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Can field tracker operate efficiently on a early 1660. I know the hydraulics aren't as powerful on my 1987 1660 as the newer machines but was wondering if it would work. Any idea how much they cost?

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The answer is yes jakebird, I know someone that put one on a 1987- 1640 this year and he said it cost him with all the combine kits AND the installation around $6,000.00 Canadian Funds. Some modifications are necessary to the packages on earlier 1600's but not too bad.
 

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I guy I worked for several years ago put on on his 1480 and it work pretty good, the hydraulics were not all their but it was better then nothing.

I'm looking to put one on my 90' 1680 w/old hyd valves this year. With a 20' head in terraces it would save me lots of time. Currently I'm only taking a 20' swath on about 40% of the time. I might not get any more beans but looks are everything with custom harvesting. Having the field tracker also allows me to move up to a larger head.

My dealer said a new kit is about $3,000 us, then about $360 for my older 1020. I'm still hoping to find one off a 1688 scraped out before this harvest. The tracker sensors for my 1083 would be $1500 - I think I'll just run that header manually for now, I already have the PTO shafts.

My neighbor just put a new one on his 92' 1660 and loved it. He had the new hydraulic valves although. He had to buy a kit to fit the smaller feeder house of the 60's and one to bolt the kit to the house. All said I think he had $3,400 in it.

If anyone knows where I can find a field tracker sitting on a scraped combine let me know.
 
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