Thread: Airjet chaffer

  1. #1
    Tank
    Guest
    Randy how do you like the air deflectorIJ I just got one and will install it next week for wheat harvest. Does it help out more in a heavy crop or a light oneIJ Do you feel it was worth the moneyIJ You can e-mail me rather than post on the message board if you prefer. boneils@quadro.net Thanks

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  3. #2
    Randy
    Guest
    Tank, When I bought the 2188 I installed Gorden rotor bars over the concaves, 3 cover plates and the Air Deflector with an air foil chaffer before I ever started harvesting wheat.This setup worked great for wheat, but I now have Millet, Sunflowers, and Corn to harvest and thought the AirJet chaffer would simplify things. Randy

  4. #3
    turbored
    Guest
    Have ran an AirJet for two seasons in corn and beans and have gotten along good. The soybean sample is very clean but you need to clean the stems out of the inserts every two or three days in our conditions (west central Illinois). The corn inserts work very good also ( I have the most experience with the high capacity 2 hole inserts) as the 4 hole inserts would not work with our kernel sizes so we exchanged them for a set of 3 hole inserts and have gotten along well with them also. It has been a great investment!

  5. #4
    C
    Guest
    I put one before wheat. Works better then I expected in wheat and soys. I was doing 36% corn a couple of weeks ago and the sample was near perfect, no cob in sample. Buy one!!!

  6. #5
    wildcat1
    Guest
    I have a neighbor who has one on a 1688. The seem to like it pretty well. THey have one set of inserts for wheat, one for beans and one for corn. I cleaned some seed wheat for them and it was some of the cleaner stuff I have seen.

  7. #6
    Old_Pokey
    Guest
    I have 2 sets of screens I run in grass. The .25, and the .2815. They both have the same spearing problem, but it seems to only get just so much straw caught, and sort of rotate that amount throughout the day. Does'nt seem to continue build up past a certain point. Is that how yours are in beansIJ I may try a set of .45s in grass next year.

  8. #7
    m
    Guest
    I haven't decided tottaly if I like it or not I used just in spring wheat in sold stem did alot of pluging with wheat stems in reagualar stem no pluging did a great job on clean sample great not having to worry about trying to re adj everthing. I might try bigger holes next season see if that helps in sold stem wheat. Thing that I was very disapointed in was that the hillside dividers do not match up to factory ones so I had to pull the whole frame out re adjust the sockets for the hillside dividers what a huge pain! not sure if the largest section should be in the middle IJIJ

  9. #8
    colwood56
    Guest
    Have one on my 1660 and without on my 1688. Does a nice job in wheat and drill seed right out of the combine. Does not work good in soys and you get the same results in corn that you get with standard sieves. My take on it, I wouldn't buy another one. Also: Easier to adjust sieves than to climb in combine to install inserts for each crop.

  10. #9
    Old_Pokey
    Guest
    Here's a link to your answer from Brodale just in case you missed it on agtalk. For some reason he cant post here now.

  11. #10
    turbored
    Guest
    I have an Airjet and get a very clean sample in soybeans. Yes, it does need to be cleaned occasionally but does an outstanding job!

  12. #11
    JWK
    Guest
    Dido to turbored answer....JWK

  13. #12
    canuck
    Guest
    So far 2 yeas and 1 nay. Thanks for the input

  14. #13
    dave_morgan
    Guest
    we have had excelllent results with the bean, wheat and corn air jets and recommend them to anyone that can get their fan speed up to specs.

  15. #14
    Greedy_Guts
    Guest
    I am going to be running one for the first time this year. We grow wheat, barley and canola. A friend of mine has one and says its one of the best things he has ever bought. I put a hillco fan kit in and have the fan running at 1200rpm. Just on building a chaff spreader for it now as the chaff on heavy yielding wheat (130bu)is causing the soil to lock up the nitrogen!

  16. #15
    colwood56
    Guest
    Air jet sieves work great in wheat and corn but not for soys. We just kept cleaning the inserts till we took it out a replaced with factory original.

  17. #16
    JWK
    Guest
    I have them in a 1660 since the 2002 harvest season. I you want more info look down below under "Full Finger Auger" for my address. Do I gain any capacity....sure, but I believe you capture more of the crop into your grain tank on the first time the grain goes across the cleaning system. Sincerely, JWK

  18. #17
    gms
    Guest
    My chaffer went outof our 2388 this fall and I looked quickly at the air jet one but I think you need to do a lot of changes to them when swicthing crops like new pans or somethingIJI went with a plastic finger adjustable one and it did a exelent job on the beans

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