The Combine Forum banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
On this 2188 I purchased this summer, it has a set of small wire and large wire grates. I will be harvesting Milo and Soybeans in about 30 days, which are the preferred grates to use? I'm a novice at these C/IH combines, so bear with me.
thanks,
Jim
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
299 Posts
Jim, I run large wire for both Milo and Soybeans. 30 days till harvest? Here at Salina, Milo is just heading and soybeans are just blomming. Will be at least 60 days till harvest or as soon as the wheat is planted. Won't plant wheat untill September 25th.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Quote:Jim, I run large wire for both Milo and Soybeans. 30 days till harvest? Here at Salina, Milo is just heading and soybeans are just blomming. Will be at least 60 days till harvest or as soon as the wheat is planted. Won't plant wheat untill September 25th.

Ok, thanks for the info. Is the small wire used only for wheat? I had Straub in Wichita come down and take my machine up for a quick inspection, as I wasnt too sure what I had purchased! And I really wanted to go into bean and milo harvest with some confidence of reliability!
I knew you were from Kansas but didnt know what area, so glad to know your location. I have some beans that I think I probably should be cutting for hay, but have not done so, yet. Normally, the beans are ready to harvest near labor day weekend or shortly after. These are late group 3 early group 4's planted about the last week in April. This spring they didnt go in quite as early due to the weather conditions.(It was a wonder I got all my spring crops planted) I don't intend on planting wheat until late Sept-early October. All the bean ground and some of the milo ground needs to go back into wheat this year. I'll make sure I get my large wires put back in place of the small wires I had for wheat.
thanks,
Jim
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
299 Posts
Yes Jim...small wire only for wheat. Should have had Straubs put them in for you....unless you are a "He Man" LOL! They are REAL heavy and awkward. I have a college age young man that helps me, "throw" them in, WHEW........he handles them like they are made of plastic! LOL

I'm looking forward to fall harvest with my new to me 2188. This wheat crop was a joke up here...6mph and dump the bin 2 times a day....noon and supper! Can't wait to get into some 100 bu Milo and have the "bin full light/bird chirp sound" go off enough to make it an annoying feature..LOL

Keep us posted on how you get along with the combine. Did you get the fan and shroud fixed up like new? Checked my fan bearing before wheat harvest and then after and it seems to be good. Larry
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Just received the fan shroud last week, and never had a chance to put it in, so sent it along with the truck driver who took the combine. I expect to hear from them this week, telling me of any potential problems they may have found, and I will probably take the lareg wires up and have them swap them out for me, since they should have easier access.
thanks,
Jim
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
192 Posts
heck trackman i'm only 130 pds & work with them. if their only CIH the LOWEON'S are a differrent deal well built but to HEAVY. small wires for wheat but we're trying cover plates so you don't have to change concavesduring fall harvest.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
299 Posts
Quote:heck trackman i'm only 130 pds & work with them. if their only CIH the LOWEON'S are a differrent deal well built but to HEAVY. small wires for wheat but we're trying cover plates so you don't have to change concavesduring fall harvest.

Yup.....but I bet your not pushing 60 years old!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
237 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Quote:Yes Jim...small wire only for wheat. Should have had Straubs put them in for you....unless you are a "He Man" LOL! They are REAL heavy and awkward. I have a college age young man that helps me, "throw" them in, WHEW........he handles them like they are made of plastic! LOL

I'm looking forward to fall harvest with my new to me 2188. This wheat crop was a joke up here...6mph and dump the bin 2 times a day....noon and supper! Can't wait to get into some 100 bu Milo and have the "bin full light/bird chirp sound" go off enough to make it an annoying feature..LOL

Keep us posted on how you get along with the combine. Did you get the fan and shroud fixed up like new? Checked my fan bearing before wheat harvest and then after and it seems to be good. Larry


I called Straub yesterday and Mark(service manager) said yes they had checked the machine over and had compiled a list of things that might need attention. I told him I would try to get up first part of next week to go over some of them with him. I will take along the large wire concaves and have them put them in, as I will be cutting beans and milo next. Is there anything in particular I should have him check on the machine?(in case he missed something) I know I have a lot of "weedy" milo to harvest, as my weed control got completely out of hand with the continuous rain! I figured I would wait until the weedy milo was completely headed out, then spray the entire field with glyphosate to kill everything so it will harvest easier. Is that a good plan? I dont think the rotaries like going through green weeds, if I remember what people have told me?
Jim
\
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
well IHmech what old Trakie won`t tell you is that he just don`t like gettin wheat/milo dust down his back. cause I have seen him throw a long track Polaris snowmobile around in chest deep snow at 9000 ft ABOVE sea level before!!! oh and that`s after he drove all night just to get to the mountains! come on trakie be honest with em. LOL! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,pushin 60??,,,,,,,LOL. j.s.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
299 Posts
Quote: well IHmech what old Trakie won`t tell you is that he just don`t like gettin wheat/milo dust down his back. cause I have seen him throw a long track Polaris snowmobile around in chest deep snow at 9000 ft ABOVE sea level before!!! oh and that`s after he drove all night just to get to the mountains! come on trakie be honest with em. LOL! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,pushin 60??,,,,,,,LOL. j.s.

So now I know who is lurking behind that "Handle" What ya doing on the Case-IH Forum, looking to update the Silver Seeder?
You know at 43, you could put yours in and mine all in the same day
and I wouldn't have to have my young man help me. NO, it's not the dust, it's the heat right now that makes it miserable! Ya know as well as I that "snowdust" dosen't bother us.

Hows you fall crops looking? Could use another rain but first would like to have this heat break! Some of my late planted milo is just shooting a head now.......NOT GOOD!

Take care, maybe we need to go to the lake?.....L.B.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
well since you already have one of your college fellas trained to do that job I would hate to interfere......and the silverseeders use the same concave for all crops so I`m already covered in that area. LOL. But I do like the sound of the cover idea so there would be no heavy lifting! We use filler strips that bolt between the concave bars to keep the material in the threshing mode a little longer, this is done to lessen the whitecaps in high humidity wheat and such. kinda the same idea but different reason?? and their just little strips of steel so you can add more rows in for tougher or take some out when conditions are better. The fall crops looked pretty good till the heat today! Rain would be quite welcome! Oh and congratulations and good luck this fall with your new to you 2188! I`ll see you on the snow or the H-2-O sometime! Or might just catch you in the field for a round j.s.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top