Thank you for that response. I am trying to keep it as decent as possible.
Sorry to hear about your bad luck. It sounds as though CASE is still having problems with them, more so than we are hearing about. It sounds though like there are still several "lemons" floating around....
Im glad you wrote about the lexion ladder system. Ive read posts that said it looks cheap and is a piece of junk.
While I agree that it looks cheap, its the most functioning and simple ladder system made on a combine. Just be sure to put it back with the red pegs above the holding brackets and it will stay on.........Learned that the hard way
, only took a couple hours to find
What non-owners do not understand is that ladder is made to be moved around and hooked on all the way around both sides of the machine.
Easy on the 2388's, they perform the task intended!
Id bet money Case will have the 8010's bullet proof someday soon. Just hope its sooner than later.
Best wishes in 06!
It's funny (not really) that you seem to have the same exact problem that I have and if it weren't for my dealer also, I definitely would not have any red equipment.
Bought an early model 8010 in the middle of 2005 fall harvest, I used the combine for about four weeks and in those four weeks it was broke down every day. Many of the problems were the exact same ones you had.
So I had some custom harvesters come in and harvest what they could before it snowed.
Well today(yes 1-13-06), I was out trying to combine the rest of my corn with a 2005 8010 which replaced the early model 8010, and it was a different combine but the same problems(control pressure sensor, oil leaks, two speed RWA not working and others).
Today was the first time I had run this combine and I don't feel it is any better than the last.
I feel like taking the same action against CNH that you are talking about.
I know exactly what you mean about semis and people sitting around because the new or near new combine is junk.
I feel I got screwed on the first combine and I feel I'm going to get screwed on the second one also. Warranty is great, but when my combine sits in the field for half the day it really doesn't matter.
Hopefully someday CNH will get the combine right, but by then I may not own one.
Apparently you have never broke the fill auger drive chain (not sure what the right term is) on a 2388? Its on the right side of the machine about 14 feet in the air with absolute no way to get to..........We have done it twice..........Going to get extension ladders that rub off the paint job isn't fun in the middle of harvest.
Remember to shut that ladder on the 2388, ours was 200 acres old when the beutifull shine was cut full of pits by forgetting to flip it up.
You neighbors ladder fell off, because it was not secured BY HIM in the right position.
I won't argue what is better, since Ive experience many, many hours in both machines, hands down the lexion ladder system is far superior toa 2388!
Had nearly the same problems that you had, except the problem with the hydro! Though we are working in very steep terrain, we'd several times the problem of burned up motor of the self leveling system and, when going in very steep parts, a stucked tailings system too. Besides this the unloading auger always gets stucked at very wet corn, even on lowest position of the roofs in tank.
And the rims broke all around, they cannot carry the weight in hills. Even there are problems with the tires ( we use a foldable 8 row Geringhoff head in corn and 800/65 R32 Good Year tires).
And it is very disappointing to have several times problems with the feederhouse chains, sprockets and bars, compared to the 2388 we run too!
And there had been problems with broken sprockets of the grain tank elevator!
In my short time in farming, nothing is worth having unless you scuff your knuckles on it. Regardless of the color you have to understand how that machine works front to back and what is going to fail on it first. Only then will you be able to justify the design of the machine. My only complaint is why do these machines have to cost so much and why do dealers act like everything is so highly educated. Its not the space shuttle; its a combine ;(no fancy touch screens) give me levers and a big motor. Diesel,dust and sweat never hurt. Lets go to work.
These chains were not on our 05 model. Happened on our old 98's. Odds are we should have replaced them in the off season.
Im only stating the facts on ladder systems. And yes it is operator error that messes up the paint. And yes it has happened to every red combine my family has owned.......1460-1480-1480-1660-1680-1680-1688-1688-2188-2388-2388-2388. This ladder is simple. Versitile.... absolutly not! Still beats the 3 9600's combines with their ladder system that infected our farm for about 6 years.
All I ask is that people who don't know a darn tooten thing about another combines system (know matter what system) to refrain from making uneducated, 100% total lack of experience statements that people might interpret as facts.
I like opinions as much as the next guy, experience seems to be lacking in the latter half of this thread.