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post #21 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 12:37 AM
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An actual class 10 combine. That 20 year old processor is tapped out.

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I own a 770,
so after putting 300h on this last season my list for improvements,
Feederhouse upper drive is a outdated poor design. Look at a MF 9650
Unloading speed.
Reel for aft up down way too slow.
Cebis operation, coming from touch screen it is just awkward and outdated.

Don`t get me wrong otherwise the combine is outstanding and I love it.

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I own a 770
Feederhouse upper drive is a outdated poor design.
Reel for aft up down way too slow.
I'll bet a MacDon header?
What do you mean about the drive?

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Agree with all the usual we've been complaining about over the years, as mentioned in above threads. Ie-auger, grain tank window, creature features etc. But how about a draper header that's as good as a MacDon in all conditions.
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I'll bet a MacDon header?
What do you mean about the drive?
If he's referring to the slip clutch then I agree definitely a weak spot.
As many have said ladder into the hopper bigger access holes in the top of the feederhouse. They could do away a few of the alarms the seat is one in particular.

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Hi Don, we run a 40` MacDon which is second to none in following the contour of the land but it has its own weaknesse as well.
Mu critic on the feeder house is there should be larger service doors on top. On our machine the slip clutch was apparently stuck despite a claas harvest ready service. We broke the feeder house chain put a new one in and broke all for chains getting a rock in. In canola the chain jumped at least two to three times a day until I raised the front stops and locked it in corn position.
In my opinion the jumping was caused by wads on the side of the feeder house and I think the anti wrapping shields around the upper shaft leave the sprockets with to little clearance which makes it easy for the chain to jump. Other brands have just a scraper against the shaft to prevent wrapping and i had never problems with that design.
Before the 770 I owned a Ch 560C and in three years I never had a problem with chains or wrapping.

Later I got a big rock which made it through the draper auger hitting dead center the left chain and the slip clutch broke free. It`s working now.

Biggest down side on the MacDon is that tiny auger. It should be larger like in a maxflow. Yes I tried one for a couple 100 meters and parked it because the canola caught on the end of the side augers and stalled. Why couldn`t this smart people extend them all the way to the side and claas would have a excellent canola header. But I`m just a dump Farmer who straight cut canola over 35 years.
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I thought I had read you can get the auger to go to the outside of the maxflow. It is an option on new ones and could be retrofitted to older ones?
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Extra rotor grates would be a big help for reducing the rotor loss. Rotor loss not engine horse power is limiting our capacity in certain crops and conditions.
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Improve all those annoying belt adjusters and make it easier to remove belts so you don't have to remove three to replace one. Agree with the feeder house slip clutch, just replaced mine, very antiquated. Although the limiting factor seems to be the RTD on the Macdon front. New Macdon header running around here in Aus. Wider center belt and auger. Hope it's an improvement.
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Improve all those annoying belt adjusters and make it easier to remove belts so you don't have to remove three to replace one. Agree with the feeder house slip clutch, just replaced mine, very antiquated. Although the limiting factor seems to be the RTD on the Macdon front. New Macdon header running around here in Aus. Wider center belt and auger. Hope it's an improvement.
How about making them so you adjust the indicators the same.

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