We have an 07 2588. Nice machine. The reverser cylinders seem to blow out once in a while at the seam, but that's not too painful to fix. It is thirsty though, compared to a 2388 with the mechanical fuel pump.
I just bought a 300 hr 2588 (traded my 2388) and since then I found a 36 ft honeybee - still have my 30 ft hbee. I am looking forward to running this outfit. Casefarmer is there a need for fluid in rear tires for the 36 foot or is the 2588 balanced differently ??
yeah put the fluid in the tires... and rear axel im pretty sure is the same... haven't had any issues on the rear axel... what have you heard?
also nothing on the fan..
i did snap the belt to the spreaders on the back of the machine after 8 hrs of use... put a new one on and it ran the rest of the year...heard there was a slight flaw in some machine on that area.
on ours must have been a bad belt..
you will need a 3rd lift cylindar also..or you will pick the head up off the trailor a 1/2 inch
no fluid you can get by but backing up tight is impossible and it just helps.... don't do the weight bracket...that would be too much of a pain and you actually have 100 pounds more on the back by doing fluid.
weve had 2 2588's and they have been very trouble free the pro 600 is great too!!!
you have to go to performance to get to the summary tab but besides that everything eventually makes sense.
Thanks for the help guys. Are there any problems to take care of(updates) right away. Better to get these things done during the summer then right when you need the combine. Just a few things. Did they fix the air screen bracket problem? Also, did they beef the rear axle on this machine?
Just bought a 35' draper for my 2588. Would hardly lift the head but I only have 2 lift cylinders. I just turned the pressure up on the cylinders a little bit and problem solved. As for weight on the back, I don't think that I will need any. Played with it in the barnyard quite a bit and didn't seem to think that I need to add any. Maybe that will change when I get the hopper full. I just hate to add any weight unless I absolutley need it. I don't have any hills, table top flat.
neighbor bot one two years ago. had some trouble with it at first, but it was a bunch of stupid stuff like bolts that wer not tightened. once he ran the bugs out of it it worked great. alot better than the 23's