After the technical and visual inspection, the machines are reconditioned, if necessary. Defects in the paint work are repaired and damaged parts are replaced. Besides a technically and visually faultless state, wearing parts also play an important role for certified Fendt harvesting machines. To ensure the operational capability of the self-propelled harvesting machines, they are also checked and important wearing parts for crop flow are replaced as a rule. Only operational machines are made available to customers.
Pre-owned tractors, combines and forage harvesters from Fendt, which carry the seal of quality, have undergone intensive inspection, which ensures that it is a high-value, top-quality pre-owned machine. The inspection includes, for example, a catalogue of more than 200 points that are checked on a tractor, also including such topics like the history of the machine. Tractors that were used in industrial, road construction or environmental applications, or do not have a full service history, are rejected from the start. Approved for Fendt StarCertified are tractors with a maximum of 4,000 operating hours, which are at the most six years old. Combines and forage harvesters must not have more than 2,000 operating hours and not be more than four years old.
Even more assurance
In connection with the purchase of a pre-owned machine that carries the Fendt StarCertified seal, customers receive a comprehensive one-year manufacturer warranty, the so-called StarWarranty, which is included in the price of the machine. If desired, customers can extend the warranty after it expires: for tractors up to an age of eight years, or 8,000 operating hours and for harvesting machines up to five years old or 3,000 operating hours. As an example, the costs amount to 1.70 euros per operating hour and year for a 700 Vario. To minimise administrative work for processing small claims and ensure an attractive price, a defined amount of costs are shared by the customer.
The benefits are clear for customers with Fendt StarCertified: besides minimising risks when buying a pre-owned machine, it stabilises the residual value and reduces cost risks for repairs through the warranty.
The Fendt StarCertified machines can be found online at the familiar used machine exchanges AGCO Trader (www.AGCOTrader.com) and Technikbörse (www.technikboerse.com) as well as at your local Fendt dealership.