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Depending on the plug anywhere from 5 minutes to a couple hours. There is a slug wrench to put on the cylinder to rock it back and forth. (Two guys pulling on it will bend the wrench). Only once or twice in the 8 seasons we ran a CX was it more then a 20 minute job. Tough wet oat straw with dirt in it and the concave wouldn’t lower.

The Arnold’s wrench is supposed to work really good is what I’m told.


They are a good combine and I’m giving worst case scenarios from what we have experienced. They ran pretty much trouble free the years we had them.


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Finally looked at the CX8080. Price seemed reasonable, but there is a reason for that. Basically needs all wear parts. Feeder chain, feeder chain drive sprockets worn right smooth, so it has jumped and is running crooked, bearings out of top shaft, rub bars bent and smooth, rock trap full of boulders(but it sure was easy to empty, and they all came out without a fight), very bent, damaged and worn out concave, One segment of sieves doesn't move electrically or manually, front pre-sieve is seized, elevator chain worn right out, chopper knives worn out, bubble up tubing worn through, rag for a cap on hydrostat reservoir, and a few other things. And who knows whatever else isn't immediately visible.

Not sure it is cheap enough to justify putting that much money into. Might keep looking.


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There are lots of combines around don’t need to buy worn out ones. There is lots of high dollar repairs to get that combine field ready. And once your into it I’m sure you will find more to fix.
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There are lots of combines around donít need to buy worn out ones. There is lots of high dollar repairs to get that combine field ready. And once your into it Iím sure you will find more to fix.
All that, and it was called field ready...

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A dealerships "field ready" is nowhere near what a farmer would call field ready.

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Wow! I wouldn’t touch that one. It’s seen some serious neglect I imagine if they couldn’t even bother to empty rock trap and replace hydraulic tank cap knowing someone’s coming to look at it. Jesus
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Found a CX860 supposed to have mostly new wear parts. By specs, they are identical internal components and capacities, except for the engine. I'm not too worried about the monitor being out of date or less user friendly, compared to where I'm coming from, not a deal breaker. Will I need the extra HP for straight cutting and chopping green straw?

Any other updates between series that would make the 8080 worth the extra money?

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If everything else looks good, can you safely turn the 860 motor up? And how much?
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If everything else looks good, can you safely turn the 860 motor up? And how much?
Just to bump this post up, anyone have an answer?

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I’m pretty sure the cx860 motor is pushing close to max HP out of it. We ran a 35’ macdon on our 860 and yes it was short of power in green tough straw ( what combine isn’t) but not terrible.

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