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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

Farm Bureau

  Are you a member of Farm Bureau? If so, you can save additional dollars on a purchase of select Case IH tractors and Hay Tools. For farm bureau members, it simple, just go to www.FBVerify.com/caseih , fill out the necessary information, and then print off your coupon to bring into your Straub location. Make… 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

Air Drill Blockage Monitoring

If you own a Case IH SDX or Precision Disk tow-behind or tow-between air drill, and are looking for upgraded blockage monitoring, Straub’s now has the answer. We are now a dealer for Intelligent Ag, and can now offer a system that will sense if fertilizer gets bridged up and quits flowing, while seed continues… Continue Reading

Air Drill Blockage Monitoring

If you own a Case IH SDX or Precision Disk tow-behind or tow-between air drill, and are looking for upgraded blockage monitoring, Straub’s now has the answer. We are now a dealer for Intelligent Ag, and can now offer a system that will sense if fertilizer gets bridged up and quits flowing, while seed continues… Continue Reading

Winterize DEF Systems

Many of you own Tier 4 equipment that feature the SCR emissions systems that utilize the DEF fluid. As you are putting away these units for the winter, just a reminder on how you should winterize your units that will not be operated during the winter. Perform a complete after-run procedure. Refer to your operator’s… Continue Reading

Winterize DEF Systems

Many of you own Tier 4 equipment that feature the SCR emissions systems that utilize the DEF fluid. As you are putting away these units for the winter, just a reminder on how you should winterize your units that will not be operated during the winter. Perform a complete after-run procedure. Refer to your operator’s… Continue Reading

Reducing Input Costs

With lower grain prices, farming operations need to be much more vigilant in finding ways to lower their input costs. Today’s planting & seeding technology, along with Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) products can easily provide operators with the ability to precision plant & seed, without overlaps, substantially reducing the amount of seed and fertilizer placed… Continue Reading

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