A first for the farm machinery industry, a 10 year compact tractor warranty, was launched to the nation at the Henty Machinery Field Days last week.
Wagga Wagga based company Hutcheon and Pearce used the field days to debut their new industry leading warranty for compact tractors and Series 5 John Deere tractors.
Group marketing co-ordinator Michael Casey said the 10-year or 1000 hour warranty would be of particular benefit to small acreage and hobby farmers.
“Most warranties in this sector tend to ignore the low hours worked on smaller farms and properties, so hanging on to your machine for a longer period means that if something did happen, you were on your own when getting it repaired,’’ Mr Casey said.
“Those days are now gone.
“The standard John Deere warranty is still valid and not replaced by us.
“We are just giving the owner more time if their yearly machine usage is low, and if they keep up with servicing and maintenance.’’
Mr Casey said the warranty covered Compact and Series 5 John Deere tractors ranging from 23 to 93 horsepower.