Buying a JD8345rt RT with past issues, would you Buy or Walk?

Farmer-Geddon

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Looking at buying JD 8345rt which has had two major autopower fixes / replacements and rear transmission rebuild. The gearbox has had the latest fix to ensure it doesn't fail again. It's the right money and very tidy but should I buy or walk?
 

nick...

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Location
south norfolk
If it’s been repaired and warranted it should be fine but I’d be the same as you with my queries.unless the problems are common to this tractor it could have been caused by an unsympathetic owner or operator and if so othe problems may lurk
Nick...
 
Location
sh!t creek
I now of one near us that had a major Auto Power failure, bits of metal all over its internals. Repair bill rumoured to be £60,000 ( rumoured). Haven’t had anything to do with Auto Power boxes, but that does sound excessive.
Think I’d be very cautious about a machine with two serious (same) failures, & be very nervous about it every time I used it...... but that’s just me ?
 

Farmer-Geddon

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One owner. Driver taken superb care of machine visually inside and out. apparently only had a mounted trio on so maximum of 3.5 meters. .Vast amount of money put in by JD to repair machine even though originally purchased with one years warranty.
Warranty minimal. Dealer(JD) says none of their secondhand tractors go out with warranty????
 

Farmer-Geddon

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I now of one near us that had a major Auto Power failure, bits of metal all over its internals. Repair bill rumoured to be £60,000 ( rumoured). Haven’t had anything to do with Auto Power boxes, but that does sound excessive.
Think I’d be very cautious about a machine with two serious (same) failures, & be very nervous about it every time I used it...... but that’s just me ?
I remember feeling the same when we bought a Magnum 240 and never had a problem, mind you it didn't have bad history.
 
Location
sh!t creek
One owner. Driver taken superb care of machine visually inside and out. apparently only had a mounted trio on so maximum of 3.5 meters. .Vast amount of money put in by JD to repair machine even though originally purchased with one years warranty.
Warranty minimal. Dealer(JD) says none of their secondhand tractors go out with warranty????
Sounds like you’ve half made up your mind ?
 

kill

Member
Location
South West
One owner. Driver taken superb care of machine visually inside and out. apparently only had a mounted trio on so maximum of 3.5 meters. .Vast amount of money put in by JD to repair machine even though originally purchased with one years warranty.
Warranty minimal. Dealer(JD) says none of their secondhand tractors go out with warranty????
Run Forest Run:stop::stop::stop:
 

Mdt

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One owner. Driver taken superb care of machine visually inside and out. apparently only had a mounted trio on so maximum of 3.5 meters. .Vast amount of money put in by JD to repair machine even though originally purchased with one years warranty.
Warranty minimal. Dealer(JD) says none of their secondhand tractors go out with warranty????
We got a 2nd hand 6630 from our local jd dealer and it came with a warranty as the turbo failed a few weeks later and the dealer backed it up! Sounds like your dealer is maybe walking away from the machine??
 

milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
One owner. Driver taken superb care of machine visually inside and out. apparently only had a mounted trio on so maximum of 3.5 meters. .Vast amount of money put in by JD to repair machine even though originally purchased with one years warranty.
Warranty minimal. Dealer(JD) says none of their secondhand tractors go out with warranty????
Turn and walk, don’t take a second look. What you think is a cheap machine sounds like it’ll cost a fortune in the long run.
 
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kill

Member
Location
South West
We got a 2nd hand 6630 from our local jd dealer and it came with a warranty as the turbo failed a few weeks later and the dealer backed it up! Sounds like your dealer is maybe walking away from the machine??
Probably don't trust their own abilities to fix it properly
 

super4

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Location
Dorset
Mr charisma mentioned a similar machine in a previous thread, either same machine or a common fault.
I would walk away from a machine like this personally.
 

Spencer

Member
Location
North West
I now of one near us that had a major Auto Power failure, bits of metal all over its internals. Repair bill rumoured to be £60,000 ( rumoured). Haven’t had anything to do with Auto Power boxes, but that does sound excessive.
Think I’d be very cautious about a machine with two serious (same) failures, & be very nervous about it every time I used it...... but that’s just me ?
Makes a vario replacement look cheap :eek:
 
One owner. Driver taken superb care of machine visually inside and out. apparently only had a mounted trio on so maximum of 3.5 meters. .Vast amount of money put in by JD to repair machine even though originally purchased with one years warranty.
Warranty minimal. Dealer(JD) says none of their secondhand tractors go out with warranty????
What sort of relationship do you have with the dealer: is he local to you or not?

Buying off your local JD dealer who you have a good relationship with is very different prospect to buying one from a guy 200 miles away and whom you have never traded with. Salesmen are salesmen, speak to dealer principal and get the low down? If they have the confidence in the machine to sell it to you they should surely be able to stand by it?
 

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