Re-Adjusting Sharpening Stone on Claas Forager?

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by ArableManDan, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. ArableManDan

    ArableManDan New Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    It's my first year driving a forager and I'm currently operating a 2012 950 Jaguar. The sharpening stone needs re adjusting as its now hardly touching the knives, the machine has been imported and I don't have the manual which doesn't help. Would anyone be able shed some light on how to do it please? would be very grateful, thanks
     
  2. njneer

    njneer Member

    There is a half turn lock peg on the side of the carrier .
    Unlock it and wind the stone out until the peg drops on to a pre set hole in the carrier this will
    Lock the carrier from turning and allow you , using the winding tool, slacken the top half of the carrier this releases the clamp
    On the stone.
    Lower the stone till
    It just short of the blades as when you tighten he top
    Half of the carrier it clamps the stone again but may push it down slightly also so you don't want to be touching before you clamp it or it will clatter the stone first sweep across.
    Finally unlock the lock
    Peg half a turn as the carrier has to turn again to
    Wind down as the stone wears.
     
  3. Alan

    Alan Member

    Location:
    Sw scotland
    If I were you I would look in to getting an operators manual. Very handy thing with a forager for torque values etc
     
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  4. Mc115reed

    Mc115reed Member

    Give me a pm if your still stuck I'll talk you through most things....
     
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  5. ArableManDan

    ArableManDan New Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    Thank you very much, much appreciated. To lower the stone do you have to take the stone out and move the rubber bands around as I've seen this done before?
     
  6. Mc115reed

    Mc115reed Member

    No just give the stone a gentle tap from above to knock it down... if the stone is more than half way down through the carrier you want to get an old stone that's worn down and put that in the top of the carrier to hold everything tight
     
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  7. Mc115reed

    Mc115reed Member

    Defiantly get a Manual as error codes will flash at you daily and you need to know which ones to ignore and which ones to worry about.
     
  8. A forager with no operator manual is going to potentially be as exciting as one of those psychotic girlfriends who want to diddle you to death one minute and stab you the next.
     
  9. wobblechopper

    wobblechopper Member

    i can email you a operators manual if you PM you email to me.
     
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  10. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    Had one of those...... you really need to steer well clear of sociopaths! As an aside get the operators manual at least the forager has one my ex girlfriend didn't !!!
     
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  11. There the best girlfriends to have tho
     
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  12. leeroy

    leeroy New Member

    Location:
    cornwall
    Having been in your situation a few years ago, I would if I were you get your local class dealer to run you through a few things like resetting the blades if needed and adjusting sharpening stone, you can join 2 old stones together with masonry glue, but this is not advised by the dealers, I certainly wouldn't put one on top of the old one and hope it all stays tight, but that's your decision, keep the error code page open as you will need it fairly often till you get used to codes and lights
     
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  13. What's rush sharpening the machine first cut aren't for another 5 months or so,, ,
     
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  14. Mur Huwcun

    Mur Huwcun Member

    Location:
    North West Wales
    Unless he’s on second cut on the other side of the globe!!!
     
  15. Al R

    Al R Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    Use a wooden block instead of the old stone, if it breaks and goes up through the machine it won’t put a big hole in the tower or the blower.
     
  16. Yeah but don't tell ya mum!
     
  17. Ducati899

    Ducati899 Member

    Location:
    north dorset

    F@*ked in the head good in bed.........
     
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  18. Mc115reed

    Mc115reed Member

    Never heard that one before... been using old stones for years and never had a problem.. heard of people glueing them together but never using a block of wood
     
  19. Al R

    Al R Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    You can use the stone all of the way down then instead of only using 1/2 of it (y)
     
  20. ArableManDan

    ArableManDan New Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    Spoke to the boss man, manual is on it’s way apparently! Anything to watch out for on the 950’s? How often do you lot sharpen? I’ve got it set to 30 cycles and normally do about 4 lots of 30 a day?
     

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