Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: central Alberta
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CX combines, differences, what to look for, wear points, upgrades etc.
Acting on the advice of fellow posters to upgrade combines after another harvest from h***, am looking at some CX machines. Probably CX8080, but from what I can tell, very few performance differences from an 860 to the 8080, is that accurate, what changes were made between models?
Any significant difference between an early 8080 and late 8080?
Going to look at an 8080 with 1800 separator hours, which probably has nearly as many engine hours as my youngest 8460 realistically. Owner thinks it is original stock cylinder and concave, probably even rub bars. So it will likely need some work, and in my own experience, an upgrade to Sunnybrook. Is that worthwhile to gain some momentum?
How easy is to to inspect the cylinder and concave from outside? Can you check the concave for bends through the rock trap without removing the feeder house?
What about the beater and rotary separator, do they contain consumable parts that need to be checked for wear?
I keep hearing about NH combines needing new sieves regularly, is that just a CR thing, or common to both, do they share many components( a lot more CR's in wrecking yards than CX's if needing parts in a hurry)? What about CIH combines, are they built on the same platform, or is the CX it's own animal all the way?
At what hours do straw walker crank bushings need attention?
Where does sheet metal wear out first?
What other weak points need checked that wouldn't be obvious.
Any options that are must haves, not real certain what was considered standard equipment by this era?
I did search through old posts, and had many other questions answered already.
I did work side by side in exceedingly wet canola(raining actually) with a CX840 this fall, and while mine wrapped the rear beater and eventually plugged solid, the CX never wrapped at all, but wasn't making any better time. My biggest hold ups this year, not counting where the header meets the dirt, were:
1) objects on top of the inadequate rock trap, or in cylinder.
2) wrapping the beater and or plugging cylinder in wet green long canola
3) and the inability to reverse the feeder house with the wimpy electric reverser.
A CX should solve those issues. An increase in capacity would be a bonus.
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