Posted 5/15/2017 14:52 (#6018451 - in reply to #6018020) Subject: RE: Small timer combine
nw_bearcat - 5/15/2017 08:36
Less than 100 a of row crop, hoping to grow a little over the coming years, but not huge expectations. not many custom cutters here. All beans this year, will plant corn with an 8x30 planter next year.
There are a few combines coming up for sale around here soon, wondering which would be most effective for me. Most comparisons I see are between a F or F2 vs a 4400, and I'm not sure how a 4400 compares to a 4420
JD4420, both heads, private sale, good operator
Gleaner F3 RWA
Gleaner F2 RWA
Last 2 are at an estate auction with a 6x30 corn head and a couple platforms. The F3 I think is decent.
Deere dealer 30 mi north or 40mi east, Agco dealer 70mi S or 60mi SW
Gleaner easier to work on, I've heard 4400s are getting tough to get parts for, how about the 4420?
JD easier to get heads for, how tough would it be to find a 4x30 gleaner corn head to better match my planter...or should I drive better and plant 8 and harvest 6?
What kind of capacity difference is there between the 3? From what I see, sounds like the gleaner probably higher capacity, lighter weight machine?
If 4 row machine the f3 hydro are a nice machine for their day, share some parts with their bigger brothers (m2, l2) and are easy to work on compared to some others listed here. As stated a bigger machine can probably be had for about the same dollars, but a f3 will do a lot more acres easily.
weren't the 4420 models made overseas??? If so i think that was the model that parts were a real pain to get parts for. i could be wrong on that model, not a deere guy