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Replacing a combine

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10-10-2012 12:25:18
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We need to replace our Massey 550 combine just to the point to many thing can go wrong with it now and no dealer My brother and I were thinking about getting either a JD 6620 or a IH 1440 Any thoughts on either pros and cons?




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JDseller

10-11-2012 20:55:07
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
Well I like the JD 6620s we have a whole bunch of the sidehill machines around me here. I think they are a fine machine for the money. A real big setup from a MF 550.

The IH would not be a bad machine but if I was going to get one I would go to the 1460 over the 1440. Plus you should be able to get into the 1660s for not much more money unless you are talking real cheap old machines.



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RedRoundhead

10-11-2012 07:14:19
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
Redder is better, but I am highly biased. :-)



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D1206

10-11-2012 05:45:01
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
Dont pay any attention to the IH hard to fix post,that guy probably never even saw a IH machine by his comments.... The 14-1600 series were about the simplest and very easy to work on machines that were out at the time.I worked at a CaseIH shop in mid 80s and can vouch for the ease of working on them,dont think parts are a big deal either....



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IH Hard To Fix

10-11-2012 04:41:47
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
You would hate anything IH. Hard to work on,you will always be working on one and parts are either non-existent or priced way over anyone else. Stay as far away from IH as possible.



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RPM1941

10-11-2012 07:02:23
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to IH Hard To Fix, 10-11-2012 04:41:47  
You are sadly misinformed. This forum is intended to be helpful & informative.



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RGMartin

10-11-2012 04:13:41
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
The 6620 isn't a step up from the 550 unless your 550 is in awful shape, and the 6620 has never been in a field, or left out in the rain.



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Mark (EC,IN)

10-11-2012 03:52:11
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
I went from MF to CIH Axial Flow several years ago.....I"m on my second IH combine.

Get a CIH you won"t be sorry.



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sideconsole4020guy

10-10-2012 21:11:19
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
[quote="yessam"](reply to post at 12:25:18 10/10/12) [/quote

I am not sure how many acres you run or how much you want to spend but i work on JD combines at a dealer and I think if I were you I would look at a 9400. Skip the 6620 and get a 9400, they are easier to work on, they dont have any drives under the seat and are more user friendly. I know the 20 series are good combines but try doing countershaft bearings on them, I know I lost some religion when I have to do them. I am not sure where you are but I know a guy that is selling a 6620 in MN.

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Moline_guy

10-10-2012 20:59:04
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  

I will be the odd man out and vote for the 6620. We have always ran deere combines and also had a 410 massey for a while. Compared to that massey the deeres in my opinion are easy to work on. The only thing I know of to watch on an older used deere combine is the auger pan under the concave and above the transmission. If it is an outside machine and wasnt cleaned out after each harvest these pans can rust out and can be tough to patch up. I bought my 7700 four years ago for $1500, it now has over 4500 hours and I havent done any work at all in the last four seasons, other than change oil and a few chains. The 20 series have the bearings mounted away from the machine so if they do need replacing they are easier to work on than the 00 series. I don't know much about the IH's, but I have heard of them breaking axles, but I do think they have more capacity in crops like corn.

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Erik Ks farmer

10-10-2012 20:37:26
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
I went from a 540 and 550 to a 1660 CIH, I love the 1660. I think if you look around you can find a 1640 or 1660 for near the same price as a good 14 series combine.



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urbancase

10-10-2012 18:47:48
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
ih 1400 or 1600 combines, i went form a mf 750 to a 1680 and they are a lot nicer to work on if needed. however i have not owned a 1400 but been told that between the 2 the 1600's have a lot more elechyd switches and chasing them down can be a big pain. my 2 cents !



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rufus80

10-10-2012 17:54:31
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
I vote for the IH. I run a 1460 and love it. When it does need a little work everything is in the open and relatively easy to work on.



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harvey hall

10-10-2012 16:08:55
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
Hi, I run a 1460 International that has the special rotor , very few moving parts and easy to work around , no proplems in 3200 hours and lots of capacity.



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paul Em

10-10-2012 12:53:42
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 Re: Replacing a combine in reply to , 10-10-2012 12:25:18  
I don't know about case 14's or 16's to work on, but JD 00-20's suck to work on. JD placed important components UNDER the operators seat.
You can still find plenty of parts for them though. What types of crops will you be doing?



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