we switched from a 9600 to a 9650sts and found that the capacity is much more.... we are able to go atleast half to a full mile per hour faster in canola, wheat. and up to 2 miles per hour faster on lentils... I am very, very, very impressed with this machine!
I can't see that being true in wet straw. I have several customers that have an STS and a walker and this year, being as tough as it was, They would've rather had 2 walker machines. Some of the walkers were modded (cylinder, beater, chipped) and they showed the rotors how it was done day after day.