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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for experience on the 250 series conbines

Anyone running one, looking to upgrade and we’d like to see how they compare to the older models.
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Anyone running one, looking to upgrade and wed like to see how they compare to the older models.
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...... anyone? Surely someone has some preliminary comments on the '50 series running full automation - "Harvest Command" - by now.
Understand if you're still learning & trying to fine tune it ........ just appreciate the thoughts so far.

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It will be 2 weeks till we try it.
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I thought all X250 units were going to get the retro paint job.
Or that a special model?
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I thought all X250 units were going to get the retro paint job.
Or that a special model?
That’s the 150 series. Not sure if only for only for one year or all 150 combines will have the colour. Don’t think anybody in North America buys the belt drive models anymore.
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Welker farms has a youtube video of a couple running. A neighbor of theirs got to demo one in wheat. They got to ride in some cutting corn. May be at least worth watching. Talking with Nick Welker and TJ Wanken about it, they were impressed with the automation. Wished I would have made the time go catch a ride on it. Search youtube for "Welker Farms 8250" Should find something.
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Found one of the videos.
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What do you want to know? It’s good in wheat, real good in corn, and ok in beans and canola. If I were a guy that had novice operators I’d buy it and tell them to use it. If you’re one of those “why can’t they just keep **** the way it used to be” guys, then it’s probably not for you.
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I wanna know with all the new harvest command automation whether you can get any more tonne/hr out of them compared to an 8240. The price difference here in Aus is quite large. Probably going to recoup some costs at trade because of the newer model, but I’d like to see some more performance. I understand how the harvest command works, we aren’t overly stressed about cracked grain or sample as it mainly gets sent to feed.
Generally we consider the limiting factor of these headers to be the rotor, if you push them too hard they get rotor loss, regardless of blocks or modules.

I’ve seen the Welker farms video and I thought it was helpful but he’s raving about a the header whilst stripping about 25t/hr, no offence to him the crop was what it was, and the crop makes the tonnes/hr. We’d at least like to see 40t/hr here in Aus with minimal loss, I’d prefer 50.
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I forgot to add and I can’t figure out how to edit, all those figures are for wheat. Barley is usually over 50+ and canola about 15+ tonnes/hr.

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