Well thank you for your part in making some of the finest combines in the world. There is no such thing as "the best combine," but there are the best combines. John Deere is among them.
I was last at JDHW in 1985. The Titan II's were being built then. Back then, there were still two main assembly lines. Much has changed since then. I can remember the automatic presses and a world of CNC machines back then. I never saw any videos of Maximizers in the making, but the STS Series are quite the celebrities now, having been featured on History and National Geographic and even the Travel channels.
By the way, welcome also to our forum. It's about time we got more of the J.D. combine builders on here. You and your family are also cordially invited to come out here to beautiful Oklahoma during a vacation coinciding with my state's most significant time of the year--wheat harvest. That way, you can see, first hand, what your handiwork looks like on the operating end.
Its kinda like being stuck between a rock and a hard place. We own 2 JD backhoes one of which is great and the other is just. same model same year. we tried to buy a JD dealership that was forsale. it came down to the day the papers were to be signed and it would be ours. it had been oked by JD corprate and everything. we showed up to the place ready to sign and JD called and said no! we spent well over 8k dollars in lawyers and other crap to buy this place and JD says no at the last minute becasue they wanted another person to buy it because he already had a dealership? We never got a dime back of that money and my dad vowed never to buy a JD piece of equip. next month we bought a brand new Case IH 180HP tractor. I hate it that JD is an all american company that I don't buy from but Until I find a dealership close who treats me like a customer and not a problem then I'll send my money else where. I'm glad there is people who have good luck with JD because I want them do stay in business not only to keep others from raiseing their prices but to give good hard working americans jobs.
It's great to have you here and i know you can not tell us about most of the JD plant, you will hear great things and bad things about John Deere Combines like Connor.
I work at a John Deere store and we have two brothers as customers, they ran a CaseIH for years and this past season they brought a 9770STS, they said to me that is the Greatest combine ever, so a few will dislike John Deere and most will like John Deere.
And to all if this starts to get out of hand those post will be deleted.
Like this, From what I gather they cant get them set period. When you get em set to shell all the corn off the cob they grind part of it, just letting you know what I have been told by owners.
He has not been around a John Deere combine.
Already done, Tom. There's no sense even wasting time reading Connor's sordid garbage. He's just a big-time trouble-maker on here, and one more such remark of his, on this thread, WILL result in some time off!
Well sorry you guys can't handle the truth. I know its obsurd to think that a machine from the almighty green could turn out this way. And to answer everyones obvious questions that I've answered before, yes it get greased everyday, the oil gets changed regularly throughout the season, things such as belts, chains, pulleys, clean grain elevator get checked every morning, it goes through the JD shop every winter. So no it isn't abused by any means, I like to pride myself on how well our equipment is taken care of. Right down to vacuuming and dusting the cab every few days. It doesn't get run on rough ground to tear it apart and it still likes to self destruct from time to time. And I don't care what anyone says the STS rotor is no match for grain quality and efficiency compared to others.
Connor, at least this time, you QUALIFIED what you said, rather than just spout off a bunch of crude insults with no further explanation.
Yes, as we have talked before, I KNOW the bad luck story of your combine. Still, with that having been completely covered in a prior thread, you have no further need to just go about this thread, digging up "old bones" and flaming John Deere combines. You just can't keep quiet about it.
I told you last year to just SELL your combine. Indeed, both of you would be better off!
I love our deere's...after reading the manual on how to setup our new to us 9650sts this year (ran 9x00's for a LONG time and we're used to getting the adjustment rod our and climbing in it lol). We got it setup according to deere spec, made 3-4 small adjustments to rotor speed and fan speed, as wellas opened the concave up 2 more numbers and it's perfect as far as threshing goes...not much at all behind the combine at all, maybe 1% loss if that.
My problem: make thicker auger tubes! and apparently an old problem that was addressed, the weak rear axles but now their a massive case iron piece so i can't complain. If deere hear's about it an update for it is soon released which is why we stick with the innovator, not the imitator.
Could i ask ya'll to lower salaries for a year so we can afford the newer stuff a little easier?