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    Extended Warranty..worth it?

    I am the proud new owner of a 1025r. (FEL, 54 MMM, 647 tiller & MCS). I took delivery about 10 weeks ago. At delivery the parking break was bad which was fixed perfectly by the dealer. So far, parking brake issue, cap leak on the radiator overflow (part ordered), chute for the MCS works but doesn't fit right. (Dealer agrees and working on it), position control needed bigger washer on top (fixed by me)' and some blue smoke but I guess that's the way it is.

    The dealer did a good job of set up. 54 MMM perfectly level and drive over install works well. (Not autoconnect). I am happy with the tractor but a little nervous.

    To extend the bumper to bumper from 2 years to 4 years (800 hrs) costs $750. I may be able to negotiate, not sure. Have successfully done it on a car warranty or two.

    Interested on the groups opinion as to whether this makes sense?

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    Phil

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    I expected this to be a hot topic, but nothing but crickets and field mice. I'm expecting my new 1025r to be delivered next week and I was wondering about this issue as well but really didn't know if there was an extended warranty and assumed.

    Congrats on your new toy though....
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    Y'all might try reading here. I know this has been discussed several times before, within the last few months. Hopefully, this will help answer your questions.

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...-warranty.html
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    Well, I guess it's a bit of a gamble. I din't get it, due to the thinking that these 1 series tractors have been out for a few years now, and it seems like the bugs are beginning to be fixed up. The other side of that is the fact that there aren't too many of these little SCUTs with a whole bunch of hours on them, so the jury's out on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy Bottom View Post
    I expected this to be a hot topic, but nothing but crickets and field mice. I'm expecting my new 1025r to be delivered next week and I was wondering about this issue as well but really didn't know if there was an extended warranty and assumed.

    Congrats on your new toy though....
    What can I say. I did expect more feedback. I can hear the crickets myself.

    Truthfully, it's a difficult decision to make. All the experts have historically told us to say no to extended warranty's. Is current quality better/worse than past quality?

    The real question is how many owners of 1026r's have had expensive fixes after the warranty expired (2 years)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    Well, I guess it's a bit of a gamble. I din't get it, due to the thinking that these 1 series tractors have been out for a few years now, and it seems like the bugs are beginning to be fixed up. The other side of that is the fact that there aren't too many of these little SCUTs with a whole bunch of hours on them, so the jury's out on that.

    A survey might be interesting. Dollars spent on out of warranty repairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D View Post
    A survey might be interesting. Dollars spent on out of warranty repairs.
    Poll thread is up.

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...y-repairs.html

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    750$ could add up really quickly if you need service during month 25-48..... however, what you have to be SUPER aware of is exactly what they cover!!! Who pays for the transport to the shop? What parts are covered?? What uses?? How many hours? What modifications have you made? j

    Warranty is just a different version of insurance. The insurance industry is a gamble. Customers pay for the reassurance of 'protection', insurers bet on the "no disaster" square on the table. The real truth comes out when there is a disaster and it comes time to pay up..............THEN the excuses come out of the woodwork!!! - as we, and our neighbors, are learning very quickly after the storm in early august of this year.

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    I don't believe in extended warranties as they are essentially pure profit to the companies offering them, and few people seem to actually cash in on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonton View Post
    Thanks a lot! This could be interesting.

    Phil

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