We are not the same. Take a quick glance at the gender listed for each of us. Tom, the housings were cracked at a point just below where the leveling cylinder attaches to the housing, not at the big round area where the bull gear would be inside. I don't know off hand what tires and rims (single tires front and rear) are on this machine, but we purchased this machine new in 2002 and it has never been altered in any way. It is a 4x4 unit and has never had a bin extension of any kind on it either. The SH machines are normally wider than the LL machines because of the different housings. Ours always runs over the outside corn stubble row with a 6 row head on it. The 9660 LL we used while this one was down did not do that because it is not as wide. It was also a 4x4 unit but had much bigger rear tires than ours do. BTW, if you want to have some fun, take a couple dealer reps who keep telling you that you don't need a SH machine for a ride in a LL machine on some of your AVERAGE hills. Watch their eyes get as big as half dollars and see how fast they get off the machine! Then tell them that you have hills much WORSE than this....like 98J has! Silence is golden! The sad part is that there is a red 5088 with a Hillco under it arriving next week for us to demo. How do we get Deere to step up and admit a problem here and assist with the repair bills? Short of that, and given the previous parts and service issues we have had with our local dealers, there will be a red machine here in the future.