Re: Need help to decide which excellator kit to go
The Kile KRF is the most bang for the buck. Easiest to install. Now comes with a factory sharpened wear blade for your convineience. You can adjust it close for the benefit of it, or leave it at a distance, your choice.
I'm going to meet up with Ron Kile in the morning to get a new feederhouse floor for my 1680 and some custom made fertilizer points for my black caps. Ron also now has access to both the forward and reverse rasp bars as many as you want. The final patterns are made and on the shelf.
When you install any brand of flight, check the "rotor vanes" condition on your rotor. You'll likely want to buy a set of Kiles new rotor vanes, and I have now ran them the whole season here, with 100% excellent results.
Link to pictures and description of the reverse rasp bars.
And here's a link to pictures and description of the rotor vanes. These were the original prototypes that were weld on. Ron now offers them as a bolt on kit that can be field installed. I'll include a pic of them as they showed up in a box. Of course I allready had mine on, so I had a frined put the new bolt ons in his machine. He said he gained .2mph and had less short straws in the tank running tall fescue. He made no other changes to the machine. Just stopped and installed the rotor vanes and went back to the same field to make the observation.