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Old 12-15-2009, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I recently purchased a 97' John Deere CTS. I have heard many great things about this combine but i have also heard some bad things. I have also heard that the CTS is in a 9500 jd's body, and wondering if this is true. I would also like to know how this combine compares to a 9600 or even 9500. I farm peas, lentils, wheat, canary seed, and durum.

It would be nice to hear some opinions on the CTS and how it compares to other combines. Would really appreciate more info. Thanks to all!
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know enough about this machine to know that it's a good machine. I was wondering what others opinions are of it and about other things that i dont know. Just wanting to know others opinions.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Some people are just jerks arent they mate.
I think JD should have stayed with the CTS design, just in a bigger chassis.
Yes they are in a 9500 chassis and they will defiantly out perform a 9600 and especially a 9500.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks, that's exactly what I want to know, i haven't had a lot of experience with the 9600 so that's good to know, appreciate it.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't they offer a C670 in Europe? Those guys always get the good stuff. If they still offered a CTS i probably wouldn't be driving the other christmas color It would at least be a very difficult decision for me between the two. And don't pay elvis76 any mind he is just a troll.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't think that the CTS has a 9500 chassis I know the STS does, and the CTS has the 9600 chassis
The STS has a 55in feeder house like a 9500, and a CTS has a 65in feeder house and cylinder like a 9600.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Actually the CTS has a 9500 cylinder.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well its your word ageist mine. but I worked for a CH this fall doing pinto beans that has one, and i put a tape on it came out to 64-65 in.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Greg, believe me. The CTS is a quasi-rotary 9500 and will outperform it, too. Rotors are simply faster than walkers.

By the way, JDcts, congrats on your purchase.

You will LOVE that combine!
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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one of the aftermarket parts stores that sells specialty cylinders for JD combines has a note at the bottom of his page aying: "CTS owners note the CTS combine takes a 9500 cylinder"
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