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 03-18-2005, 11:02 Post: 108230
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I'm comparing tractor brands and like the features of the eHydro and other JD electronics but am concerned about it all going bad from a moisture, dust and vibration application on a tractor. Has anybody had trouble with this?

Does the eHydro downshift enough from mid-range to jam into dirt and stone to get a full bucket? My current tractor requires me to manuall downshift from medium to low and then back to medium range.

On my cars, power windows, moonroofs and electric seats have gone bad on almost every vehicle. Motors on each are usually about $400.00 each installed. I can see computer chips as being an issue in years to come and possibly being costly to repair.






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 03-18-2005, 12:01 Post: 108237
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Yoop, electronics have been on farm equipment for years now. Especially in the engine management role. Most work just fine. But like automotive, you occasionally will get one that will fail due to environment or a manufacturing defect. I've had good luck with automotive electronics. It certainly helps if you store the tractor inside a shed or barn.

But all construction and ag equipment companies do test their equipment and electronics for things like dust, moisture, freezing, etc.






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 03-18-2005, 14:15 Post: 108249
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Yooper
Iowa is dead on about the electronics. They have been improved greatly and are very reliable but anything can break.

I have a 4310 which is is rated at 32 hp. I have done all of my loader work in B or midrange. I ran out of traction before I lost power. The loadmatch feature makes it so easy.






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 03-18-2005, 14:33 Post: 108252
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Thanks, that's the answer I wanted to hear. All the Deere's now have 3 range hydros. The CNH tractors up to 33HP have a 3 range hydro but no electronics to effectively downshift on the go. The CNH 35HP and larger have a 2 range hydro with electronic downshifter button on the right fender and optional on the joystick. They call this a 4 range system. I'm not sure about the power curve, etc.

Sounds like a + for Deere in my spreadsheet!






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 03-18-2005, 20:41 Post: 108274
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I've also got a 4310. I used to stop and downshift to A range to make sure I didn't bog the tractor down. Then I tried B range once. I only use A rnage now when I am purposely restricting my speed. B hs plenty of oomph for what I do with it.






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 03-18-2005, 20:54 Post: 108277
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I was concerned about the reliability of the electronics too, but in two years I have had no trouble at all. I would guess that most failures are connection, wiring, or solenoid related and would bet that the electronics themselves wouldn't usually fail unless there was a major electrical event (like reversing polarity while jumping the battery). The LoadMatch feature will keep your machine from stalling when loading it down. It modulates the transmission to keep the engine rpm in the working range. LoadMatch works great.






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 03-18-2005, 20:56 Post: 108278
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Dave, you have the sizes wrong on the CNH's! It's the exact opposite but everyone uses the two range in the smaller sizes even deere. With the Kubota hydros they require very low petal effort and they will also spin the tire's in the mid range.






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