Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Earlton, Ontario
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Alrighty! Let me have it. Claas 670 or Deere T670?
Been through the John Deere gamut the past 20 years. Currently running 9870, couple 9770, 9660 and still have 9610 banging around... We harvest larges acreage of oats, barley, flax, canola and soybeans with a short harvest window of Sept till Nov 15.
To put it short im at my witts end fixing STS combines. This fall we have went through the usual excessive amounts of excellerator and discharge beater belts. Two fans through radiators, a complete shaker pan meltodown, two cleaning fan explosions and two AC compressors. We dont have near enough hours on these machines to say they are worn but they are acting like junk with a couple thousand seperator hours. Not to mention down time on muggy evenings when dew sets in early.....
The old 9610 on the other hand just keeps plugging away up and down the field. Tough as nails
So im really interested in going back to conventional machine and pretty much narrowed it down to 670's.... I have a John Deere dealer locally but dont like some options Deere is lacking for T670. Claas dealer 5-1/2 hours away but have the options I want....
Let me know your track record for both Deere and Claas 670 machines