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I am a custom harvester and run two 2388s, I need another combine to run with us this year and need a less expensive machine such as a '91-'92 1680, 1688, 2188.
I have run both Case IH and Gleaner throughout the years and have much experience with both, but I have never ran an older 16 series with a 23 I know the hp is larger in the 2388s along with some upgrades.
We harvest about 6500 acres of wheat 30-60 bushel, 1300 acres of barley 150-180 bushel, and corn 200+ bushels.
I'm just wondering who runs these different machines together, and which one would be the best choice to run with my combines.

Thank you,
Harvester88
 

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My combines are '99 models with thirty foot heads.
I have ran the 2188s and the 1688s, but never with my 2388s. It's been quite awhile since Iv'e ran the older machines, I know the 1688s and the 2188s are the same machine with a new and impoved cab, we sure enjoyed the newer cabs back in the ninties, but we had to have our vlot meter handy, because we had alot of electrical problems with them.
Anyways I was just wondering which do yall think would be the best combine for the money. The 2188s arn't much cheaper than a 23 now adays, kinda leaning towards a 1688 that's in good shape.

What was the hp on the 1688s? They do have the same cleaning capacity as the 23s don't they?

Thanks again everyone
 
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