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Old 01-20-2012, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend called me up, ask me about that group of machines.
Told I knew more about how they put the caramilk in a Caramilk bar than I did about that set of machines, but said I'd throw it out to the wolves, so have at her guys!
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A friend called me up, ask me about that group of machines.
Told I knew more about how they put the caramilk in a Caramilk bar than I did about that set of machines, but said I'd throw it out to the wolves, so have at her guys!

CR 8080 = 490hp, 17" rotors, SLS, ASP, lateral tilt, dual drive reverser, 37 years of rotary leadership, built when the red ones arent in the way.... (CR 9065 with DEF)

Whats a Lexion???? LOL, I have no idea about the Lex's .

But I am quiet interested how they get the caramel inside a Caramilk bar...

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470 is narrow body 480 is wide body. I believe the R designation on these machines is 2002 and newer. I have been told there were lots of important upgrades between the r and non r machines. The 480 was the king of combine capacity right from the day it came out to the day the 500 series was released. I know nothing about the cr
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Sorry, I meant CX, title fixed.
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Can give you a little help. The 480 is about 25 to 30% bigger than a 470.
A 480 is a very good canola combine, good in wheat (could use a bigger fan for cleaning). Make sure you get rotor covers for when conditions are dry.
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What ever became of the TF's?
Were they kept out of NA because of the TR in NA marketing wisdom?
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What ever became of the TF's?
Were they kept out of NA because of the TR in NA marketing wisdom?
Ummm, NH and wisdom sometime dont go hand in hand, especially when you add marketing into the equation....

Example: CR 8080 / CX 8080

But, at least they are both yellow......
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But I am quiet interested how they get the caramel inside a Caramilk bar
Cadbury Caramilk Secret

More than you could possibly want to know!
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More than you could possibly want to know!
You're right! My brain siezed up somewhere around "tempering"
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NH scrapped the twin flow machines after they released the CR series combines.A neighbour of us back home was pretty pissed when they did that,he had a TF78 electra and loved it,then he switched to a Lexion 480,he said both were able to do around 35 tonnes/hr in wheat.I remember when the profi magazine did the first test of the 480 and they couldnt do more than 38tonnes/hr.Quite amazing to see what Claas did the last couple years to improve the capacity on a very good basic design.

Jaydee is spot on. During the development of the NewGen platform, it had already been decided that NH was going to streamline its plethora of machine platforms and the TF was on the chopping block. It was never even considered for evolution into the NewGen family. Therefore, more work than ever was done with the CR in benchmark testing against the TFs in Europe and South America. It was a tough machine to beat in those markets and only the 22" rotors with enough hp behind them could really get there. Now if the twin 30s had come out...

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