08-03-2003, 10:29 AM
A R6 is the upgraded including name of the later model N6. An R60 is a Deutz powered R6 with quite a few less parts and by company info, less capacity. The less capacity was once explained that Deutz had pretty much the same machine but used different standards to rate the capacity. I do know locally that an N6,R6,and R62 can run the crap out of the R60 to keep up. Agco seems to have gone back to the AC rating system or the R60 was smaller. Deutz found ways to cut corners to reduce the cost of the R6, ie less parts and possibily less capacity. Agco has brought the line back up to better standards with the less parts of Deutz redesign. locally the R60 doesn't sell well, too many Gleaner farmers had too many problems with the machines. An N6 and R6 can easily be retrofitted with a Cummins engine and live on for years, not true of its Deutz cousin. Deutz powered Gleaners around here were known for engine problems. The l,N, and R operators treated the Deutz engine equal to the 670(426cid)and685(516cid) AC engines and the Deutz were requiring alot more babysitting(keeping the Deutz much cleaner than the AC was mandatory) soybean fuzz,and corn silks were the normal killers here. Absolutely NO OIl lEAKS are allowed with the Deutz! When my N6 wears out I will look at a R62 or R65 to replace it.