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I'm new here and have this goal in mind. First let me start by saying, I've been a truck driver for 30 years as an owner/operator and have very little combine experience. The opportunity was brought to me that if I wanted to harvest a few farms in my area, that this might be a new start and to get off the road (30 years is enough).

I'm planning in buying one of the two to start. In the works now of approximately 1500- 2000 acres corn and soy in central PA. Both machines are in great shape, 3300 hrs. Any thoughts?
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Well, I'd say a 1680 (or preferably bigger), but if that's not a good option I'd go with the 1660. 1500-2000 acres just seems like a lot for a 1660 to do in a timely fashion. I could be wrong, though, depending on yields and how quickly the crops need to get out of the field.
 

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1660 is going to be a better machine it has heavier final drives /transmission /hydro and depending on the year an early 60 has a turbo466 vs.a naturally aspirated 466 on the 40. A later 60 will have an 8.3 cummins vs. a 5.9 on the 40 . seperating and cleaning area is the same. But chose which ever one has a special rotor or a chopper
 
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