Only in the past few years have I opted for several thousand hours extended warranty and service contracts to go with them when I buy new tractors. In general getting extended warranty is included in the deal to buy but the dealer knows that I will give him the guts of €2/hr for the service contract. Some of u pose the question “will the extra costs of dealer servicing be recovered when u trade the tractor”? I’m not sure about that but I can say my tractors at trade in time seem to be in demand and I assume it’s because the buyer is able to see that the tractor has been dealer maintained and has warranty left on it. More important to me about warranty and service contracts are the peace of mind I have in that I know if there is a catastrophic failure of transmission or engine or whatever it’s not my problem. I’ve seen lots of all different brands of relatively new tractors inc JDs taken apart in dealer workshops and I’m told that repair bills can 8-25k euros. The warranty and service contract look cheap as insurance against such bills. If it makes the tractor more attractive to purchasers or the dealer at trade in time then that’s just an addded bonus. That’s why I opt for extended warranty and service contracts which some people don’t bother with. It perhaps depends on how risk averse you are too!