But the argument is on combines that cost the same...and one is throwing 1-2bu more out the back then the other it is close to making the payment.Push my combines to full capacity, I put all of my grain in the hopper, undamaged mind you and regardless of what ever capacity you have over me each one of my combines pays for itself again as you reach 5-6 more hours in depreciation.
There is a lot of ways to skin a cat but making payments on a new combine with less loss is a pipe dream. Just like fuel savings and a new tractor.
Oh by the way as someone told me the other day a new combine is more comfortable, the only thing that makes my combine uncomfortable is thickness of my wallet from all that saved money.
I’m sure you push yours to capacity. The problem is lots of guys push them to engine power limit not combine capacity which on most machines isn’t the same.
It would take 3-4 of your combines to match our one in our conditions. We don’t have the man power or the time to fix them ourselves. Nothing wrong with how you operate if it works for you. We have ran the numbers and it doesn’t work for us.