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Posted August 25, 2016 - 07:23 PM

Walked around some, A very large Dealership. Some Monster Machines there, Would be fun, but expensive.

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 07:25 PM

Found one more to my likening, Nice but still pricey. 

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 07:26 PM

But, I decided to walk out with a hand full of parts for Little John. My wallet and Wife Thanked me.

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 07:47 PM

I am no fan of John deere they are nice to use but the direction the company is going in wrong, overpriced, anymore your a slave to dealership if any issues come up especially with newer codes. also you can't find any repair info online with there stupid copyright manuals. I know quite a few people that have said never again and sold or traded in there jd equipment for other manufacturers
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Posted August 25, 2016 - 08:04 PM

It boil down to if you afford to buy that green equipment you can afford to pay them to work on it.   Last I heard that the smaller equipment labor rate was
$90/hr.  Big stuff was $135/hr.  That large combine with the grain table will run you right at 1/2 million as of a few years ago.  The large planters are $5000 per row. Lot of red and blue around any more.


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Posted August 25, 2016 - 08:08 PM

When I worked at caterpillar a 12 pack of regular 3/8" studs 3" long were 130 dollars. I'm not joking. I built the cylinder heads and put them on the manifolds. All because the were in a caterpillar bag. Dealer mark ups are out of hand.
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Posted August 25, 2016 - 08:30 PM

Not too bad today.

2X Bushings $5.00

3X Caps $6.03 - One on back order

1X V-Belt $24.04 - Back Ordered

1X Transaxle lever seal $6.37 - Back Ordered

2X Washers $1.34 For the pulleys

4X Valve Stems $7.16

1X Idler pulley $17.34

1X pulley $12.91

 

Total today $53.89

I've done worse at Sears


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Posted August 25, 2016 - 08:41 PM

I try not to go into the local JD dealership more than I have to, they don't want to work on anything older than maybe 9 or 10 years, routinely tell us our balers (a pair of 24Ts) are ancient and or not worth fixing, oddly enough the local IH dealer repaired one of our discbines last year, they were happy for the work, seeing a lot of red, blue, and Kubota orange around here more and more as the JD dealer just wants to sell NEW equipment, not service it.  Last time I was there, I saw a lot of employees but very few customers. 



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Posted August 25, 2016 - 08:59 PM

Overall I think they were helpful, I did show them pictures of the Grand Son with it, and my plan to restore it over several months. I told them about the battery being hooked up backwards and One counter rep said he had one just like it. He mentioned that the engine has an igniter and it runs about $85.00. So I think they know what I have.


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Posted August 25, 2016 - 10:14 PM

When I worked at caterpillar a 12 pack of regular 3/8" studs 3" long were 130 dollars. I'm not joking. I built the cylinder heads and put them on the manifolds. All because the were in a caterpillar bag. Dealer mark ups are out of hand.



Got a better one for you Gary, you we have to replace injector hold down bolts every time. Bought bolts for a C9.3 the other day and looked at the price.. 184.00 for 6 bolts!! Gotta love the yellow bags!
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Posted August 26, 2016 - 09:30 AM

Got a better one for you Gary, you we have to replace injector hold down bolts every time. Bought bolts for a C9.3 the other day and looked at the price.. 184.00 for 6 bolts!! Gotta love the yellow bags!


you wonder how they justify that with only a yellow bag made in Mexico don't you
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