The Combine Forum banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
i purchased a afx rotor at an auction about a year ago.i am now getting around to trying it. i noticed somthing different about it anyway it only has places for 42 rasp bars, a whole lot less than any rotor i have ever seen. i can not find any info about any rotor having that few. also it only has 4 positions to put separtor bars at. i am sure it will be fine in soys, but what about wheat and corn??? i am just afraid of putting it in any not being able to thrash my wheat. any info???? or suggestions?????
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
203 Posts
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

We went to an afx this year and it amazed me in soybeans. We were hardly slowing down for green stems, and you can't hear them going through the combine. It was fine in corn. I have no idea about wheat. It seems to be more aggressive than the standard rotor, so I think it will do a good job.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,126 Posts
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

Two weeks ago we asked our dealer about switching to an AFX rotor and were advised against it. It's essentially a specialty rotor, which isn't as good in wheat as a standard rotor. As far as I know the standard rotor is king in wheat. It also does a great job in corn, milo, and flowers. I don't guess we'll have beans next year, so that's not an issue for us. We just got finished putting new rasp bars and elephant ears on the standard; we should have a pretty good machine come next June.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
929 Posts
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

That is a small tube rotor. Not sure how that came about at an auction but they are great rotors for soybeans, and work very well in corn with a little more work getting them set. I have no idea how they work in wheat. I would contact your Case IH combine guy and check with him. I had some literature on it but I can't seem to find it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

we run specitys in wheat now with no problems just wanting something a little better in tough soys and its time for maintence on the rotor wear parts,the rotor was purchased in an area that does have some rice, bleedred thanks for the reply , i am almost sure its aftermarket,the paint is still on it,the combine i wanted to put it in was one of two combines that has a chopper that i cut wheat with (the lower houred machines),i just afraid of the thrashing area being less,i may put in the oldest 2188 that we normally dont cut wheat with but have ran the stipper on it in the past,according to the parts lookup even a 7010-8010 st rotor has more lugs (bars)than 42. any one know of any of the aftermarket that might have tryed making one. any one ran an st in a afx in wheat???
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
929 Posts
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

Not sure what the 42 element rotor would be then... I know they now make two ST rotors... a 36 element one for rice (and I thought tough wheat but I can't find the info I had on this) and a 40 element rotor for corn/beans. The main difference is the flat separator bars in the back on the corn st rotor... but they are different rotors. You can't just take off elements to make a 40 into a 36... the mounts are spaced differently.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
255 Posts
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

News to me wasn't aware of a small tube rotor for the 21 or 23 series combines but would be interested in trying one!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

THANKS BLEEDRED for the info, i am new the the board i will try to post pics a little later to show it,i just think it will give me more capacity in green stems,without worrying so much about cloging it up,i would like to know where it came from?? any one elsehave any info?? or know of any aftermarket rotor makers? thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
159 Posts
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

The specialty rotor works fine in wheat, in fact if you want to really break the straw up it does a better job than the regular rotor. At least thats what I have been told by those who run a specialty rotor in wheat.

I guess I would have put the aftermarket AFX head on instead of the elephant ears. I put put the aftermarket AFX head on a standard rotor and it feeds a lot better than before. I don't know what the elephant ears cost you, but you can do the aftermarket AFX head for around $1300.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
246 Posts
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

The AFX rotor works great in wheat, as well as rye grass. I wouldn't run anything else. So much nicer when you don't have to hear the grumble under your feet with the rye all day long; as with the elephant ears.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

i understand about a regular afx rotor one of my machines has one, but this one i have is different it only has 42 elements its more like an st but for the old xx88 series. any one ran an st in a 8010-7010 rotor in wheat?????
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

Didn't they have some experimental afx's before the current design. I remember someone saying the had trouble at a local dealer with some and they would not be available anymore. I'm not sure but 8, 9, 10, 12 years ago. Funny when you were 22 you thought you were old and 10 years ago was along time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts
Re: NAME THAT ROTOR

The ST rotors (and the whole combine for that matter) are different enough between the XX88 and 7010/8010 that the comparison is not really valid. Like comparing a brand new cadillac with a new F-150. Both will get you there, both will do most of the same stuff, but the experience and the details are very different.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top