Posted 9/24/2022 08:43 (#9858870 - in reply to #9858367) Subject: RE: Case IH's X9 answer
Next stop Valhalla - 9/23/2022 22:00
So what's the big gleaner cost?
Base list price on an S98 is $543K, depending on options you want, sales price should be something close to that.
S96 base list is $474K, and I can push darn near 4K bu/hr with those if you can keep it away. S97 and S98 will bump up really close to 5K bu/ac, but since everyone knows Gleaners are terrible, lets round down to 4500 bu/hr.
Is 1500 bu/hr worth double?
All other brands make a combine that the whole internet agrees will push 5K bu/hr for MUCH less than cost than the X9, and I'd bet much cheaper depreciation in the long term as well.
Do I think I will change anyone's opinions, ABSOLUTELY NOT. That's also not my intention, my intention is just to discuss it. Everyone wants the biggest and best, no matter the cost it seems anymore. Glad it's a big world and there are lots of people to deal with, and everyone is entitled to their opinions.