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Been looking to get a better floating header than our old f530 on our 460 lexion also gonna be upgrading combine as well just wondering what guys have found works good thinking especially of the 2019 harvest season in southern manitoba in the mud
 

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Have a FD75 and an Airflex - In flex mode the Airflex is "amazing"!!!
Bye, bye MacDon It was nice knowing you.
 

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Never mud!! No tracks!
Heavy sticky clay that is wet 1/8" below surface, yes
Few days ago finishing lentils, neighbor said if header touches ground your done - Airflex cruised along at 5mph, was sweet.
 

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Marc, we used to have a maxflex which we ran in the manitoba mud often.
Switched to FD75.
Last year was the first wet fall with it.
We were extremely happy, it was a huge improvement for us.
 

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Been looking to get a better floating header than our old f530 on our 460 lexion also gonna be upgrading combine as well just wondering what guys have found works good thinking especially of the 2019 harvest season in southern manitoba in the mud

I don’t have experience with all of these headers, but since you mentioned mud, isn’t the HydraFlex the only one that accomplishes the task without any wheels on the header? The abundance of ground sensors is the reason for that, as well as the properly optioned combine and software to automatically manipulate the header via the feederhouse height and tilt to take maximum advantage of the flexible cutter-bar’s range of flexibility. When in rigid mode there are under draper ground sensing fingers all the way to the ends of the header not just where gauge wheels would normally be, which are generally too far behind the cutter-bar as well. You get a six bat reel as a bonus.
 

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Marc, we used to have a maxflex which we ran in the manitoba mud often.
Switched to FD75.
Last year was the first wet fall with it.
We were extremely happy, it was a huge improvement for us.
Suppose your running that on a lexion? What series? Does it have tracks?
 

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I don’t have experience with all of these headers, but since you mentioned mud, isn’t the HydraFlex the only one that accomplishes the task without any wheels on the header? The abundance of ground sensors is the reason for that, as well as the properly optioned combine and software to automatically manipulate the header via the feederhouse height and tilt to take maximum advantage of the flexible cutter-bar’s range of flexibility. When in rigid mode there are under draper ground sensing fingers all the way to the ends of the header not just where gauge wheels would normally be, which are generally too far behind the cutter-bar as well. You get a six bat reel as a bonus.
Haystack, that reads just like it could be on a brochure. Top notch marketing wank.
 

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Those headers will cut in the mud until the bitter end. But they aren’t very adaptable to the other brand machines.

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FYI--Headsight has been providing conversions to put Hydraflex/Flex Drapers on most other make models. Very popular. Just need to control the flex pressure properly. Now--the 600D is another story...it won't work on ANY other machine except matching JD machine
 

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FYI--Headsight has been providing conversions to put Hydraflex/Flex Drapers on most other make models. Very popular. Just need to control the flex pressure properly. Now--the 600D is another story...it won't work on ANY other machine except matching JD machine
Does Headsight control the lateral tilt and height of the feederhouse for terrain compensation based on cutterbar sensing or feeler finger sensing when operating in rigid mode?
 

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Either. Our normal conversion senses the flex mode operation, or we add an "adapter" that allows switching between the flex mode or drag rods. Its not on-the-go seamless---it requires you to swap a connector--but it allows both to work.
 

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Does Headsight control the lateral tilt and height of the feederhouse for terrain compensation based on cutterbar sensing or feeler finger sensing when operating in rigid mode?
Yes, lateral tilt on header height is accomplished when there are 2 height sensors to signal left/right height variation. Single sensor [a'la Macdon] would be height only.
 
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