Got an offer, don't know what to do

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mcwlandscaping, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Today in the mail i got an offer for an extended warranty on my new eXmark. It is an extra two years for $189. It this a worthwhile thing to buy or is it not worth it. In my opinion an extra two full years of full coverage (except the usual belts, brake pads, and a few other things). Thanks,
    michael
     
  2. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Are you in it for the long term or short? That is the question. I think personally 189 is cheap for 2 extra years. I would project 800-1500 hours per 3 years. Things will start to go wrong in that time period. Just in time to take advantage of warranting the items and using the machine for another 3 years.
    Think of this it is tax deductible and an engine is a min of 1000.
     
  3. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    but generally I understand they favor the manufacturer rather than the customer. Do you know the expected lifetime of the major expensive components like engine, tranny and spindles and do you expect to exceed them within the two year warranty?
     
  4. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    also make sure that it doesnt exclude commercial use. read closely exactly what is covered. also will dealer give you a loaner if it is in for warranty work for a week or 2. yes price is lot cheaper than offers ive had and turned down. are you going to put on over a thousand hrs in that time frame. if not put that money in savings and it will probably cover 5 years worth of repairs for your usage.
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Commercial is covered, my dealer will give me a loaner no matter what while under warranty. If i tell him that i have jobs to get done, then i get one, thats why i went there!
     
  6. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    tough call mike. it might be worth it for you. ive had a couple repairs that werent covered by the waranty, but then few times had to use it. had a valve guide blow out on new kohler. for 2 years more coverage and less than $200... with $60/hr shop rates and price for parts. have it in the shop once and youll pay that much. i know you take care of your stuff so you probably wont use it, but once or twice. that one time though can easily out cost the warranty price. i would say for someone new and limited resources and mechanical knowledge... the price and coverage makes that a good investment for you.

    now can i have change for my 2 cents? :jester:
     
  7. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
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    Your 48" is a belt walk, there is nothing to break down for 3 years. It is so low maintenance machine. I would not pay any extra. I used extensively my previous 36" Metro for the first 2 1/2 years cause it was my only mower, that thing had never seen the shop. Keep oil changed every 40 hrs, and plug every year, air filter every100 hrs, grease regularly, and your Metro will probably outlast you.
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not only that, but DOES iot cover the engine and it's components? Does it cover LABOR? You can bet there's a catch in there somewhere.
     
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Guys it covers it all (wel most of it i think!) , ill post what it covers a little later
     
  10. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    All right guys here it is. This is the stuff that is covered. I typed it up like it is on the sheet i got except left out the residential stuff. So take a look and let me know if it is worth it or not. Thanks,
    Michael
     

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