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#1 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 07:15 PM

I want to give a heads up to everyone that the John Deere manuals have been removed from the site following a recent letter from John Deere regarding their request to have them removed. GTtalk has respectfully agreed to their request and they have been removed.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 07:19 PM

That sure is a shame.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 07:53 PM

That is really a hardship for a lot of folks. Sorry to hear this.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 08:30 PM

now well thats just stupid. I mean we got them from the nice folks who want to help out other people. Thats why I dont like JD, there social rejects and dont like people helping others. (I dont know if that sounds right haha).

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 08:39 PM

And after all the work you did scanning the 300 series manuals. Posted Image
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Posted November 01, 2011 - 08:56 PM

Nothing against John Deere owners at all, as I also own JD products, but the John Deere Corporation has always seemed to feel "above" the common guy.....now it really shows.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 08:59 PM

That just sux! From this day forward I vow to not own any product from that company or support them in any way.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 09:00 PM

I am sorry to hear that John Deere took that road. They are quality tractors but if I am not able to get reasonable priced service information they are no better than any other unsupported tractor out there. All one can do is leave them out there to rust. SO SAD!
We are only tractor collectors trying to help other collectors.
In the future I will be turning my attention more toward Massey Ferguson, Snapper, Cub Cadet and Power King. Massey even supplies their manuals FREE online @ agcoparts.com.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 09:04 PM

Well, I now have the address to the JD attorneys & plan to write them with my thoughts on this matter. I will keep it civil, but at the same time let them know how I feel about it. The manuals being here could only help them.
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Posted November 01, 2011 - 09:10 PM

Too bad, can't understand why some companies get so protective of their older information. Tough to buy their parts if you can't figure out how to fix what might be broken.......

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 09:21 PM

Well, I now have the address to the JD attorneys & plan to write them with my thoughts on this matter. I will keep it civil, but at the same time let them know how I feel about it. The manuals being here could only help them.


Post the letter here and let forum members "sign" it. Add the link to the post in your snail mail letter so they can come and read the "petition" for themselves.
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Posted November 01, 2011 - 09:28 PM

I would suppose "going green" ain't all it's cracked up to be. I think I will stick with my old Sears and my old Bolens.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 09:29 PM

Post the letter here and let forum members "sign" it. Add the link to the post in your snail mail letter so they can come and read the "petition" for themselves.


Gibby, the staff here will get something together. Good idea!
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Posted November 01, 2011 - 09:41 PM

I think it is sad that some companies decide to take another avenue, and I believe JD is just trying to sell more manuals, and in order to do that they have to weed out their competitors in order to monopolize...
The one thing I want to say is this... As a business you can't afford to piss off your customers unless you charge the ones that will stay more than the product is worth...

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 10:51 PM

Well, I now have the address to the JD attorneys & plan to write them with my thoughts on this matter. I will keep it civil, but at the same time let them know how I feel about it. The manuals being here could only help them.


My friend has one and it has been a nightmare to troubleshoot, even with a printed manual. The JD dealer wants $275 for a module and the whole tractor to diganose it for $125 ...this is a part that has 2 10mm screws to hold it in, as far as I am concerned JD will never see a $ of my money for this fact alone. I know it won't hurt them or even bother them but for the small guy in this economy trying to get by their lack of 'sensitivity' is just wrong. And when you talk about restoration...LOL, now as for their attorneys do you really think it will make any difference? SAVE YOUR TIME AND INK...




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