I just went out and ordered a new 7010 combine with a 2162 40ft. Draper head and a 12 row Geringhoff Roto Disc corn head. Did I do the right thing. I there anything special I should add to these pieces of equipment or the combine?
7010 will do just fine. We bought one with 12 row folding northstar and 36 ft 2062. 150 bushel corn 3.5mph 70% engine load. As for beans, really green steam 50bushel beans 3mph, frost killed 50bushel beans head wouldn't cut fast enough, started leaving stragglers over 6mph. Only time out of hp is trying to pull a hill or playing in the mud.
Man I wish I could try a 40ft flex draper. Where are you located? I think you will be happy with the 7010. If you can afford the extra for the 8010 it would probably go better with your setup. We run a 8010 with a 35 ft 2020 and a 2412.
Our corn yields are usually in the 150+ area and beans in the mid 40's. We live in the southwest corner of Minnesota. The combine is autosteer ready, we are set up on RTK. I know a 8010 costs about 20,000 more. Our dealers tell us a 8010 is way to large for out setup. They say we will never keep the grain away from it. The 2388 we had never was full in 200 bushel corn at 5 mph. with a 8 row head. I guess we will find out next fall.
You will love that setup... but if you can get the Small Tube Rotor. If your dealer didn't ask you about it ask them! I think the CIH guy we were testing it with last year said it would be available if the guy wanted it but it wouldn't be listed as an option.
We ran a 7010 in very green stem beans this year 60+ bpa 4.5mph if conditions weren't perfect... 5.5mph with good sunshine... it was amazing.
I think in corn it will handle a 12 row head fine but not like an 8010. It walked all over our 8 row head... 180-230bpa, 15-20%M, 5-7mph.
Very nice machine... not a problem with it. Dealer helped me run it the first hour and never had them out again all fall.
"Seems like you should have been able to drive alot faster than that. My 04 2388 runs a rotodisc 4.0 to 5.5 in 150 to 200 bushel corn, of course the engine load is usually near 100 percent."
Yes I can go faster but it so nice going 3 to4mph and still get lots done. i don't miss the 5 to 7mph with the 04, 2388 and 2206. It also doesn't help the fastest I can dump is 41 minutes from the time I scale in to the time I scale out, Double that if another truck beats me there.