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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 09:48 PM
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Been running a 9250 since spring.

Make sure the dealer has spare feederhouse gearboxes. Every 50 series we have leaks. The dual wet feederhouse gearbox clutch sucks. Between that and the floor pan being dropped down a little bit the 50 series are a step backwards in feeding.

Have had a couple weird gremlins likely related to being the first year of the series. Turn the field lights on and the whole machine shuts off. Pretty entertaining if the operator is unloading on the go.

On the 9's the second fuel tank is now behind the hydraulic oil tank with a wiring harness setup so its hard to get the cap off without bending the emissions wiring harness bracket out of the way.

Re-engineered the header hitch on the back axle to some light duty pile of crap and placed the wiring harness so you cant fold the hitch. Pretty much sums up a lot of the "improvements" CaseIH does when they "fix" something with no problems.

Went back to the two disc Hi/Lo on the chopper like the 20 series. No more $1200 bearing assembly going out at 350 hours causing tons of downtime.

The floor pan of the feederhouse is designed not to need welding now at the rock trap transition after 700 hours.

No harvest command but running adjustable vanes. Very nice to have to fine tune combine settings. Definitely worth the money. Also the in cab pre sieve is very nice to have.

The sides of the combine stay way cleaner with the improved side covers on the rotor.

The in cab residue management is a must have. Not sure if the 40 series had those adjustments but if you have a 45' head do NOT order a combine without. Still not running actuators on the side chutes. Waste of money compared to what you can adjust on the spread distribution settings.

Now to the important part... Probably have had some of the least amount of downtime so far this season. We'll see how fall harvest goes.

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has anyone ran automation vs one without or a comparable 40 series and actually checked yield to see if its worth it? Thanks.

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Although it’s not full automation on a Case as such, the full automation on a CR 10.90 is near exactly the same.
Over the two days I had with the 10.90 running “IntelliSense” in tough durum ........ definitely worthwhile!

Firstly, read the section in the operators manual on this subject! Amazing amount of information in operators manuals!

Then set the machine as you would normally to gain your desired performance/capacity level. THEN select one of the automation parameters ..... then just watch what it does. If you don’t like that initial parameter, change it to another & see what the automation does. Always keep in mind your initial manual settings - as long it was performing to your expectations. If your automation parameter is not as good as your manual settings, change it ...... until you find the correct one for your crop conditions. There’s also fine tuning of the set parameters. This fine tuning certainly makes a difference.

You can’t expect to flick a few switches & the automation system is going to make miracles happen. It takes time for you - the operator - to understand & appreciate what the system is doing, & a bit of time for you & the machine to understand each other’s requirements.

In my mind, if you’re in the market for a new machine ........ tick the box! You won’t regret it.
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I second that.
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Two speed transmission won't pull a sick wh0re off a chamber pot.
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In wheat it definitely shines. We ran one side by side with a 40 series for a good chunk of harvest. Not sure on if it picks up another bushel or not as our grain cart doesn't have a scale and I feel like going off the yield monitor can be too risky. The 50 has better rotor covers and cover plates up above to keep dust build-up to a minimum which is worth every penny. The in cab rotor vein adjustment as well and the pre-sieve is also a huge improvement. The only thing that I see that will take some getting use to at this point is how touchy the accelerator handle can be.
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In wheat it definitely shines. We ran one side by side with a 40 series for a good chunk of harvest. Not sure on if it picks up another bushel or not as our grain cart doesn't have a scale and I feel like going off the yield monitor can be too risky. The 50 has better rotor covers and cover plates up above to keep dust build-up to a minimum which is worth every penny. The in cab rotor vein adjustment as well and the pre-sieve is also a huge improvement. The only thing that I see that will take some getting use to at this point is how touchy the accelerator handle can be.
You should be able to customize the MFH range through the display. For instance the max speed in first gear is 11 mph (18 Kph). You can set a lower max speed, say 5 mph, in the display. The button by the fwd button will control the high/low modes. So you come to the end of a pass, hit the button and speed up to 11 mph to get to your next pass, hit the button again and now full forward on the MFH is now 5 mph.
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