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Re: Need combine Adjustment advice for 1st corn

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09-27-2012 18:29:45

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On a x5 series JohnDeere...Front of cylinder open 5/8-3/4".Rear of cylinder open 1 1/4 or wide open.Approx 450 in dry corn; up to 600/650 in wet corn.Sieve open 1/3 to 1/2.If cobs are 1/4ed,open cylinder a little.If grain is ground/cracked slow down cylinder.If corn is left on cob,close or de crease speed on cylinder a little.You're going to have to 'play'with it.Glad to help,but you really need to get a book.To much info is needed to just 'wing it'I've owned combines since '80.Still refer to my books on a regular basis.

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Mike Aylward

09-28-2012 10:59:53

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 Re: Need combine Adjustment advice for 1st corn in reply to DeltaRed, 09-27-2012 18:29:45  
DR, I think you have the cylinder/concave dimensions reversed. You ALWAYS want the front of the concave open wider than the rear. Always. Otherwise you are doing all your thresing in the front fourth (or less) of the cylinder. Mike

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09-28-2012 17:44:39

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 Re: Need combine Adjustment advice for 1st corn in reply to Mike Aylward, 09-28-2012 10:59:53  
You're right.I guess I forgot to 'proofread'!! thanks for catching and correcting my error.Steve

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