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I don't have photos but I got to run one for 2 days on soybeans. Ran a 30 footer next to our macdon 30 footer. Floating cutter bar was very nice. Went right over rocks and contoured the ground well. The reel didn't pick up short beans off the cutter bar very well at all. The center belt was throwing beans at the windshield all day. Not sure if the center could be slowed way down to prevent this. It was plugging between the center auger and feeder house in tough beans. Nice concept, but needs some more improvement.
 

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I have looked all over for some and I cannot find them. I would like to see the center drive.
There isn't much to see...

The center section has two heads that come out of the middle, then on the underside there is a hydraulic motor that drives a gear box. Everything else is inside the gearbox.
 

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I have looked all over for some and I cannot find them. I would like to see the center drive.
There are a few pics in this thread:
http://www.thecombineforum.com/forums/13-headers/28063-knife-drive-idea.html

The guy was running in wheat mostly. He said the feather sheets were too long to really do a good job feeding short wheat from knife to canvas.

I think Owatanna swathers used to have a center drive knife, so the concept is hardly new but the pleasure musn't have been worth the pain as it's been a long time until now, since they were the latest, greatest thing.
 
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