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New-Gen    Posted 05-10-2004 at 09:53:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just suffered a massive stupid attack!! My planter wouldn't fold. It has a semi-complex conglomeration of electric over hydraulic switches controlled from the cab through a box. I went through the whole trouble shooting procedure as best I knew, couldn't find anyrhing. So I called the local John Deere dealer, talked to th eservice manager who I know well, between the two of us we still couldn't figure it out. He said he had a mechanic in my neighborhood just finishing up on a service call, and that he'd send him over. I said great. He was here in 5 minutes. Great. I got in the cab and put it through it's paces doing what he told me. After about 2 minutes of this he told me to shut the tractor off and rellieve the hydrauluc pressure. He messed with the hose connectons, then matter of factly told me to fire up the tractor and fold the planter-I did, it worked, a light bulb came on iiin my head, my face turned red, and I said--uh---and he said yep.
"So, I just wasted 2 hours of field time, plus the price of a service call, because I wasn't smart enough to check the most simple thing first??"
He just grinned widely and said:"Yep"
Not much else to say at that point other than a rather sheepish--"Uh--thanks---"
Looks like I'm in for a good ribbin next time I go in that place!!

TB    Posted 05-10-2004 at 17:28:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup thats what we call a brain ***t (gas)

donna in w.v    Posted 05-10-2004 at 15:44:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
when i was a young girl i owned a vw stick shift and i wasn't running good so daddy told me to take moms ford [automatic] so at 12 oclock i called dad to tell him the car wouldn't start. he got out of bed and dressed drove 5 mi. only to jump in mom's car and say ' don't you know that you can't start an automatic in neutral' boy was i embarassed and dad being dad reminded me at least once a day for the rest of his life.

mud    Posted 05-10-2004 at 15:05:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
dont be too hard on yerself.

my bro-inlaw is an electrical engineer, a good one too. they had their heat pump go bad, or so he thought. out came a hvac mechanic. mud daubers built a nest in the fuse box. he cleaned it out and the heat pump fired right off. $75 later my sister told my bro-inlaw that it's the simpler things that confuse the smart guys!

have you ever cranked an old tractor and have it not start? then noticed the switch was on the off position? or, yanked on the chainsaw until the cord broke... only to notice that the switch was on 'off'!!! i have. durn-

DD    Posted 05-10-2004 at 13:39:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wait til ya go back in that place? Heck New-Gen, we can rib ya right here for Free : ) TeeHee

jfky    Posted 05-10-2004 at 10:40:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
don't worry about those guys see that stuff constantly!!!!

Alias    Posted 05-10-2004 at 10:26:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

It get's worse as ya get older.......gfp

Texas    Posted 05-10-2004 at 10:24:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dont feel bad, Ive done pretty much the same thing :)

Mebbe....    Posted 05-10-2004 at 10:04:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
if ya painted it all RED it would werk better.....them greene gooses are always lookin to lay eggs ya know :^)


Aprille    Posted 05-10-2004 at 12:57:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ya know what they say right?? Heeheehee Of all the things I miss ..I miss my mind the most!

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