we run a 81 N6 occasionally, and its a good old girl. IMO once they all got the update package they were plenty good, without updates, they probably had alot of suckage.
IIRC it was the letter S stamped on the SN plate to signify the update.
Like said above, the N7 is superior due to the 516 engine (official model 685I, 6 cyl, 8.5L, Intercooled) and huge 315 bu. bin.
The 6 and 7 are both 12 row capable, and I mean truly 12 row capable, lifts a 12 row at idle, no increase in pump, same rams, no rear weight, unlike other brands.
If cared for, they are reliable and have great capacity, if neglected, they will be a nightmare. Find a cared for one and you should get along great.
Our farm purchases a combine soley on its ability to do an excellent job in all of our crops, while being fuel efficient, reliable, ruggedly built, and easy to repair. That is why we choose a Gleaner.
Last edited by gmguy; 12-07-2016 at 10:40 PM.