What does a leveling system cost?
There are many factors taken into consideration when quoting a Hillco Leveling System, so you won’t see a generic price list. We work closely with your dealership to create a quote specific to your combine and individual needs. Accurate quoting is essential to insuring there are no surprises down the road. We take into account all the costs necessary to equip your combine with a Hillco Leveling System such as combine model, header kits, installation, and freight. To find out how much a leveling system is going to cost for your combine please contact your dealer to receive a quote.
Where can I purchase a Hillco Leveling System?
Hillco Leveling Systems for Case IH combines are only available through authorized Case IH dealers. If your dealership is not already a Hillco dealer, have them contact Hillco and we will work towards establishing them as an authorized Hillco dealer. If you prefer to work through an established Hillco dealer please click on the Dealer Locator link or contact Hillco’s sales department. If you prefer to work through an established Hillco dealer, please contact Hillco’s Sales department.
If I install a Hillco Leveling System on my Case-IH combine will it void the original combine warranty?
Absolutely not! Hillco has secured a Category IV Warranty Agreement from Case-IH stating that original equipment warranties will remain intact throughout the remaining life of the warranty after installation of a Hillco Leveling System. In the event that a Case-IH component is damaged by a covered failure of a Hillco Leveling System, Hillco will warrant the repair of the part to the owner through your dealership.
Can I install a Hillco Leveling System on a used Case-IH combine?
No problem. All Hillco Leveling Systems are designed for bolt-on installation. Whether your combine is new or pre-owned, you can take full advantage of a Hillco Leveling System.
How are Hillco Leveling Systems installed on my combine?
New Combines: When purchasing a new combine our leveling systems are shipped from our manufacturing facility to our installation site near the Case-IH combine plant. Upon your combine’s arrival at the installation site, a team of Hillco trained technicians professionally install the Hillco Leveling System onto your new combine. The installation includes a thorough two-part inspection; one completed by the installation team and the second provided by a factory trained inspector. After installation the combine is sent back to the Case-IH plant and shipping takes place through standard delivery procedures as with any combine order. Upon arrival a third pre-field inspection is performed by your dealership.
Pre-Owned Combines: If you are purchasing a combine already at your dealership (new or used) or equipping your existing combine, installation can be easily performed by your local dealer. The “Bolt-On” design of Hillco Leveling Systems insures that your dealer’s trained technicians can complete a quality installation and final inspection. After Hillco Leveling Systems are installed, regardless of whether you have a new or used combine, you can be assured your combine will be delivered to you field ready.
How does installation of a Hillco Leveling System affect the size of my combine?
Installation of a CS7010 Sidehill will raise a Case-IH combine about 5 from its original height. Raising the combine is necessary to gain clearance between the top of the tires and the combine’s side shields to allow for tilting of the combine chassis. Tread spacing on the front drive tires remains unchanged from the original factory spacing.
Where do I go for service of a Hillco Leveling System?
Hillco works closely with your local dealership to ensure that you are provided with the on-time, knowledgeable service you expect. Your dealership is the first point of assistance for all Hillco products and we have provided them with the necessary information to diagnose most any problem. In the event that you or your dealership needs additional support a knowledgeable Hillco Product Specialist is just a phone call away. Hillco also maintains inventories of components at strategic locations throughout the country to insure timely access to parts.
What kind of tires can I use on a leveling system equipped combine?
For Sidehill equipped combines all Case-IH factory tires are acceptable however some tires sizes may limit the combines leveling capabilities. Hillco recommends the use of dual drive tires whenever practical, for increased stability and flotation.
How much weight does a Hillco Leveling System add to my combine?
The CS7010 Sidehill Leveling System will add around 2240 lbs to the overall weight of the combine.
Do I have to manually level the combine?
No. When switched to the Automatic leveling mode the Hillco Leveling System senses the position of your combine’s chassis and automatically pivots the combine left or right to maintain level. Hillco Leveling Systems do not compensate for slopes fore/aft. While in the Automatic mode the manual left-right leveling switch overrides the automatic leveling function. When the manual switch is released the combine automatically returns to level. When the combine is in the Manual mode, the combine will remain in the position the operator chooses using the manual left-right leveling switch. This is especially handy for changing the unloading auger height.
How is my header angle controlled? Do I have to manually adjust the angle?
Hillco Leveling Systems utilize a master/slave hydraulic system to control header angle. As the combine chassis levels it activates the master cylinder causing it to displace oil to the slave cylinder, which rotates the header and keeps it parallel to the ground. The operator has the ability to change the header position in relation to the ground by overriding the system using the lateral header tilt switch located in the hydrostat control handle. If the header is equipped with lateral tilt sensors and Terrain Tracker electronics, the operator can place the header in the automatic mode and it will react to changing ground contours. The result is a fully automated lateral header tilt system and, better yet, there are no cables, springs, or pulleys.
What changes are required to the headers used with a Hillco Leveling System?
Though the answer varies depending on specifics of the header being used, most rigid and flex headers require little modification. In corn and pick-up heads the telescoping drive shafts usually must be changed over to CV (constant velocity) style drivelines to accommodate the greater header angles that occur during leveling. Hillco manufacturers a wide variety of header kits to fit the most popular header types and models.