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Re: 9400 VS 7720II

I can't speak for a 9400 as I have never operated one. But I have run my uncles 7720 and it had no problem at all handling the 224 head that he bought. Does the 7720 have 4wd? How good of shape is it? Was it kept in a shed? Regular maintenance? I think that you should be able to get it for 15 to 20k. I wouldn't think that it would be anymore than that. It would really have to be a really nice machine for me to pay more than 20k for it.
 

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Re: 9400 VS 7720II

The 1991 9400 should have the 414 ci engine. However, for the yields and size headers you are going to run, the small engine should handle it ok. If it was me, and the price is not an issue, I would go for the 9400. Our operation ran a 1994 9400 until 1999 and traded for a 9410 which we still run, and have been very satisfied. Either machine would do a good job with those yields and headers.
 

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Price, on the 9400, in the $30,000 + range. That is machine only, no headers. No major work or parts needed. That is what I have seen priced.
 

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It sounds like your dealer has it priced pretty fair. I assume it is a JD dealer?? Just curious, do you know what the 9400 was traded for?

As far as the 215 header, I am sure there will be some conversion needed, but should not be major. I have seen 200 series headers run on 9000 series alot, in fact the farmer who bought our 9400 put a 222 on it as we kept the 922 for the 9410. If your dealer is JD, you might get the header conversion parts negotiated into the trade, or at least quantify your costs.

Good luck in making your deal.
 

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Deereguy79, on the header issue, you might be unhappy with the 215 on the 9400, and I don't know your cutting conditions. It might be worth comparing the conversion costs with the cost of trading for a bigger header, in the 16-20 foot range. Let the 215 go with the 7700. The 9400 will eat a more than the 7700. If you stay the same size, you will be driving faster. Just a thought.
 

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Re: 9400 VS 7720II

A 9400 will not hang with a 7720 T2, it will be nicer to run, but doesn't have the power, there is a big difference between a 7720 and a 7720 T2.
 

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Superm, in your experience, what are the big differences between a 7720 and 7720TII? Are you comparing a TII to a 9400 with 359 engine (or, what model year 9400)?
 

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Hey lets give the 9400 a break, we have sold 20 plus machines, power is a concern on the 89 -90 models, as most of you know they had a 359 engine, also had the messed up feederhouse angle , these machine are Not my favorite
but they were ment to replace a 6620 not a 7720, however 91 and newer are 414 equipped, power problem
not as likely, it would take a prime 7720 or TII to even come close. 91 and newer 9400 has more power than a 7720 ever had , 7720 posi 145, 7720 hydro 165h.p., 414 cu.in. 9400 185 h.p. I believe your neighbors 9400 has a issue that needs dealing with. In our area just about every 9400 has a 25ft flexhead and a 6rw or 8rw cornhead, which is pretty much what a 7720 could do. Both machines lack x-tra power for climbing hills and unloading on the go, my preference would be the better of the two machines , in my eye's the 9400 hands down.Last story for all of you , we have several early 9500's in our area [89-90] , these machines are electronic controlled engines but lack bulge or boost options, we routinely see 91 and newer 9400's out perform these 9500's , bottom line , hope you get a good machine regardless, deerefever.
 

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!997 ,9400 why in the world would JD put a smaller engine in a 9400 than a 6620 T2, power was the problem with the 9400 and my neighbor who has the 9400 , it was the last year made , 1997, said he wished he had a 466 cu in it like his old Titan 2. A 9400 is a good soild combine but it won't hang with a 7720T2
 

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In my opinion you should allways go with the newest you can afford unless you know of some serious issues with that particular machine as mashnes tend to get old enough on their own no need to buy em old.

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Your area looks alot like mine here in the SW part of the state, about 90 miles south of KC. That's why I asked. Nice to find a fellow MO farmer on here.

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If the 7720 has had the fuel turned like most have, no 9400 will come close to its potential.

Get a decent 9500, look for a 97 model. You will never be sorry.
 
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