deere issues and deere reps?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by treemover, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is true, the diesel fuel quality in the USA is poor and the high pressure injection systems needed to make emission standards dont tolerate contamination well at all.

    I agree with the comments about Round Up in the fuel. Something does seem right, There are several things about this that dont seem right. It appears to me the dealer is either incompetent or crooked, it will be interesting to how this goes down.
     
  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Fuel is much worse in the north than the south however the manufacturer is responsible for putting safe guards in place to protect the equipment from a readily available fuel supply. That is why you rarely ever see a fuel related problem that is directly linked with contaminated fuel. You hear it blamed alot but rarely is it actually proven too be the problem. Rember construction equipment is well behind the rerst of the diesel world in terms of sophistication and fuel issues account for an extremely small amount of compnent failures globally.
     
  3. treemover

    treemover LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes I did. It was a little confusing, there wasnt a actually place to file a complaint, but it worked. We will see how the area manager handles things!

    I have yet to see the fuel report on paper, that may help clarify some things. I have several good friends that are diesel mechanics, heard many many horror stories on fuel contamination issues as well as mechanics sabatoging trucks/equipment that comes back with issues after they fixed them. This brings up an interesting thought, with all this technology, fancy injection systems why hasnt anybody upgraded the filatration systems? To me this makes perfect sense, it would save everyone a lot of headaches and money
     
  4. treemover

    treemover LawnSite Senior Member
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    One more thought...how much water would have to be in the tank to kill the injectors and get past factory fuel water sep in 7hrs of operation
     
  5. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Thats a question that can not be answered accurately.Some have an HEUI system and others use a HPFP. Most of the HEUI systems are pretty tolerant of fuel problems withe there main issue stiction. The HPFP systems used in the newer trucks is being made famous by Ford.LOL Older Ford diesels where HEUI as well as many other diesels like the Cat C7 series.
     
  6. JDSKIDSTEER

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have not been on here in a while...I will pm you my cell number and you can call me in the morning...If i don't answer leave your phone number and I will call back...Pretty bust lately....I am all about product support.
     
  7. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    JD..just and FTI, but I think he got in touch with someone through the Deere Corporate website.
     
  8. JDSKIDSTEER

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good deal....Hope they took care of him.
     
  9. treemover

    treemover LawnSite Senior Member
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    pm'd you JD. Thanks for reply. Digdeep is correct, waiting on call from area rep this week.
     

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