Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Custom combining help question


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
sirhc
Regular


Joined: 26 Mar 2012
Posts: 87


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:15 am    Post subject: Custom combining help question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One friend of mine ask another friend to run a combine for him at harvest they have 3 combine only two operators.As soon as friend 1 started running the combine it had a major breakdown if he was in the cab for a half hour it was alot now friend 2 want him to pay for the repairs. I say no he was hired to run the combine it is not his fault it brokedown One other thing the combine has over 3000 hours on it. What do you all think.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
DeltaRed
Tractor Guru


Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 9327
Location: Delta,colorado

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: Custom combining help question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Your friend was hired to operate a combine,and an
old one at that.Old machines(especially combines) break down!It is not his
obligation/responsibility to repair his employer's
machine.Your friend did his neighbor a favor,look what it has
gotten him.(and I'm all for helping people)Your
friend should 'bail'/run.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
mudcreek183
Regular


Joined: 03 Oct 2011
Posts: 271
Location: Morrison Tn.

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: Custom combining help question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree with DeltaRed the man was helping him then he want him to pay for the repairs what a joke if you work in a factory and the equipment go down you don't pay for fixing it.We have the almost the same problem here with BTO and custom cutter want to be when he cuts for someone everytime he has a break down it is the person he is cutting for fault then he wonders why nobody want him to do anything for them.A couple of weeks ago he mired his combine up to the frame when we went over to help pull him out he acted like it was everybodies fault that came over to get him out my daughter didn't even drop a chain off the 4 wheel drive she just turned around and came home like everyone else.
 


Last edited by mudcreek183 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:04 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile
mike2366
Regular


Joined: 21 Nov 2007
Posts: 71
Location: Rawson, Ohio

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom combining help question Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Need more information, is your friend an experienced operator? Was he operating the combine properly? What was the nature of the break? What was the condition of the combine your friend was operating? 3000 hrs means very little if the machine is properly maintained.

I'm not trying to stir anything up here, just need more information before I could decide.....
 
Back to top
View user's profile
fixerupper
Tractor Guru


Joined: 12 Oct 2003
Posts: 8768
Location: Albert City Iowa

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom combining help question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

On the wheat harvest if the combine drivers were required to pay for the repairs there would be very few custom operators and a lot of unharvested wheat standing out there.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Dalet
Long Time User


Joined: 18 Mar 2012
Posts: 985
Location: Minnesota

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom combining help question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Did the combine operator run a fence line into the machine? If it was operator error, and my machine, I still wouldn't make the employee pay. Its my fault for hiring the operator.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
sirhc
Regular


Joined: 26 Mar 2012
Posts: 87


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:45 am    Post subject: Re: Custom combining help question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

To answer the questions that were ask the combine was well taken care of until this boy got his hands on it last year it is a JD 9450 the first owner never let it stay out in the weather anything that needed repair was done at once oil was changed every 50 hours after he passed away the deal went through the machine from front to back before it was sold not one thing was wrong when it was taken in to the dealer on Friday I heard they said poor maintance was the cause of the breakdown. As for the operator he was doing it for nothing as a favor to the boy father he is semi retired and had been running a combine before this boy was born. I talked to him yesterday he said it would be a cold day in h*** before he pays for the repair or helps him again the rumor is the other cutter quit the same day and he can't get any help now.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
dboll
Guest






Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: Custom combining help question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sounds like somebody's trying to get something for nothing, I'd tell him to get stuffed and go home. He can get over it or be mad for along time, I don't need friends like that.
 
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Combines and Harvesters All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters