We will see won't we! Just seems a stretch to invest $500M in a new ground up combine design (press reports) in a very well established market with much stronger players. Case struggled considerably just adopting their single rotor to work in the NH twin rotor platform that worked, took a few years to get the 8010 performing reliably.
Just indicating what I have been heard at recent farm shows. This machine is completely unproven in a very difficult market with excessive logistics issues mainly due to its weight, very little dealer interest up to this point. What about serviceability? Even with large dealer organizations like Cat here in the US, there is only so many service personnel to go around, how much training and time are they going to invest? Obviously, I think this is a crazy idea, launched at a very precarious time that don't seem to fit the market place very well, but curious as to what other thoughts are out there. As an AGCO customer my concerns are the drain to this machine that will ignore other products needs. Clearly you have your mind made up, and you should place your order!
If AGCO thinks that this is such a hit, would have thought they would have it running at Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days, but it wasn't, tends to raise some red flags in a lot of minds. Maybe it will be a great success, time will tell.