Hadn't seen this post until today. Glad I saw it - neat to read about (and see) what you have all run. My Grandpa ran a thresher with neighbors until I think '67, when he bought a new IH 82. He ran that unitl the mid or late '80's when he started hiring his combining done. I ran it a couple years in the mid '90's, before I bought a well-worn Gleaner E (cab, 10'). The third and last year I had the E, my cousin ran it for me, and I ran an Oliver 525 (cab, 11', 2 row, Scour Kleen). Found a Ford 620 (open, 13') that I ran for one year, along with the Oliver. My cousin wan't around after that, so I sold the Oliver, scrapped the Ford, and bought a 985 New Holland (13', 4 RW, 6RN, cab). Ran that until it started giving problems (had covered LOTS of acres before I got it) and then sold it. Bought the NH 1400 I have now in '05 with about 1450 hours on it, just topped 2000 hours this year. Have added heads so I now have 4RW, 6RN, 13' and a pickup. Probably going to add another machine in a couple years... Luke is nearly big enough to run one, and LOVES combines.