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Hello,
I am looking to upgrade from my 2000 ih 2388 to a ih 8010. Has anyone done this and can you explain this greatest difference. I heard the 06 and up have all be mod and really are good machines. What is the difference in ac/hr and will it increase my business and a custom harvester. Here in Louisiana farmers want it done now and a good job.
I have over 2000 ac of just wheat alone to cut with one machine
 

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Re: upgrade fron 2388 to 8010

8010's are good machines overall. Find out how well your dealer understands 8010 machines, find out how well they support 8010's. I have found the dealer makes all the difference when owning an 8010. Any descent dealer can help service a 2388, but it takes a very good dealer to help with more complicated problems an 8010 might have happen. The machine will cut about 40% more crop per hour. You will see an 8010 could probably harvest 2 million bushels before the unloading auger needs replaced where a 2388 would need it quite a bit sooner. Just my two cents. lol
 

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Farmboy is right be sure your dealer can fix it before you trade. We did it and we usually ended up finishing season with dealer supplied 2388. If you get a good one you will be real happy. Be sure your not the first and only one they have sold.
 

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we have a farmer in our territory that switched from a 2388 to a 7010 and loved it wouldn't get nothing less he is a corn soybean guy. He runs an off brand head on it and he can do 145 acers in 8.5 hour day. very impressed, our dealer is pushing the 7010 and the 8010.
 

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Of all new combine sales case makes in north america.Im wondering what the % is of 8010s,7010s,2588s etc...that are sold?Are buyers moving to the bigger models or sticking with the 25 series?????
 

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Last year we traded our 03' 2388 for an 06' 8010. You will like the capacity increase and the new features. The only issue I have and maybe the have fixed them on the new ones is the the rotoary air screen sucks and I have to blow the rads out twice a day. The feeder clutch needs some tweaking too unless they went back to the friction style clutch. Otherwise the thing really covers the ground. We are not gonna have our custom combiners come back this year for grain harvest because of the capacity of the machine. I agree it is about 40% more than the 2388. It does not seem as forgiving as the 2388 was with how the machine is set. You have to make sure you stay on top of what is going in the tank and out the back end.
 

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I went from a 05 2388 to a 06 8010 last fall and never had stop with it in 3000 ac and it will do at least 40% or more than the 2388
 

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It would be a great move for you. I did custom for my neighbors last fall, they have 2 2388's. In canola we were harvesting I could gobble up 10 swaths to their 12 combined together. Then you add on the comfort and servicing aspect and it is really awesome to operate an 8010. You will get at least 40% increased capacity.

Next year the dealer I bought from will be demoing a 9010 for me, can't wait to see that thing go.

To answer the sales ratio question, I went to the factory in Nebraska in november for a tour and if I remember right the 7010 was a large seller overall, it fits a lot of operations. Sometimes 1- 8010 or 2- 8010's is too much so the 7010 fits like a glove. The 8010 would be next and then the 2588. When we were there they had a prototype machine on the line, it looked very interesting indeed. They would not tell us much but it was different.
 

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ronn,

This is kind of an old post but I was curious if you made the jump yet. Just inked a deal very similar to what your taking about here. Traded a 2000 2388 for an 07 8010. Also traded the Macdon 30ft 974 and 1015 pickup head for 07 40ft FD70 and 2016 pickup head. We have picked up more acres since we got the 2388 and are hoping to eliminate the custom hire bill totally. Nothing against custom harvesters, but they can be tough to find around here unless you hire them to cut the entire crop, not just a day or so when mother nature is breathing down your neck.

You will be harvesting long before us since we are in the great white north, it was pushing -50F with the wind when I got home last night at about 6pm, so if you did trade, I hope to hear good news form you when you get going!
 

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Hi guys,

I finally got back to the post. Yes I did buy the combine and will be using it this May for the first time to cut wheat. I will keep up and let you know all the details
 

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Are those Firestone rice tires on your 8010, ronnprather.
Deep, wide spaced lugs and they look to be angled at 45 degrees.
Hope you have many good days with your new combine.
 

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Quote:Agree with all what was posted ad one more thing fuel consumption with 8010 is up to twice less compare to 2388

Some (I don't know if all) the European 8010s have a fine chopper. That thing really takes power.

Yes, an 8010 will use more fuel per hour, but it will also cut more crop per hour. To compare the combines, compare the fuel/acre or bushels/gal.
 

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Quote:Agree with all what was posted ad one more thing fuel consumption with 8010 is up to twice less compare to 2388
I think he means half as much per acre/hectare.

Don
 

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Quote:Actually we have calculated l/t AF 2388 (1998) vas up to 4.8l/t AFX 8010 (2005) 3.3l/t average

Was that one field or a longer term test?
How many different crops/what sort of t/ha?
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well for AF 2388 we have only one specific test in one field and rest is average per season
did the test with CT5080 also 2.2l/t harvesting no turns no unloading) normal daily harvesting average per season in cereal 3.5 canola3.7 l/t
With AFX8010 we are doing continues tests (agricultural university is involved). about this combine we have loads of data
and will continue next season. Any how it is obvious from daily field data. any body who has both machines running would post something like that.
If interested we also have grain damage tests for CX880 Lexion 580 JD (forgot the model biggest straw walker machine) and AXF 8010. For conventional machines grain damage was 2-5% AFX 8010 - 0.18-0.22% (in barley fool capacity grain tank in 13.5 min )
 

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Has anyone has problems with the lighting and the hazards on the 04 8010 combines? My turn signals work in the rear but the hazards will not. The hazards do work in the front but just not in the rear. All turn signals work also. Just thought I would ask for suggestions.
 
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