i tried one last year on a 2588 with 36ft draper...its awesome..had it for a hole week and man it did a great job staying on track...now if the other 2588 could just share the same a-b line... thats comeing.... from what i hear
will depend on your GPS correction and your vehicle setup/calibration
With an HP or RTK correction and a well-calibrated vehicle in good condition, you could probably set your swath width at 35+ feet. With WAAS on an older vehicle that has more wear and tear in the steering system, you may not be able to cut as wide.
casefarmer, It does take some time to get it up further in the corner, but it is doable. You need to loosen the clamp that is on the bar and move that to be able to get the monitor up and in the corner better. I will search for some pics for ya.
Here is one pic that I found. I believe it is moved so you can still see the engine alarm box.
We use an EZ-steer on the MX 255, sprayer, and 8010. In the 8010 it works well except when you cross a ditch the antenna pitches enough side to side to make the combine do an s curve. The only problem I have with it is forgetting to snap the steering motor to the steering wheel.
I wouldn't want to run the 40' draper in the dark without auto steer.
Haven't used trimble but we have outback e-drive in combine.seeder and sprayer and love them. Using 30foot header we kept harvesting lentils till 3 am due to rain coming next day. Saved us a grade for sure and paid for e-drive.
thanks casefarmer we have auto steer in our 7010 and it is great but it is hydrulic. have never had an ezy steer so just don't know if i should do it. at least with autosteer the blokes you have driving your harvesters can drive in a striaght line and keep the front full.