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Need to combine 100 ac of wheat ,and need to keep the straw. I run a '03 2366 with a specialty roter. Need to know what to run for seives, have 1 5/8 in top and bottom will they get a clean sample. Is it worth getting a shorter bottom seive. I do alot of oats as far as small grains go. Then i do corn and beans the rest of the fall. Some corn is high moisture for dairy cows. I run slotted grates and large wire concaves for oats. Then put keystock grates for corn and beans. Please post any suggestions

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The 1 5/8in sieves are mainly for corn and don't work quite as well for wheat. That being said, with only 100ac I don't think it won't be worth the time and expense to change them. You'll probably have to just live with a little extra trash in the sample, but with some fine tuning it should be acceptable. I can't give you any exact measurements on the sieves, we just mess with it until it's good.

Also, as far as I know the specialty rotor isn't the best for wheat, either. We rented a 1666 years ago that had the specialty and Dad never could get it to clean as good as the 1480 with a standard rotor. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the specialty rotor is harder on the straw than a standard. We don't bale straw, so I've never cared about straw quality.

Your slotted grates will work for wheat, but your large wire concaves might be a problem. There are several topics about concaves, cover plates, etc. already, so I won't repeat everything.

The most useful advice I can give is to set the machine like the manual says, then stop often and tinker with things until you're happy with the sample. Good luck with it. Let us know if you have any more questions.
 

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If you are going to make large round bales with the straw I would be looking for a baler that uses net wrap. I don't think you will have any problems making small or large square bales behind your combine.
 

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The wheat i will combine is going to be chopped. I think I will be able to keep it long enough to pick up with the chopper head. My dad and I run 2 7090 new holland round balers and never had trouble picking up oats straw out if my combine. I was thinking of putting cover plates in. Do you have to take the concaves out to put them in? If so how are they to take out. How much do they cost, and where do you get good ones? thanks!
 

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We ran 1 5/8 sieves on our 2166 in wheat this year and we got a very good sample. closed them down just a little bit from what the book said. Al
 

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I would pull your stationary chopper knife plate out, and just let the rotating knifes throw the straw to the back. Your specialty rotor will chew up any kind of straw you had bad enough. Especially in really dry conditions. We can never bale any straw out of our 2366 other then durum and canary seed straw.
 
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