Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Greenwater lake area Sask
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I never tried an 8780. Yrs ago a dealership let me use a 8570. Did a beautiful job in wheat . Was under powered and the rotor didn't have the kit to keep rpm constant. All in all I liked the concept and it took a while getting used to feeling the combine twist driving that big rotor. It was a challenging harvest that yr and my N6 could out combine it capacity wise. I made up my mind in tough canary seed when it constantly plugged and the gleaner kept trudging along. Now yrs later I have purchased a 9790. Way different machine, as one would expect, yrs later. The 8780 was the next step to towards the 9790 so it should be a great machine. Yes a hydraulically driven rotor loses power compared to a belt driven one, but when you are plugged, which I don't do often, you can open the concave, reverse the feeder house, push a button back and forth, reversing and forwarding the cylinder until the obstruction is gone. So easy it's pathetic. Never leaving the cab! Never using a bar! Ask a NH owner or JD guy how the process goes. This new stuff likely has simpler unplugging procedures in place but yrs ago Massey was the simplest IMO.