A little green, but already the 10th of sep., gotta go!
Wicked canola crop, yielded 50+ bu./acre and was seede into 7 yr. old pasture land. Gotta love no-till
Very green, no saws?
Pretty country. With/with out 8010.
Is that toadflax by the kids?
Quote:Yes, it is a 2005 with full updates. New 36ft honeybee draper header. Can't wait to get it in the fields.
Yes, that is a swath roller. But I took it off after 1000 acres, it was rolling that 30ft. swath too tight. It showed at harvest, the unrolled swaths were 1 point dryer and went through much easier. Not required on a 30 ft. machine, the swath is heavy enough on it's own.
No, that is not toadflax.
Yes, many cents were spent this year and it was worth it!!
Quote:Yes, that is a swath roller. But I took it off after 1000 acres, it was rolling that 30ft. swath too tight. It showed at harvest, the unrolled swaths were 1 point dryer and went through much easier. Not required on a 30 ft. machine, the swath is heavy enough on it's own.
I agree, we have the identical swather and I haven't pulled a roller in 10 years nor do I care about wind direction, just whatever the longest run is. If you didn't swath that field I wonder if the canola would be off yet?
We used a 30' D60 last fall beside our 30' 972, due to a higher and wider swath opening the swath was evener and smoother to feed through. It's like it's fluffier. Going to 35' D60D this fall, hopefully that will load a 595R.
Did the 8010 and HB perform as hoped?
The HB worked really well this year, I had some oats that were flat and it picked it up really well. I am actually going to use my 36ft. HB next year to swath and combine. 30ft. swath is not enough for the 8010, we had some 60 bushel canola and we were traveling at 6 mph, and it was damp this year. A dry year would be scary!! I would rather go 4 mph and wider.
I plan on running my HB on a miller sprayer for swathing, get some more dual purpose machinery on my farm.
Thanks Combiness, yeah I love the machine. It is so easy to operate and service, fantastic when you have hired hands. I will tell you guys a little story that will really show how great these 8010's are.
My brother in-law Benoit, who works for my local JD dealership came to work for me this fall. Benoit is there #1 Combine guy, whatever there is to know about JD combines, he is the man. So you could say that this is the kind of guy you would want to try out a Case machine. The first day I had him service it on his own, he was blown away how fast and easy it was to service. He noted that it had much better access to tight areas and it was a clean and simple machine. After operating my 8010 for 1 day he told me,"I don't think they will like it at JD when I tell them how awesome of a machine CaseIH has, he said the cab was 10 times more comfortable and quieter than the JD, the 600 Pro color monitor really blew him away. He was impressed with how easy it was to custom format every page on the system. Capacity was a lot more than he had been told by his bosses who claimed the 8010 was a hunk of junk.
Over all his personal opinion was that it was a lot more machine than the 9860, and i AGREE. i RODE IN A 9860 THIS FALL AND WAS NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL. Bad cab, no cleaning capacity, a b***h to service and it's green, also about $35,000 more to buy.
No regrets my pets!!!
Also very pleased to announce that Benoit will be starting to work for me full-time on april 1st. Should be a blast! His bosses were not pleased to lose their #1 guy, but I am very pleased to be bringing such a fine individual on board.
Quote: Capacity was a lot more than he had been told by his bosses who claimed the 8010 was a hunk of junk.
Bad cab, no cleaning capacity, a b***h to service
Salesmen live in the grey zone between a lack of knowledge and lying.
A CR is quietest combine, while the cabs are the same, it doesn't have that grain flowing on tin sound the 8010 has.
But they're both better than Deere.
Yes the cleaning area performance is inadequate for several reasons.
But I'm not sure how on a quick ride you could determine serviceability?
Yes, I did only drive it for 2 hours but I had looked at the machines in the shop in town before. When I was looking to buy I looked at every machine on the market before deciding. The JD was really bad in my opinion, especially on the right hand side behind and inside the front wheel, the rotor panels are very hard to access and all those belts and sheaves in the way are ridiculous. There is nowhere to stand safely if inspection is required.
Now the 9870 is no better, I went on a trip to edmonton to a JD show and had a good look at the 9870. Increased cleaning capacity(ICC), that's all they talked about but it's a bunch of baloney. It's funny how when I was looking to buy, a JD salesman told me that their combine didn't need as much cleaning capacity because all the cleaning was done by the rotor....hahahahhaha. Then less than a year later all they can talk about is how they now HAVE, DUM DUM DUM DUMMMMM!!! ICC!! What a joke, I think the 9870 still has less cleaning surface than a 2188!
Let me put it this way, if guys want to operator with old technology, that's fine. Just don't come and tell me that I am crazy to not run all green, these people need to go see a specialist, and soon!
P.S.-They still run their rotor with a belt, I guess we might as well go back to all prop planes also!
Mayo, close but no cigar on the 2188 having more cleaning surface than a 9870. I too was curious as to how much more area the 9870 was going to have so skimmed through the specs on both Case and JD's websites and found this info. 9870 has 8143 sq. inches, 9770 has 6964 sq. inches, 2588 has 7947 sq. inches, and the 8010 has 10,075 sq inches of total cleaning area. Your point however is still well taken.