Yes it does. That looks sweet. Small upgrades, yet still overal basic design. Wonder if they will be getting rid of the R series or will be offering 4 different combines. If so, wonder if price tag will be between a R66 and an R76.
If that feeder is actually centered then there must be some wild stuff inside that machine. However I believe it is just some sort of spacial illusion created by the photo considering the resolution and how much it has been enlarged.
Feeder house is still a measly 39". In Canada we were looking for more. Even if the other brands shrink their crop mat, it begins the threshing process. The other gripe I have is they still use the same old feeder clutch design. That stuff was junk 20 years ago when we became Gleaner dealers. Canola is %40 of our crop and we grow STRAW with 100 bu/ac wheat. We need a better feeder. All the processor in the world doesn't matter if you can't get the crop mat to it. Our A85 has a 55 inch (vs 39 on the R/S) feeder and it works great in Canola except the tiny single drive belt.
Yep i agree, that may work down in kansas and texas, we have had feeding problems with every R series, shoving a 30ft heavy canola swath sometimes can be a nightmare. and then the f'n chain jumps one sprocket. or straight cutting 120 bushel oats with a little green left in the straw. even the guys that have done the rear floor drop have issues as it starts to bunch below the front of the drum and then goes through in wads, and then she growls. they need to bring that s7 north.
i think they are not as popular here is canada one because of fewer dealers and two becasue they are awesome in wheat and dry crops in canada our crops are higher moisture and more straw also we harvest canola which as everyone says is hard on the feederhouse so a 39 inch feeder house is the problem. in the us where the wheat is dry they are an amazing machine for there size
An Axial is a better tough conditions machine. Between a small feeder hsg (or problematic clutches, whichever) and poor outlet on the chopper end, any tough conditions cause a Transverse to go down a full class in performance. Our class 8 axial will destroy an R76 in performance with tough conditions, but in dry they are not far apart. A c62 will outdo an R76 in tough conditions, but in dry the 76 will pull away. The chopper is a simple design, but needs updating. The feeder, if not made wider needs better clutching. If the shafts can't handle better clutches, put in bigger shafts. If a combine can't do Canola, it can't do Canada.
If you're traveling faster, you're harvesting more, harvest is a measure of capacity. While true that full is full, with power to keep the rotor at a constant speed you gain capacity. A graviy feed line is an example, full flow under gravity may be 10 gal/minute, under pressure it's 15, why? because the flow is faster.