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hello I was wondering how the 9860 compares to the cr970? have heard some bad storys about service on a cr, I now that the deere will do 55 tonne hour easy. but have heard the cr gets up to70 plus thr. happy to here your thoughts.
 

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As your handle says, it's your lucky day.

I ran those two together in 07.
We don't get big time tonnage like that with any combine in our conditions so I'll just give general comments.
In peas they were similar but if the straw was tough at all the JD was a little better at putting it through.
The CR was better in canola, both less loss and cleaner.
They were about a wash in wheat.
Cab nicer in the CR. Quiet. Didn't care for the push button hydro handle reverse.
CR kept rad completely clean and air filter I don't think would have needed service in 200 hours but I only put on 121.
JD keeps rad virtually clean but only get about 70 hours out of air filter.
Don't care for CR's stone trap system.
Cr turned short, JD OK.
My daughter ran the CR most of the time, called herself Team Yellow.
You should ask her about changing that concave shear bolt.
It would go something like "that G%#*^%^ F*&^[email protected]%& bolt".
One evening just before dark she came on the radio. She said
I see there's a guy up here taking pictures from the road.
I'm just coming up by him.
Does this combine make me look fat?


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I had those two in the field as well back in 2006 I believe. 9860 with 42' Honey Bee and CR970 with 36' Honey Bee. In 50bus wheat the JD was still at least 0.5mph ahead, the 970 had capacity but was so gutless on power. The CR had a quieter cab, poor rock trap, and poor chopper. Like Don said the JD air filter doesn't last as long, the JD is way easier to work on as well but on the 9860s the feed accelerator was poor, make sure you get the high capacity feeding package.
 

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OH, I just realized the title is CR 970.
I actually had a 07 CR 9070 so that might make a difference in some areas.
Sorry about that.


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Seems you mae some real goo testing before you made ur decision for a new combine.

We are going to get a CR9090 next week. I am tensed to see how the Lexion 600 and CR9090 perform next to eachother...
(Hope I finishe my exams till then that I can spend some time on the fields)
 

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I had that thread "The big Five" in the fall of 07 but I can't find it.
Wouldn't help anyway.
Athena took all the pics so isn't in them.


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Seems you mae some real goo testing before you made ur decision for a new combine.

We are going to get a CR9090 next week. I am tensed to see how the Lexion 600 and CR9090 perform next to eachother...
(Hope I finishe my exams till then that I can spend some time on the fields)

I hope it's not a spelling exam


Sorry man, it was just too easy
 

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Nah, it isnt...

I have several excuses...

1. My keyboard is f***ed up... and I am tire of correcting each word

2. I was in a hurry and didnt read what I've typed...
3. English isnt my mother tongue
4. my English is ruined by chat language
5. I forgot to click the "spell check button"
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Seems Claas was a little fatser with launching something new. Or they were just hiding it better... Anyway seems JD will only follow suit again... NH with the CR9090 and Claas with the new 700series already set the mark...
 

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New holland has the best reverser on the planet. I have never gone against a deere. but a neighbor here had a 8010 and a 970 for one year and was going to one color the next year. He liked both. they both had the same capacity and everything. and i have always heard a 8010 will outdo a 9860 so i would think a 970 will do better..... confused here...
 

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I think that this is a fairly accurate statement. If you have JD, you will give JD the edge if you are demoing the other. If you have Case, it will have the edge when you demo the others. If you have NH, it will have the edge when you demo the others. This is just the way it goes when you know one brand really well and the others not so much.
 
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