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What changes/improvements would like to see on your Claas?

Big or small, lets hear them all!
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Faster unload would be nice.
More maneuverable, maybe sharper turning rear axle or even have the tracks steer the opposite direction as the rear axle.
Different threshing drive for APS, cylinder, and impeller. I don't like the two speed drive as soybean harvest is often needed to run on both sides of the ranges. Furthermore, it isn't reversible, which isn't critical for me anymore (don't hardly ever choke it) but would be nice. I think electric drive would be nice here, or cvt or something.
Also, could benefit from clean grain slow down kit for crops other than corn. Everything else does not need a 6000 bph setup.
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Faster unload
Seal that stupid window between the cab and hopper
Better hopper access
Stone trap easier to clean
Fix straw chopper issues i.e. plugging, spreading consistently (I never know the name of the chopper we have)
Get rid of the CAT color scheme

I'm sure there's more but we were really happy with our 2 new 670'S last fall. Most of the problems I listed have been complaints since our first one in 2002.
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Is there a fixed hopper extension unit on the market that can increase those combines to the 500 bushel range if the fold down system is eliminated? It seems to me that a class 10 combine with a 385 bushel grain tank is designed for short fields and spectators that are on the payroll.
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A tap on the Hyd coupling that goes to the head so you don't have to shut the combine down before you hook it up or unhook. Light in the engine bay and better lighting all round, better grain bin access, sealed area around the grain tank window (tube works well but it's a bit agricultural), cheaper parts, just match the other guys that would be nice, a two speed feeder house and clean grain elevator (for low yielding and easy to crack grains), auger swing another 10deg forward, faster unload, heavier fully welded drum with staggered rasp bars and a better transition area between the impeller and drum even though I think I have that sorted now anyway (sunflower knife kit and flow kit but that should have been standard) and the extra electronic type options like CP, CA, YM, when you purchase a combine are ridiculously over priced considering the price of the combine.
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A brighter color....like CASE RED. heheheheh.
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I thought we just did this....At least once???

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Dealer support here. With no dealer support the trade value here is crap even at a Claas what could be the best combine on the market almost as popular as a horny fat chick in a bikini at a church bingo party.

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