John Deere should be sued. Their parts are way over priced and then you have to order them. Lots of the time you can't find them even if you try and order the parts.This HiTech BS is just that. BS. Tractor Electronics are very susceptible to Dirt, Dust, Rain, Vibration, Heat and Cold. Just about every Farming situation has all these factors. The new stuff is giving a lot of trouble...I was talking to the Service folks at a New Holland dealership last week and they told me that Every NEW Tractor they get in is already Broken. They were at the time working on a New Tractor that was already Sold, if they can fix the A/C and multiple other problems. They had been waiting 4 weeks for parts already.
Lectric Tractors are already on the Ground in Europe.
I have a 275 JD disc mower, The disc on the outer end broke off all four bolts that held the disc and gear down in the mower. I kept making do with welding on the bolts and tacking the gear down just to get me through the mowing season. When I went to order the parts they could not get them no where. The first thing I did was look on Ebay and I did find a set and they were half the price that I would have paid JD. I went on and ordered them because I knew I was going to have to have them. They were still in the JD plastic sealed packages and was brand new.
Little over a week ago my temporary repair finally gave out and I had to back track half way around a swath to find my disc and gear.
It took me a whole day to split the mower blade apart and change the bolts that are attached to little bracket. Every damn bolt was tough to get off and most I had to take my grinder with a cutting wheel and cut the bolt off. From all the years dragging it through the hay fileds, ware rounded the bolt corners of and there was no corners for a socket to grab on to turn the bolts.