I am fairly certain that all CR's are made in Nebraska and only walkers are made in Belgium. Besides, the only major difference between a CR 9070/9080 and the CR 9090 is the engine and horsepower.
All walker combines and all CRs destined to the European market are made in Zedelgem. Initially European CRs were made in Nebraska, but that proved to be a disaster since the machines were not adapted at all to the local conditions. So they moved production and engineering of the European CRs at the Belgian combine factory (by engineering I mean mostly adaptations for Europe). (After all, why ship engines made in France to the US only to reimport the machines later?). As for the 9090, it is only made in Belgium, not in Nebraska. Oh and then now make CRs in Sorocaba, Brazil as well!
Tried one 2 years ago and it didn't do that much more than the CR 9080 we were using at the time. Has the power but I would question the whether the seive capacity is quite a match for it. It does the job, but we weren't getting anything like the sample quality we could out of the 9080. Maybe something that could be setup to sort out and maybe a day wasn't long enough to find out, but I would have thought the CNH guy who came with it should have been able to sort it.
As an experienced user, I can let u know that it was not set properly when you demoed it. This is the biggest problem with demoes, happened to us when when we demoed a lexion as well. Once you are a user of a certain machine for a while you learn the ins and outs of tweaking it for optimal performance.
The CR and CX were both built on the TF chassis (out of Belgium) and I am pretty sure the Case 10 series (8010 etc) also use the same chassis but with different components on top.
The TF combine was the flagship of the NH combine range but after the TF 78 they felt they had gone as far as they could in the development of that concept.
The TF chassis was used as it already used the twin return system and leveling shoe system with the only difference being the TF return system was chain driven compared to the CR/CX being belt driven.
guys, i have it on pretty good authority that the 9090 is built on the CX chassis, it is built for sure in belgium last winter if guys from our stores were able to see them being assembled during their plant tour..
i had a 9090 in a 30' double swath 70 plus spring wheat crop and averaged over the entire day asper the monitor in the combine 3.9 mph. we were stopping to unload probably 60% of the time.
jaydee, are you saying that the dealer brought the combine out and it threw over when pushed, and you just assumed that it was set right? Dealers have little field experience and a lot of in lot experience. I am 100% sure that it would have been set by the book.
As most of you know, you can't just pull into a field with a new combine set it by the book and have it work perfectly. Numerous factors come into play from farm to farm, field to field, crop to crop, morning to night.
If the CR is set properly for the conditions in the field it should be an impressive machine. Just assuming its a piece of junk without having it adjusted properly for the conditions in your field is very short sighted. Its also insulting to the people who have spent a great deal of thier hard earned cash to own and operate these machines.