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A short thread just for fun and maybe a bit of contemplation by any combine company executives who happen to read this!

For quite some time I have had a very jaundiced view on combine model identification used by the various manufacturers.
A couple of them indulge in telephone number model ID's that they seem to think is very clever.
It totally confuses me and I suspect many others who may be relatively familiar with the models in their own make of combine but are just plain confused by the telephone numbers of the other models in the other colors.

So if you feel inclined go through these randomised models of which the 87 of them listed here were taken from the thread headings by grain /corn growers from pages 1 and 2 of the forums for each of the manufacturers and I won't tell you which or how many manufacturers they were.

There may be a couple of discrepancies as some of the posters on the threads I used to get these model numbers used shorthand to describe their models so don't get excited about it if a couple are wrong as there are no prizes for this and as we say in Australia, you are not playing for sheep stations.

[ The odd sheep station [ ranch ] of a few hundreds or thousands of square kilometres was gambled away in the odd game or two in times long gone! ]

This really applies to a general combine forum but I will place it here in the Gleaner thread and hope a few other color operators jump across and also have a go at this.

So see which numbers / models are most easily identified as belonging to any one manufacturer and how many models are represented in each make.

If combine manufacturers had any sense, the models and makes could be sorted out almost instantly by their identification numbers by any grain / corn grower as all the following models and makes could and should be very easily identified if a bit of thought had gone into an easy make and model ID system by the executives of the various companies.

So, if a combine company executive or two reads this, perhaps it might be a very good idea for him / her / them to sit down and try and allocate the numbers below to a particular combine manufaturer and where that listed model fits in that manufacturer's lineup.

When you are finished, ask yourself IF the model identification system your company is using is the the most easily used to easily identify your make and model of combine and can the model ID's be remembered by the farming public and / or a new potential customer and can they, using your identification system, easily identify the probable age, capacity and where the model fits into your range of past or present combines [ or tractors or any other machinery ]

It's called marketing!

Here's the list.

R72. 9770, 9895, M3, TX66, 1666, 9120, 8090, 930, L3, 9690, 8570, R70, 7088, 9750, TR99, 8820, 8680, N5, 9670, S67, CR980, 1480, 9880, 9795, R52, CR970, Super 92, 2166, 9610, CR9060, 1680, 9510, 9790, 9650, L2, 8120, 9070, CR960, R40, 2366, 8780, M2, CX8070, 8010, 8780XP, R75, 9500, R50, 9860, CR9090, R76, A86, 7010, 7278, R52, 760, 6088, 9080, R62, TR86, 715, 9600, R60, TR98, 850, 1460, 9660, 860, N7, 2388, 6620, R52, 755, 510, TX68, 9560, TR87, 750, TR99, 1660, 9760, 7720, 860, N6, TR86, M2, 755, 9600, 2188, CX840, R50, 1688, CR9040,

No need to post,unless you want to.
Just try putting a list together for yourself and I will put up my original list with the what fits where manufacturing wise in a couple of days.

Enjoy!
 

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I am not sure if I am doing this correctly ROM (I have a bad habit of skim reading
), but I will have a go at listing the models from each manufacturer from, smallest to largest in relative time frame that you have listed here. Some brands I am a little sketchy on exact sizes and time frame....

John Deere: 6620-7720-8820, 9500-9600, 9510-9610, 9650-9750, 9660-9760-9860, 9670. The 9880 is a European model that isn't sold here I think I can be forgiven for that one.

Massey: Super 92,

Massey Ferguson: 510, 750-760, 850-860, 8570, 8780, 8780XP, 9690, 9895, again I am fairly sure the 755 is a Euro as is the 7278.

New Holland: I am not sure on exact model releases but I know "X" is conventional and "R" is twin rotor, so heres my best guess: TX 66-68, CX 840, CX 8070. TR 86-87-99. CR 960-970-980, CR 9040-9060-9070-9080-9090

Gleaner: Early L's and M's I am sketchy again but her goes: M2-3, L2-3, N5-6-7, R 40-50-60-70. R52-62-72, R75, R76, A86, S67, S77 (all hail black beauty
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Case IH: 1660-1680, 1666-1688, 2188, 2366-2388, 7010,6088, 8120

IH: 1460-1480

Case: 715-915

I scanned your list a few times, and no doubt missed a few, but my eyes are square now.
 

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Well guys you're are doing well and will be able to put those numbers all in model release order and just to make it more interesting, try release year and even say month or date as well as class size when I list as I haven't even sorted the models and would have trouble doing so for those makes other than Gleaner.

I did not intend this but maybe keep going to fill in all the models and details that I have missed

It would make a very good reference source for a lot of posters.
If the source becomes good and accurate enough perhaps it could be placed eventually as a stickie

I guess we are going to find the combine industry's real connoisseurs, the best stamp collector equivalents of combine makes and models, right here in this thread and we may have a couple right here above already!

And the rider to this is, if you can't sort these models and makes out and I couldn't with any confidence at all, it is no shame to admit it.

Any doubts you may have about identifying a make and model from the company's ID's just emphasises the point that the manufacturers are lacking in their marketing if their potential customers can't immediately identify all of their combine product range.
Maybe you should tell them that right here.

Now how are the rest of you going?
 

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Here's JD(self-propelled), I am sure there are other members that can have a crack at the other brands.

Earliest to Latest

45,55,95,105

3300,4400,6600,7700

4420,6620,7720,8820 (Known downunder as 'Yellow Tops')

4420, 6620, 7720, 8820 Titan II's

9400,9500,9600, CTS (I think there was a 4435 or something similar but it wasn't sold 'here'.

9410,9510,9610, CTS II

9450,9550,9650, 9650 CTS, 9650 STS, 9750 STS

9560, 9660, 9560 STS, 9660 STS, 9760 STS, 9860 STS

9570 STS, 9670 STS, 9770 STS, 9870 STS

Waiting with abated breath for the new 'grass hopper' numbers
 

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Your'e doing real good so a further Challenge!

Keep going BB and give us the class, years and release dates and final manufacturing dates [ months will do ] of each model and there is at least one JD Australian tractor drawn version in there some where and maybe others as well.
[ that one is not on my list which is now superseded and looking a bit skinny with your knowledge on JD's ]
Even details like engines and HP's, where manufactured and etc for each model would be excellent.

I'm pushing the standards up as it seems there are some very knowledgeable posters out there and we might be able to use their expertise to create a very good data base on all the combine makes and models.

And come on all you other colours! Can't let that JD mob beat you in the knowledge stakes!
 

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I can answer most of you question ROM I think.. I thought I might just wait to see if we get any input from some others. I might get taken to task listing a heap of JD specs in the gleaner forum.
 

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I'm like ausfarmer. I need to get out more and broaden my horizons. I 'm familiar with all those numbers. I've studied farm equipment since I was a kid.
 
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