So my dealer has come out with an extended warranty program, it extends the comprehensive from 2 yr/2000 hr to 4 yr and the power train from 6 yr/2000 hr to 10 years. The only catch is that the dealer MUST perform the scheduled maintenance i.e., 200 hr, 400 hr, 600 hr, 800 hr and so on, or annually if your hours are less than 200 per year. This is at an expense to the owner of around $400 for the simple lube, oil and filter changes, obviously more for the service intervals that require something more as you get higher up in hours. You have jump on by February 28th 2019 and I think it covers any tractor purchased after January 1st of 2018 but not sure about that, other than I know my 2025R would be covered.
So here are my thoughts for now.
Maybe do it for now, the 4 year comprehensive sounds pretty alluring because it covers everything that was originally purchased with the tractor. In my case that would the FEL and 60D mower deck, you can jump off at anytime by simply not having them perform a scheduled maintenance.
I have no problem and actually enjoy working on my tractor myself but I keep thinking back to the FEL leak down that my 1023 had, replacing cylinder seals and SCV are a little beyond what I am capable of, or doing in my garage. My only hang up is I sometimes have trust issues, when I do a service I know for a fact that everything has been done, and done right. I have no reason to not trust my dealer, they have been more than good to me, but I'm looking for a little feedback from others as to how they would view this program.
Thanks in advance