Hi. ry0972? on the Deere swathers.
Why are there so many 07 -09 machines at the Ritchie Bros (and other ) auctions last year and again in this years catalog? There have been as many of these newer Deeres as all other brands (newer machines) put together.
There are a couple JD in my area and I haven't heard anything bad about them. Lots of new Case machines replacing other brands around here lately. I still think the Older series CaseIH/Hesston tractor units were a beter/simpler more reliable machine. VERY happy with our 07 Hesston and have had great service out of our 01 8860 HP CaseIH w/HB header.
I saw a heston equivalent of an 8860 on a dealers lot a couple years ago with a honeybee draper on the front. was a little odd to see so I looked it over! anyways there was an adapter on it that slid over the lift arms on the power unit and then extended sideways about 3" to line up with the holders on the header. they looked commercially made although who knows where they came from, but there are adaptor brackets out there somewhere! as far as the hydraulic plumbing I am not sure if there was any mods or if you can just change the plugs and go.Hi. ry0972
You mentioned you have a Honey Bee header on your 8860. Does it fit right on the tractor unit or did you have to do some adapting? We have an 8860 with a 625 hay head and are looking to get a grain head for it. Just wondering what options of headers I can be looking for
Well ry0972 was online when he posted the question, so not bad timing!Welcome to the forum!
You do realize on Saturday that will be the seventh birthday for that post?