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S660/670, S680/690 Power folding hopper Extension kit update!!

There is a web site for the Power folding Hopper extension Kits it's www.powerhoppertopper.com
Currently there is 50 bu extension kits available for the S680/690.
There is 75 bu extension kits available for the S660/670.
There is a 150 bu extension Kit for the S660/670 in the prototype stage and that will soon be tested in winter wheat country, hope to have a verdict on it by the end of June.
Photo's, pricing details, ordering info can all be found at www.powerhoppertopper.com
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Nice work. Now we can maybe use the wasted space, (when full) JD have in their S series grain tanks.
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Hey Phantom970 How is your season going in NSW or are you under irrigation in (where it won't rain)? I originally grew on a dairy farm in the south west (Busselton /Margaret River) of West Australia, before I ended up in the USA, so I know a little about the fickle nature rainfall in Australia .
Are most of the S series combines coming over to Australia with the power folding hopper covers?
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All 680/90's coming here have the standard power fold. A few rice cockies are worried about the weight when its full, but surely they can empty before they get into the mud. The 670 would have to be ordered with that option well before it leaves the US. So do you think the lids and corner canvas pieces will handle the bit of extra pressure with the extension. Its amazing how much extra weight you get with only a small piece. I made a rough quick one for our 9760's in corn. It was 200mm high and that gave another three tonne. At water level the poor old girl had 11 tonne on her back,(weighed on scales). The 20.8x42 row tyres didnt like it much.
Where it wont rain is in the South West of New South Wales. Telling a lie we have had a bit over a period of three weeks,(only total of 20mm in my back yard). Enabling farmers to plant, alot had already dry sown as well. Iam in a heavy irrigated area, surrounded by red and grey dryland so have both worlds. Long way to go in the season, but its a poor start, and the late rain has cancelled alot of dryland canola planting.
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Thank for the info on your part of the world phantom970.
We ran the extension on our S680 mainly in corn for about 150 hrs, so it was getting to capacity many times and there was no signs of stress at any of the mounting points of the hopper.
On the extensions that developed all the mounting points are reinforced by seat belt type strapping which helps distribute the stress of the load.
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All 680/90's coming here have the standard power fold.
Not so, the power fold is optional on all S series. I actually saw a S680 with the manual fold extensions working in south west vic last harvest.
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Any plans on making one for case?
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No i haven't developed an extension Kit for the Case combine.Which case combine model have the power folding hopper? Which Models are most likely to have the power folding hopper, in other words which model should I start with.
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I wish I had a power folding one, we can't get ours in the shed with it up and it's a pain and dangerous to fold the manual one down when it's raining. it gets really slippery up in the grain tank when it's wet.
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