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  1. #1

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    TC35D

    Default Tractor insurance

    For those who financed a tractor, what was required for tractor insurance? Did you go with JD's insurance? If so, what was the yearly cost?

    Did homeowner's insurance cover it? If so, who do you have your homeowner's with?

    I'll be calling my insurance agent Monday, but want to know what others did....

    Thanks,

    Bill

    Bill Ryan
    EnDeering Acres Farm
    Deering, NH

  2. #2

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    NW CT
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    Kubota B2410HSD

    Default Re: Tractor insurance

    Bill,

    I believe there was a thread not too long ago on the subject of insurance - maybe a search will turn it up. When I bought my kubota I financed the purchase through Kubota credit, and I was required to show proof of insurance coverage. I told my insurance agent the cost of the equipment, that I would be keeping it in our garage, and that I would be using it only on our property. He sent me a fax stating that it would be covered, and as it turned out there was no increase in our premium. I'm no expert on insurance, but I think that many people find that their existing homeowner's policy will cover the tractor sufficiently to satisfy the finance company.

    Rob


  3. #3

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    4200 hst

    Default Re: Tractor insurance

    I got J.D. ins.,about 500 for 5 years.I must admit i realy dont know exactly what coverage i realy baught.My home shop coverage is for20k.The tractor would have doubled the cost. maybe someone will shed some light?


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    Gold Member caddison's Avatar
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    Case IH DX33

    Default Re: Tractor insurance

    As long as your tractor doesn't leave your property and is not used for financial gain your home owners should cover it. If you hire out you will need an inland marine policy to cover the tractor as well as the property of others. Typically an inland marine policy will not be that expensive, depending on the cost of the tractor.


  5. #5

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    I just checked with Allstate, who is my insurance company. They only cover $5000 of value on farm equipment under their home owners policies. You might ask your insurance agent what the 'coverage' actually means.

    Kevin


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    Northern NH
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    JD4700HST

    Default Re: Tractor insurance

    This was also the case for my tractor purchase in NH. Homeowner covered tractor as long as doesn't leave property and used for personal property upkeep. No increase in premium either.

    Rich S.

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    Default Re: Tractor insurance

    I talked to my insurance agent (Erie Insurance) last week and asked if my tractor was covered. I gave them the value of 20K and stated that I would be using it off my property and hauling it from one house to my other house about 12 miles away. They stated that I was fully covered if I was not hiring it out, and if it was for personal use only. The trip between homes was covered as well. Was also covered at the neighbors if I was not charging, but only doing a favor. I made sure that she checked for sure and this was the answer from the main office when she called me back. Plus this is replacement cost of my tractor.


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    Gold Member caddison's Avatar
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    Case IH DX33

    Default Re: Tractor insurance

    Kevin,

    Does Allstate have a hp specification or a dollar value establishing what is farm equipment and wht is used to maintain your grounds. I'll do some checking tomorrow to see how Shelter classifies theirs.


  9. #9

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    Temecula, CA
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    4300 JD, Sync Shift

    Default Re: Tractor insurance

    I got deere's insurance when I purchased My 4300, $150.00 for three years. I talked to my State Farm agent and he said I was fully covered but when I pressed him for specifics he found out that it was covered the same way my weed wacker would be covered. If stolen, they'd replace it, nothing really more than that. For FULL coverage like roll over it would cost me over $700 per year as I remember. Deere's is full coverage. Be specific with your agent as to what you expect them to cover. Mine really didn't know what he was talking about until I pressed him to be specific.

    Branch


  10. #10

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    Duvall, WA
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    John Deere 4500

    Default Re: Tractor insurance

    I will ask about the Allstate HP spec as I don't know about the full details. I do know that I am covered for liability, but the tractor has a $5000 limit on damage as part of the official policy. I imagine it would be a good idea to ask your agent what 'covered' really means. I find that they can be a little slippery on the details. Most homeowners policies will cover your liability. However, you need to explicitly ask about damage to the tractor itself.

    Kevin


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