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I've had a 08' 7010 this year. It did a good job in wheat....literally tore the corn up and made short work of what early soybeans I've had. I'm running a Geringhoff corn head with front duals with rear wheel assist tires tracking inbetween....which means a corn row hits the middle of the rear tire. After 400 acres, the corn has literally tore the rear tires up nearly pealing the lugs off. They are Firestone tires...dealer is making it good and in a couple of days I'm putting stalk stompers on the head.

This a common problem? Past combines have straddled rows.

Any thoughts on Geringhoff corn heads while I've got the floor?

Thx all...safe harvest to the whole bunch of ya.
 

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The Geringhoff is a North Star. The stalk is about 8 inches to a foot and it catches the lung square on. You can actually insert a coin into the lung where it would appear to peel off the tire in due coarse. I doubt if they will last another season. New tires after this harvest and stalk stompers I hope will curb the drastic wear. I'm not the only one in the area having troubles. Wonder if it was a bad batch of tires? All machines came in together.
 

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You know I ought to scrounge up a picture. I just finished this year's corn crop (it nearly finished me..lol) and the tires are literally trashed. You can see the fodder dug into the lugs as it turns. The dealer is installing stalk stompers as I type this. I wished I had more corn to pick to try them (wished I had more bushels as well). The dealer is exceptional and I've enjoyed doing business with them over the years.

I know that some damage can be expected over a given period....but one year's corn harvest? They would never hold for another half of a corn harvest.

While you're reading this...what do you think of a Geringhoff North Star corn head? Had a Case IH 3400 series ordered but apparently orders are slow and this one was given to me to use...of coarse they want to sell it.

Thx all
 
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