Dealer priced the BLV11143 3rd function valve installed for $1250. Does that sound fair to those of you that have already gotten the valve installed on your 1025r?
I paid nearly $1,700 two weeks ago. So you did much better then I did.Dealer priced the BLV11143 3rd function valve installed for $1250. Does that sound fair to those of you that have already gotten the valve installed on your 1025r?
That sucks. The valve 843 labor 400 was what I was quoted.
That makes the Artillian Diverter Kit pretty attractive :good2:False alarm, that was not including the loader hose kit so I could use the grapple and snow blade. That was an additional $450.
Respectfully Kenny, that is an apples to oranges statement. The prices he was quoted were installed and shipped prices. The Artillian Diverter is 838.10 shipped, uninstalled. The JD 3rd function kit is 871.56 at the dealer's location, uninstalled.
You're always complaining about the switch and the lines, but for 99% of people they fit the bill perfectly and they can do a easy install themselves. The JD kit is meant to be dealer installed becasue it's so complicated and you can't use it if you have some other options installed at the same time.Respectfully Kenny, that is an apples to oranges statement. The prices he was quoted were installed and shipped prices. The Artillian Diverter is 838.10 shipped, uninstalled. The JD 3rd function kit is 871.56 at the dealer's location, uninstalled.
The Artillian kit includes HOSES to be installed along the loader frame to feed the attachment requiring the third function. The John Deere kit is hard lines, not hoses. A person wouldn't have to install a hard line kit with the John Deere 3rd function kit and could utilize hoses, like the Artillian kit.
The install will take longer and therefore cost more with the JD 3rd function kit. To do it right and make the correct electrical connections and cable routing, there will be a significant amount of time involved with the Artillian kit, but nearly that of the JD kit.
So, yes, simply looking at dollars the Artillian kit is "attractive", but in appearance, far less "attractive". After spending $20K for a new tractor, I wouldn't compromise to save a couple hundred, in my opinion.
Well said, Kenny!
I've said this before - I don't think that the "Artillian button switch" is a "problem" that needs an expensive handle with cool buttons as a "solution".
I may be wrong but I think that the main "advantage" to having a true third function for your front hydraulics is that you might be able to use the curl function at the same time as you are clamping with the grapple. But in all of the times that I've clamped down on something, I can't think of a single time that I've said "Wow! I wish I could curl right now!" Nor would there be any advantage to having the true third function for angling my snow blade.
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I personally use the curl and the clamp at the same time often......tend to run the "bucket" under a pile of brush then push and roll the bucket down or up as i clamp to help me get a full load of smaller items.....could i get along without the curlclamp at the same time (yes i do think so)
Seemed like a fair price for a dealer installed and warrantied JD solution for a dedicated 3rd function to support a grapple I’ll use quite a bit.I'd buy the $714 and put it on myself....I see no issues in installing....I don't have one on my 1025r as I have the 4400 with 3rd function. Why would someone pay $1700?