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6 row corn head 180bu corn 20ft flex with air reel 90bu wheat & 50bu soys. Question is will the 9400 run this comfortable or should I scrach up a little more $ and find a 9500? Gently rolling land, same as everyone else a tad wet some years. Would like to cut beans around 4 to 4.5mph corn 4mph and wheat 2.5mph. P.S. the 9400 im looking at has the 414 engin.
 

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With a 20F your are ok for the beans. Wheat and corn, especially 90 bu wheat, get a 9500. Depends on how many acres of wheat you have, though. A 9400 will handle it, just not as fast as a 9500 with the extra 18" of walker.

Although, with a 20' head, you should be able to cut real close to 2.5 in 90 bu wheat with a 9400. I don't know about the corn, but our 9410 and the 9400 we had before it, will/would cut 70 bushel wheat with 922 at 3.5-4.0, if you don't take all the straw, just cut for the heads. That is in HRW. You did not say where you are or what wheat you are cutting.

The 414 is plenty for this machine. Has plenty of gut to handle hills and mud. If it pulls down in mud, you should not be there, because you are stuck.
 

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a big problem with the 9400 combines was that the crank snapped on them because all the pulleys were to much for it to handle and put alot of tension on them. id go with the 9500
 

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4400nutz,

What are you talking about?
Crank meaning crankshaft on the engine, and it would be the early models with the 359 small engine?
We have put over 4000 hours on 9400 and 9410 with no problem you are talking about.
Clarify your information, because the later ones built after 1991 with the 414 engine do not have that problem.
 

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i never knew they had went to the 414. i was just always told they were still runnin the 359 til the ten series. huh, learn somethin new everyday! =)
 

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Thanks guys I need all the straw as I also have cattle. Are the sieves also 18" shorter?
 

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No.
The only difference in the machine specs is the walkers are shorter on the 9400. The rest of the physical specs are are identical. The 9500 has the 466 engine, 9400 the 414 if after 1991. There may be a difference in cylinder speeds max/min.
If you want, PM me your email and I will send the spec sheets from the brochures.
The 9400/9500 is a nice size machine for baling straw with the 55" width. The 9600 with the 66" can make for a wide windrow unless you have a way to narrow it and over 22-25' of header is a lot of straw to run through a baler.
 
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