Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: West Central Saskatchewan
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Has anybody else has endless problems with their Brandt equipment??
I am beyond frustrated with all of my Brandt equipment. None of it is older than 4 years. Extractor, ongoing problems with the clutch on the crossauger and things keep coming apart in the chaincase at the bottom of the auger, then the chain rubs a hole in the oilpan therefore draining the oil, and I am sure you all know what happens then. Our bagger leaks grain needs silicone everywhere to keep it from leaking. Ladder broke off it due to welds failing and we cant seem to get through harvest on just one winch.. Our 852 auger is complete garbage. Broken drive shaft, idler wheels on belts failed, hyd hoses burnt off on day one as they were placed against exhaust, cant engage electric clutch without loosening belts or shear pin will break everytime, failed hydro pump... 1390 auger we bought just before harvest began, showed up in my yard direct from factory with a bolt missing in the tubing (flange I believe its called?) and electric motor failed on the mover.. One wheel turns, the other is locked up so we have to help push it back and forth. over 2 weeks now waiting for that motor to arrive.
None of this stuff is abused and all major repairs are done by John Deere mechanics and it just keeps failing.
Has anybody else had problems with their Brandt equipment? Is it even possible to have 4 lemons on the same farm?? I have been putting up with it but I have reached my breaking point as it is really starting to affect the efficiencies of my business.
In all fairness, the guys at Brandt have been very good to deal with in trying to find solutions etc...However, blue has me seeing nothing but red now unfortunately.