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Set throught a 2 1/2 hour combine clinic last night put on by Case-IH. The fellas name, I can't remember but he did know his A/F combines. First hour dealt with the 10 series(I guess it was "ok" but in this group, I don't believe anyone will be spending that kind of $$$) The last hour and half dealt with the 23's on down to the 14's and man did he give us a wealth of information.....sooooo much that I wished I'd recorded it with a camcorder.
Any of you ever attended one of these presentation? I can get his name from my dealer but for time being, he was not a tall person, wore suspenders and apprentley liked to eat(big belly)..LOL If you are going to one of these clinc's I'd highly suggest that you camcord it....in fact if you did, I'd be interested in buying a copy if it could be put over on a disc to play in a DVD player. He had LOT'S of graphics on every aspect of the A/F
If you get a chance, go to one of these. Be prepared to sit aloooong time into the late evening!
 

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Been to a Deere before, they usually use entry level folks for this who like to reiterate safety and then read bedtime stories to you from the settings and maintenance sections of the owners manual.
 

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Quote:Been to a Deere before, they usually use entry level folks for this who like to reiterate safety and then read bedtime stories to you from the settings and maintenance sections of the owners manual.


Bedtime stories sound right up your alley. Speaking of that do your parents know you post on here?
 

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Quote:Set throught a 2 1/2 hour combine clinic last night put on by Case-IH. The fellas name, I can't remember but he did know his A/F combines. First hour dealt with the 10 series(I guess it was "ok" but in this group, I don't believe anyone will be spending that kind of $$$) The last hour and half dealt with the 23's on down to the 14's and man did he give us a wealth of information.....sooooo much that I wished I'd recorded it with a camcorder.
Any of you ever attended one of these presentation? I can get his name from my dealer but for time being, he was not a tall person, wore suspenders and apprentley liked to eat(big belly)..LOL If you are going to one of these clinc's I'd highly suggest that you camcord it....in fact if you did, I'd be interested in buying a copy if it could be put over on a disc to play in a DVD player. He had LOT'S of graphics on every aspect of the A/F
If you get a chance, go to one of these. Be prepared to sit aloooong time into the late evening!


Ummm.........ok, just please do yourself one favor. Dont limit yourself. Glean what you can from what the guy said, but continue to look for more info and learning opportunities. I know several people with a gift known as "gab" that have installed air conditioners in igloos.
 

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Yes, I have heard him talk several times and I do believe that canonuser is correct in that his name is Dan Renaud. He has come up here for several of the Titan Machinery field days and he was also the program presenter at the combine plant in Grand Island when we toured there in 2005. Last time I saw him in 2007 he had lost ALOT of weight and I hardly even recognized him. Sounds like he gained it back though.

Yes, he is pretty much THE combine man for CaseIH and like you said he does a great job on his presentations. Very down-home tone to his presentations and I remember how he liked to refer to the 8010 as a "monster" all of the time. He would talk about 8010 capacity and say something like "the corn's coming boys and you better get the trucks there to get it out of the way".
 

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Yes his name is Dan. He gives the talks at the plant in Grand Island. He is very knowledgable on settings and how to fix so called problems. In most cases it is operator error in setting the combine not the combine. Of everyone who had a complaints, they had done something wrong in setting the combine. He is doing another school for the Straub customers in Great bend, Ks on March 18th I think. It is well worth the time. And if you ever buy a new machine, it is well worth the time to get an individual tour. I got to spend a lot of time with our machine during the testing stages. Then I got to drive it off the line, after that we got a individual tour of the plant. It was a great experience. 1st class experience.
 

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You guys are right. It was this Dan Renaud that done the clinic. I asked at the dealership this morning. It's been mentioned that he is going to do one at Great Bend in March. I got to thnking, I suppose that a person would probably not be able to record a presentation as you would be able to make copies and then if you were shrewed enough, you could sell them and probably get into alot of hot water over it. Oh well, either go to GB and sit through another one and take lots of notes or try to remember what he said 3 1/2 months from now....Hell, I can't hardly remember what happened 3 days ago!.
 

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it would be nice if case would record it and give to there customers who don't live close enough to a big enough or a caring enough dealer who puts these presentation on. If case dosn't make the tape and give or sell it I can't see why they would care if someone else would do it . It would help out there customers help them not make mistakes then blame the machine for not performing ...
 

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Quote:it would be nice if case would record it and give to there customers who don't live close enough to a big enough or a caring enough dealer who puts these presentation on. If case dosn't make the tape and give or sell it I can't see why they would care if someone else would do it . It would help out there customers help them not make mistakes then blame the machine for not performing ...
They do have a cd for combine setting that you can order off of the website. I don't have one but saw part of it demoed at a meeting. It goes into general set-up techniques, troubleshootong, etc. I guess you could contact your local dealer and ask where the closest place is you could attend one of these meetings or ask them to sponsor one. If they have people buying these newer combines they should be willing to provide this service for new combine purchasers and exsisting customers as well. My 2 cents.
 

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I went to one of those case ih clinics awhile back and thought it was a d**n joke. All he did was sit there and bash the sts. granted this was when they first came out. But the salesman even said they were alittle disappointed in the quality of the presentation.
 

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Deereman, that's when it's time to just walk out. I've never been to any clinic where brand-bashing was going on. It was supposed to be about THEIR OWN bines, planters, etc. and it WAS! Throwing stones at another brand is just a cheap shot, unless it is based solely on facts and a respectful comparison [i.e. conventional vs. rotary; generic] is made. Deere was the last to get on the rotary bandwagon, and therefore did take much heat over it. They also ducked out by using the spin, "STS" instead of just calling it a rotary.


Don't think I have not seen my share of propaganda from Deere as well. I am still trying to figure out, since their Model 8820 was at 100 percent of efficiency, why the 9600 and so on, were built.
 

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Quote:I went to one of those case ih clinics awhile back and thought it was a d**n joke. All he did was sit there and bash the sts. granted this was when they first came out. But the salesman even said they were alittle disappointed in the quality of the presentation.
Obviously never read Alex's Serious Question for Farmers thread.

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