taking it right out like I did.
How are your crops this year? Hope you have a good harvest!!!