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Bought a new S77 with a new 35' dynaflex draper this year. Couldn't get the auto header height to work. Dealer wasted all of october and 10 days in november trying to fix it. Finally gave up and bought a Deere. Finally got my gleaner fixed after I cut all my beans with the Deere. Now I've got to many combines. We have a 570 lexion to shell corn with. I'm pretty dissapointed in my dealer/agco. What's everyones opinion on the best machine to sell? S77, Lexion 570, or JD S670
 

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My experience, we just traded our s77 for a Jd s670. Finally got to run the deere a few days. Without a doubt dump the Gleaner. I hate to go on about the troubles we've had but all that aside dealer support from Agco is bad. It is here anyway. You are on your own with Gleaner around here, got tired of trying to re invent the wheel with hyper mods and BS.
 

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meadowgreen, header height problem was caused by a shorted out float position sensor on the header and it took them 40 DAYS! to figure it out, and then the seal for the rotor drive gearbox went out and one of the parts to fix it was backordered. Still waiting on it.
 

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Without a dought keep the deer, you will burn twice as much fuel, more compaction, more complex and ten times harder to work on. I do feel your pain, with the gear-box seal, that should never happen before 1500 hrs. of use. Still I would never get rid of the Gleaner. What is a lexion?
 

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If you can't keep it running... Your dealer is the real reason to get out.

Every new combine will have bugs, but 40 days to figure out an issue like that means they do not have capable people to keep you running..

Its about honest service... Keys are honestly... And knowing the product they sell.. They can be honest, but can't keep u in the field.
 

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Most of the 5 series combines around here have non-working AHHC have tried for 3 years to make it work finally gave up.The gear box seal I would bet money they filled it with synthetic oil that seal is not compatable with syn. oil,you run regular 80-90 it will last ,have had it happen to 2 gear boxes. I wonder if AGCO has got their concave grates straight yet ,this past summer you could not get a true straight grate.
 

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Bought a new S77 with a new 35' dynaflex draper this year. Couldn't get the auto header height to work. Dealer wasted all of october and 10 days in november trying to fix it. Finally gave up and bought a Deere. Finally got my gleaner fixed after I cut all my beans with the Deere. Now I've got to many combines. We have a 570 lexion to shell corn with. I'm pretty dissapointed in my dealer/agco. What's everyones opinion on the best machine to sell? S77, Lexion 570, or JD S670
This almost comes across like a BS thread. 40 days to fix a bad sensor....Wow. But anyways, looks like you already made up your mind as you don't have a corn head for the S77. Now that you have it fixed I'd be tempted to try another year with the S77 and the dynaflex but I'm a Gleaner guy. Your dealer is obviously the main issue; AGCO the company not far behind unfortunately.
 

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I know it sound like i'm making it up that it took so long to fix. First they said the wiring harness on the brand new head was bad. Then they said it was the computer cards in the cab were bad. Then it was the potentiometers on the head were bad. then it was the wiring harness from the single point hookup to the cab was bad. Had a agco gleaner rep out he couldn't figure it out. Finally my dealer sent out their own gleaner specialist who figured out it was the shorted out float sensor.
 

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You may not have a choice due to trade values and how the market is moved... Check the trade numbers and your likely going to get to know it next year also... Don't hate it and you may be loving it come this time next year...
 

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Pretty unusual it took 40 days for dealer to send out their gleaner specialist out. He must be pretty busy, was your dealer not concerned a brand new unit was down? Did they replace these cards, harnesses and potentiometers on the head other than the float sensor? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to understand how this could take this long.
 

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My experience, we just traded our s77 for a Jd s670. Finally got to run the deere a few days. Without a doubt dump the Gleaner. I hate to go on about the troubles we've had but all that aside dealer support from Agco is bad. It is here anyway. You are on your own with Gleaner around here, got tired of trying to re invent the wheel with hyper mods and BS.
I'm curious who your lousy dealer is. I've been blaming most of my problems on my dealer, but maybe the Gleaner company's not what it used to be
 

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Pretty unusual it took 40 days for dealer to send out their gleaner specialist out. He must be pretty busy, was your dealer not concerned a brand new unit was down? Did they replace these cards, harnesses and potentiometers on the head other than the float sensor? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to understand how this could take this long.
I'm not sure why replacing the float sensor was never considered sooner. My dealer doesn't really concern themselves about you unless you're a big time operator. They also sell lexion, and give gleaner the back seat as far as priority or technician training
 

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It's really too bad.

It's sad to see a thread like this, a few years ago when Gleaner was doing those tours I thought, hey, looks like a lot of changes and improvements here, perhaps Gleaner will become a bit of a force again.:)
Then this sort of stuff comes up. Repeatedly.

I can't pretend to know much about Gleaner and Agco, but there must be frustrated people somewhere in the marketing chain at Gleaner.
While I don't know who they are I actually feel sorry for them.:(
 
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