Re: TR 86
stevo,,,,,,,been running TR's since 1977 and maybe it's been a long while since i crawled around a smaller machine but for the life of me i can't recall the 70,85,86s being harder to work on? the beefiness upgrades made to certain areas was a nice plus on the larger machines.
has far as cleaning, saving grain, and grain quality issues..........i'll take a 70,85,86 anyday over the larger TRs for those reasons.
we ran 3 70s, 3 85s, 1 86 before we moved up to the larger TRs. back when we where also a NH dealer so we did get to run some of the prototypes........we ran what became the 86 around 1982, nearly cut our entire bean crop with it that year. when Sperry owned the company, they where a hard Company to beat in most every way. a far cry from what NH has evolved into today.
i just spent over $1000 on the unloading auger joints, those 2 U joints with the flighting welded to them..........the end that hooks to grain tank auger was welded wrong and would bind when completely folded down. pretty pathetic workmanship, using the old one as a guide, the flighting support rod was welded over an 1/2 to far out on the square tube. had to cut the rod, and pry the flighting backwards and reweld the rod. that kinda poor quality really makes me question a new NH or CIH combine.