( Pardon me if I should have posted this on the last page of the "50 Hour Service" sticky, I didn't want it to be buried in the end of 31 pages of the thread!)
So I call my local JD dealer to arrange a pickup of my 1025R for the 50 Hour Service. I was loosely quoted a price of "around $700"
WOW. Stunned, I ask and he says the initial service is expensive. WOW again.
Having owned smaller J.D. garden tractors and having done the maintenance myself, I really don't have a reference point regarding a fair price. I would do it myself but don't have the time at the moment. I see some of you have paid as little as $200 for this service. Can someone offer some guidance on this before I pay for my service?
Some facts: The 1025r is halfway through its warranty period, I bought it used with 44 hours on it. My intuition is screaming "ripoff!" but I'd like some input regarding what others have paid for theirs.