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any thoughts out there in the NH community about my proposed upgrade, the 760 silver has had enough of the 25ft canola swath, i'm keenly interested to get some comments about power, capacity in comparison to the others, as well as that leveling shoe on the TX, seems no one else is going with that system?
 

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The reason no one else has come up with the leveling shoe that is on the tx is beause they legally can't. It is a patented system and therefore can't be copied. JD has come out with their own version but i don't think it works very well.
 

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We had a choice between a 8680 and a TX66 we went with the TX66, partly because the 66 was closer to home but would have gone with either one. We have a farmer in this area the logged over 2600 hours on a TX 68 with little or no trouble with it, he traded it for a CX8080 last year. I do like the leveling shoe, (neat to watch in the field) as we do have hills in this area. However one thing I would change in the engine. Would have preferred the 8.3 cummins in the 8680 over the 7.5 New Holland in the 66.
 

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TX 66 is a great machine, but the engines doesn´t have the power enough. Don´t know if they ever sold the Plus models in North America. Allthough here the TX66 plus has the same hp as the the TX68. That is necessary when the wheat yield 7-8 tonnes/ha and the amount off straw going throgh the machinery is quite much with a 30´header.

I really like the 66 a lot, bulletproof and comfortable.
 

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I demoed a 8680 for 20+ hours and ended up with a TX. The Cummins in the hills was underpowered with heavy swaths and used a lot of fuel. It threw over lots of grain too. Much much happier with the TX powerwise and used much less fuel and the side hill sieves make a big difference but had them sticking last year and the green strips were very thick this spring.
 

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Had 2 TX66 and loved them deere might have higher trade in but we have run side by side with the 9600 and don't get me wrong the deere can eat swath but it pukes all the grain out the back. It's whats in the hopper that counts and thats where the TX shines the drive is a little weak in heavy damp canola but you can solve that with a sunnybrook cylider and concave (makes a huge difference in tough conditions) the 8680 is a nice machine but that big conveyor belt is a joke and it will be worthless when it comes to trade it off. Hope this helps you make your decision
 
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