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Looking to probably get a different NH combine. Really like the TR, but it is getting up in hours and low in metal thickness in some places. Where do TXs break? I'm looking to harvest peas, flax and cereals in normally dry conditions and I try to leave as much straw standing as possible and might consider running a stripper head at some point.

Or should I just stay with the rotaries?
 

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The txs break everywhere. The cx's were a huge step up in reliability... and that didn't take much. A lot of the pulleys are just tin bolted together, stuff like that.
 

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Agree.
And whenever someone brings up tin bolted pulleys you can tell they've been been to the Lexion propaganda, err, I mean combine school


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Things wear out but I have not had much break on our 1995
TX68. The fan broke a spoke which caused it to destroy itself
and the rear upper part of the walkers where messed up for a
few inches due to corn cobs being flung up from the chopper.
Also the odd bolt in various places has broke.
 

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Please tell me where they break as iv never seen any break, i have run these machines since they came out and still have them, as far as im concerned they are pretty bomb proof. but then if your a rough operater then your bound to break things.
 

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i ran a 2001 TX68 for 4 years and have neighbours that have them too. I never had a pick og bother with mine. Was very strong and very reliable up to 2500 hours anyway.
 

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One should check the back straw beater as mine and others have had to be welded as they separate from the hubs say around 1200 hrs. The solid cylinders, Sunnybrook made them, help big time in green crops. I struggled with cracking in peas with 94 and 97 macines, but in most other crops they are good. They do save and can get a lot done. I prefer cr's. Cx's are a good step up from Tx's. A used cx 840 can do a lot of acres per year considering how much they cost. Budget is a big thing for most of us.
 

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I put 1100sep hrs on a 96 model tx66 and was quite happy with it apart from the main thresher belt. Broke 3 or 4 of them and i blamed the linkage between the drive and driven drum pulleys. Always seemed to have a vibration in that area. Noticed that later tx models were different in that area. Only other comment would be time required to grease it each day. Got about 78 grease points!! Maybe not a bad thing but it sure took up some time. Run a cr these days and love it.
 
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