Have your buddy phone these guys: Corner EquipmentA friend has asked me to post this question as he was considering the RB combines if the price is right . Has anyone had any REAL experience with these good or bad . Thanks in advance for any insight anyone may have .
I don't see how that feederhouse would be a problem if it is anything at all like a MF we ran those old MF's for 40 years and they never gave us a problem.One issue is they came with a paddle feederouse somewhat like the older MF. This posed a problem with feeding in crops where picking up some dirt is an issue. Not sure about the feeder house on these. A farm around MJ had 4 of these I believe and Versatile ended up changing them over to feeder chain. The farm here had a 2 or 3 year lease on them and turned them back in. We were told at the farm show, the Versatile dealer that sold them has not chosen to be a combine dealer for them. From what I have heard from someone close to the operation is they weren't terrible.
Sorry no real world experience. These combines will sell cheap in comparison. I don't think they'll go as cheap as some think.
The farmers that owned them had close to 15000 acres of pulse crops last year I believe. Chickpeas and lentils. With dry seed or not the stems can stay pretty green. Combine (no pun intended) that with the dirt, I guess these had issues.I don't see how that feederhouse would be a problem if it is anything at all like a MF we ran those old MF's for 40 years and they never gave us a problem.