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hardietack
Posted 2/12/2012 23:26 (#2224505)
Subject: 40 ft corn head


SE ND
We're contemplating a 40 ft corn head. Any of you guys who have run them regret that move and reverted to a smaller head? Can a guy get by with one 1300 bu grain cart as long as he has a 500 bu hopper on the combine. I was thinking it would work pretty well because in 180 bu corn you can get a semi load in one round. Header would be on a 760 Lexion.

Edited by hardietack 2/12/2012 23:56
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1934 A
Posted 2/12/2012 23:54 (#2224570 - in reply to #2224505)
Subject: Re: 40 ft corn head


north central nebraska
i've ran a 16-30 head for 3 years on a 9860 deere. my reason for going to 16 row was to go slower with the combine but still run it at full capacity in dry corn. as long as the truck can be parked close to the end of the round you'll keep up. i don't think we'll ever go away from 40 foot heads and thats why i plant with a 32 row planter.
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earp
Posted 2/13/2012 01:07 (#2224659 - in reply to #2224570)
Subject: Re: 40 ft corn head



Manila, Ar
That is alot weight...........;)
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9700
Posted 2/13/2012 08:15 (#2224862 - in reply to #2224505)
Subject: Re: 40 ft corn head


In the words of Suzie Orman - "you're approved." Combine will handle it fine - even moreso if she's on tracks (40' chopping is quite heavy). As long as it matches up with your planter well you should like it. If not, then I might reconsider.
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hardietack
Posted 2/13/2012 10:21 (#2225132 - in reply to #2224505)
Subject: Re: 40 ft corn head


SE ND
What i'm actually contemplating is a 24 row 22" head on a Clarke or Calmer frame with John Deere 600 series row units (non chopping) but with Calmer BT Chopper or Clarke Machine knife rolls.
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stacker man
Posted 2/13/2012 12:00 (#2225312 - in reply to #2225132)
Subject: Re: 40 ft corn head


south central Idaho
Always nice to slow the combine down and still keep it full. However, I would seriously double check the weight issue first. Keep in mind if your harvest is anything like ours, wet conditions are a factor. Earlier post made a good point about tracks. Weight can also affect responsiveness of contour and height controls.
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cornstalk
Posted 2/13/2012 12:10 (#2225331 - in reply to #2224505)
Subject: Re: 40 ft corn head



Anderson County Kansas
We have ran a 16 row head on our 595 for several years and will be running one on our 760. As far as running in the mud, you don't track as bad because it transfers more of the weight to the tracks off the back wheels. I will never go back to a smaller head. Also you are making fewer tracks through the field with the wider header. The combine has no trouble handling at all, the problem is keeping the corn hauled off.
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yam
Posted 2/13/2012 20:36 (#2226453 - in reply to #2224505)
Subject: RE: 40 ft corn head


MN
I think you would be better off running two carts- I see on the Lexion world record corn harvest they were running two Kinze 1000 bu. carts.
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Tuelfarms
Posted 2/14/2012 10:03 (#2227654 - in reply to #2226453)
Subject: Re: 40 ft corn head


we have run a 16 row 30 on our 570r for two years now and love it. We couldnt scale back to a 12 row after runnig a 16, id feel like im not getting anything done. we run a brent 1194 avalanche grain cart and a smaller 500 to keep the combine moving in between dumps. You are propably gonna want two grain carts or you will be waiting.
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