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WE are thinking about going to a 2208 corn head this next year perhaps

and ive heard they don't chop the stalks clean like the older style

Is this true ? or what do i need to be looking for

also does the adjustable deck plates do anything?

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Good to hear

I really don't like how a field looks after a deere style head goes threw

And i just wanted to ask...

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Does anyone have experiences with a 2208 folding head with the chopper underneath? How does it work in high corn and how are the losses in very dry corn? Do they have the opportunity to be equipped with gearboxes?

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TomIH ( Austria, Europe)
 

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Our 2208 corn head does a good job of chopping stalks compared to the JD. Make sure you get the straight stalk rolls and not the fluted ones, they are similar to the JD regular rolls. Our neighbor has them on his 2208 and they chop the stalks very little. We have put about 4500 acres on ours during the last two years and haven't had to replace anything yet.
 

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I think ive seen the one's your talking about

There kinda curved???

So case offeres two different types of stalk rolls

Old school (the best)

and the curved which doesn't look as good

is that correct
 

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Case makes two types of stalk rolls.
1. Straight taper roll just like JD's. don't get this one unless you want your stalks to look like the JD leaves them, mostly unshredded.

2. Straight knife with four edges that mesh between the knives on the mathing stalk roll. As compared to a 1083 head that had the knife edges going edge to edge on the matche stalk roll. These knives seem to wear well and require little maintenace.
 

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Alrighty

Thanks and trust me i'll make sure we get the straight rolls....

Really love the job it does

Not sure honestly why they offer the other kind

bet easier to save money if just one design


(but im just a young dumb stupid kid so what do i know)

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One thing I will add about the new 2208 and 2408 corn heads. And that is that they are not the best in down corn and the longer the corn has been down the worse they are.
This is because of the design of the poly at the place where the bottom gathering chain idlers are, they have the earsaver dimpled up, so there is a rise for the corn to go up and over before it is fed in.
 
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