I'm dedicated red. I've had 5 pair of IH machines, 1680-2588. I'd love to stay red but the 9770's are $6000 apiece cheaper. They are traded yearly so major repairs aren't an issue. I'd like a few unbiased opinions on this subject.
If the 9770 are $6000 cheaper than a 2588 then get the JD's. You'll do more with the 9770 than the 2588. I have a 8010 and I was impressed how well the 9760 ran. The 8010 was a little better but not by much in wheat. Soys and flowers the 8010 hands down will beat 98 0r 9760. Just my .02
Quote:What if he just chips the 2588 then it would do as much as the 9770 right?
I was thinking the same thing.......A chipped 2588 will almost do what a AFX 7010 will, with the exception of the bigger cleaning area. With the fuel turned up on my old 2188 it would run right with a 9750.
As for price I know the CaseIH combines are priced about $25,000 apart 2577-8010.
Wheat what total price we talking for each, the 9770 or the 2588?
Our turned up 2188 with a 25" platform won't come close to our 9760 with a 35" platform in soybeans. The deere is alway running 1 mph faster with way less feaderhouse slugs. We were die hard red fans also, but dealer support is to far away so we moved to deere. So far its been hard to learn but we like the deere over our previous 2388. Couple of years were probably gonna test out another case.