11-01-2012 07:28 AM - edited 11-01-2012 08:01 AM
a snails pace. Want to venture a guess which row got new pieces yesterday evening?
Finally wised up on the proper tool to use to stand the head up to work on it.
Btw: it took quite a bit of self control not to use that tool to consolidate that head into a pile of rubble. Or dig a hole....
Do you have any idea how many moving parts there are on a corn head that ALL have to work at the same time in unison to get the job done? Row three got a new gathering chain drive shaft last night on the left chain.
11-01-2012 08:38 AM
11-01-2012 09:09 AM
863 with many 1063 updates. The last three years of down corn running it all one way and running the front skids on the ground or in the mud have undone most all the rebuilds.
Yes it is a hunk of junk and yes there is a better one on the horizon. Complete with Mule to run it. As it isn't scheduled to arrive this week and the weather and crop is in need of harvesting I am putting up with it. Kind of like that cow that just waits till you're over the hill to make a new hole in the fence. Sale day is almost here (only 60 acres left)
In the mean time the site is slow, sorry to irritate you.
11-01-2012 09:18 AM
11-01-2012 09:52 AM
NEF: that's what got put in yesterday. Only a couple of rows to go that aren't bothering. I have looked at quite a few 1063's and they aren't any different than what this one is getting to be. The CIH heads sure do a nice job on the cornstalks of chopping them up. The frame and tin are good and $1500 for seals, chains, a few front sprockets and two more boxes of knives and it would be as good as any of the $10,000 heads I have personally looked at.
11-01-2012 12:46 PM
11-01-2012 01:00 PM
The second gear issue is on the 1460 in the back of the shed. And no but it is on the agenda.
I have been thinking of putting some white corn out next year and it would be my prefered machine. It has a conventional rotor and does the best job of NOT damaging the grain of any machine I've ever had.
11-01-2012 01:17 PM
I like Not being under the head to do the job. I was at it less than an hr and more time than I would like to admit was using a magnet to find the key you have to put in after the shaft is installed and that miserable snap ring is put on. Also no greasy mess as it is all at the "bottom" and I was working on what was the "top" with it on it's backside. I also replaced a front idler while I was at it and the chain was off.
Best part was I already had the parts.