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Bob8400 143143 103 Case 2388 either
Case 2388
Case 2388 (2003 model) with 36ft draper-belt type front.
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Hey Rob! Great looking machine. How are you getting
along with the draper platform?? Check out this shot
of my son in laws 2388 from a couple years back ;-)
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2388 cutting wheat in NSW Australia December 2004
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Another shot
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Nice shots John and Thomas, Mine was taken in Western
Australia where I have taken part in the past two harvest
seasons cutting around 50,000acres each time. The 2388 is
part of a four harvester gang, she successfully completed
her 2nd harvest with no major problems. (The Macdon derived
Platform works like a dream thanks John, how much of the
ground is on as much of a slope as in your picture?).

check out the harvester line-up. :-D
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Hey Rob! Well some of it is fairly level........
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.....and some of it is somewhat steeper. ;-) A shot
of our 1670 on one of the steeper places on the ranch.
Shot this through the glass of my combine, so the quality
is not so hot. The combine has hit the max level limit of
48% and the red light ( level limit warning light) has
just come on. Had to put down my camera and get a hold on
the wheel to follow the 16 on around. :-D How does that
yellow machine stack up against the red ones?
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Yeah, cant blame you for keeping both hands on the steering
wheel, that looks pretty severe :-\ ! I drive a JD 2258
Hillmaster in the UK which i dont think will tilt as much as
the case in your pic, however i think it tilts plenty for
As for the RED vs Yellow question i think the ratio of
machines speaks volumes! not to say that the Lexion isnt a
good machine, but in the Ozzi conditions there are big
problems with grain cracking during the day time (she's
generally too aggressive for the crop conditions) but at
night time when there is a little moisture around she comes
into her own, certainly overtaking the 2388 but still not
quite as good as the 8010's especially in terms of sample.
Hope that answers your question. :-)
what crops do you harvest mainly? what are your harvest
conditions like generally? and do you get many Lexions
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Rob! Our harvest is basic: wheat & barley. The only Cat
combine around here was just traded for a JD9860 with the
new RAHCO leveler. They are a wheat cutting son of a gun,
but they violate the KISS principle ( keep it simple stupid)
Great when new....a nightmare to work on. Love
the simplicity and low number of moving parts on our red
ones. Are you back in the UK now or still down under?
Attached: 2388 climbing out on a patch that drops off
into the Deschutes River. ;-)
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hi, all great pic's. I would like to see that slopes on
which you're working on.
Beautifull!! :-D
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Here you go Bart. A little longer shot showing the hills
that we deal with. Here we had just moved in and had a
rain delay. The shot of the 1670 posted above was shot
in the steep cove seen here at the upper center of the
frame. This field keeps you on your toes.
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Wow, that really is an awesome backdrop to be working
around, I can see how you guys could really push the limits
of stability on those combines!
I would have to agree about the simplicity of the rotary
machine in general, why complicate issues, especially when
the crop is dry and you dont want the straw! Iguess this is
where the European situation differs completey as anyone
will know having baled behind a rotary. Straw is generally
too valuable for livestock use to waste. Around here i only
know of one Red and two green rotarys!
Back in the UK now, finished harvest in Oz and came home
for xmas.
Is it common for overseas workers to work the harvest in
your region?
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