I second the opinion on the lack of paddle depth. Deere's beater needs less tube diameter and deeper paddles. When looking at it cleaning a plug in soybeans, surprised it doesn't plug worse than it does.I really don't think the speed up kits are the answer. Speed is wear. The paddles on the Deere beater are just not deep enough to take the crop away and that's why they plug up. That's why i recommended the Kuchar discharge beater. The center pipe is a smaller diameter so that the paddles are deeper so they can take away straw better and have less of a chance of plugging up. The staggered paddles are better than the full width bars on the Deere beater as well. They will chew up any wads that come through where the Deere will try and put the wad through all at once with one bar. That is why they plug up if you ask me.