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Our 6088 has made its way to the dealer. We are planning on running a 2062 on it and after looking it over have many questions. We knew that we were going to have to change the feeder face plate to the old style. However we discovered that the feeder jack shaft that drives the head is a splined shaft and not the hex shaft that comes on the 2500 series. The head has already been converted to single point hook up so that will not be a problem.

I am wondering what others are planning on doing? The salesman has a list of the kits we apparently need to convert it over to match the older heads (we are going to be hanging a 1083 on it for corn) but isn't really sure what all the pieces are for. Also how do you mount the pump with the round guard they have on the side of the feederhouse?

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Yes there are a number of kits available for the older fronts. We have converted a couple, but without the kits. With the drive shaft you only have to change the yoke + uni joint. There is an extension piece to go onto the pump drive where the cover/guard is that you are talking about - same as for earlier 8010's when they came with the 2**2 fronts. It's mainly the adapter that is the issue. We have converted a 2015 pickup to suit the new 88 series. After all it's man made so man can modify it.
 

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Good luck adapting the 1083 we were told no adapator plates to do it and looked at trying to do it ourselves, but traded it on a 2408. We did adapt our 1010 heads to cut sunflowers for our 7010's and also our pickup heads, there is a fair amount of work to do a 1010, but don't look like the 1083 would be worth it, but good luck anyway
 

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Do you have any pictures of this convesion. That is one of the big questions is how are we going to be able to mount the pump. Also would you happen to know any of the part numbers for the kits that you used?
 

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Shannon,

I am guessing that you tried doing this in 2008? They have come out with a kit that will let you convert the feeder face plate to the old style that is on the 2500 and before series. I can't remeber the exact price but it is somewhere around 5000 CDN. We are thinking that the corn head should be the easy head to adapt because with the face plate switched we can pick it up and then we just need to make the drive shafts work which won't be a big issue.....it is the draper head that concerns us more.
 
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