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

Location
E Yorks
Yes its the draft transfer into the transmission relative to the straight tug of a trailed machine. We need to remember these machines are basically american where the majority of machines are trailed and that is what they are designed for.
 

Farmer-Geddon

New Member
We have always hired from Ian Hougrave and true trailed only but because ultimately Trio's will brake top links and do more damage to a tracked machine than a mounted one.
We made ours trailed.
 

Farmer_Joe

Member
Location
The North
Not really, they'll want a fortune for warranty. In which case it will look cheaper to put money in bank and spend it on repairs if or when it breaks down.
i HAVE TO AGREE, IF DEALER WONT STAND BY IT AT ALL, EVEN FOR MONTHS THEN ITS A TURD, ops caps, if they had any confidence at all they would give some sort of warranty and then even at cost they have to go away to consider it!, looks like this model have issues i would run a mile, it will only disappoint you in the future and make you regret the purchase.

surely theirs another machine with a better reputation to fit the bill?

you wanna google millennial farmer youtube, not sure what your using if for but he got challanger on demo and rate it better on a few thing he normally runs deeres
 
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?
Suggest you have a read of these past threads and message various members if you want details:

https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/john-deere-8345rt.243264/

https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/jd-8000-rt-v-challenger-765.214184/

https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/john-deere-8r-tractors.34539/

Whilst there’s a good number of happy campers, there are also a concerning number with serious gearbox issues too. Maybe yours has been sorted now after 2 gearbox surgeries. Then again who knows, maybe not.
 

Overworked

New Member
I think the dealer has to give a warranty by law, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 gives you a strong position on all used equipment. If you google it and have a read through it might give you a bit of ammunition to go back to the dealer, you might find they respond differently once you mention this. I hope this is helpful.
 

Farmer-Geddon

New Member
I think the dealer has to give a warranty by law, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 gives you a strong position on all used equipment. If you google it and have a read through it might give you a bit of ammunition to go back to the dealer, you might find they respond differently once you mention this. I hope this is helpful.
I think you are right. Also even if you take out a finance package no mater how small they have a responsibility I was told by my finance guy.
 

Farmer_Joe

Member
Location
The North
Jesus did you see the state of it to put transmission back in, cab off the lot , rum and keep running!
There’s no way I would run something like that out of warranty, but I can see why the repair is expensive it’s major surgery.
That guys videos are great,
 

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World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...
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