I would be using a 8 row 40" corn head and a 25' draper header. And also have a 750bu. and 500 bu. grain carts. The 7088 would be replacing a 2188 and these are the headers I have been using. I would prefer to not have to get new headers if at all possible.
The company that we would be leasing from said they would put the adapter on the 7088 to make those headers work. The rep. made it sound like it was not a big deal and they would take care of it. I hope he is right.
Should the 7088 be able to cut 700 acres of corn and 1300 acres of beans in 250 separator hours? The corn is usually less the 18%. Usually about half of the beans seem to have green stems. I don't know anyone that has a newer case combine. Most people around here that have newer combines run John Deere. So any info would be appreciated.
We're running a 3212 CIH cornhead that we originally purchased for our 2388. Rented a 7010 to finish corn harvest . Dealer put an adaptor on it and it has worked fine. We have decided to buy the 7010 but the dealer recomended we trade our 30' 1020 as the adaptors didn't work that well on the platforms.
WE have friends that traded their 2188 for a new 7088 last fall & they put an adaptor on their cornhead (2208) but traded platforms for the same reason.
I would be doubtfull if you could put that many acres thru a 7088 in 250 seperator hours. How many sep hrs wre you putting on your present combine? The biiger machine will cut some hrs off but you're still going to be using the same size heads and the heads are going to be your biggest limiting factor, not combine capacity.
Didn't think they made 25' flex drapers, but if they do that is too small. I would go at least 30. With two carts you should be able to run 2100 acres through that machine on 250 sep hours. If not I'd be dissapointed. We run a few more acres than that through our R72 in about 200-220 sep hours if the crop is standing fairly well.
Not familiar with corn or beans but we run 40' 2152's on ours in wheat and durum, and 35' 2020's in lentils. In 399 engine hours in 60 bushel cereals, 30-35 bushel lentils, we put 4800 acres on each of our 7088's.
The past 5 years 170-190 has been pretty common on corn, though this year most was well over 200. Beans seem to always fall in the 45-50 range, no matter what. From what I understand a 6088 replaces the 23/2588 and we had a couple guys here who run 8 rows and 30' and 35' drapers. I know a guy who ran 12 row on a 2388 for 3 or 4 years. DId you find out if they do make a 25' draper? My dealer said 30' was the smallest.