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Re: 2388 afx vs ?...............

I kept up to a 7010 with a TR98 and walked away from a 9660 STS. So I welcome anyone to come party with a 2388.

I have heard of a chipped up (big hp and a pinched wastegate line) 2388 keeping up with a 9895 this past harvest, I don't know how much went out the back though.
 

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I have out ran a 9760 with a 2388 in 50 bu wheat and in same field ran within .5 mph of 8010 all with 36ft drapers.
 

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When the 9790 Massey's came out a few years ago I got talking with a sales rep for Honeybee and he told me that a 9790 laped a 2388 in wheat, each with the same sized headers.
 

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I cant understand why MF are not able to get more of the rotary market in the US, the machines are good, they had huge sales before in 70s-80s with MF conventionals
 

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Re: 2388 afx vs ?...............

I've seen a 1680 keep up with a 2388.



They don't have any dealers anymore. Plain and simple.
 

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Not a 2388 but I did get to run a '05 2377 AFX with a 1020-25ft head with no air reel in soybeans beside a '03 JD 9650STS with a 925 head with an air reel in the same field, 42bu/acre avg over the scale, good clean crop with no weeds.
Both combines did a similar job as far as the header is concerned, the 2377's sample was cleaner than the STS and could run a little faster ground speed as well. The interesting part was that the STS had to stop before the 2377. The 9650STS was having feeding problems in the FAST beater area as the evening dampness set in. The 2377 continued to run until the last truck and the grain buggy were full, about 2.0 hrs later than the Deere.
I think a 2377 is considered a class 5 and the 9650STS is considered a class 6.
 

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Ive passed a jd9760 with a 30ft head in wheat with a 1666 and a 20 ft dont know if thats a fair comparison.
 

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Have seen a R65 do as much work as a 9860 in 40bu dryland wheat. Gleaner was running 5 mph dropping 5 seeds per foot on the ground averaging .3% trash dockage and the JD was running about 4.6-4.8 and leaving 18 seeds per foot on the ground and getting 2.0% dockage at the elevator (the JD guy even set the machine). Both were pushing 35ft drapers. We weighed the grain that each combine was bringing to the truck at each dump and the gleaner was bringing 30-40% more grain to the truck every dump. Therefore leaving less on the ground. With a smaller price tag on the machine.

Our gleaners and caseih are considerably close in capacity and acres perday. Not including the grain left on the ground. Caseih would be a second choice. Have ran 1680s with 2388 and can't quite keep up, but very close. Good combines.
 
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