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The clutch pack on my CR8090 packed it in after 207 separator hours. Has anyone else had problems with this thresher clutch pack on this size of a combine (CR9070, CR970 or CR8090). Or any of the smaller ones for that matter?

If so, at how many hours? I am wondering if there is a factory flaw in my combine or if they typically only last 200 hundred hours before it is time to rebuild?

I am thinking it should last longer but I have no experience. I bought it from a Ritchie Brothers Auction and it wasn't working when I bought it. I guess I don't have any recourse as I missed the 1 year warranty deadline by 1 week because I failed to engage the separator for the first time before the warranty date ended!

https://www.rbauction.com/2012-new-holland-cr8090?invId=3931712&id=ar
 

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600 hrs on 9070 so far no issues. These one year warranties are a joke. Would be nice if we could get at least a 500 hr. warranty.
 

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We have a 9060 that is a 07 1400 or 1500 sep hrs no problems with clutch pack. I suspect thats probably why it was at Ritchie bros in the first place.
 

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Almost 1100 hours on a 2009 9080. Never seen one of those clutches fail.
 

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We have a 9060 that is a 07 1400 or 1500 sep hrs no problems with clutch pack. I suspect thats probably why it was at Ritchie bros in the first place.
Well at the time of the sale it sounds like this machine still had warranty on it, so if there was a known problem you would think the previous owner would have dealt with it through warranty at no cost to him.
 

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Well at the time of the sale it sounds like this machine still had warranty on it, so if there was a known problem you would think the previous owner would have dealt with it through warranty at no cost to him.
Yes. It seems the owner of the fleet ditched all 5 combines at a nearby JD dealer. One of these combines (mine!) apparently was the straw that broke the camel's back!

Thanks for the input from all of you guys. I really appreciate it. I don't quite know which way I should turn with this. I won't be fooled again. It seems Moody's was kicked off the guys farm. They knew about the problem but didn't do anything to try and rectify it or report it. Out of sight, out of mind!

Warranty on any combine other than for a custom cutter is a joke. In Saskatchewan it is even based on day of sale, not actually even on day of first use.:( Of course if you buy anything from an auction it is "as is, where is". I still don't get it though. Sometimes an auctioneer will mention that it is in running order or field ready but can't start due to cold weather. I wonder if this implies anything or is it just another sales pitch used to pump the audience! :rolleyes:
 

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what clutch are you talking
Sorry I missed this one. The main separator clutch contained within the housing attached to the flywheel of the engine. (When you pull the yellow button for the separator, it engages a clutch pack within that housing and transmits the power to your combine separator.

I went to the dealer where the combine has been apart for the last 2 weeks and measured to see if the cup contained within this housing is parallel to the rest of the casting. I get a 4 mm offset from one side of the cup to the other, in other words it is skewed. I don't know the spec's for it (seemingly neither does engineering!), but that seems a little excessive to me. In old English words, that equates to about 0.1".
 
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