Got news for you.
Your getting Pro Drive.
It's standard on 09 9870's.
Perhaps you should get your dealer to learn his product a little more. Or bullshit you less.
Unless you changed to 9770's.
In which case it's not available at all.
9870 STS Small Grain Combine (Model Year 2009)
2-Speed ProDrive Transmission with
1400cc Hydro, push button shift,
Park Brake and Differential Lock
Integrated HarvestSmart Feedrate
Can't seem to link that directly Robert but you can see the whole thing by starting here: http://configurator.deere.com/servlet/co....e&gm tOffset=-7
and work your way down to product feature.
If there is an opt out it certainly is not described in build your own.
By the way this looks like a great idea to me, increased torque, stable speed on hills, no gears to shift, full handle range indexed by max speed setting.
There is no way I would not get it.
Because in 5 years all Deere's will be this way. And I know how Deere guys like talking resale value.
I see you are correct, I stand corrected and apologize to those I unintentionally offended.
So with that information let's compare.
A deduction of 9,740.
If you add harvestsmart to a 9770 it adds 7,703.
So Pro Drive only adds about 2 grand but some of the components overlap so hard to say.
But 1 thing is certain jdmanitoba, the very most real money difference by deducting it should not exceed 10,000 Canadian.
As I said if it was mine I'd be spending it.
Prodrive and Harvest Smart are included in the base price of a 9870. Dealers prefer not to take anything out of the base but some dealers in Alberta are bringing 9870s w/o P and H/S. Prodrive is designed to make Harvest Smart work better. Till it works better in all crops, it seems like an expensive and uneccessary option.
Well I wouldn't mind if our 2009s have Prodrive standard but the dealer quoted Prodrive (which includes harvestsmart) at around 20,000 maybe 15,000. We said no thanks, I remember reading how terrible harvestsmart attempt 1 was so I'm not going to be the first year guinea pig. Maybe next time.
I have to agree with Don on this one. I demoed Pro Drive this year, and said finally Deere has an easy to shift tranny. It worked very well on my fairly mild hills. This is an option I would pay a little more for. Harvest Smart on the other hand is (in my opinion), next to useless. I've played with it quite a bit over the last couple of years with very limited results.