Re: Whats next for combines
Quote:Those are some pretty major changes when it comes down to it.
not to meniton Sensors and Grain loss monitor
Yes, major changes. Question I ask, just exactly how do these changes increase throughput in any significant way?
Yes, more operator comfort, yes, better brakes and better on demand hydraulics, yes new locations for the switches and controls, yes, better climate control. How does having better brakes send more corn into the grain tank? How does being five degrees cooler in the cab get that tough wheat straw though the rotor? How about having the unload auger engage on the hydro stick instead of on the floor to the left help you pick up one mph in soybeans?
Point is, and that I've been making, is that the guts of the machine, the parts that are doing the job at hand, are essentially unchanged between a late 1680 and a modern 2388. That other stuff, big changes or not, is not helping the 2388 be more productive when it comes to the threshing and cleaning performance. What the cab, hydraulics, and electronics do is make the machine more comfortable to drive and let it be run for longer periods of time. The additional throughput of the 2388 is the added horsepower, plain and simple.
Crank a 1688 to 280hp and run it alongside a 2388, bet they'd be pretty dang even.
As for the grain loss monitor, same thing its always been from the 1600s til now, only it is now packaged in the A-post instead of having its own little box hanging on said post.