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

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Farmer-Geddon, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Farmer-Geddon

    Farmer-Geddon New Member

    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?
     
  2. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Depends on the length of warranty? That usually is a good indication (rather than listening to the salesman) of the repair carried out.

    BET365 ?
     
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  3. nick...

    nick... Member

    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...
     
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  4. its.... only me

    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 ?
     
  5. Farmer-Geddon

    Farmer-Geddon New Member

    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????
     
  6. Farmer-Geddon

    Farmer-Geddon New Member

    I remember feeling the same when we bought a Magnum 240 and never had a problem, mind you it didn't have bad history.
     
  7. its.... only me

    Location:
    sh!t creek
    Why has it been traded in ?
     
  8. its.... only me

    Location:
    sh!t creek
    Sounds like you’ve half made up your mind ?
     
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  9. kill

    kill Member

    Location:
    South West
    Run Forest Run:stop::stop::stop:
     
  10. Mdt

    Mdt Member

    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??
     
  11. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    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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  12. kill

    kill Member

    Location:
    South West
    Probably don't trust their own abilities to fix it properly
     
  13. super4

    super4 Member

    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.
     
  14. Dave79

    Dave79 Member

    Location:
    N Antrim
    Could you do a deal to hire for a season with the option to buy at a certain price if ok? That way they get it out the door and you get to see if it runs well?
     
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  15. Farmer-Geddon

    Farmer-Geddon New Member

    They have moved to wheels apparently. They had a big one on tracks and one on wheels and said if it's ok to run one on wheels it's ok to run both on wheels. And they are more versatile.
     
  16. Spencer

    Spencer Member

    Location:
    North West
    Makes a vario replacement look cheap :eek:
     
  17. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    Bit off topic but I see Nick Young now selling vario boxes
    Nick...
     
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  18. You did well there, I know of two MX Magnums which were a nightmare but they were the earlier ones, I think the later tractors were more sorted.
     
  19. 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?
     
  20. Alistair Nelson

    Location:
    E Yorks
    Mounted trios are very hard on crawler transmissions ask Ian houlgrave he’s basically banned them off his hire machines
     

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