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First I'm not a custom harvester. I have been looking at the S88 that Gleaner has out and wanted to know if anyone has put many acres through one yet?
 

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What crops are you going to be running? I know if you PM GleanerSuper7 you should get a response. He is often traveling and isn't always immediate. I have a S78 and will be running it soon in some Corriander seed and will run dry peas this week. Neither are a real test of what this machine is capable of. I then will have a bunch of corn to put it to the real test.
 

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It was great seeing you this week, pioneer. Wish we could have stuck around and harvested with you. Awesome country up there. We're looking forward to showing it in an upcoming roadshow video. Always happy to meet good people on the road.
 

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I only had 400 acers of wheat, but it was heavy straw 75 bu. that had to be cut abought a foot of the ground. It has great power and performed flawlesly. I have said it before, get rid of all reverse bars, made the machine come alive after that, with way less rotor loss.
 

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I talked with gleanersuper7 this week and we had a good talk about power. If I misstate this I hope he chimes in. The horsepower curve is no longer a bell curve. It actually rises up on the top end rather than drop off.

The way other manufacters have described these new engines to me is we are back to tier two fuel performamce plus def. This was not from super 7 but from other tractor manufacturer's.
 

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I only had 400 acers of wheat, but it was heavy straw 75 bu. that had to be cut abought a foot of the ground. It has great power and performed flawlesly. I have said it before, get rid of all reverse bars, made the machine come alive after that, with way less rotor loss.
What kinda bph were you getting? What machine and head?
 

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It's a S78 with a 40 ft. dyna-flex,just got back from combine, monitor said 850 bu. average per hr. We only ran it at 60-70% engine load, plus being new the insides had to be shined up. At that load we were running around 3mph. I did get to run it the last day myself and pushed it to 100%, was able to run 4.3 mph,not sure what the bph. were,didn't look, but it was doing a great job out the back considering all the material that was going through it. The fuel usage was 11 gph then 18 gph at 100% engine load. All in all I would rate this machine so far to be a class 7 machine that performs like a class 8 maybe 9, with a lot less fuel. It had good torqe but would help if it had 399 horses, in wheat and corn maybe not, but 70 bu. green steam soy's it will.
 

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850 bushel average? I hope thats because the guts need shined up, I can achieve those kind of numbers with my 65 pretty easily. Ive peaked at 1600 bushel at times and that was in 50bpa wheat using 13-15 gallon an hour @ 100% engine load with a 25' stripper header. I have some 80-90 bushel fields that I have yet to get the machine into. The engine is chipped, but still shouldnt be able to compete with the 8's. Maybe its the stripper header that gives me such an advantage.
 

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I wouldn't be too worried about how many bph on a new machine until it does get broke in. It seemed like our S77 with the bigger diameter cage was more sensitive to new and took more power to run until shined up than the smaller diameter cage on the R series models. It improved very much at about 50 hours. With that few of acres time is spent making adjustments and getting used to the machine makes the average on the monitor go down. I'm sure it will get better.

I'm interested in how much more power the new engine has for pulling our hills as that is the limiting factor for us.
 

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850 bushel average? I hope thats because the guts need shined up, I can achieve those kind of numbers with my 65 pretty easily. Ive peaked at 1600 bushel at times and that was in 50bpa wheat using 13-15 gallon an hour @ 100% engine load with a 25' stripper header. I have some 80-90 bushel fields that I have yet to get the machine into. The engine is chipped, but still shouldnt be able to compete with the 8's. Maybe its the stripper header that gives me such an advantage.
Hi Redline, interested to know if you have the Cummins QSC with CAPS in your R65, what HP have you now got and what chip have you used? I have remapped our 2003 QSC to 300hp through Cummins, and under our crops we are always HP limited and mainly running in 90-100% load, with hand always ready to pull back on hydro handle, pushing large amounts of straw with a 25ft 8200. Fuel usage is similar to yours under these engine loads.
 

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850 bushel average? I hope thats because the guts need shined up, I can achieve those kind of numbers with my 65 pretty easily. Ive peaked at 1600 bushel at times and that was in 50bpa wheat using 13-15 gallon an hour @ 100% engine load with a 25' stripper header. I have some 80-90 bushel fields that I have yet to get the machine into. The engine is chipped, but still shouldnt be able to compete with the 8's. Maybe its the stripper header that gives me such an advantage.
Redline, my son drove it until the last 20 acres and didn't push it at all. I don't no how accurate the monitor is, never calibrated. I do no that if we could have cut higher like normal that would have made a huge difference. I did cut higher for just a bit and could run almost 6 mph, but leaving to many heads. I think when it gets shined up in corn and put the sweeps in, it will be ready for soy's. Only pu 30 sep. hours on it, so it can't be shined up yet. The bottom line is We really like the machine so far. Can't wait for the corn to get ready in a couple of weeks. Looks to be an exellent crop.
 

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Hi Redline, interested to know if you have the Cummins QSC with CAPS in your R65, what HP have you now got and what chip have you used?
I have a sisu in my R, stock is rated @ 300, with my chip its at 390. Although I've never had it dyno'd I believe the chip. I see it in the power monitor. 60% engine load on the "hot" tune is 90-100% in stock mode. My fuel consumption is down dramatically. I do have a chip in my mx285 that does have the caps pump you are talking about. Ive put 300 hours on it since I installed the chip. 0 problems with it or the engine/fuel system since I installed it. But its lowered my fuel bill by at least 20% in the 2 years Ive had it.

The chip I use is from TS performance.

Redline, my son drove it until the last 20 acres and didn't push it at all. I don't no how accurate the monitor is. Only pu 30 sep. hours on it, so it can't be shined up yet.
Your breaking it in the right way, I didnt intend to come off as critical of your machine. Enjoy it, its going to be a monster when you get to pushing it come fall harvest. Take it easy on it though because ill be shopping for a used one in a few years.:D
 

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The carbide gray is a option. I cover 20 acres an hour burning 8-11 gallon an hour. So on average less than a gallon an acre.
 
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