Yes, I did only drive it for 2 hours but I had looked at the machines in the shop in town before. When I was looking to buy I looked at every machine on the market before deciding. The JD was really bad in my opinion, especially on the right hand side behind and inside the front wheel, the rotor panels are very hard to access and all those belts and sheaves in the way are ridiculous. There is nowhere to stand safely if inspection is required.
Now the 9870 is no better, I went on a trip to edmonton to a JD show and had a good look at the 9870. Increased cleaning capacity(ICC), that's all they talked about but it's a bunch of baloney. It's funny how when I was looking to buy, a JD salesman told me that their combine didn't need as much cleaning capacity because all the cleaning was done by the rotor....hahahahhaha. Then less than a year later all they can talk about is how they now HAVE, DUM DUM DUM DUMMMMM!!! ICC!! What a joke, I think the 9870 still has less cleaning surface than a 2188!
Let me put it this way, if guys want to operator with old technology, that's fine. Just don't come and tell me that I am crazy to not run all green, these people need to go see a specialist, and soon!
P.S.-They still run their rotor with a belt, I guess we might as well go back to all prop planes also!