I've got the list of tentative changes at the office, (I'm on holidays). A couple that I do remember are, 1, the user can choose the engine power curve from the display screen, a different fitting on a hose to the rotor drive motor, and feederhouse improvements. I'll give more details later.
I have to agree with you on that. CNH has been looking after the machines very well. Not all the 06 changes are retrofitable to the 04 and 05 machines. The major retrofit was last year, with all machines getting updates to bring them up to current status.
The 8010's that I worked with this year performed exceptionally well, in very difficult conditions. CHN has been listening to the owners, and while they cannot incorporate every change the owners want, I have been impressed with the changes they have made.
The future looks very solid for this platform and the variations (6010, 7010 etc.) that will eventually come from it.
The funny part is that a color monitor could possibly be harder to see than a B/W one. What creates visability is the contrast between colors. I'm just guessing that most of the interface is still in B/W, but the color is seen in a yeild map, to tell differences in yield across a field. Not like that does you any good while you're in the combine though.
I guess we'll have to wait a few months so we can hear some reviews about this new monitor. It may have a better anti-glare coating too.
New color display is slated for 07 production... last I heard from the mothercorp. I do know what it will be, but am not able to share it yet. It will be a step ahead of the pack, just like the universal display monitors were when they first came out. There are minor software tweaks in the monitor for 06. IMHO, the 8010 monitor is still the easiest to use, and the most advanced as far as machine control and diagnostics, (even when it's difficult to see!)
06 production will also have more aggressive shoe geometry, which will improve the cleaning capacity in high bu/hr situations.
I have an 8010 with the Insight yield monitor and GPS mapping. As far a the combines AFS screen and the Insights screen for visibility there is no comparison. The insight is almost always easily seen by operator and also anyone riding along. The AFS monitor is almost always hard to read until it is dark outside. The info on the 8010 monitor is great they just need to make it a color display like the Insight.
sounds like they changed the vanes in the cone on the 06 8010's improves feeding variable horsepower updates to the chopper. when they check mine over after harvest the rethresher was all worn out where it attached to the shafting
all 2005 built New Hollands could have the Case Universal display attached to the CAN bus. The exact same Univ Display is used but NH calls it a "Inteliview Plus". It also can be used on a blue SP580 planter or Red PT1200 planter. The dealer just has to download the operating software for each type of machine into it.
I believe that if its programed for a CR you can just plug it into a 8010 and go run. I know that the monitor software for the NH planter is the same as the CaseIH planter.
Without the UD installed the yield monitor is just availible as a submenu on the Infoview screen. Thats the small screen built into the CR. It has all the data but does not map anything.
Its also possible to just plug in a AG Leader Insite into the CAN bus.