Re: Color aside, which machine?
Back to the original post question; after doing harvest support for and working with 8- 8010's for the past 2 years, they are definitely an excellent machine and worthy of consideration. This year they worked through the most adverse conditions (northern SK.) that I have seen in 25 years of harvesting, and performed extreemely well. When the oat straw is so tough and damp that it turns into rope and will not break, let alone snap, the moisture content is off the charts, and the yield is 130 bu+, 36' swath of heavy tangled long straw, the 8010's kept on rolling. It wasn't pretty, but the crop came off! (3500 - 5000 acres ave. per combine) I gained a lot of respect for the capabilities of these machines. The more I work with them, the more I see that these combines will soon rival the 2388's for being "bullet proof" (sorry 'bout the pun!). The CVT design is way ahead of anything else on the market.