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There is also a report where they tested both in wheatin the same area saw it on deere's website.Can't wait till don reads it and comments or mabey he has seen the report way before us.
 

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Couple guys I talked to that ran the X9 against a 8800 said it was impressive during the day. Once the sun went down it was a different story. And at the end of the day they did pretty much the same.
 

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Very interesting reports. Both combines did very well. Canola was interesting. Almost no difference in loss in either the header or the combine. 18% fuel saving for the X9 in Canola.
 

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Nice to see Deere in the game! Will need to give it a serious look from here on.

Looking at the results in wheat I’m a tad confused why rotor speed was so low with 4 grates covered on the 8800? Normally, in wheat those are almost spun right up to avoid separator loss, and gain capacity.

Have a suspicion Claas still not updating their manuals with North American settings for harder thrashing lower yielding wheats.

I’m sure Don will have some theories.
 

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It was an interesting read for sure. I find it funny how the Deere was set by the Combine Specialists and the Claas was run off the owners manual by a PAMI member. Seems to be a fair comparison. lol. With that being said its to bad Claas didn't send someone to properly run the 8800. But I guess when someone wants to play in their own sandbox not everyone gets invited. Classic
 

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My understanding was that a Claas could set itself and practically drive itself better than any human endeavour as long as it was pushing a MacDon.
I was under the same impression Haystack!! I was at a combine clinic a few years ago when I had a fleeting thought about a Claas combine. The "guest speaker" (farmer that wouldn't STFU) that was there couldn't say enough about the Cebis?? auto adjust system and went on and on about it! Went something like this..."If any of you here think you can set a combine better than Cebis, you are stupid"
I'm sure it is a great system, but we really didn't need the smartest of the smart taking over a combine clinic and then telling me and the other 25 guys there we are stupid!!
 

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There is also a report where they tested both in wheatin the same area saw it on deere's website.Can't wait till don reads it and comments or mabey he has seen the report way before us.
Is there a link to this report by PAMI for the same machines?
 

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All this testing was done on my farm both in very heavy crops they were here for over a month very detailed prof testing of both machines.
So how does one get to be the person or farm where deere brings their equipment out to test?
 

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Go on google and look. You probably couldn’t find a better place to hide out in western Canada and not be close to a major city or dealer or anything then where this testing was done. And they grow crop right in that area with reasonable straw.

To many times in the past everyone was testing combines in shorter straw conditions with extremely dry grain. ( Testing a X9 at Saskatoon or Regina is a joke in my opinion just because of average straw and grain conditions)
 

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I was surprised they did not use the same header size on both machines. The Deere had a 50ft and the Lexion had a 45ft. I would think a smaller header would lead to more fuel use because a machine has to travel more to cut the same amount of crop.
 

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I was surprised they did not use the same header size on both machines. The Deere had a 50ft and the Lexion had a 45ft. I would think a smaller header would lead to more fuel use because a machine has to travel more to cut the same amount of crop.
When we moved from a 35’ to a 40’ header our productivity went up and fuel use down. My friend with deere machines said the same thing when they switched. It is much easier to keep the machine at capacity with a bigger header and slower travel speed.
 
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