buy a set of tracks, best money we ever spent. ATI makes some nice stuff a little spendy but we have used them on many different machines from combine to the case 7140 Mag. to pull a rotary ditcher they work awesome.
everyone tells me floaters will just push mud ahead and your stuck. it's just a mess for us right now 2" more coming tommorrow I guess we ahve had the wettest may driest jun 1 to july 20 and wettest october allready what a year
Can you justify buying both tracks and mudhog to get the rest of your crops off or would it be better to wait it out until it is dry enough, its not a bad idea to have both, buy the mudhogs for 6k to 8k and go get a used set of ATI tracks and keep them you can always make adaptors if you buy a different machine.
OMG where are you at that you have that many acres left? I would go trade 1 of my machines for a 595R and pray that I can get it off in a timely fashion. That combine will do the work of 1.5 of the 8010's. I almost feel bad for you, not being a jerk but that senerio sucks.
Don't mess with the large tires in the front of a 8010 get the tracks from ATI they are awesome also get the 2-speed mud hog you won't even be able to walk where you combined. We were wet as H--- in 04' and I saw 3 8010 w/ATI tracks and they were amazing. If you need info on mud with red machines send me a PM and I will get back to you.
If you are going to get mud hogs for the 8010 you better act fast because we just ordered ours and the dealer said that we were lucky to order when we did cause they didn't know if they could get anymore this year after the rush of orders going into case after all this rain. so i hope that you can find some this year. I feel for you though, we have gotten over 4 inches in se sd here and more than an inch forcasted for wed and thurs. what a mess
We ran ATI's all last year with larger tires and RWA. Never got stuck but had to back out of a few holes. The tracks work great, there heavy and expensive though. Ride alright on the road and ride nice in the mud. I would look for a set of Grip Tracs made by gilbert and Riplo out of Ravenna MI theres a much simpler track designed for a combine compared to an ATI which is designed for a off road dump truck. Advantage to ATI's you wont lose as much groud speed compared to the grip tracs.