I haven’t had a chain skip in three seasons but when I did it was always after a feeder plug and reverse.Feeder chains certainly do skip going forward. We had it jump on our 780 and I stopped it and just hit the reverser and it jumped back right. One jump and it corrected by reversing I can live with.
The engineer that setup the reverser and the delay needs to be tarred and feathered and then strapped into a Claas in the worst swathed field we can find for a day. Is this some twisted joke? When the operator is most frustrated make him freak out by doing the rocker switch dance?
Our 17 year old 480's reverser is light years ahead. Almost instant reversing and you can't pile it up either.
YES when the feeder chain quits turning automatically shut the header off!!!! We have not had to take a pickup off a Class in the 15 year's we've had them and all and boom second day and we're pulling the pickup off because it power packed a wad of dry canola in between the auger and feeder chain.
Granted this only happened once and the new pickup is better all around except this!
The 18’s have the tougher (black) slat, I bent or bowed no slats this year, a reduction of about 10 bent bad enough to be replaced and 90% of them bowed in after one season previously.
But god, is it noisy when empty!
I think anti plug shuts the feeder off if the APS slips 1/4 of a turn, shutting the feeder off at say 75% of normal speed (about a millisecond before 0%, lol) would be a zero expense to Claas improvement, in fact, why not a goodwill software update to all machines with anti plug?!