Ours is a 2005 and we love it. Have your dealer check these out and fix if necessary. Here is a few things to look for......
1. Elevator drive chain idler assembly (bushing and shaft wears)
2. Update for straw chopper mounts (they crack where they mount to the machine)
3. Stripper bar update for feeder house (keeps it from wrapping in high moisture corn)
4. Feeder chain (stretches)
5. Feeder drum bearings (they go bad if the chain is kept real tight to keep it from jumping)
6. Spreader tail board (cracks around where the motors mount)
7. Spreader bolts that hold the spreader blades on (they loosen need loctite)
7. Update for shaker pan (pan cracks along rails)
8. Check the large plastic panels for cracks
9. Incline auger (wears in the middle not the top)
10. Rasp bars on rotor (needs chrome ones when they wear out)
11. Bearings & set screws on re-cleaner assm./ shaker drive (They works loose and bearings go out in pulleys)
12. Put on the 2007 unloader boot with the old style door. Just don't use the new deflector, or door.
13. Put 4 straight bars in the front spots, and 4 sets of spike tooth rasp bars in the back straight bar locations.
14. You need a full set standard concaves, skip wire, round bar, and if you do wheat small wire.
They are great machines. Just a few things to look out for. Good luck......
Big A, on #13 above do you run that setup in all crops? We have been fooling around with straight bar - spike tooth setups. Wondered about 2 straights 180* apart and 2 spikes offset 90* from each straight bar on both the front half of the grates and the back half. 4 straights and 8 spikes in total.
Yeah that is how the dealer set it up when we bought it over 2 years ago. We have harvested Wheat,Corn, and Soybeans with great results. The only change is we put small wire concaves in for wheat, and 3 round bars and 1 skip wire for corn and beans.