Isn't that the truth. That is probably asking the impossible! Our farm engineering team spends a week correcting layout of electrical, hydraulic, and fuel line issues. (Thanks Lee and Garrett.) Several have been the same through several models. I remember the old days when they had a "plant pal" assigned to each new combine sale who would call and check with the owner and see how things were going and if there were any issues. It stopped probably because it broke union protocol of a union member talking directly to a farmer of what the problems are. We haven't even had a combine school for a few years. Our territory rep has been around a few years. I think he replaced Kevin Bien though when he was the rep in our area a long time ago. Yes the good old days.IMO in my conditions I feel they have got the workings pretty bloody good . It's probably things like making the engine bay tidier, making air cleaners , dipsticks and oil tanks better positioned. Stop yield monitor leaking grain. Having cruise control work of engine load instead of speed. Etc. Etc.
If they add plastic flammable body panels Im gonna be pissed... lol
From what I've seen of ideal, it's of little point gleaner competing. They are the ducks guts without doubt.Our Farming newspaper "The Land " has an annual spread on what combines are available with their specifications.
Agco didn't bother to mention Gleaner. It's all Ideal
you do realize piles of parts are the same on the Gleaner and the Fendt right? Cab, latches, wheels, actuators etc. the reliability problem on AGCO combines is an issue on all models not just the Ideal.From what iv seen on the ideal i feel the resale and reliablity isnt gonna be there
Cheek out Mike's comments last fall and if you see this year his Fendt is plugging even worse this year in lentils. I don't follow him but pop in once I awhile to see some of his videos. The Fendt is definitely having growing pains that the Gleaner has passed on through years ago.I'll disagree with all that unless you can support it with evidence.
It looks convincing if you refuse to change a view. There's little doubt it's the ducks guts and currently superior to other colours.Cheek out Mike's comments last fall and if you see this year his Fendt is plugging even worse this year in lentils. I don't follow him but pop in once I awhile to see some of his videos. The Fendt is definitely having growing pains that the Gleaner has passed on through years ago.