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im about to land a 2003 840 in the yard , 1000hrs on it , looks verry good , looking to put about 1600 acres of canola , bly and oats through it , any advice ?
 

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does it respond to any particular type of tlc ? settings to aim for , etc , gereral things , im moving up from 860 masseys , so a bit different , thanx
 

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The operators manual is usually pretty good for settings as a starting point. Some of the settings will change depending on the crop and conditions.
 

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yeah for the straight cut i would suggest the 94C draper head. They are set up for the CX and will usually have the autofloat already installed on them. They work great.
 

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The 94C draper head is built by Honey Bee, the auto float is an option and was not available initially. If you are looking for a used one, check to make sure it has that option. To have a dealer install it will cost you about $1,700 Canadian.

The 72C is a riged auger head that was built in Saskatoon at one time. It is usually half the price of a draper head from the factory. You might be able to find a good used one for about $15,000 - $20,000 for a 25ft. A 30ft will be a bit more.
 

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New Holland will tell you that a 971 will not fit on a CX/CR combine, which is true. But you can make it fit. I know of one guy that put a 971 on CX.
 

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Apart from the engine falling to bits there pretty good combines, iv had two now with bad vibration inside the engine, check all the studs on the fuel pump and the exhaust manifold to see if there all still there.
 

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I know of an '04 that blew the engine in my area about 2 weeks ago. I think it dropped a valve. I've heard it is not uncommon on the genisis engine in that year range. (I think it was an '04 anyway)
 

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Check the chopper knives. Use wind knives on the very outside row and the run straight knives for the rest. Still get good chop and spread, eaiser on fuel and get alittle more usable hp out of unit. Check the engine wire harness for wire damage due to abrasive wire loom.
Fuel pump and exhaust manifold issues should have been adressed, so i wouldnt loose to much sleep over that, but check just incase.
They are a good machine and you will be happy with your purchase.
 

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thanx , good to hear some positive comment s , nice to know what to look for also , look what i started on the lexion site , oops !!!
 
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