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We are looking to update our 2388 to either a 2588 or a jd9770. I was wondering if anyone runs a 12 row head on the 2588 and what experiences they have had with a 2588. We are 100% irrigated corn and beans. any suggestions would be helpful.
 

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What year 2388


Also even the differnce between the last year and a 2588 u will notice a difference...the added hp was a nice touch and other small changes.

the color monitor is awesome....it doesn't get any better than it..

Very happy with the 2 weve ran and the farmer who ran last years 2588 that we trade with got along great with it..
 

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It is a 2006 2388. We want to go to a 12 row head. Our dealer said a 2588 would handle it better. We dont really want to jump to a 7088 or a 7010 yet
 

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A 9770 is class 7 right? If you are willing to go to class 7 deere, then why not CIH? From what I have seen a 2588 will handle 12 row in most any condition. A 7010 or 7088 should be even better with more capacity.
 

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We were in a similar situation. But after looking closely at the 2588 and the 7010 it is a no brainer. You get so much more for not a lot more money. It will eat the corn!! I am so glad we wnet with the 7010. It is so much more machine than the 2388. Good Luck!
 

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probably cause he could buy the 9770 for as cheap as the 2588??????

just curious what is the difference.... like the other guy said a 7088 would be awesome...
 

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You are comparing apples to oranges, class 6- to class 7. The problem I have seen with 12 row c heads is not enough grain tank, unless that has changed dramatically with the 2588. You won't spend very much more to have a true class 7 machine and be happy, than a class 6 machine that will be up against a wall most of the time.
 

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The 2588 is a new machine. The dealer got 3 in before they discontinued the line to build the 7088. We noticed the 2588 has more cleaning area than a deere and the same as the 7088 just not as much horsepower. We just wonder if it has enough to handle the 12 row head in 200+ bpa corn
 

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I went from a 2388 to a 7010 and am very pleased. Buy a 7120 they are a much heavier built combine and a lot more reliable machine with a lot more capacity than the 2588.
 

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I believe the 2588s got a heavier front axle, but I don't know which model year started that. The 7088 would also have a heavier rear axle. As for the sieves, they are the same all the way from the long sieve 1688 on up to the 7088. The major difference is HP.

JD is in a similar situation between the 9670 and 9770. They're basically the same machine, with the difference being HP. Sieve area is the same between them. If you can use the HP, then go with the 9770, but otherwise you could save some $ and go with the 9670.

We run 8 row corn heads and 25' platforms on a 2388 and 2588. We have found that we need all the HP we can get in green stem soybeans. In good dry beans or in corn, HP is rarely an issue.

-Lance
 

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Not sure what size head you are running now but if you are buying your first 12 row you might wanna go to the 10, 20 or new 88(6088,7088). if you go 2588 and 2212 or 3212 then want to upgrade in a couple years your heads will be an issue again. We are running a 7010 and it is pretty maxed out in 230-250bu. corn like we had this year.
 

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We are currently 8 row. we usually trade corn heads when we trade combines. We basically want a machine that will run approximately 3000 to 3500 bu an hour through it without having to run 5 to 5.5 mph ground speed. We are hoping we could run around 4 mph with a 2588 12 row and still cover the ground we do with a 2388 8 row running 5 to 5.5
 

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What's the deal w/8010's? Did any one check price at Mankato auction? 8010 814/1063 hours sold for 137,000 lot 129. stx 450 quad 94,000 lot 132. JD 9860 2005model 891/1203 hours for 186,000 lot 123. I thought c-ih had so much better resale then deere?
 

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WOW i really like those prices, up hear in Alberta prices are a lot more, however even though i bleed red from my experience JD has a better resale.
 

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We have had a few customers run 12 row heads on their 2388/2588 machines. It can be done, I would not argue. However, there are a number of limiting factors, clean grain elevator and horsepower in higher yielding crops come to mind. Had a 12 row (2388) customer this year struggle with the clean grain elevator even with the uprated springs, and a few extra washers in the slip clutch for good measure. It was a wet year though. My humble thought is that 2388 & 2588 machines are mostly 8 row setups. The 7010 & 8010 are built for the 12 row. No rack of weights, no shimming up the elevators, etc.
 
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