You don't keep them long then? Combine policy here is to buy them at 10yo, under 2000hrs, and keep them another 10yrs.
1992 TX36 was bought for £25k in 2002 and sold for £15k in 2014. Cut 600ac a year. £1.38/ac depn. That'll do!
Have these US combines cut from mexico to the arctic circle?From talking to customers over the years it seems that many parts for US built combines can be bought from the states and shipped here for a lot less money than buying from the UK.
Also, for things like wear plates underneath headers, or maybe you’ve bent a panel somehow, take your old ones to a local fabrication shop and they knock out copies for next to nothing.
Obviously not so good if you’ve broken down mid August and black clouds are gathering, but if you’re the kind of people that go right through a combine during winter it works very well.