Some of the things different on a 6088:
250 gal fuel tank- 300 bu grain tank from factory with available in cab folding- higher capacity clean grain elevator +15% with folding fountain auger- more sieve area- longer wheel base with 7010 style rear axles (47" tighter turning radius)- 7010 style feeder face- available two speed header/feeder drive option- 7010 unloading system 3.0 bu/sec- redesigned main drive with higher capacity (7010) hydro system (coupler on hydro that wore,gone) auger trough clean outs (drop outs like 7010/8010)- 3.0" feeder lift cylinders- full bin sensors like the 7010/8010- longer unload augers available- rear windrow forming door- new rotary air screen design- 3" rotor belt with upgraded rotor drive system- 0.8 " taller with grain tank ext folded- and the obvious new body styling.
The 5088 does not have as many of the changes and is much closer to the 2588 than the 6088 or 7088.
As discussed in other threads, the 5088 replaces the 2577, and the 6088 replaces the 2588. The 7088 is a new model. Then the 7120 replaces the 7010, 8120 replaces the 8010, and the 9120s are also new models, though it looks like CIH is delaying their official launch.
Eliminated most controls on the armrest and went to a digital touch screen similar to the MX series tractors. The 6088 does not have the electric folding grain tank, only the 7088. Sieve area is a minimal difference from the 2588, though it is now electrically adjust from inside the cab. Feeder face is the larger size, however it's still the same feeder dimensions (new style heads, old size limitations). New air screens are sweet compared to the old ones. I believe the factory unload rate is around 2.8, though it can be made as fast or faster than the 8010 with a different sprocket. Nice looking machine. Runs great.
Here is the article from paper coovering launch of new models.
The 5088 and 6088 replace the 2377 and 2388 while the 7088 is a new entry. Together with the 7120, the company has two models in the Claas 7 segment which currently accounts for 35 per cent of the UK market and is expected to grow.
Replacing the 7010, 8010 and 9010 are the 7120, 8120 and 9120 all powered by Iveco Cursor engines, which produce 422hp, 469hp and 530hp, respectively.
Launched a year ago, the 9010 is already the best selling model in the UK for Case IH this season. “We are amazed at the high level of interest,” says product specialist Paul Freeman.
The CDC engines included in the 88 series can also be found in the current Magnum tractors. The 8.3-litre version gives a maximum output of 295hp in the 5088 and 335hp in the 6088 while the 9.0-litre CDC engine in the 7088 tops out at 366hp.
The wheelbase has been extended by 214mm to 3.52m. It might not sound much but provides two important benefits. First is a larger grain tank – 8,800-litres on the 5088 and 10,500-litres on the 6088 and 7088. This helps to reduce the number of emptying times ands boosts harvesting time.
The standard 24ft header can be fitted without the need for any ballast and it is also possible to specify a 30ft cutterbar.
Another major change is that the Xclusive rotor from the 2377 and 2388 has given way to the Small Tube rotor, which is now fitted as standard on both 88 and 20 series harvesters. The new rotor first featured last season in the 9010 and has just 36 rasp bars (was 66) with deeper auger flights allowing more crop to be processed whilst the outer diameter remains unchanged.
Rotary sales are increasing, but Case IH admits there is still a perception amongst some farmers that rotary combines equal poor straw quality. Mr Freeman continues, “If we want to be successful in bolstering sales then it needs to convince straw walker users that this is not the case.”
The new rotor design has helped improve straw quality and the chopper has also changed. The 20 series use a newly designed fixed blade chopping system on the 8120 and 9120 that features 126 blades, 50 per cent more than on the 7120.
Although this leads to increased chopping performance, and provides for spreading width adjustment from the cab, where straw is to be baled, the speed of the chopper can be set to match that of the straw coming out of the rotor. This creates a conditioning effect as the blades carry the straw out the back of the machine.
On the 88 series, the chopper counter-knives can be retracted allowing the chopper blades to act as paddles. The result, claims the company, allows tidy swaths to be formed using long straw.
A new type of hydraulically-driven chaff spreader is also part of the package. Chaff can be spread regardless of whether windrowing or chopping and it is also possible to adjust the angle of the spread plates electrically from the cab.
The UK might rate as the fastest growing rotary market in Europe, but recently-appointed business director Richard Beadman says that Case IH has a lot of work to do.
“The goal is to build the combine market share back to 15 per cent, a position we held 10 years ago,” he says.
This is where I got my info. Maybe it is wrong or UK versions wil be different. we never got 2588 number but understand this was due to uk law on new models(cost) and our 08 2388 s were the same as 2588
so when i adjust the sieves will something on the A post change showing me something?
also i dont see how any buttons will be left out on the console unless u dont get fieldtracker. seen that in the 7088 at the farm show.. also will we like this new handle on the hydro.. also all the directions on header lifting up and downs the same right??
i feel for the deere guys that really sucks they changed that
They eliminate all the header control height knobs and several switchs for settings. They are all now controlled on the A-Post monitor, which is similar to the MX series tractors with the performance monitor. Straight from a company guy, "The 5088 is a stripped down, no bells and whistles combine that won't have the features of the 60 and 7088." Meaning, NO electric toppers. The new A-post is going to act like the Pro600 on the 70 and 8010/20's. Joystick is the same as 70 and 8010/20. Very easy to use. I'm guessing the ST rotor will be an option. Just judging by what I know. Don't know if it's the answer for corn. Hard to adjust.
Might want to let your company guy know that the price book lists the electric grain tank covers as an option for all three 88 series machines (for North America, at least).
The new A-Post does have built-in diagnostics and monitoring like the 7010/8010 Pro600, but it doesn't have many of the features of the Pro600 (no data recording, no yield monitoring, GPS, guidance, Automatic Crop Settings, etc.)
The covers open up better, but the latch system is a little poor
Not as many covers but you need a flat screwdriver to get them off. Even the rotor side covers use a twist lock now instead of the over centre latches. For transport (mainly on trucks) the doors have extra locks in the front and rear to stop covers from accidentally coming open