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The DEF tank last year was an absolute PITA to fill, something has been changed as it takes bulk pump full bore this year although I do not know what has been changed, must be a different screen setup.

I like that new CMOTION hydro handle, seem to adjust to it quite quickly, the short handle making it convenient, up is in fact up for reel but the header lift switch is a completely different setup, yet seems to make sense.:)

I'll add any other likes/dislikes here as the season rolls on.
 

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Unsure I guess is the best description.

Not sure how much or if at all with the stripper yet.:confused:

A combination of crops, seeding dates and available equipment make the decision tougher.:(

A mix of swathed and MacDon straight cut canola for sure though.

Curious how the Sunnybrook concave/cylinder with the "goosefeet" straw splitters will be in green canola straw.
 

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Can't wait to put our new sunnybrook cylinder with goose feet to test also. Will be running it alongside a 500 series with the original sunnybrook cylinder. Don did you install a impeller wear kit as well?
 

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How many things do you change to a brand new machine to tweak it, and does your dealer take the new take-off parts back?

Also does one need a 780? It seems that most of the features are available on the 760 now. Fuel consumption better on the Mercedes?

Thanks.:)
 

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How many things do you change to a brand new machine to tweak it, and does your dealer take the new take-off parts back?

Also does one need a 780? It seems that most of the features are available on the 760 now. Fuel consumption better on the Mercedes?

Thanks.:)
Obviously you don't have to change anything if you are not so inclined, but that just goes against the researcher in me.;)
Look at all the stuff available for Deere or CIH machines, someone is trying things out?

I don't know about fuel use but a Mercedes is quieter, smoother but the main advantage is it's not a Cat.
Anything that keeps me as far away Finning in Alberta as I can possibly get is a good thing.;)
 

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I don't know about fuel use but a Mercedes is quieter, smoother but the main advantage is it's not a Cat.
Okay, mostly wondering about power consumption. I suppose I will know more in a couple of weeks.;)

Good to see a company that listens and makes useful refinements.:)
 

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HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA.


You always make me laugh, Don!

Do you have a backup camera on it now, to prevent, you know, those incidents that may or may not happen to someone or other or not that may or may not involve a pickup truck and may or may not involve a combine that may or may not be a Claas?


Have a safe harvest my friend! Hope you missed frost!
 

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HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA.


You always make me laugh, Don!

Do you have a backup camera on it now, to prevent, you know, those incidents that may or may not happen to someone or other or not that may or may not involve a pickup truck and may or may not involve a combine that may or may not be a Claas?


Have a safe harvest my friend! Hope you missed frost!
Thanks Chris!
You have a Safe harvest as well!:)

In fact, all of you have a safe harvest!

Yes, when you put it in reverse the CEBIS screen changes to a center mount rear facing camera.
It also has a standalone screen for auger spout/truck/cart.
 

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I also wonder why you need to tweak your combines like this. Maybe it's just made for our conditions, but we dont need anything here.
Special cylinder, impeller kit, sieves, chopperblades etc...

I guess Claas/JD did much more research on thier parts than any other independent retrofitter possibly can... We once had different sieves, but tbh. I cant really see a diference.

we only added some cameras. This year even on our 11yr. old Lex480... we plugged the chopper too often :(

Btw, we had a tweaked Lexion 780 with 680 hp this year... it clearly outperformed our S690i in the whole season. 2nd fastest was a tweaked 760 MY 2013 (current 770).
 

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Don will have third and fourth hydraulic rotor covers for 15
New style turbo chop with in cab spread width
no tools for knife adjustment on chopper
385 bushel tank
speed sensors on impeller and APS with auto shutdown to prevent plugging


They may be finally listening. :)
 

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lexionman575;1426754 385 bushel tank They may be finally listening. :)[/QUOTE said:
Listening but not hearing.
 

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speed sensors on impeller and APS with auto shutdown to prevent plugging
Well, it won't prevent plugging but it will prevent that dreaded belt slip clutch effect, also known as smoke!;)

Good news list lexionman, thanks.

Any word if the quality cam is coming to NA?:)
 

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Did Claas do something to the track suspension?

Not sure how or why but track vibration reaching the cab now is virtually zero, makes it the smoothest vehicle of any kind I've driven, I don't think anything has changed mind you I was moving on the road with the header on.:eek:;)

For the first time since I've had tracks, this being season 7, we actually have soft fields bordering on muddy this fall.

Was helping a friend do peas yesterday, the field was one of those super sticky clay soil ones, a real header flotation/cutterbar design tester.
When I left last night my friend was just digging about 3 wheelbarrows of dirt/mud out of his header.:(

Really like the new hydro handle.

Leather seat with cooling/heating very comfortable, only the cooling feature tested so far.;)

Sunnybrook cylinder very s..m..o..o..t..h.:)
 

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Huh?

I also wonder why you need to tweak your combines like this. Maybe it's just made for our conditions, but we dont need anything here.

Btw, we had a tweaked Lexion 780 with 680 hp this year... it clearly outperformed our S690i in the whole season. 2nd fastest was a tweaked 760 MY 2013 (current 770).
Seems to be a little confusion here Orly!:confused:;)
 

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Don I am curious about the impeller wear strips. Is there any difference in design between the Claas and sunny brook strips that you know of? I went with the sunny brook because the boronizing is suppose to help them last longer. After putting them in I wish they were a little higher so they were closer to the cylinder and rotor bearing plates. There is currently about 3/8 inch gap between the sunnybrook cylinder and impeller wear strip and at least 3/4 inch gap between the impeller and new flow kit that holds the rotor bearings in place. It just seems like some of the gaps could be smaller to prevent the crop from wrapping or sneaking by.
 
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