Originally Posted by milleam
Keep in mind that this new engine shroud is most likely due to added emissions control hardware. ALL manufacturers have to meet Tier 4 emissions, not just CAT. Most likely, all machines by all manufactures are going to have drastic design changes to engine enclosures to house all this extra hardware.
If that's the case I'd stick with the older units then. That does suck how high the shroud is. I have noticed it seems
the D series Deere's have a higher shroud but I could be wrong. I have not looked at one in person yet.