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Hey guys, I've been reading threads on this site for a long time and finally decided to join in. Born and raised on red combines and going to run an 8120 next season. Looking for some advice on which head to go with. Will be cutting soybeans only. What improvements does a 2162 have over a 2062 and is a 2020 a reliable machine or should we spend the dough for a draper. We've only had 1020's before now. Thanks for any advice.
 

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We just switched to a 7120 from Gleaner. The Gleaner auger head is much better. Without the draper we would have went backto Gleaner or most likely to Deere. 2162 is much simpler to hook up over the 2062. 2062 has the offset head placement the 2162 is centered.
 

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I would not want any less than a 40' on your 8120 which means a draper. My 7010 with 35' 2162 will cut over 6 mph with 45 bu dry stem sbeans.

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I would say 2162 just because of it being simpler to hook up as well... being off centered never bothered me but needing a extra guy to make hooking/unhooking simple was a pain..

you will not regret going draper either way.. 2020 is a NH head...
 

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Not sure why it takes two to hook up a 2062. I have no problem doing it myself but I understand the 2162 is easier. I don't care for the offset in the 36' 2062. I suppose it depends on how flat your land is. Either way go with the draper.
 

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cause its a pain to do by yourself and then you can't see where to line up with the header trailer like you kinda can with a 2162...

i can set this sucker down by myself in the time 3 people do a 2062...

its better.....i promise
 

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Thanks for the info guys. Found a really good price on a used 35' 2162 supposed to have cut 1500 acres. Same dealer has 35' 2020 thats only cut 800 acres and trade price is $22,000 less. All we have now is a 30' 1020. Never run a draper, but it really sounds like the extra money might be worth it. Majority of our ground is rolling, with some table top flat and some hill ground/terraces.
 

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Ran a 2062 and a now 2162. The 2162 has a wider center feeding belt, the center feeding belt works better because it feeds to the center feeder drum ( not under it), being centered the thing is easier to adjust the float, if you run autosteer on your combine the centered draper is a lot easier to setup, when I ran a 2062 we always had to tip the faceplate all the way back on the feedhouse to get the correct angle for the draper to cut with, we no longer do that with our 2162, I don't miss the hydraulic pump hookup on the right side drive...seems like we always had a hard time getting it to release from the drive shaft.....other than that the 2062 was a pretty good start for us with drapers.
 

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midwest, what combine did you have the 2062 on? We have one on a 6088 and I find it cuts too low, pushes too much dirt.
 

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It was on an 8010. Got kind of old adjusting the face plate to cut corn and then changing back for beans the same day, then you'd try beans and they'd be too wet to harvest.
I remember we lowered our skid plates down and it helped stay out of the dirt....the skid plates are easy to adjust on an 2162,a clip and a pin...no bolts like on the 2062.
 

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We have the skid plates down, header and faceplate tipped all the way back. It was mostly OK in notill but a problem in conventional tillage. It's not a problem with the 2588 but something is different with the 6088.
 

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It was a unverferth header trailer.... wish it was a tri J&m or later model unverferth copied J and M

Plus the wheels are really small and i don't like that much..i like taller wheels..
 

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A 2062 or 974 Macdon needs to have a gaurd angle reduction kit put on it if it is to run on a 6088 or 7010. The 2062/974 were based off of the 2388 feeder house. Taller tires on the 6088 and 7010 made the gaurd angle too steep. The kit is built into the new 2162 or MacDon FD70 faceplate.
 

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What does this guard angle reduction kit consist of? If it is the wedge that bolts onto the bottom of the adapter I already have it. Still having problems.
 

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Well I disobeyed the manual on a couple... I Moved the center rollerds outboard on the side drapers so the retractable teeth would clear them and put the third link in the front hole and they work flawlesly.
 

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If your retractable teeth are that close they should be taken out and block out plates put in. The front hole may cause the Drum to hit feeder house if the drum is not all the way up. If you have the gaurd angle plate on and still have trouble, check to see if the adpter legs are in the right hole position under the head. There is three hole that the pin can go into. I have seen alot that were put together wrong at the dealers. Also might check the front transinon pan that hooks the bottom of the feed deck to the front of the cutterbar. If this is not set to 3.5" it can bind up and not let the head float.
 

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beagleboy27, wow, great information. I never knew there were different holes for the adapter. I just assumed it was put together right but I will check it.
 
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