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Remove filler plates?

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We have a '91 9400 deere we use to run a 20' table on for wheat and soybeans and a 843 head on in corn. My father was told by another farmer to remove the filler plates and it would help reduce power requirements and do a better job in wheat. I just found this fourm and it looks like if anyone would know it would be you guys. Can i leave the filler plates out for all three crops and what are the goods and bads of not having filler plates, any other adjustments i need to make because of the removal of the filler plates? thanks
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the filler plates on the cylinder are most beneficial in corn. they help to keep the cobs from getting broken up and ending up in the sample. don't really see the need for them in small grains, and it seemed to me to maybe take alittle more hp. and is easier to slug in wheat. i would suggest when running a machine with them installed to put a few golf balls in to help keep the dirt loose for better cylinder balance.

stubby have you ever tried concave inserts to help the white-cap problem?
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