Can anyone shed some light on this machine. Is it simply a de-powered 2388? How much does it cost compared to the 2388? what sized heads run best on the 2377? And any other pertinent comments would be appreciated.
I think ours was 17,000 cnd cheaper than 2388. I'd buy one if it was 3,000 cheaper no differences other than hp. just a turn of a screw. You probaly won't believe this but it actualey came from the factory with a 2377 decal on one side and a 2388 rice special decal on the left hand side. I wanted my dealer to leave it that way or buy me the 2388 decal. Makes you wonder about quality control?? WE already had 2208 and a 25' 1020 , just ordered a 30' 1020 with air reel . Stick all the way ahead 2cd gear 4wd on, 5.5mph going up sand hill unloading on the go 22% corn running 180 bushel/acre dry baisis not even lugging over 100 rpm . it was fun for me!!
I believe that both the 2377 and 2388 will be switching to an electronic throttle control. I'm guessing that it is going to start with the Tier-3 engines, but it might come shortly after that. Of course with an electronic throttle, there won't be any screw to turn up.
The other downside to the electronic throttle control is that you cannot turn off the key when you get out of the cab while leaving the engine running. When you turn the key off, the engine shuts off too.
Quote:2377 is pretty much a direct replacement for the 2366. If you are looking for 66 size capacity, you will love the 2377, especially in corn. If you think you're buying a cheaper 2388, then you'll be disapointed. Eight row cornheads, 25' to maybe 30' platforms are best suited for it.
But that's what I'm confused on. As far as I can tell, IT IS A 2388, just with a de-tuned engine. I think there is also a change in the grain hopper extensions that come with it, but thats minor anyway. So it seems to me that the cost to produce this machine would be exactly the same as a 2388, yet they don't want to charge as much for it. So now CIH has a lower profit margin on this machine. The company isn't in business to lose money, so I don't fully understand what they are going for here.
Never thought of that. We own a dealership and a farm so it doesn't make a whole lot of difference to us. We got 2 new ones a while back and they did have the electric throttle and ours had glow plugs instead of ether, but other than that, not anything really different.
Quote:Never thought of that. We own a dealership and a farm so it doesn't make a whole lot of difference to us. We got 2 new ones a while back and they did have the electric throttle and ours had glow plugs instead of ether, but other than that, not anything really different.
With your talk of the electric throttle and glow plugs, I guess you're talking the 06 models.
May want to look a little closer.
Those aren't glow plugs either, grid heater, MUCH better system for cold starting.