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Thinking of putting a excellator kit in our 1680 it has a speciality rotor. Local dealer sells A & I but seems to be priced kind of high. What has anyone else used or what can some of you maybe recommend. Thanks
 

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Re: Need help to decide which excellator kit to go

I have used the stewart steel axceller on our 2188s for 3 years now and really like them alot. Much better feeding .
 

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Re: Need help to decide which excellator kit to go

We put a Loewen afx kit on our 1688 specialty rotor and love it. I don't know how long before it will need it, but it will take the factory flighting or Loewen sells their own. That is why we went with that one. Definitely install some sort of kit. You will love it.
 

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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.
http://www.kilemfg.com/

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.
http://combineforums.proboards.com/index....ay&thread=14193

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.
http://combineforums.proboards.com/index....ay&thread=14135

 

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Re: Need help to decide which excellator kit to go

Have seen the stewart steel and the loewen and I prefer the Loewen unit. It looks and performs just like the AFX once mounted. There is no restriction of material flow with the Loewen which has a similar front shaft mount to a factory rotor. Some others have an over sized front rotor shaft mount and cause restriction and material can wrap on the front rotor shaft more easily in tough conditions.
 
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