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Re: 8010 dual bolt problems

Broke a ton of them last year a bad batch of bolts. they all need to be replaced with the newest kind, with the right hash marks (supplier) I don't what it is but your dealer should.
 

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Last year's bolts that gave problems were marked with a "DJ" date code on them. They were replaced by bolts with 2 different markings on them for this year. They should either say "BB" for a date code, or else have a symbol that looks like a stop sign with a wrench laying on top of it(I don't know how else to describe the symbol). If you have bolts marked with "DJ", get them replaced immediately.
 

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Re: 8010 dual bolt problems

They have changed the bolts which do have a different marking on them and the color is different, don't remember what it is but we already had the new stock in. They have also changed the way you torque them. You use the torque and turn method. Which means you torque it to a certain torque then give it a qaurter or a half turn. Dealers have the service bulletin. When you are useing the brakes do you step on the pedal or do you romp on the pedal? Just asking cause I know of customers that use the brakes when turning and haven't broken a single bolt.
 

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To finish on my last post this is what I have seen on 2300 series, so I would think that the 8010 should be the same in that area.
 

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Why are guy's using the brakes to turn? I think the steering wheel would work better?


Every combine Ive driven the only reason to use the brakes is in case of emergency, or to keep from rolling back while stopping uphill.
 

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If you turn the steering wheel and use the brake slightly on that side you will turn sharper. It will even turn easier if you have the rear wheel assist on. It will spin in a circle if you wanted it to. Most people just touch the brake slightly, at least I do to assist in turning. This is when you are going up and back right next to each other. If you harvest in lands you don't have to do this.

You mean you have never heard of using the brakes to assist in steering?

I've been in mud before that that is the only way you can steer. Tractors are the same.

I'm glad you mentioned a steering wheel because I was getting a little worried.....
.....I was beginning to think the new Lexions and Cat Tractors still used the two sticks to steer like the old Bulldozers.......
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Must be the Yellow force field again............
 

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Re: 8010 dual bolt problems

Ha ha....

you have to use your brakes if you have a smaller than 12 row heads most of the time...

weve always used them...

we have had problems in the last 10 or so years of rolling combines with the 2300 series with them comeing loose every so often

WD-40 and tighten and thats it...

Weve not had any problems in the last couple years...so not sure whats different...

im not even sure if they need steering wheels in cat combines...

(i bet i get a personall message on that comment haha)

it has been a while thou..im loseing my touch
 

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Re: 8010 dual bolt problems

I was under the impression that using the brakes to steer, at least on the 2x88 series machines, created a much higher chance that one of the steering connections would fail. It seems to put more force onto the tie-rod ends and such.

-Lance
 

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For me its easier to turn a bit the opposite way first then make the turn to get er lined up right. Haven't used the brakes to turn since running 4450 on an 8 row cultivator.

Shooot, some guys even run the turet on the unload auger to top off trucks, I'd rather move the machine and get lined up right to start.

Some say potato, others say potaaato.


You jolly red fellers keep in mind we run a 2388 too! It was grandfathered into the yellow force feild.

Wouldn't anything less than a 12 row 30" corn head be a waste on an 8010?

Anyhoo, keep them bolts tight! No bolts to break on lexion tracks!
 

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I use the breaks all the time in turning. We farm a lot in the terraces around here, and we are always picking up the header, turning around to get the little strip we left, and turn around again and take off cutting around the terrace. It makes you turn a lot faster around with the breaks so that you don't have to make such a wide circle. In some of the terraces we run in, there isn't room to turn around in it without going up and over them. So, we use the breaks for faster turns.

We also use them a lot when 'snaking' in and out of gates that are too little for a 30' header. We have many gates that arent much bigger than 22-24 foot, so it takes a good driver!!!!
 

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Re: 8010 dual bolt problems

2388s use an M20 size bolt, 8010s use an M22 size bolt. The new 2588s will use a setup similar to what the 8010s use now, with the exception of using only 15 bolts, instead of the 20 used on 8010s.
 
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