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Running beans next week for first time. I have ordered forward bars to replace reverse bars if when we test I have to much crack. Plan on running combine at 1900 rpm. Have slow down kit installed. Will remove accelerator rolls on front as well if needed. Going to be cutting them with a 35 ft d50 header. Any advice would really be appreciated. Beans are reds.
 

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By slow kit do you mean the grain elevators? I'm trying to get this on my 78 . Do you have a part number for the kit and what is involved?
 

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We ordered the slow down kit for the elevator for the 77 and made a couple mods. You will need a different belt to run it as when you make mods belt supplied isnt correct. I think tye guys said it took about 3 hours to put in. This winter agco is supposed to be making kit designed for 78. Couple yeats supposedly they are designing a quick pulley change I am told.
 

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Put sweeps on your rotor,everybody around here uses the sweeps and they do an excellent job keeps material rolling through.You will be threshing on the helicals then.
 

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What clearance are you running? Tried today and had a bunch of green stems. Was putting a fair amount out rotor and cracking and damaging quite a few. Most of it appears to be coming from rotor.
 

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With regular bars on they roll and roll and roll in there that is why you need sweeps .Dan Hurtt where are you now!!! Dan patent those sweeps and they really work for edible beans and sunflowers.Be careful with green stem as I have seen them pull a rotor out with a log chain it was plugged so bad.
 

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Yep. I would rarely attempt without sweeps. They were born and bread for edibles and just happened they helped in about every crop and condition. I get the sweeps from Sunnybrook and if newer GLeaner built rotor I have to get the mounts from Sunnybrook as well. They now have a kit to do the job. You absolutly must wait until crop is dead dry if no sweeps. A couple more days can make huge difference if sprayed with good stuff. Remember no grumbling in rotor or you will crack seeds and worse yet bust something open. Listen and fell what is happening before you put much in bin for it will let you know what is happening
 

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How hard are the sweeps to add? How long with the kit does it take to put on? Do they help in high moisture corn?
 

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Sweeps are not hard to install. Hopefully nice instructions with Sunnybrook kit that they have developed for the new Gleaner built rotor that do not have the mounts factory installed. Otherwise if you have earlier machine with the sunnybrook built rotor you will have the mounts but will have to mount exact weight 1/2 way around rotor at same rotating location. This is not so tricky but needs someone that understands how this stuff works.
 

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Gleaner r76 why are you selling your sweeps? I thought you loved them.
I do love them, I run 9 sweeps that are made by Mike at PFP. Had a little trouble getting sweeps before corn harvest so wound up getting two sets. I still have room for 6 more so if I don't sell them I may try some in the other blanks. I wouldn't run without sweeps and all forward bars in these 70-80 bu. green as **** green steam beans, stock set-up I would be at a crawl and way more rotor loss, We pull the spreader once every week and on average we count less than 40 beans out the discharge, takes 200 to make a bu. WOW!!!!
 
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