No please god no..... DO NOT CHANGE THE COLOURS.There is some chatter that Claas might get rid of yellow in NorthAmerica and go to their original colors. Anybody else hear this and what are your thoughts if they switch colors.
I actually think the Cat deal has proved to be a net negative for the brand in the end. Cat never gave the machine it’s due attention, being it wasn’t theirs after all, and a lot of negative feedback about dealing with them on the ag side developed. I think they would have done much better investing more money to develop their own dealer network of true Ag deslerships, much like they’ve done every where else in the world, rather than there second hand deal they got with Cat. Go anywhere else in the world and Claas is a premier Ag brand on par with mighty Deere. Case, which is regarded highly in North America, barely has a presence elsewhere. It’s time to get the proper colours onLol they wouldn’t have a presence at all if it weren’t for Cat deal so suck it up and enjoy rolling in the yellow black CAT paint job....:22:
Not sure about other regions but, here in Ontario, all Claas had left to build a dealer network of combine dealers were the remnants of the Ford Tractor dealerships who displayed any interest/performance marketing the 632's and 642's, and THEY were discarded when Massey re-branded the top 2 Dominators as there own. Moving forward, a LOT of Massey dealers didn't run with the "coloured Claas'", for various reasons I'm sure. All the while, Claas had a vibrant and dedicated dealer network for SP Forage Harvesters and hay tools, but most of these dealers already marketed a major brand of Combine so it would be difficult to convince them to take on a secondary combine line, due to investment in parts, training, etc. In comparison, CAT at LEAST moved product into the marketplace with the illusion of "brand stability" (CAT is a very reputable name) and, in doing so, built a base of customers who bought and believed in the product. I guess it comes down to whether current Claas customers will give a "new and improved" dealer network the benefit of the doubt.Well Claas actually did have a “network” here before the CAT deal. Nobody remember’s the dominator? We had it on our farm during Pami testing way back in the day. NOBODY was rushing out to buy them.
The crummy part was on the CAT deal actuall Claas dealers didn’t have access to the line.
In addition to getting asked about my “Cat” combine, all, ALL of my experience with Cat engines and the service group for them has been a nightmare. No exceptions! My combine has 0% Cat content. The perfect amount.I get tired of people asking me how I like my "Cat" combines. The relationship Claas had with Finning and Cat really hurt their reputation in Western Canada in my opinion.
Gotta start working up to justifying one of those Bergen double barrel augers too, eh? Can't be having the auger in the yard be the bottle neck either.But I'm okay either way and it won't affect my opinion of the machine at all. What I think they absolutely have to do next is make the unload auger bigger, and I mean bigger than anything else on the market. After all, the combine is bigger and it creates a definite bottle-neck.
I think its too late to get a bergen auger. Looks like they are shutting down.Gotta start working up to justifying one of those Bergen double barrel augers too, eh? Can't be having the auger in the yard be the bottle neck either.
I guess we dont even exist as elsewhere then as Case has a pretty big and continuing presence in Australia. In some areas bigger than Deere.................................. Case, which is regarded highly in North America, barely has a presence elsewhere. It’s time to get the proper colours on