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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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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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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. :dunno:
 

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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....
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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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. :dunno:

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

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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.

"We don't cover three sided buildings (horse shelter)"...."we only pay original building cost"....."oh, we changed your policy and your ag buildings are no longer covered"......."oh no, these missing shingles are just normal wear"...... "

There IS insurance fraud out there, and it companies screwing customers........ At least in Vegas the Casino just smiles, gives you your chips, and bids you a good evening.

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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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Just some statistically unacceptable experiences. When extended warranties are sold. The always talk about "coverage to 4 years or 800 hours". The long term coverage max. What they don't say is the length of the incremental coverage and the cost. In this case it's $750 for 2 additional years and hours to 800. (Bumper to bumper) In addition major expenses usually involve the power train...which is typically a longer warranty period. John deere's PT warranty is 3 years. (I'm sure they know the average hours extended on each tractor. Average is the key. However we do not.). So what r we buying for $750.?One year PT warranty and 2 years bumper to bumper.

I have bought a couple warranties in my life. Most were bad spends. For example, I just purchased a 2014 subaru outback. Subaru had a lot of engine trouble in the early 2000's with blown head gaskets. They had just introduced a new engine around 2011. The dealer tried to sell me a 7 yr 100m bumper to bumper warranty for $2200. No way! But i did some checking and basically the warranty company and the dealer split the cost of the warranty. There were also a couple dealers in other states that sold the warranty's nationwide much cheaper. It didn't matter where you bought the warranty.

So I did some negotiating and bought the warranty for $1200. $100 over dealer cost. $100 incremental profit to the dealer. They actually showed me their cost sheet. As long as deere get their $375 I can't believe they care.

Good deal...no way to know. But I will say in my experience most issues start around year 5.

Smart warranty co's stay shy of 5 years. IMO.

Just random thoughts

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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. :dunno:
Thanks for putting together the poll!

When you look at the numbers, make me want to sell warranties.

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I'm also leary of warranties on equipment like this.. Just like with power sports I think its easier for the oem to blame part failure on what they call "normal wear and tear" or the user.. After years of use.. Its your word against theirs.. I think having a good dealer you can trust is more valuable than a warranty.. You can spend whatever you want on a warranty but if you don't have a dealer to go to bad for you, its wasted..
 
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