Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Three Hills/Trochu, Alberta, Canada
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Re: 590r report
Went to ride on another friends Lexion 590R last night, he was a man (sorry Combiness, person) short, I ended up running it.
O goody assbackwards header and reel lift buttons. Gotta love that down is up logic. Deere changed to up is up logic with the 60 series all in the name of "standardization". By the way the 8010 I demoed last week was also back wards yet sister 9070 was correct. Not even standardized within the same company!
But having to push an auger swing button to STOP a swinging, running auger is dumb beyond belief. Do they actually test this stuff in the field?
Didn't care for that sliding pole speed control, it's gone anyway, hopefully they fixed the two other issues too.
Tobaboy says the turning radius is poor. Is there a gold metal for understatement of the year? This machine had 28L26's. The bolts could be turned in or removed but not much cylinder stroke left so I'm not sure if you'd gain much in addition to possible interference. At least it had a steering wheel spinner.
That road headlight thing is unacceptable and dangerous and limiting engine speed to conserve fuel on the road? Big deal, just give me 40 kms/hr.
I suppose your wondering if I liked anything.Well actually I did. The straw was tough, plugged the knife on a honey bee header several times, and when you went through a draw the added volume loaded the engine down but doesn't give you the feeling of impending doom of plugging, or the rumble and grumble of all rotary machines.
The cab is quieter then my 9860, and the night field lighting is terrific.I didn't pay any attention to quality or losses, wasn't my department.
I'm sure I forgot things but Claas knows where I stand On 3/4's of this post.