I haven't quite cleaned up all the "little green sprawling weeds" on the lease places yet~~
A neighbor was supposed to help me cut wheat, but due to engine trouble he was not able to make it. After a few days later I was able to find a combine to lease from another neighbor. The 9860 is probably not what you all would consider the best wheat machine (I've often heard engine is too large compared to the rest of the machine), but it was a pleasure to run.
My 9600 hung right in there, and did great too.
The 9860 had a 936D, and I love the draper head. Smooth, even, and efficient. I would really like to have a draper head for my 9600.
Overall, our wheat averaged in the mid teens, with one field (half section) averaging about 23. Typically, these yields are nothing to write home about, but I feel blessed to get out with it. Winter 2008 was brutually dry, and we also had significant freeze damage.
The pic below is of my daughter and me. We are in the grain tank "for a closer look". LOL
Sometimes I thought that cart never WOULD fill up !!!
Here's hoping that our next wheat crop will be much better...