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Hi,
I am new to this forum, sure seems like a broad spectrum of guys so I am going to ask to borrow some knowledge. We have run JD STS for the last 4 or 5 years and before that 2388's. After this fall we traded to an 8010 and I was just wanting to know what I should keep a heads up for, we also put a Macdon header on it 30'. We really liked the JD's the years we had them and really liked the JD draper heads, the only concern was the electronic sieves gave us some trouble. Mostly we switched for the dealer and we use Macdon on the swathers so its just the combine I was looking for some tricks about setting etc. We farm in Alberta, do mostly canola, wheat and a little barley.
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well your going to love the extra clean grain capacity

you might want to get a bigger draper head too..

I know several guys who are useing the 8010's and really love them..

But they just do bean's and corn

welcome to the site and i hope you find it useful
 

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You said you switched for the dealer, so I assume you have a good one and he knows this machine. So far, the 8010's have needed a competent dealer to make things work, since they have had their share of trouble and updates. Are you getting a 07 model? I have to assume by now that the 07 model should hit the ground running, which will be good to see.
Capacity, as you no doubt know will be more than the Deeres you were running, altough by how much I don't know.
Enjoy the site, and your new machine.

Check out the pinned topic on the top of this page, it will help as all the 'tips' should be in one place.

Note to mods, make separate threads for the older 2388's etc and the new 8010 series machines.
 

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Congrates on the new 8010. I think you will be pleased, as it has a ton of capacity. If your getting a 2007 model, see if you can get the new "Small Tube Rotor". I understand this new rotor is mainly aimed at the rice market, but is supposed to be a huge jump from the AFX rotor. I talked to a guy in Ms. that said "Horsepower is no longer an issue with the new rotor", and he was running a 7010! Good luck and keep us in touch on how things work out for you.
 

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a lot of things to watch control pressure and hyd temos never seeem to bother but watch them and the oil levels i´ve been changing my control ssytem a little more often than called for it is trouble free machine NOW 06 on ahead should be a different model good luck
 

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Hi logan,
We did trade to Drumheller, so that may be the STS in question. I know they have had a good run on selling combines this year. We are north of Drum, have ran Case out of Drum years back and then green with the new guys in Drum so hope the good relations continue. Still waiting for the Macdon to arrive so we can get the machine home. Do you run an 8010 around the area?
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We got a 30 foot, not because we have such big crops, but we are going to use it on the swather as well. We have a lot of hills and valleys and were a bit concerned about the 36'. I thing if the 30' works OK on the swather for our canola we may move the 25' that is on it and go with the 30' and try a 36' on the combine.
 

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Hi logan,
Neither the machine we traded or are getting has duals. The one that is coming is the one they had out on demo. If you see Maddog tell him I said HI and to hurry up with my combine HAHA.
I am off to Farmtech today so I will check back with you later this week, its amazing how on a huge site like this you meet a person that is an hour away.
ps. Why did you go with the 2588's vs trying an 8010. We ran the 2388 for a few years and liked it so just curious, did you demo the 8010?
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We farm just south of Drumheller and I also work at Case in Drumheller. We are going to be running 3 2588's this harvest as we just traded in our 3 2388's. Is your machine the one with or without duals?
 

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We went with the 2588 because we knew that it was a proven design that is reliable and they are so much easier to work on. We did try the 8010 because we wanted to go down to two combines and two of them wouldn't do and neither would the deere and it would cost so much more to go to three big ones. Another reason is that we did not like how much a 36' would cost for the 8010 compared to what and deere 36' would cost. Another reason was that when we had the 8010 out on demo sure it would walk all over the 2388's during the day but when night came along it slowed down just as much as the others. Also we found that it would not climb our hilly ground as good as the 23's. There was alot of factors that made our decision for us and that is just a few. When you had it out on demo you used it canola? Good luck with your new machine.
 

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Well have fun with your 2588 im ready for our's to come this harvest..

Also they run those 36ft drapers really well


So no..you don't need the big guy..8010....

Also ive never heard that part about getting later in the day they would slow down....

i'll ask around about that thou...
 

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We ran the 8010 in tough conditions in wheat.. ie green straw.. very humid weather and it out performed the combines in the area when night set in.. As far as climbing hills never had a real issue either.. but I typically run In 4wd in all conditions
 

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Quote:We got a 30 foot, not because we have such big crops, but we are going to use it on the swather as well. We have a lot of hills and valleys and were a bit concerned about the 36'. I thing if the 30' works OK on the swather for our canola we may move the 25' that is on it and go with the 30' and try a 36' on the combine.

Hills?? Wouldn't worry about the 36' on hills. Slap that baby on there
and shove that hydro handle ahead.

 

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Thanks 98j,
Those look like a little more like cliffs than hills! We have some large hills but not with the coulee at the bottom, we are able to seed through the draws. The 8010 we are getting has the tilting faceplate on the feederhouse but it looks like yours is setup as a hillside. I don't know how the tilting faceplate will work as we are going to run a macdon head that has guage wheels on it, be interesting to see how that all works together. How do you like the duals, seems alot of the bigger combines are coming with duals, heard good things but don't know about the cost factor? Is that winter wheat or spring?
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You defenitly want duals...

not sure what the downsize's are to them to be honest...

i guess might dig a lil but it will go in spots where the big floaters won't

good luck with your combine and let us know
 

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Quote:Thanks 98j,
Those look like a little more like cliffs than hills! We have some large hills but not with the coulee at the bottom, we are able to seed through the draws. The 8010 we are getting has the tilting faceplate on the feederhouse but it looks like yours is setup as a hillside. I don't know how the tilting faceplate will work as we are going to run a macdon head that has guage wheels on it, be interesting to see how that all works together. How do you like the duals, seems alot of the bigger combines are coming with duals, heard good things but don't know about the cost factor? Is that winter wheat or spring?
Later


Cliffs??? Did someone say cliffs?? Well, we don't really farm them,
but we do farm pretty close to them, as in this shot with the Deschutes River canyon in the background. This IS a Macdon header
....just has the Case decals slapped on it. The duals on this combine
trace their roots back to tires on a logging skidder.....zero problems
in 2 seasons. The wheat is Tubbs....a fall seeded Soft White

 

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Cnotill......can we assume from this handle that you are....wait for it....
no tilling??? So, what kind of drill?? Said that you can seed through
the draws.....something like this????? What sort of yield will you be
running through the Big Red???


 
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