Jason Hildebrand· Premium Member
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So we have not been having very much luck with this new feeder-house, the slip clutches as well as the pickup clutches have been terrible and my dealer has ordered new ones and installed them but they are not much of an improvement. When harvesting canola you will hit a pile and plug the feeder & pickup prematurely and it wouldn't reverse it properly. It will just sit there and ratchet the clutches until you turn it on and off about ten times and then they grab somewhat. Reversing the feeder is becoming at least a min long job when it should be a 10 second deal. We had 2008 9870s and the clutches were adequate but the 2009 models are horrible and the new parts that Deere is sending out are crap. We also had to take a link out of the chain so the tensioners could work properly to help stop them from jumping a cog which to happen every few days, which still happens after Deere so called "solution". We are really having trouble getting proper capacity out of these machines, could probably have bought a 9670 or 9770 and got the same amount done this year. Please tell me i'm not the only one, we have the same results on all 4 of our bines.