Anyway you could roughly generalize results?I heard you say you were doing canola so buy a Claas. Then buy a grain loss pan and prepare yourself to be shocked.
This is based on my experience which has been validated by a few different farms now that I know of. I had the Elevation CR as a close second but one of the guys that bought one of my previous CR9090's panned it against Deere/Massey and a Claas and said the Claas blew everything away. Tests done in wheat and canola. He thought the grain loss pan was a great thing to have unless you like your combine.:29:
You took the words right outta my mouth !!! I personally think you'd pick up a NH, Mf , Claas , CaseIH or Gleaner with less hours, wear and tear and money left over!!! Everyone is going to have preference for the brand they run so it's up to you whether you truly want to try something different or not.If you are running a JD now with no intent of changing colors I'd go buy another JD. If you are on the bubble of thinking maybe you should switch brands for whatever reason then use this opportunity to purchase or demo one of that color.
I'm by no ways brand loyal but its easier to keep certain parts on hand for two machine that use the same parts than it is for two different colors.