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Does any one have any experience using a Gleaner R7 in dry beans? We grew a 100 acres this year and have the combine sitting around doing nothing and thought of using it in the beans instead of the Challenger. No need to run dirt though the newer machine when old one is just sitting? If you are running a R7 what changes did you do, or just the same as smaller R and N combines?

Beans where hilled before planting on 30" spacing. Variety Great Northern. Will cut and rod with 6 row Kirchner equipment.

As for the header we could use a 22' Elmers pickup, But for that we would need to make a deal with a neighbor. He has a 22' Elmers pickup on a gleaner table. Question I have is a 22' big enough to keep the combine full? Would like to find a 30' header, but the internet is not turning up many results in our price range. Also phoned a few salvage yards with no luck. Anyone know of where a header is that would fit is?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Take front roll of accelerator rolls off and they also make a slow down kit fir the clean grain elevator. It was recomeended to me to alsomidle back if we need to a little
 

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You will need shimed up helicals or stacked at a minimum. Green stem kit also highly recomended. Better yet is the channel iron edible bean helical kit. Remove reverse cylinder bars. Remove back row of accelerater rolls on this old P1 equiped machine. Don't have to worry about keeping it full and no rotor rumble can be allowed. Pay attention to any rumble with hopper still near empty.
 
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