We are in that process right now of trying to figure out what we need. Our 6088 showed up in December and is now sitting in the shed at home. We are going to be putting a 1083 corn head and a 36 foot 2062 flex draper on it. The corn head only had drive lines to hook up and the draper has been converted over to single point already so we are good there. Where it gets interesting is the drive lines. Before I get into them I should add that the dealer has ordered the old style feeder face plate but it has not arrived so not sure what all comes with it. As for the drive lines the 6088 came with a splined shaft (540 PTO) and the heads have the hex shaft of the 2500 series and before. So we are not sure how we are going to make everything match up. We are waiting for the feeder face plate to come in to see what all comes with it and then go from there.
We do have a sheet that the salesman gave us back in May that lists what all kits you need and the part number but I don't have that in front of me right now. I would be curious to see what your dealer is telling you needs to be done to compare what we have been told. I'm sure it can be done as I imagine there will be lots of people wanting to do it but we are going to be the guinny pigs for this area. Atleast harvest is aways off yet.
Kits are offered for converting both 2200 series (around $2000) and 1020 (over $5000) heads by Case IH. With the cost of the adapter package on the 1020, it's probably a wiser move to trade it off on a 2020.
A little more info for you. The 2010 / 2020 fit straight on - after all, they were originally designed / built for the AFX 10 series. 2015 pickups do not have a kit to fit the new 88 series from CIH, but I have seen it done. It is probably better to go to a 2016 pick up front.
think if I had one, and just had to have a 1020, and 1083 on it. I would get clarke machine to make me a frame to fit the combine for the cornhead. I don't think it would be to hard to remake it to fit. all you need for a drive line is a pto shaft with differnet ends one hex one 540. the harvestmore header guy builds his to fit a 8010? wonder if he can redo 1020's? I hated my 2020 so much Iwas going to remake a 30' 1020 to fit it, at one time.
Hey tony what was it you hated so much about your 2020? Looking around for one and was just wondering. I know a draper would be better but is also alot more $$. Didnt know if it was just a lemon or the 2020 in general?
Depends on what Macdon it is and the adapter fitted. The ones built for AFX combines will fit straight on to the new 88 series. The ones that were built for AFX, but were fitted to 2*88s need to have the "faceplate" adapter removed. (The two pieces of steel bolted either side of the draper adapter to hang off the combine feeder). Also the end yoke on the knife drive shaft needs to be changed to a AFX style and the gearcase drive for the draper belts. It is cheaper to buy the whole gearcase than just the input shaft.
Hope this helps. Any questions?
No it won't. From what I have read in the operators manual there is what they call a "shift" button on the back of the propulsion lever and when you press that and then the reel fore/aft it will change the pitch of the knife. Sounds like they have already built it in at the factory. The shift button lets you run other functions also but I can't remember what all else and do not have the manual in front of me right now.
It has on CNH combines since 07.
I have seen several references to knife angle being changed which is correct but actually the entire header angle changes which also makes the reel more aggressive and lowers the knife relative to the cutterbar/skidshoes.
I realize anyone familiar with MacDon would know this but this forum reaches a wide spectrum of people.
If it is your existing draper, they will fit pretty much what I said.
New drapers from the factory suit the new 88 and 20 series straight up - adapters for 23/2500 series need to fitted if fitting to an earlier machine.
As for the hydraulic centre link, what mx110 said is correct. I think the other options for the shift button is nudge left or right for accuguide from memory.