Hi everyone -
I've been in the process of purchasing a new x758. The dealer came to my house to deliver the unit a few days ago, but we both realized that at extreme low idle (lowest possible setting), there was a loud ticking/rattling noise coming from the steering area. My dealer took the tractor back and had the service department look at the issue. They contacted Deere and they were told that it is a known issue with the steering valve, but no solution has been made and it does not affect the functionality of the tractor. The publication from Deere is dated September 2016 and I have attached the documentation to this thread. Here is a video of the ticking/rattling noise...
Has anyone here with any x7 series, especially the x758, experienced this sound? It is prevalent at extremely low idle when the steering wheel is not being manipulated. My dealer spoke with the regional Deere rep and they're willing to extend the warranty to 5 years as I've dealt with some delays, as well. They are confident this noise does not affect functionality of the tractor. If they order another x758 from Deere, there's no guarantee this noise wouldn't be there. I'm just trying to make a decision on what to do, but I'm leaning towards taking the extra year of warranty coverage and dealing with the noise at the lowest idle setting. I imagine that it's a rare occasion that the tractor is used at the lowest idle setting.
Thanks for reading!