Gleaner launches owner clinics for 2013
The Gleaner owner clinics that were held across North America in 2012, provided a comprehensive full-day training session for Super Series owners and operators that covered changes, new features, crop settings, calibrations, and other information to provide greater knowledge and to boost productivity. Fourteen of these sessions were held in Hesston, Kansas and other regional locations, and were met with very positive customer response.
2013 sessions will start at 9:00 a.m. and go until 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon with refreshments and lunch provided by AGCO. Since the condition dynamics of harvesting change every year, with no year being the same as the previous, we will focus on spending more time talking about conditions encountered and how to set and adjust your Super Series machine to optimize your performance in those conditions. We will also provide a copy of our Crop Reference Guide that will incorporate what we learned on the harvest throughout 2012. We have taken the feedback from last year’s attendees and will continue to make these owners clinics very informative and invaluable for all of you. AGCO and Gleaner are committed to total customer satisfaction.
If you are a Gleaner Super Series owner and have not attended a session, or you have taken delivery on an S7 Series for the first time, please get with your Gleaner dealer and they will get you enrolled.
A dealer representative will accompany you to the session. The sessions fill up fast and will be on a first come-first serve basis. The first four session dates are firm, and tentative future dates and locations have also been provided for planning purposes. Take advantage of this great training and we look forward to seeing you there.
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DVD of Gleaner on RFD-TV Live
November 1, 2012 available
Our November 1, 2012 appearance on RFD-TV Live is now available on DVD and has been mailed to all who are signed up on the Gleaner mailing list. This DVD features a number of customers telling the stories in their own words on their new S7 Series combines harvesting corn, soybeans and wheat.
new S7 Series combines harvesting corn, soybeans and wheat. One example is Brent Stodden of Stodden Farms in Rush County, Indiana. He harvests corn, seed wheat and seed beans in production for Pioneer. He talks about less grain damage and the superior grain quality his S7 Series delivers and that he receives a $1.00 per bushel premium for his crop due to the gentle threshing and cleaning of the grain. If you would like to receive a copy, visit gleanercombines.com and request a copy.
2013 Gleaner demo combines will hit the trail, eager to show prospects this year
In 2012, many customers experienced the superior grain samples, low loss levels, and excellent fuel efficiency of the Gleaner S67 and S77 demonstrator combines all across North America. Despite weather and harvest conditions, farmers wanted the opportunity to experience the differences between a new Gleaner S77 combine and their current machine. Here are some comments from Gleaner owners and competitive owners who harvested corn and soybeans with S67 and S77 demonstrator machines:
Kevin Peterson - Osceola, NE
Currently owns a CaseIH 2388
“The grain quality was excellent. Because harvest always seems condensed, fuel savings as it relates to bushels of grain harvested and the bushels per hour harvesting rate are important to me. The 390 bushel power foldable bin extensions would allow the combine to keep moving when hauling a long distance. The lighter weight on the Super Series Gleaner is important to me for lesser compaction on our no-till acres. The cab controls were well placed and cab was well appointed.”
Bill Beam - Morgantown, PA
Currently owns a John Deere 9770STS
“The grain quality was good, better than my JD 9770STS. Fuel savings was important. Even at a fraction of a gallon per acre, it all adds up. The powerfold bin extensions and 390 bushel grain bin capacity is a great feature; I like the low transport height. The Super Series smaller length and height dimensions is important as we have narrow roads in Pennsylvania. So was the lower center of gravity as we have lots of sloped fields. Sound and visibility were good. I like the ladder to get onto the grain bin. Deere needs one.”
Derek Day - Salem, OH
Currently owns a John Deere 9400
“Gleaner (S67) has a higher capacity and the grain quality is very good. The fuel savings is important in keeping my costs down. The power-fo
ld bin extensions saves me time and hassle by not having to manually fold them. The Super Series lighter weight and smaller overall length and height dimensions mean less overall compaction, less storage room and better clearance. I believe the claims of the ability of the Super Series to harvest on slopes up to 23% without any impact on slope sensitivity, because I farm on hills. The Super Series has a good quiet cab.
Dave Weber - Lexington, IL
Currently owns a Gleaner A76
“I currently own a Gleaner A76 combine and am very impressed with the capacity difference with the Super Series. The grain quality is better than the A76. I understand well the operation and results as it relates to the Natural Flow feeding, accelerator rolls and two-stage cleaning on the Super Series. The Super Series’ shorter length and height makes it easier to maneuver. The lighter weight is important to me due to the compaction. The cab controls, quiet sound level and visibility was very nice.”
Allen L. Pfeifer - Mazon, Illinois
Currently owns a Gleaner R66
“The S77 Super Series is 24% bigger. As far as grain quality, the soybeans look like seed beans. The fuel savings is important. With the price of fuel, it is good to use no more than we have to. The power –fold bin extensions is great for some sheds we use. The shorter height and length and lower center of gravity makes it so much safer to use in the field and the lighter weight creates less compaction. Relative to the cab controls, quiet sound level, and visibility I would rate the Super Series a 9 out of 10.”
Wayne Bacon - New Springfield, OH
Owns a John Deere combine
“The Gleaner S77 was double the capacity of my machine and the grain quality was very good. The 390 bushel bin capacity was a big plus for Gleaner. I was very impressed with the overall performance and the cab and controls were very good.”
Jeff Reisner - Salem, OH
Owns a John Deere 9650
“The Gleaner S67 combine I operated is larger in capacity and the grain quality was very good. The power-fold bin extensions made a big difference because I am too old to have to fold and unfold by hand. The lighter weight makes a big difference on lowering compaction. The cab controls and the quiet sound level is excellent.”
Mark Davis - Georgetown, DE
Owns a John Deere 9760
“The S77 combine seemed to be very similar in capacity to my machine but the grain quality was good and very clean. The power-fold bin extension and the 390 bushel capacity made a big difference with less time unloading. The shorter length and height compared to my machine made it more maneuverable and the lighter weight is nice when going across wet ground. The sound level and visibility are good and the night sight is certainly a must.”
A great letter from a loyal and satisfied
Robert Ciecko, Vice President of manufacturing operations in Hesston, Kansas received the following letter:
“Hi there, to whom it may concern,
My name is Mike Dulcan and I work for a 3rd generation farming family called Weber Farms Inc. We decided to take some pictures the other day; these pictures are of actual real hard working machines that tell a tale of endurance, quality, and longevity of our fine machinery; these 3 particular machines range from a 1992 R72 with around 9,000 hours on it, a R62 that has seen its share of time in the field to a brand new 2012 Super Six S67.
It is my belief these machines are a testament to the Gleaner AGCO brand and their fine engineering, fortitude, and ingenuity of American craftsmanship. We are surrounded by so many choices of machinery now days but we choose Gleaner because of their sheer resilience in the field through the toughest of conditions, from the flatlands of wheat country to the hill ground of eastern Kansas and Missouri.
Throughout the tough times of farming in this new century, we choose Gleaner proudly, and believe this story and photos should be shared with the rest of our fellow farmers to either inspire or help to sell your product we believe in. Thanks you for your time.
Sincerely, Michael Dulcan.
Thank you Mike for this letter and it is my wish that we at AGCO strive to earn this kind of letter from each and every Gleaner owner across North America. With the huge investments and with new leadership at our Hesston, Kansas manufacturing center, I am confident that we can earn this trust and reputation.
Gleaner at AG Connect Show in Kansas City and National Farm Machinery Show
Circle your calendars for January 29-31, 2013 for the exciting Ag Connect Show at the Convention center in Kansas City, Missouri. The US Custom Harvesters will be holding their convention in conjunction with the show and it will feature a peak into the future on farm machinery and farming technology.
The National Farm Machinery Show will be in Louisville, Kentucky and will be held from February 13-16, 2013. Gleaner will be featured in the AGCO display areas at both events and hope to see you there.
Mural of Gleaner S77 combine at Brobeck Farms
Some of our Gleaner field test engineers had the privilege to run in Michigan at Brobeck Farms this fall and were greeted by an awesome 23’ X 32’ mural of a Gleaner S77 and corn head that was painted on one of their barns. It is awesome to find customers who have this much pride in their Gleaner combines. Thank you to Brobeck Farms for their loyalty and the photos of this incredible mural. I have been told that we might see another one this coming year.
Best wishes for a prosperous 2013!