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2015 Gleaner Updates

This is what I found on the web that will be on the new 2015 combines
 

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Interesting on the Ag Leader option, would like to get a better break down of this kit. Will be installing ag leader on a 66 this week.
Maybe they finally came to the conclusion that field star does not work to industry standards.
 

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Nothing to really get excited about.
Can you imagine how much of a difference the perforated cascade pan is going to make to guys cutting high moisture corn? Adding 12% more cleaning area is huge to me in my conditions with irrigated crops.
 

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I wonder if that perforated cascade pan could be adapted to my 5 series?

Big deal. When can we get something useful like a better transmission, brakes, or a new cab?!
Only thing im with you on is the brakes. I dont see much for drawbacks on the other things you mentioned from as far back as my 8 year old 5 series. Im plenty happy with the cab the way it is, I dont get the least bit jealous when I sat down in a JD S series during the course of the county fairs in my part of the world this summer. Sure they have alot of gadgets like a fridge, but I have a refrigerator too granted its not integrated but I can carry it with me. That seems to be the only real true change in the cab other than the size. Its just more area to keep cool.
 

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The problem I have is that I can get a semi truck seat for cheaper with more features and comfort then what the Ag people charge.. A 500 dollar seat in a semi is a 1800 dollar seat in a combine...

Come on.. Really!
 

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I am with you with the cab, brakes, and transmission. Although it's not a deal breaker. The other brands cabs are not any more comfortable. Also their multipurpose handle is very confusing, less is better on that handle.
Gleaner took a step back by putting the corner post back in although the rest of the cab is good.
Some type of hydraulic or air assisted brakes would be nice. Or even go with air brakes. An air compressor on a combine would be very nice.
Maybe it's time to install the cvt. A hydro is really not very efficient.
 

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This is a dumb question but what do you guys use brakes for? Back in the belt drive days I used them but with a hydro I never use them.
 

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Im halfway with ya on the cornerpost, its rarely in the way but when it is it sure is a pain in the ass. The only consistent complaint in the cab I have that bothers me frequently is the window into the grain bin and the light in the grain bin is about as bright as someone holding a candle in the bin at night. The best part's about my cab is the foot pegs to keep my back from aching and the simple layout for the controls.
 

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This is a dumb question but what do you guys use brakes for? Back in the belt drive days I used them but with a hydro I never use them.
In the hills we use them to turn downhill, we use the brakes to climb the hills, we use the brakes to hold the combine on the hills while crossing the slope, we use the brakes to keep the combine from running away going down the hills, we use the brakes when trying to shift gears on the hills, and we use the brakes to get the combine stopped in case something breaks or jumps out of gear. The brakes will not hold the combine on the hill if that is all there is to hold it, you must turn into the hill to get it to stay where you want it and just sometime that may not be possible. The way the current combine is built it will be running full hydro at the 7 mph down the steeper hills even through the hydro is in the neutral position so you do actually have to pull into the reverse area and beeping the backup alarm when cutting down hills or stopping.

We have been concerned about the brakes going inboard from what the 72 and earlier combines which were outboard. We have had drivelines and couplers break on those and that wheel will take off free wheeling and you only have the brake to stop you and if it is inboard it isn't of much use the way the current combines are but we have never had an issue with the combines with the inboard brakes as far as their drive components yet.
 

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The problem with the transmission is I can't climb our hills in second gear. First is so slow that cutting in first is not an option. So start up the hill in second, try and stop and hold the combine from rolling them shift into first. Then at the top of the hill stop and shift back up to second. What a p.i.t.a. Mean while the brakes won't hold on a hill. We have blown up a hydro pump by over speeding it coming down the hills because the brakes provided no stopping. Also we are all just one broken belt,hose, or idler From rolling out of control off a cliff!
 

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Amen Glenn well said. These guys in the flat land don't get it. What about transporting the combine down a pass, think about a broken hydro belt! The combine would be doing 80mph at the bottom. Like Glenn said we have to put the hydro in reverse comming off hills. And if the operater isn't smooth I have seen a broken belt and the combine rolling out of control to the bottom of the hill! Luckily there was a nice landing area.
 

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There transmission and brakes haven't been good since the Nseries. Also gleaner advertises that combine works well on hills, which it does, but they don't put descent transmission or brakes in them????? I do have the 2 speed and still have to shift.
 

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Amen Glenn well said. These guys in the flat land don't get it. What about transporting the combine down a pass, think about a broken hydro belt! The combine would be doing 80mph at the bottom. Like Glenn said we have to put the hydro in reverse comming off hills. And if the operater isn't smooth I have seen a broken belt and the combine rolling out of control to the bottom of the hill! Luckily there was a nice landing area.
Scary!!!

You need brakes from Rogator - mounted on wheels and large
 

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