Combines

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  1. KTM Farmer

    KTM Farmer Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping to see this W540c working this week, she was out on demo to a few potential customers. Unfortunately I was not able to make it.
    Does anyone know what is the significance of the "c" after 540?
     
  2. thorpe

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    I was also hoping to to get to see her working as she was working only 5 minutes from my front door but instead I was at work.
     
  3. kverneland es 80

    kverneland es 80 Well-Known Member

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    The secondary drum in the the 8060 is a great job in hilly ground. Some of the tx machines don't have it ether and can get blocked
     
  4. towbar

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    Are the 8000 series variable speed . I know not hydro but is there varispeed
     
  5. nashmach

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    That's right the 8040 in particular the later models had a Fiat engine, the same block as a 110/90 I think.

    Did your 975 not have that spiral rake thing over the walkers or was that only on the 1000 series?
     
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    As in variable ground speed? Yes, hydraulically actuated via belts on vari pulleys.
     
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    It had but a lot of them were taken out . Are they still fitted to new ones . On the Deutz Fahr Topliners you can drop the second concave away in drier conditions as it can drop bruss on the sieves and carry grain out the back .
     
  8. Barrowsider

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    We had a 1545 for 18 years (no second drum) followed by an 8060 with a ford engine and a second drum for 9 years. I learned my trade on the 8060 and cut 500+ acres a year with it with little bother. The header was the biggest downside to both these machines with the auger tending to take in the crop in lumps with even the smell of a dew. The high capacity header (black reels) would be a major advantage.
     
  9. Titan 8820

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    One of the UK farms where l did a summer harvest job had an 8080 fitted with a 17ft Claas header. Was a brilliant combo.
     
  10. nashmach

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  12. MF30

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    He wouldn't be known for a bargain that's for sure.
     
  14. Becauka

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    He was looking for 29 plus vat for a 1995 tc56 during the harvest
     
  15. Blackwater boy

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    Give or take 7.5% the value of a new 1, might be a tad strong but a decent machine and looks clean so it might make very near that. Issue is that it’s a 100/150 acre machine and not much of a market for them anymore, well around here anyway.
     
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  16. towbar

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    Last of those built in 91 so its probably close to if not more than 30 years old. Equivalent machine would be nowhere near 200k+vat today??? Would 125- 150k+vat not buy an entry level combine out of season...
    At that its valued well over 10% of a new equivalent.

    Disclaimer - I'm in the market for a cheap good used combine so my views might be biased!:tt2:
     
  17. WestCorkBoy

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    In that the 100 -150 ac man is gone out of tillage or just gets contractor? Makes you wonder what the future of tillage farming is, bigger growers with a lot of leased ground are getting a bad name as tenants and customers over the last number of years. The small man can’t or won’t invest the big ones struggle to pay.
     
  18. Blackwater boy

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    3 things really, either they are gone, get a contractor or else cut their own with a combine that they tend to hold onto for a long time, as I said that’s the way around here anyway.
     
  19. WestCorkBoy

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    I’d say that’s fairly accurate around here too. Combine that we share is 95reg came in 2002 will be here till a few of the shareholders retire, then....... I won’t have the time or the scale to keep it running or replace it.
     
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    Ours is 1995, have it since 99, well actually it burned out and we bought another 95 exact replica, she’s here to stay.
     
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  22. nashmach

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    I would have thought anywhere between what you say and 15k all in.

    It's a yellow reel model so mid to late 80s ,the very last of them had a black reel I think.

    You can't blame lads for not replacing combines either when you read what it costs on here to keep newer models going.

    Plus the ideal second hand combine from the UK has dried up with bigger units over there and more often than not rotary too.

    Even here in this county, Buttles must have imported thousands of NHs and Deutzs.
     
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  23. kverneland es 80

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    Yellow steering column so early 80s
     
  24. nashmach

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    The 8055 didn't come out until the mid 80's though. @Titan 8820 will correct me if I'm wrong as we had a discussion on this before!
     
  25. CoNaMi

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    Think your right. They didn't have a secondary drum or maybe no rethreshers on the returns not sure but there was definitely something missing from them I think.
     

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