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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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970 or 971 header

I might be getting a TR85 combine, but it only has a belt header. I am located in the Pacific west coast. I would like to know how common, and hard or easy, it is to get a straight cut header for a TR85. Any size would do, even a 12 footer. Any ideas?
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Would that be a 970 header?
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The early tr85 had a 960 header, the later the 970. A 971 is hydraulic reel drive.
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This has a 960 pickup header.
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if you have the 960 header (small auger) you have a 1980 combine with the small rotor gearboxs, i have one of these. There were kits to adapt 960 headers to 970 feeders but not the other way. For what you are doing this combine will do you fine. 960 headers are worth 1000 or less. I have one not used for 8 years. Keep an eye on the gearbox oil levels, and the bubble up auger gearbox. Mousetraps will be your best friend.
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How many hours on your 85? What has it combined?
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It has 2188 engine hours. The owner was using it for spinach seed, cabbage seed, wheat, and soybeans once.
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Sounds like you you should have good tin. The one magor issue is the valve springs. Pull off your tappet covers and look for colored stripes. Somewhere i have the code. The bad ones dropped valves.
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You can get parts for the 3208 at least. At least that's what my local mechanic said. The engine runs beautiful, smokes a little when cold, but they all do I believe. Way nicer than the JD 6600. I am going to wax it!
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Even if I expand quite a bit, this machine is quite capable of doing so. I really like the design of it.
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