Tractor servicing costs

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Would be interested to know what is being paid for main dealer services on NH and different makes. Still picking myself up of the floor after getting a £2400 bill for 1200hr on NH T6 1.55
That's ridiculous. Should be half that. Must be a mistake.

I'm half that for a t7 260. I would supply back end oil.
 

box

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
NZ
That seems very expensive to me, but I don't know what a 1200 hour service entails.

At least put a copy of the invoice up for us all to gawk at. Blank out the personal and company details. Remember, you've still got the power - you haven't paid the bill yet.
 

box

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
NZ
You don't actually have to use "genuine" fluids for warranty purposes, just approved fluids with the appropriate numbers and letters stuck to them. I don't think there are many car/tractor manufacturers that actually make their own oil, I assume they'd just be bought in or made to spec by Castrol, Mobil etc, and then put in an expensive bottle. My local SDF dealer uses Castrol oil.

If something goes bang under warranty, the dealer's going to try to wriggle their slimy ass out paying for it regardless of who's done the servicing or what oil has been used.
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
You don't actually have to use "genuine" fluids for warranty purposes, just approved fluids with the appropriate numbers and letters stuck to them. I don't think there are many car/tractor manufacturers that actually make their own oil, I assume they'd just be bought in or made to spec by Castrol, Mobil etc, and then put in an expensive bottle. My local SDF dealer uses Castrol oil.

If something goes bang under warranty, the dealer's going to try to wriggle their slimy ass out paying for it regardless of who's done the servicing or what oil has been used.
I think New Holland is Ovoline isn't it? In fairness the Ambra at my local NH dealer is competitive so tend to use that, after a quick ring around to check
 

nick...

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
south norfolk
I think New Holland is Ovoline isn't it? In fairness the Ambra at my local NH dealer is competitive so tend to use that, after a quick ring around to check
I bought some new holland oil recently,branded as ambra but made by petronas.think it was super gold,maybe not but was their top spec engine oil,£395 delivered.
nick...
 
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james ds

Member
Location
leinster
A main dealer not using manufacturer recommended oil?
That’s now what he’s saying , he’s using the recommended spec oils but they just don’t have Nh written on the drum, no tractor manufacture make their own oil, a very important point that a lot of people forget. It’s the spec sheet on the drum you need to understand , not the fancy colour and picture of your tractor on the drum that counts .
 

balerman

Member
Location
N Devon
What's so hard about servicing a tractor? It's in the manual!
Agreed,been stung in the past being charged for things not done.They usually send an apprentice anyway,it really isn’t difficult ,even using manufacturers oil it shouldn’t be more than £2/litre if you buy it in 200litre drums (apart from the latest engine oils)
 

sheepdogtrail

Member
Livestock Farmer
In the US:

You just need to keep your receipts that have the item # or part # listed. Of course those things need to be the right spec for job performed. It seems to me that the manufacturer would have a difficult time of wiggling out of that. Of course they are going to try. That is what they do.

Brands don't matter. It is the spec of the part number that counts. At least here it does.
 

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