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I have read in your posts that to adjust the clutch tension for the feeder beater sprocket on the Gleaners, you have to add those hardened shim washers between the bearing collar and the sprocket. I thought those were mainly to get the drive and driven sprockets to line up or is my thinking way wrong? I am using the shim washers on the outer end (underneath the big disc that holds the springs in) to get the adjustment according to the books recommended specs. Book says 1/4"-5/16". I have it at 1/4" or maybe a hair under now. It was slipping terrible in green stemmed beans earlier and clutch jaws are good. Somewhat of a feeding problem also as those green ones seems to hang on the head more-so. Do the springs ever get weak? I have never replaced these and the combine is an 86 model. Also was wondering if the unload collar is strong enough on an M3 to add a 30" extension? I don't plan on unloading on the go.