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Mar 27, 2020 | 09:37 1 What everyone seeing ahead of the planting season? Effect on servicing computer driven machinery and crop inputs. Has anyone been contacting their service providers Local elevator has activated protocols and some staff are at home self isolating after travelling out of the country. Reply With Quote
Mar 27, 2020 | 10:25 2
Quote Originally Posted by agstar77 View Post
What everyone seeing ahead of the planting season? Effect on servicing computer driven machinery and crop inputs. Has anyone been contacting their service providers Local elevator has activated protocols and some staff are at home self isolating after travelling out of the country.
Some of the equipment dealers are sending as many techs out on the road as they have service trucks, everybody else stays home. Shop is closed. If you don’t have parts books or online access get it now, you’re going to have to order your parts by phone or email and pick them up outside. Reply With Quote
Mar 27, 2020 | 10:42 3
Quote Originally Posted by dalek View Post
Some of the equipment dealers are sending as many techs out on the road as they have service trucks, everybody else stays home. Shop is closed. If you don’t have parts books or online access get it now, you’re going to have to order your parts by phone or email and pick them up outside.
I can only imagine how bad it is in the U.S. with twice the infections. What will be our supply chain for parts that come from there. Reply With Quote
Mar 27, 2020 | 10:44 4
Quote Originally Posted by agstar77 View Post
I can only imagine how bad it is in the U.S. with twice the infections. What will be our supply chain for parts that come from there.
Tricky. I’m glad I mostly depend on the parts machines in the fence line. Picked up what should be enough wear parts for the spring already Reply With Quote
Mar 27, 2020 | 10:56 5 Rebuilding tractor transmission right now. Agco parts distribution speed out of Bavaria warehouse a day or so slower than normal. One part not in North America. Would get on regular shipment from UK in 4 weeks. Not good enough, so did a unit down order with dealer, part be in Manitoba in 4 days.

So stuff still moves around, just slower in most cases. Reply With Quote