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.....8010's are too....
How about some Hillside
Pictures for you?????


SRS Ranches 8010 Hillside at work at the Home Place near The Dalles



On top of a ridge near the Deschutes River looking east into Sherman
Co. in Oregon, and beyond that into Washington state.



Finishing up near the old elevator at Rice along Fifteen Mile Creek

 

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Not sure how they got this caught up.....a rare group shot of our
trucks.




Best time of the day...
The 8010 makes it's way below an "eyebrow" scab.



A little closer look as this bad boy chews it's way through some 70+
Tubbs wheat.

 

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A little different angle as the combine clears the 'eyebrow' and heads
on around. A pretty good drop from here down onto the road.




A couple of rounds later.....coming around the upper side of the 'eyebrow' and dropping down into a draw.

 

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Next day as it starts to heat up and the truck drivers begin to snivel....
sometimes it's a challenge to find a good level place to unload.....
sometimes it just isn't quite level.




Late in the day again...Kirby & I have made the first pass along this
edge with the 1670......here comes the 8010 on the second lap.



Out of leveler....starting to lean out a bit....




No problem!!!


 

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Equal time for Mt Adams.....the 12,000+ foot peak in Washington
forms the background as the 8010 works on a ridge top just east
of US 197 and Eightmile Creek.



Coming on around.




Pulling up to "******" to unload.


 

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Working west of US 197 now, up Baker Canyon. This one tells it
all about The Dalles area.....wheat, cherries and Mt Hood in the
background. This was one of those beautiful mornings to harvest.


 

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Regular readers will remember this shot from last fall as 'Steep' was
seeding a patch up a canyon that separates two larger fields.



Here he is a few months later starting to work it over with the 8010.



Some real nice wheat down in here.




All in shadows here cast by the big ridge to the west.



 

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I like the one of Steep dumping into the truck. Its nice being able to say, "Hey, I've been there." Definitely one of the nicest places to harvest that I've been. How long until you guys wrap it up for this crop?

Brandon
 

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Quote:I like the one of Steep dumping into the truck. Its nice being able to say, "Hey, I've been there." Definitely one of the nicest places to harvest that I've been. How long until you guys wrap it up for this crop?

Brandon


Hey there Brandon! Glad you could stop by....you drove right by where
most of the shots above were taken....sorry we weren't cutting on
something a little nastier the day you were here.
Got her in the bag
this past Saturday after a very good run. A couple of snaps from
to wards the end....cutting Coda Club Wheat.



 

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As I look at your pictures and read your posts I am really impressed with the operation. I'm sure it took alot of faith and effort to buy an 8010, put this massive draper on it, and the spend the money for the hillside kit. And then put the machine up in the hills.
I read different posts about all the concern about the 8010 series. Can you tell us about the troubles you have had with this machine? Thanks.
 

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Quote:As I look at your pictures and read your posts I am really impressed with the operation. I'm sure it took alot of faith and effort to buy an 8010, put this massive draper on it, and the spend the money for the hillside kit. And then put the machine up in the hills.
I read different posts about all the concern about the 8010 series. Can you tell us about the troubles you have had with this machine? Thanks.


Very little trouble with this 8010 Midwest; a nearly perfect run this
season. The boss & 'Steep" did their homework on this....'Steep"
went up to the Spokane area back in '04 and rode with a big grower
up there ....he highly recommended the flex-draper....the header
has worked out fine WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE REEL that 'Steep'
had to fix on his own. (Look for a whole separate thread on that
soon) As for the combine itself.....I was impressed with how FEW
teething problems that it had for a new combine. Caught the fuel
tank problem early (we were warned by the dealer)......biggest
downtime came the first year (05) when the seals around the shoe
spit themselves out. Had to feed it a few fuel filters until all the plastic bits worked their way out of the fuel tank. ( remember when
fuel tanks were made of steel????) Zero problems with the Hillco
leveler itself....a few minor ones with the tilt that the good folks at
Hillco are working on. Had some issues with the pump mount on the
right side of the feeder house....packin' spares for that baby now.
The AC needs a little refinement ( 'Steep' says on really hot days
a LOT of refinement) I must be leaving something out.....but all in
all we are very happy with the 8010 performance.

 

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Quote:Brilliant photos 98j- as usual, lovely scenery and combines, are you still running the older ones?

The two 1470's were traded off on the 8010.....still running the 1670....
can't beat it for cutting the nasties......normally it is my ride, but in this
shot one of our Ace drivers, "Hollywood" J. Wilson is at the controls.

 

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Quote:Them's some good pictures. Is that a 36foot draper head? looks great.

Yup.....she's a 36 flex draper.......'Steep" loves it
.......he loves it
even more now that he fixed the reel WITH OUT ANY HELP FROM
MAC DON WHATSOEVER!!!!!
( Hey, we're Mac Don....we don't
have to care!!!
)

 

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Great pics! What was the problem with the reel? We have a Mac 974 the pto hyd pump on the right side feeder went out on us this year. The gear box bolted to the pump is what went out. Wrecked the housing.
 
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