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|User Info||Anecdotal - John Deere; entered at 2012-06-27 16:02:31|
Registered: 2008-04-03 State of Disbelief
Lodger, I am now the proud owner of a 1026R (diesel) with an H120 loader, rear weight box, an auto-connect belly mower, forks, a 647 tiller, a trencher, and a post hole digger. I sold every other piece of equipment I had, as the maintenance was getting a bit pricey on the old 8N. I have some neighbors lined up who need fenceholes and trenches dug and some small acreage tilled, so 2.5 of the implements will be paid for by someone else almost as soon as I get it home I'm hoping to get a bunch more jobs for it over the next year or so to pay for itself.|
Pcap, new holland was easily 10% higher in final cost. Deere was offering all kinds of incentives and discounts that new holland, kuboda and bobcat had no interest in matching.
Flaps, the 102x series has a Yanmar diesel engine, the same engine I have been very familiar with since childhood, but on a sailboat I know my way around that engine a lot better, since I used to perform the end of season maintenance on it for years.
Infidel, I'm not sure about Deere and its dealers, but I can tell you that the folks at Bobcat and Atlantic Tractor weren't claiming good sales, either. They wouldn't match Deere's price because it would leave them no margin.