Snog, Marry, Avoid ....

Which Way?

  • Buy new

    Votes: 125 76.2%
  • Buy used

    Votes: 37 22.6%
  • 12-24 month hire

    Votes: 2 1.2%

  • Total voters
    164

Lincoln75

Member
no place for staff that are hard on kit anywhere any more, even on dairy and livestock farms. a 100k tractor is a 100k tractor, no matter what kind of farm/contractor owns it, and it needs to be looked after. rather pay an extra couple £ per hour for a decent operator than have endless repair bills and downtime.
Pay decent staff a decent wage!!! , fckin madness , what kind of farmer are you ? :ROFLMAO:
 

David.

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
Quick thumb through Chandlers flyer suggests a few young v.low houred Massey 210hp on good rubber for asking £80k ish, not sure what make you want, but that looks quite a lot of tractor?
 

kill

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South West
A local contractor hires 1or 2 200hp case tractors for £12 an hour and he swears with no tyres/ servicing/ repairs etc it’s the cheapest way to run a new tractor and has one pretty much all year around.
I guess it all comes down to deals offered really.
You actually never know how good a tractor has been untill it’s left the farm and literally no point in talking up it’s reliably until then.
Probably best policy would to be to Chuck a set of brakes and tyres on the one you already own if needed and keep driving it
 
Go for new 8 year warranty or 8000 hours made best sence to us and added up with minimal risk.i beleave you can purchase this option on second hand Agco kit if still in original warranty.
Is this warranty covered by manufacturer or outside warranty firm like when I go to Argos the sales assistant is trained to sell extra cover ,same with cars but would you get full cover at 8000 hrs
or only partial
 

melted welly

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
DD9.
Is this warranty covered by manufacturer or outside warranty firm like when I go to Argos the sales assistant is trained to sell extra cover ,same with cars but would you get full cover at 8000 hrs
or only partial
We’ve 2 Agco machines and the warranty is manufacturer covered, no excess on warranty work, and I’ve been pleased with it. When I last looked at it, some other brands were manufacturer for yr 1, then it moved to a 3rd party which included excess to pay on breakdowns and various components excluded depending on what level of cover you bought.
 

Clive

Staff Member
NFFN Member
Location
Lichfield
Need to replace our big tractor (require 200hp+ boosting up) but am not sure of best way forward.

Buy new - expensive but warranted
Buy used - cheaper but could be a bag of spanners
Long term hire - not overly cheap but no hidden costs unless over hours. No equity either

Tractor likely to clock 1000+ hrs on triple mowers, 6m power Harrow or strip tiller, large silage trailer, large slurry tanker and fert spreading
Front links/PTO and guidance a must

Thoughts?

new, high quality brand, look after it, service on the dot, run for 5000hrs, if without issues run to 10000 then sell, get a fair chunk of capital back towards its replacement
 

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