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The introduction of the Super Series gave me the confidence to stay with a Gleaner combine. I'm hoping it performs well and that there will be many used ones to choose from as people trade up, down the road.

My question is in regard to the rotor size. My understanding is that for years, the Gleaner capacity was looked at as being at it's limit because the rotor diameter couldn't be increased and see a corresponding increase in capacity. What paradigm changed to cause that impossibility to become a reality in the Super Series?
 

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I imagine it doesn't happen often, but every once in a while a company does prove themselves wrong.


To theorize, I imagine choke points in other locations of the machine led them to believe that by going to a larger size, they would not gain much capacity. Seems to me this machine was a do or die. A larger rotor had to be tried in an effort to gain capacity. Fortunately it worked out. Personally I don't see why a larger rotor, transverse or axial, would not help.
 
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