JD 6155r V Fendt 718

Galcam

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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!
 
if the Trans fails on these VT's its all covered but we both know that !
Sorry to alter your post, but I think @chaffcutter said one of clive's had a problem with the gearbox and they had to pay in warrenty because the tractor had "over sped " in the stored history. but I may have misunderstood the post.
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They wont if they find out your tractor has overspeeded itself if its a trans issue then after
maybes depending on how far over the tractor went & how often i dunno what the terms are
 

Chae1

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Location
Aberdeenshire
If it's stayed with same tractor dealer that would be easy to find out.
I bought a 04 t2 6480 with FSH 11 years ago. The mechanic and farmer had simply filled in date/hours and work done in operators manual when serviced. 1135 fastrac had same.

Didn't pay more because of this. Somebody could have quite easily got a few different coloured pens and done it night before.

Bit like farm assurance.
 

Speedstar

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Location
Scottish Borders
I bought a 04 t2 6480 with FSH 11 years ago. The mechanic and farmer had simply filled in date/hours and work done in operators manual when serviced. 1135 fastrac had same.

Didn't pay more because of this. Somebody could have quite easily got a few different coloured pens and done it night before.

Bit like farm assurance.
Dealership stamp in the book is the way
 
I bought a 04 t2 6480 with FSH 11 years ago. The mechanic and farmer had simply filled in date/hours and work done in operators manual when serviced. 1135 fastrac had same.

Didn't pay more because of this. Somebody could have quite easily got a few different coloured pens and done it night before.

Bit like farm assurance.
your right of course i do the same outside of warranty unless there is anything i need the dealer for then i mention that also.
Tech could add in the invoices for all the filters if i bothered.
 
any AGCO branded Dealer can access there own system n see what any tractors had done service wise whilst under warranty & if its been serviced ontime & what warranty claims its had. all they need is the tractors Serial No.
 

stevedave

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How is it £5000 more to service it , what do you put your time down as when you do it your self ? our machine will be some of the best serviced machines in the country , whether done in house or by a dealership, we have our oils tested on the machine we service it house to see what is going on with things, you know oil & grease are your best friend , we do not all ways trade tractors in we market them to get the best price we can for them, every body to there own business
In our experience it costs about a £1 extra to have the dealer service it. In that case over the life the tractor will have with us that come to £5000. As a rule if the tractor is being serviced then I'm not driving it so particularly in the summer there isn't much else I can do.
 

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VÃderstad presents the new Marathon 15/25 point for heavy clay duty

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VÃderstad presents the new Marathon 15/25 point for heavy clay duty



Väderstad introduces the new Marathon 15/25 tine harrow point, which provides guaranteed working depth in heavier soils. Together with the wider Marathon 25/35, the tine harrow Marathon family is now complete.

The 15/25 is a further specialization addition to the Marathon 25/35 introduced in 2018.

Dont be fooled by the smaller size, this is an extremely tough point. It has a narrow bottom of just 15 millimeters with a pointy shape, which means that it can maintain the working depth even in tough soil conditions with heavy clay. It has an even higher soil penetration ability than the Marathon 25/35, says...
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