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Russell Moore
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi all
I am looking to upgrade my Gleaner K with a F2
There is an F2 not far from me that is for sale
It is the latter model that is longer
It has a 438 black corn head with it and a grain head but not sure what size it is
It is a disease engine but not sure which one the engine block is orange if that tells you anything
The machine has some wear and tear with some welds in it and some bent sheet metal but over all it looks pretty solid
All 4 tires look good and it has several manuals that come with it
It has been sitting where it is for several weeks and there is no large puddles of oil or fluid under it
It is a hydro model
There is some odd looking pipeing coming out of the cleaner fan area heading to a box on the side under the fuel tank it looks like it may have a pulley or something there
Is that some kind of extra cleaner or what

What should I look for on this unit and is it a good replacement for my K and is the F2 a pretty reliable machine also is that hydro a problem
It is a corn plus machine whatever that means
Thanks for any advice and what about a ballpark price for the machine


 
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WayneLee
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A F2 is a great machine. I am reading this post on
my fone. I believe that unit by the tank is a sidehill
kit.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Can't go wrong with the F2.
Very easy machine to repair and maintain.
We had our F2 for the last 20 years and
probably will have it for another 20 years
even though we have a much larger machine.

I'd say go for it.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think your right. Is that what they call a pendulum fan? Pa had a long F-2. Gas, gear drive. Nice machine. Never any serious problems. Couple bearings over the years and had the ac fixed once.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:17 am    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I sure hope the engine is a diesel, and not a disease engine! Either 6 cyl naturally aspirated, or 4 cyl turbo/aftercooled. Same basic engine otherwise.

Hydro is no problem.

The extra unit on the right rear side is an "Air flow grain saver". When operating on a slope, the pendulum moves to direct a blast of air across the chaffer from the low side, in an attempt to keep the low side of the machine from loading up and running out the back.

"Corn Plus... was a marketing gimmick. Either prior, or later, it was "Corn Soybean Special". Heavier feeder/beater fingers and guides. Screens to remove fines. Straw walker risers, etc. Seems like all machines in this area were equipped that way, but maybe other areas were different?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:45 am    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Probably the 4 cylinder diesel, looks like late 1970s or early 1980s model. Very
easy on fuel, had one for years, good machine, get a manual for the heads too. Kept
maintained, it will go for a long time.
Ben
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My orange engine F2 diesel was the 6 cyl, the couple black engined ones were the 4 cyl turbo. All were good engines for me.

Paul
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It?s a hydro.. I run a L2 corn plus right now. The only thing that sucks is they don?t have a reverser.. other than that you can?t beat a Gleaner 2 or 3 series unless it?s variable speed. They are expensive to fix and a lot of them need attention. I?ve done it and had to pull the main shaft. They?re just nothing like a hydro. You?ll be happy until you have to unplug the feeder beater..Other than that a millennial can be your mechanic .🤔
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My F3 has that pendulem fan deal. It swings a big weight to direct airflow to one side or the other across the sieve, to correct for sideways lean of the combine on hills.

While it probably works somewhat, most by today are taped over and not used, keeping the piping fresh and working is more effort than what you might get out of it.

Then again some mountain areas it might be very helpful, I donno.

Paul
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I want to thank you guys for all the advice and tips on the F2
I made a deal with the guy this afternoon on it and will be bringing it home as soon as the hurricane figures out where it wants to go and passes
It is a 1980 model with the 4cyl engine
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The 4 cyl turbo engine has a reputation for being cold blooded. But if you are in the storm path, you must be in the south. Heard one guy say it can be 85 degrees out but if the wind was out of the northwest, it will need a shot of ether to start. have an F3 that is almost like that, but my F2 starts quite easily. Nice machines. you will like it.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: F2 Gleaner Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it's not in the field and in the shed, just plug the block heater in for 30 minutes, it will start right up in colder weather. I have a 81 F2, they changed from the black to the tan interior (like the 8000 series tractors) in 1981. 81 also brought some improvements like a factory speed up kit for the clean grain elevator that runs off the fan instead of the shoe drive. With the speed up kit, no issues with running 200+ bu corn out the back with a 430 head driving about 2.5 to 3 mph. Mine's a gear drive and I'm sure if I had a hydro I'd like it more. The variable speed reaction time on the F2 is much slower than my 68 EIII Gleaner. Mike
 
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