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Looking at buying a used combine. Either a 9400 or a 9410. Will be running soybeans and wheat. Will put a 918 flex head on it. Which machine is better, I know they are basically the same machine but the 10 series has some updates on them. 10 series machines I have been looking at with similar hours to 00 series are roughly $10,000-$20,000 more. I will be running about 600 acres of beans and 400 acres of wheat.

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I bought a used 9410 two years ago. looked at a few 00 series and liked the updates on 10 series. Nice machine for the acres you want to do. Not that much diff between the two but 10 series are a bit nicer. Still lots of low hour 10 series out there to choose from that wont cost a fortune. BTW I run a 920F and wish I had got a 922F instead, we routinely run 90 bu wheat and 50- 60 bu beans, 18 ft might be a tad small. Good Luck
 

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We have a 97 9400 and love it 918 bean head 693 corn head 50-60 bu beans and 200+bu corn no probs except for a few age blemishes but all in all a grreat machine good luck in looking
 

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If you can afford it, go with a 9410. there is no difference in the basic machine, I think the 9410 has 5 more horsepower. We run a 9400 for five years and then got a 9410 in 1999 and still have it. Vertually no difference in capacity or productivity. The 10 series has several updates that make it more user friendly, both were/are excellent machines for us.

We run a 925 flex in up to 55-60 bushel beans and a 922 rigid in HRW up to 70+ bushels and when needed a 6 row rowhead in up to 100 bushels. Can usually maintain a 3.7 to 4+/- mph speed, depending on straw and moisture conditions at the top end of the yieds.

Usually cut about 700 acres of wheat, 700 acres of soybeans and 600 acres of milo. If you get a well maintained machine or have it gone through and keep it maintained, it should be a very reliable and satisfying machine for you.
 

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Depending on how old of machine you are looking at, I would suggest that you make sure you get one with the 414 motor early 9400 had a 359 and later changed engines to the larger 414. Personally I would go with the 9410.
 

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We have run 9400's for years we had 2 and would cut over 12,000 ac a year and run 30 foot headers,they are excellent combines,unless you have hills the smaller engine does fine
 

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I would recomend not buying a combine with the 359. We had lots of trouble at our dealership with the front of the crankshaft and the dampener. Stay with the 414, not sure when they came out. Otherwise they are as good as a 9500 except they have shorter walkers.
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My Uncle just bought a second 9400 this year and had the same problem after only half a season. They had to finish the season with 1. Have no idea on the year though.
 
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