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Tractor garages labour prices

  • 16-06-2021 10:00pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭ Mr321


    Anyone an idea of what agri garages charge per hour /day on labour of tractor repairs?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,028 ✭✭✭ tanko


    €45/hour in the local garage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,101 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler


    tanko wrote: »
    €45/hour in the local garage.

    €60 +vat, even
    A GP is charging €60 for 15 mins.
    The ompany undersealing my jeep is charging 45 +vat/hr for any repairs plus the under sealing cost


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,804 ✭✭✭✭ Reggie.


    I know of some main dealers that are €100 an hour


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,000 ✭✭✭ Mooooo


    The same as anything these days, the trade is in short supply.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,020 ✭✭✭✭ mahoney_j


    Reggie. wrote: »
    I know of some main dealers that are €100 an hour

    Probably the landini main dealer ……


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,850 ✭✭✭✭ whelan2


    wrangler wrote: »
    €60 +vat, even
    A GP is charging €60 for 15 mins.
    The ompany undersealing my jeep is charging 45 +vat/hr for any repairs plus the under sealing cost

    Got an appointment for a specialist for daughter fir next January. Our fee is 245 euro per consultation


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,159 ✭✭✭ Cavanjack


    Mooooo wrote: »
    The same as anything these days, the trade is in short supply.

    The mechanics in these garages are on fairly poor money relative to other trades.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 2,276 Mod ✭✭✭✭ K.G.


    Mooooo wrote: »
    The same as anything these days, the trade is in short supply.

    It's at the stage where I don't even think about it.has to be got going ,just pay up


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,101 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler


    whelan2 wrote: »
    Got an appointment for a specialist for daughter fir next January. Our fee is 245 euro per consultation

    Yea, and VHI etc aren't generous subsidising consultation fees either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,230 ✭✭✭ J.O. Farmer


    Cavanjack wrote: »
    The mechanics in these garages are on fairly poor money relative to other trades.

    That still won't stop the dealership charging fairly well for their time though.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,804 ✭✭✭✭ Reggie.


    mahoney_j wrote: »
    Probably the landini main dealer ……

    Claas


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,341 ✭✭✭ Grueller


    Local MF dealer €95 + VAT


  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭ Mr321


    Thanks for the replies.
    Just wondered as I got a job done with a local garage (2 days) and compared to the same job a friend got done with a dealer his price was quite frightening.

    I agree with the wages for the mechanics in the main dealers not being great and its a heavy job.

    Unless it's something that only a dealer can do I stay away from them tbh.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,035 Mod ✭✭✭✭ blue5000


    What was done? I think if they do a good job, quickly the high labour charges are justified. It's when a tractor has to go back a second time for the same problem after a few hours work you'd want to be questioning things.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.



  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭ Mr321


    blue5000 wrote: »
    What was done? I think if they do a good job, quickly the high labour charges are justified. It's when a tractor has to go back a second time for the same problem after a few hours work you'd want to be questioning things.

    Rear axel oil seal and a leaking spool valve.

    What finished me with a certain main dealer was when I learned they put good old QTP ****e in and charge you branded parts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,546 ✭✭✭ Blaaz_


    Mr321 wrote: »
    Rear axel oil seal and a leaking spool valve.

    What finished me with a certain main dealer was when I learned they put good old QTP ****e in and charge you branded parts.

    Would they not have rang ya up,and given the option at least


    Bad ould form.that tbf


  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭ Mr321


    Blaaz_ wrote: »
    Would they not have rang ya up,and given the option at least


    Bad ould form.that tbf


    When a parts a couple of days work hidden in a machine they can tell you it's gold plated :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,357 ✭✭✭ jaymla627


    Mr321 wrote: »
    Rear axel oil seal and a leaking spool valve.

    What finished me with a certain main dealer was when I learned they put good old QTP ****e in and charge you branded parts.

    In getting filters in a dealership last week and alot of the genuine parts where made in china, id say its much of muchness re quality of parts, wouldnt take a case/new holland built after 2016 as a present here as this was when the cost cutting started and chinese parts started going into them, alot softer tractor altogether since


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,911 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    jaymla627 wrote: »
    In getting filters in a dealership last week and alot of the genuine parts where made in china, id say its much of muchness re quality of parts, wouldnt take a case/new holland built after 2016 as a present here as this was when the cost cutting started and chinese parts started going into them, alot softer tractor altogether since

    Maybe.
    But remember goods are manufactured to the specifications provided. It’s possible that they are being made to the same specifications as previous.

    I know engineers who have worked to move manufacturing processes to China, they will make cheap tat if that’s what you want, but they are capable of high end manufacturing and engineering too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 413 ✭✭ Mr321


    They all might be made in China but there is a difference in them even if its only a couple of important thousands of an inch.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,357 ✭✭✭ jaymla627


    _Brian wrote: »
    Maybe.
    But remember goods are manufactured to the specifications provided. It’s possible that they are being made to the same specifications as previous.

    I know engineers who have worked to move manufacturing processes to China, they will make cheap tat if that’s what you want, but they are capable of high end manufacturing and engineering too.

    When you see 500-600 hour new tractors been split regulary for new gearboxes and lads running pre 2016 ones with 10k plus hours without been touched it speaks for itself,
    have a 2003 lm 430 handler here and was thinking of changing it, dealer wouldnt entertain selling us its new replacement as their doing 2-3k hours and then falling apart, you'd be safer with sticking with what you have was his standout comment


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 Too_Old_Boots


    You need to be careful with some of the 3rd party stuff. I got caught with diesel filters supposed to be 10 Micron, 3 months after being fitted the 1 injector failed, 1 had intermittent problems causing the tractor to stall. I ended up buying 4 new injectors.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,911 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    jaymla627 wrote: »
    When you see 500-600 hour new tractors been split regulary for new gearboxes and lads running pre 2016 ones with 10k plus hours without been touched it speaks for itself,
    have a 2003 lm 430 handler here and was thinking of changing it, dealer wouldnt entertain selling us its new replacement as their doing 2-3k hours and then falling apart, you'd be safer with sticking with what you have was his standout comment

    There’s definitely a drop in the robustness of new kit, but that’s as much down to engineering down costs as it is poor execution of good specifications.

    It’s like all the electrics on new car engines, the freaking wires are so thin they aren’t made to be hammering about on an Irish road for 100k miles, it might seem ok in a test lab, but no robustness built in.

    When was the last time you got near a new vehicle and thought, that’s decent bit of over engineering there it should last well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,357 ✭✭✭ jaymla627


    _Brian wrote: »
    There’s definitely a drop in the robustness of new kit, but that’s as much down to engineering down costs as it is poor execution of good specifications.

    It’s like all the electrics on new car engines, the freaking wires are so thin they aren’t made to be hammering about on an Irish road for 100k miles, it might seem ok in a test lab, but no robustness built in.

    When was the last time you got near a new vehicle and thought, that’s decent bit of over engineering there it should last well.

    Thats the killer, to change the loader here your talking 80k for a machine that will be costing a small fortune to maintain after 3k hours if your lucky, it used to be 10 euro a hour was the cost of paying for and then changeing a tractor/loader now your heading for 15/20 euro a hour its not sustainable


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