Because at the time when Deere, AGCO and CAT had combines over 300hp, Case only had the 2388 at 280hp. So when they came out with a new combine, why not go above everyone else? Plus when they first tryed the 7010 a 2388 could beat it and with alot less HP. Thats what I've read and been told. Too me it looks like they've changed the colour on those combines? Little darker. Beautiful machines none the less. I really like the counter balanced flap on the unloading auger. Very nice. I know the one on the CR doesn't work good.