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What are the downsides of Gleaners?

I'm considering an R65, it's a customers unit with about 1400 sep hours and 1900 engine hours. Clean, well-maintained and it's an "okay" deal compared to comparable units on the market. What's driving me towards this particular combine is knowing its history and the fact that the customer is only dealing on another Gleaner to gain more capacity, duals and 4WD. My question is what motivates some long-term Gleaner owners to switch brands? In SW Ontario, you seldom see another colour on a Gleaner lot but I've noticed some late model gleaners on the other colours lots. I harvest corn, winter wheat and soys; - about 400 acres each, give or take each year. I'd particularly like to hear the reasoning from those who have owned 2 or 3 gleaners and have switched brands. FYI - dealer support is excellent in my area.

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If you've got good dealer support there is no down side. We've run gleaners since 1970.

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You don't need a good dealer. There's more support on this site than we get from a good dealer.
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No downside... have used four other brands and owned 19 Gleaners
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Usually parts and dealer support is the only down side.

I think dealers don’t get the support they need from Mother AGCO either.

My exp in OZ.........

Great big huge lumpy tough Canola might be the reason some Silver guys turn to another colour over in your country.

Square box........
Round pizza.......
Triangle pieces....

Iam confused......


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The guy that makes those lumpy swaths should have to combine it... applies to all colors of combines.
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Downside? It’s a gleaner!!

Feederhouse to narrow.
Residue management is the shits.
Plug the cylinder your pulling crap out almost in an enclosed pocket.
If you really plug it a gleaner guy with a straight face will say it’s quicker to pull the cylinder out of the side of the machine. Likely is.
Rotor rumble in green stems
Tiny sieve area
Chinese bearings
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Downside? Itís a gleaner!!

Feederhouse to narrow.
Residue management is the shits.
Plug the cylinder your pulling crap out almost in an enclosed pocket.
If you really plug it a gleaner guy with a straight face will say itís quicker to pull the cylinder out of the side of the machine. Likely is.
Rotor rumble in green stems
Tiny sieve area
Chinese bearings
I will agree with you on every point but the last one. The axials get the same bearings and all in all they are pretty good. The bearings in the the Macdon built pickup are another story......
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and it's an "okay" deal compared to comparable units on the market.

What's driving me towards this particular combine is knowing its history and the fact that the customer is only dealing on another Gleaner to gain more capacity, duals and 4WD.
What are the other comparable units youíre looking at?
(Itíll help give people a sense of how much capacity you think you need).

And as phantom said, others may have traded off bc they needed more capacity/better ability to handle tough lumpy canola(?) than they thought their gleaners could give them.
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Downside? Itís a gleaner!!

Feederhouse to narrow.
Residue management is the shits.
Plug the cylinder your pulling crap out almost in an enclosed pocket.
If you really plug it a gleaner guy with a straight face will say itís quicker to pull the cylinder out of the side of the machine. Likely is.
Rotor rumble in green stems
Tiny sieve area
Chinese bearings
Feeder house too narrow? who determined this? it's not a problem..


Agree on the residue management... at least on the older ones


Plugged rotor (its not a cylinder) drop it into low gear and wind it through.


Really plugged ? pull the rotor out the side. a lot faster than trying to dig out a cylinder or rotor in other machines


Chinese bearings.. aren't they all using them now?

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