Category Archives: Ag

Machine Protection Plans

With harvest passed and planning for 2018 in the beginning stages, it is a good time for you to consider where you stand in regards to warranty cover on your Case IH machines, especially if you run later model equipment. We all know that with the current economic climate, many operations are running their equipment longer than in years past and/or are purchasing late model pre-owned equipment, instead of new. Whether you are continuing to run your present equipment, or are considering a late model pre-owned unit, we strongly encourage you to take a serious look at the Case IH Purchase Protection Plan (PPP) extended warranty program.

If you are not sure when the current base warranty is up on units in your existing fleet, please contact your local Straub Service Manager, and he can quickly look it up for you in the Case IH warranty system. Typically Case IH tractors carry a two year base warranty, while other equipment is one year. While the best pricing for a PPP is at the time of purchase, there is still very attractive pricing on plans purchased within a machine’s base warranty period, plus all plan options are generally still available for purchase in that time frame. Once the base warranty expires there are still certain plans available (typically power train), and the premiums will increase.

If you are considering purchasing a late model pre-owned Case IH machine this winter, make sure you ask your Straub Sales Consultant for plan information and pricing, as part of the overall purchase package.

Plans include Power Train, Power Train Plus, and Premier packages, each adding additional coverage. Your Straub Sales Consultant can easily print off the components that each plan covers, in order for you to make the best decision in regards to coverage. Several levels of deductibles are typically also available.

Farming operations do need to keep in mind that today’s Tier 4 Emission engines, electronic controlled powershift and CVT transmissions, along with many other components are manufactured to much tighter tolerances than ever before, and are much more expensive to repair, if necessary. The cost of a PPP can be a fraction of the cost to overhaul or replace and engine or transmission.

Plans are available for the following Case IH equipment:

  • Round and Large Square Balers
  • Self-Propelled Windrowers, along with rotary disc and draper headers
  • Combines
  • Combine Headers
  • Tractors
  • Planters
  • Self-Propelled Sprayers

In closing, purchasing a Case IH Purchase Protection Plan will also ensure you that your equipment will be repaired in an authorized Case IH dealer’s service department, with genuine Case IH parts. If you have equipment approaching the warranty expiration date, make sure you get with us at least a week before that date for proper application and processing of the plan.

 

 

Success in 2018 begins now!

With the calendar about ready to turn over to 2018, now is the time for farm operations to begin planning for 2018. One of the key components to a successful 2018 is planning ahead and making sure your equipment is performing to the best of its abilities, with an inspection and any necessary repairs from… Continue Reading

Haying Season

Right now almost everyone is thinking about our delayed planting season with all the rain that we have, but as soon as that it over it’s going to be haying season, not to mention wheat harvest. With everything being in a compressed time table again this year, are you and your machines ready to lay… Continue Reading

March Newsletter 2017

Your Monthly News & Updates Hard to believe, but planting and seeding season is just about on us. Here at Straub’s we are stocked up on the drill and planter components that you will need for this spring’s season. It is also not too late to be thinking about getting your combine ready for wheat… Continue Reading

The Training Room

We all know that sports teams have a training room, and in a sense Straub’s have one too. Technically this training room doesn’t belong to Straub’s, it belongs to the Kansas State Fair Grounds, but as often as we have utilized it over the years we like to think we own a piece of it.… Continue Reading

Ag Tires

Our Titan/Goodyear representative called on us today and provided updated information on ag tires. We wanted to pass this along to you, in case you weren’t aware of this information. The acronyms of ag tires The majority of drive tires available on the Case IH Axial Flow Flagship Series combines (7240/8240/9240) are the IF/CFO tires,… Continue Reading

What’s new for 2016

Even though overall machinery demands aren’t what they were over the last several years, we’re proud to say that our major line manufacturer, Case IH, is continuing to develop new and improved products to assist farmers and ranchers in being more productive, whether it be time savings, input cost savings, or greater comfort and convenience… Continue Reading

What’s new for 2016

Even though overall machinery demands aren’t what they were over the last several years, we’re proud to say that our major line manufacturer, Case IH, is continuing to develop new and improved products to assist farmers and ranchers in being more productive, whether it be time savings, input cost savings, or greater comfort and convenience… Continue Reading

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