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Worn knives and other vital parts on your combine engine can lead to a litany of field problems. However, AgWeb’s Dan Anderson reveals three ways to optimize the horsepower of your combine’s engine.

  1. Ensure sharp and well-adjusted grain platform cutterbars. Sharp cutterbars ensure no unnecessary effort is spent on the same tasks.
  2. Change out worn concaves and rasp bars to avoid making the combine work harder than needed to thresh grain. This tip has also been reported to improve grain quality.
  3. Avoid dull chopper flail knives. These can take up to 25% of a combine’s engine to run the copper. Poor shredding residue can also lead to tillage problems in the spring.

Read more on three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved ways to optimize your combine’s engine here.


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