our local dealer has a 03' cr 940 w\500hrs. how does this machine compare w\a 2388 of the same yr. duals, 4wd, 8row corn head, 30ft platform. there is a pretty good price differance. thanks for any info
Never ran with a 2388 but I wish the 940 at work was equipped like you described about that 940. A 940 weighs 12,000lbs more then a 99 so 30.5r32 are out of the question unfortunately the 940 at work has them. They make more ruts then need be. I can run with a 25ft in 100bu wheat cutting 5" off the ground taking in all the straw I can going 3mph, excellent sample, nothing out the back with only 58-62% engine load so it'll handle a 30ft with ease. Beans are however fast the head will cut them. I can run in 200bu corn with a 6r at 4.5mph and when I unload on the go it jumps to 110% engine load so it'll work during corn. Make sure it doesn't have the plastic hydraulic reservoir tank as they had problems with cracking. '04 and newer have a steel one. If you plan on keeping track on harvest info for alot of different farms or fields then it will be good to get the data logger. Your only allowed a combination of 10 farms and fields.
Have never ran a CR but we have had a 2388 with the AFX rotor for the last 2 years and live about an hour and a bit north of Nathan so harvesting conditions and yields are similar. We run a 30 foot flexdraper and a 8 row corn head on the '88 and in wheat I was running 3 mph. Beans I could run upto 5.5 mph before the cut would start to get ragged but even then I was not pulling down the engine very much. Rated RPM is 2340 and most of the fall I was up in the 2380 range unless unloading on the go. Corn we usually ran between 4 and 5 MPH this year 180-200 bushel corn @ 23-25% moisture. Fall of '06 when we had similar yields and the moisture was around 19-20% I could run up to 6 MPH but then the cart driver had trouble keeping up. Based on what Nathan is seeing from their CR and what I have seen from the '88 I'm guessing the '88 will give you a little more capacity however I have never seen them run side by side. I do like the fact that you can adjust the sieves from the cab in the CR as well as the self leveling of the sieves.