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I just got my packet in the mail for the Gold key tour. It said you can take as many pics as you want but no video. If things work out I hope to go the middle of June. If so I will post the pics. I am sure there will be a couple of me with a big smile on my face!!!
 

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i was there a few years ago and have lots of photos,i will post as soon as i have time to upload them
 

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I took the Harvester tour last year and posted a few pics. This year I went on the Davenport Works tour. Amazing how different the two places are. My favorite is still the foundry.

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Use 1000 speed film in your camera - then you don't need the flash and the pictures turn out fine.
 

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My tutor at college said you can take pics anywhere in the plant except in the design area.

Video cameras are not allowed as far as I am aware.

- Gordon
 

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Ive been on the CNH and Deere tours and I would have to say the CNH tour was better. Of course, I went with a dealer on that one and it was a special deal where a lot of dealers were there and they put us up in a hotel and CNH fed us prime rib the night before The next day they had a complete walk around of the combines and then a walk through tour so we might have gotten a better tour than normal. The down fall of the deere tour was it was a ride along. You have headsets that you can hear the tour guide with but I was at the back of the wagon and couldnt ask any questions. Also people up front would ask questions and we could here the guides response but we couldnt here the question. A walk through would have been much better. From what I remember they said you could take all the pictures you wanted and they would answer any question except 2. They wouldnt say how many combines leave the line each day and wouldnt say how much workers were paid. You might as well spend the whole day in Moline. We did the combine tour, planter tour which was pretty good and then went to the Pavillion which has some old equipment and neat stuff to look at.
 

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[quote author=midmofarmer board=JD thread=6258 post=53272 time=1209270224]Ive been on the CNH and Deere tours and I would have to say the CNH tour was better. Of course, I went with a dealer on that one and it was a special deal where a lot of dealers were there and they put us up in a hotel and CNH fed us prime rib the night before The next day they had a complete walk around of the combines and then a walk through tour so we might have gotten a better tour than normal.
I also went on the CNH dealer tour. I agree it is a great tour. I went back this year to see mine be built and took my (green) neighbor and friend. We had our own tour guide and got to do and go anywhere we wanted. I got to be in the combine during all the testing and the technicians explained what they were doing at each station. We were there from 9-4. It was a great experience. All the workers come up and shake you hand and thank you for you business. My neighbor was really impressed. He will be looking at a differnet color combine next time with all the problems he is having with his John Deere that the dealer won't take any action on a one year old combine. The plant manager even took time to meet with us for 15 minutes before we left.
 
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