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Pic of 2008 harvest.Great Machine but cant get the straw spread with chaff pan up.
Chopper run at 3000rpm ,Spreader at 780rpm,Counter knives disengaged
The straw is building up on top of chaff pan and blocking chopper
Should The knives be engaged.
Dont need straw chopped cos field will be burnt off
Any Ideas?
 

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We had this problem many times with engaged knives in tough conditions with the 8010.I think that is caused by that poor factory installed case-ih chopper/spreader set up.The chopper is too far away from the spreader.The only solution in my opinion is to replace the chopper with a discharge beater drum and to install a "conventional" chopper behind the beater drum.Case offers this set up as an option as far as i know.
 

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Sorry no help on the straw problem.
How's the front working? I see your cutting well off the ground, is it riding on the gage wheels and using auto header height?
Why burn the straw?

Don
 

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Front is working great,very quiet smooth feeding
Have not used auto height yet cos field is variable in straw height
Front is running on guage wheels ,Helps with keeping it level over irrigator ruts
We burnt the wheat straw because it cleans up field for next years crop example clover or ryegrass for seed
We cultivate a fire break around outside of field and burn the whole lot
Will post some photos Later
Front maybe running a little high in photo
d**n annoying this spreading prob tho having chaff pan at mid height does spread straw a little
Dont want to chop straw to bits cos more horsepower ect.This wheat crop was running 10 to 12 tonne ha .Whats a bushell? lol
7010 was doing 55t/hour ,65litres fuel hour speed 4 to 5 km hour I think
 

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Does the straw spread better fully chopped?
We bale all barley straw so no prob ,this is first wheat field weve done and weather was against us so not much time for setting up ect. Just get in and drive!
Moisture came down to 14.5% at 4pm stayed there for 4hrs then started rising
Great thing about this combine is it cut 200+ tonne in this time
Didnt want to dry crop but looking out office window now at the rain will maybe change my mind
cheers
 

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Thanks kiwicropper
Yes that looked like a nice wheat crop in the pic.
Probably cutting a little high, long as you get the crop if your burning doesn't matter.
Whenever I exceed 4 t/ha I'm ecstatic 5 is rare.
65 l/hr to get 55 t? We can use 70 to get 20. No fair!
Yep 9m front, 5 km, 12 t/ha 0.09X5X12=54 t/hr.
Pretty nice!
Hope you solve your spreading problem.

Don
 

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Thanks wir
but not sure exactly what you mean.Spreader is tilted downward as far as it will go,If I tilt it up it disengages and if the chaff pan is right up with spreader engaged thats when it blocks up right back to the chopper
Broke chopper belt the other day,hard on my fingers unblocking it,knives very sharp , lots of blood.
The reason we want to spread straw even tho we are burning is that it dries much better so burns well.In the past when windrowing straw and then burning it can become quite damp under windrow so poor burn,even smoldering away for hours only to ignite chaff when strong Nwest wind(similar to santa ana wind) comes up and blows ignited chaff into trees,other crops ect
 

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Thanks wir ,will try it out when weather comes right
Seems like we are heading into an english summer harvest after months of very dry weather and huge irrigation bills it now wont stop raining.Thems the breaks
 
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