Who Wins? I'd say it would likely be the parts and service department's of the equipment local dealer.10 highschool kids and 130,000$ machines
The Donkey on an x9
I totally agree these multiple machine operations are exactly the market not 1 or 2 combine operations . A local 10 S series machine operator has purchased 4 Claas this year . Simple math 10 machines 30,000 acres = 3000 /machine , in canola if you go from 3 mph to 4 mph + 30% you eliminate 3 machines + fuel , maintinence and hard to find labor .Who Wins? I'd say it would likely be the parts and service department's of the equipment local dealer.
Now for the 1 Mil price tag on these things, if this farm in that video is running seven S790 combines and lets say for easy math those combines are priced at $750,000 each...that's $5.25 Mil in just combines. If they bought four of the 1100's, those should be close (if the capacity of these things are correct) to the same capacity of the seven S790's....and it would be roughly 1 Mil cheaper. Plus, that's three less headers to buy and maybe some fuel savings from running three less combines?
What I wonder will happen when these start hitting the trade-in market. I remember hearing someone ask a Macdon salesman when they would be offering a 50' draper and his reply was "as soon as we start selling off all of the used 45' drapers that we have sitting around."