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Re: horsepower for a 2 row corn chopper

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Don-Wi

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We used to run a fox 3000 w/ 2 row with our oliver 1755 before it bit the dust. Was a load, but before the 3000 we had an older fox w/1 row head. Was hardly a load. We upgraded to an 1855 10 years ago and it had bigger tires so it was usually the difference from under to over in gears. Last year we upgraded to a NH 892 and it ran much easier. Partly because it was much easier to keep the knives sharp. This year I plan to remove 4 knives and make the LOC a little longer. I ran out of power well before capacity with the new chopper. More power would be nice, but I was keeping up with my dad while he was unloading into the bagger.

The main problem we had with the fox was the head plugs so easily with really tall corn. And like I said it was a little more difficult to keep the shear bar adjusted and the knives sharp.

Donovan from Wisconsin
This post was edited by Don-Wi at 14:46:02 02/21/13.

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