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beanman2000
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JD 9500 feeding at cylinder

Have a 9500 that is new to me.  Conditions are dry, but beans have tough stems.  Seems to be feeding well at header and feeder house, but combine will almost rhythmically grunt, like a little slug is hitting it.  As I said, almost has a rhythm to it.  Not bad, just enough to slow me down and can't be good on the system.  I am running Kuchar filler plates.  Not sure if I like them or not.  Anybody have any thoughts?

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deerefixr
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Re: JD 9500 feeding at cylinder

I have been a john deere combine technician for 11 years.  What you need to do is put your dual range cylinder drive on the" high side" and get your cylinder speed up to 650 rpm.  I have done this for dozens of producers with great success. Good Luck!

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BA Deere
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Re: JD 9500 feeding at cylinder

Dittos to what Deerefixer said. I`m not familiar with filler plates, but aren`t they used mostly for corn? You`d think it would lower capacity with beans.

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beanman2000
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Re: JD 9500 feeding at cylinder

Isn't that going to beat up the beans?

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beanman2000
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Re: JD 9500 feeding at cylinder

I was told by those who run them that the Kuchar plates don't need to be removed for beans like the factory ones would be.  That being said I have strongly considered it.  I seem to be overthreshing, even in corn.

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jwmcatee
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Re: JD 9500 feeding at cylinder

Is your feeder house chain in the lower position?  It needs to be in the lower position for beans and small grain.

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beanman2000
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Re: JD 9500 feeding at cylinder

Yes, but thanks.  I do however have it running at low speed.  Don't know how much if any difference that might make.  Thanks again to all.  Sped up the cylinder as another poster indicated and that did help a lot, but beating up the beans kind of bad.  Opened cylinder a little to compensate.

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bbls682644
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Re: JD 9500 feeding at cylinder

I know it's to late for 2010 but the first thing I think of from experiance could be dull front edges of the rasp bars. Check them and consider turning or replacing this winter.

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