- Aug 7, 2020
I need a Wiring Diagram and or Technical Service Manual for a John Deere Scotts / Sabre 2554HV.
I’m only bringing this up as a point of discussion, not because I’m trying to start a debate or argument.You won't find it on either of them just like you won't find Stihl service manuals or Honda service manuals on either of them.
The JD technical manuals are written better than a lot of text books for training apprentence mechanics and as previously mentioned , cost less than 1 hour of a mechanics time .
If people don't buy them then JD will stop making them and the public will have no access to service information.
The cost of producing manuals of this quality far exceeds the income they would produce so they are a loss making exercise right from the start.
In a pervious life I wrote technical manuals, not for lawnmowers, on a contract basis .
Most of them never covered my fee alone let alone photo studio time , printing , bookbinding & distribution
Debate is goodI’m only bringing this up as a point of discussion, not because I’m trying to start a debate or argument.
I work in the automotive field, and by federal law, automotive service information has to be available to independent repair shops. The law doesn’t state what manufacturers can charge for it, just that it has to be available - that’s why online sources like Identifix, All Data, and Mitchell/Pro Demand are in business.
That said, I don’t know if that same law applies to agricultural/implement manufacturers like JD, but even if it doesn’t, no manufacturer could stop producing service information. Whether it’s a printed manual or electronic, manufacturers still have to provide service info to their own techs and shops, otherwise they’d never be able to build new products because their techs wouldn’t have necessary info to repair them.