Would like to know the specs for 8820 and 9600s(engine,threshing-cylinder width and diameter,how many walkers,cleaning area and grain tank etc.
Maybe someone can scan brochures/pamphlets?
Thanks in advance
Thank you very much,Tom and Gary.I dont know why,but i always thought the 8820 had only 215 hp,and the 9600 had 6 walkers...This forum is just great,especially for guys like me from europe(moved to canada last year),who havent been around those older US combines.But i have to run one of those old machines by myself,some day,espacially the 8820
There are serious issues with fan and cleaning area in the 8820s in heavy crop conditions. Ive ran both and the positives of a 96 over an 88 are undeniable. Cost isnt much different these days either if you know where to look
The more walkers you have, the more it flips the crop. Imagine 12 skinny walkers and what the crop would do as it is walking up hill as it goes out the back. The whole purpose of the walker is to seperate grain from straw. Hence the fish-back add-on risers. In 1989, Deere guys were with me at El Campo tx and we couldnt get rice to seperate from straw. On a 105 degree day, I got in the tail of our 9600 and cut the original fish-backs in half and brazed them to the center of walker instead of being mounted on side of walker. I added about 10 more than it had from factory. This helped to turn straw over so rice would become dislodged from straw. When you look down at a walker now, those fish-backs that are mounted in center of walker came from yours truly.