7. Straw walkers

Combine walkers

From the access hatch above the straw walkers, grab a couple of good handfuls of straw and shake. If grain can be heard falling onto the tin-work this can be classified as walker loss. Either speed up the drum, tighten the concave or slow forward speed.

For an accurate picture of where losses are occurring a loss calculation needs to be performed CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide.

Following a few simple steps will identify the areas for improvement:

1.Grain tank sample

2. Crop flow

3. Drum and concave

4.Grain pan

5. Sieves

6. Returns sample

7. Straw walkers

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