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Posted: 05/17/2019

Selecting the Right Warranty

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At Bobcat Company, we believe peace of mind goes a long way. That’s why we’ve built our compact equipment to meet the highest standards of quality and durability. However, in case repairs are required, we have a variety of standard and extended warranty options to help you avoid unplanned expenses, so you can get back to work quickly.

Before adding to your equipment fleet, make sure you understand the basic warranty options and general benefits of a compact equipment warranty.
Warranty options for compact equipment

Standard Warranty

Purchasing new compact equipment has its obvious advantages, including being equipped with a full standard factory warranty at no extra cost. We offer a 24 month, or a total of 2000 hours of use, (whichever comes first) standard warranty on our skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, all wheel-steer loaders and excavators.

Standard warranty coverage also includes: 

● 12 months of coverage with unlimited hours of use for Bobcat mini track loaders, Toolcat utility work machines and VersaHANDLER telehandlers.

● 12 months, or a total of 1000 hours of use, for Bobcat utility vehicles.

● 6-month replacement parts warranty for all parts purchased from an authorized Bobcat dealership. Some major parts come with a 12 month, or a total of 1000 hours of use, standard warranty. Contact your dealer for more information on parts warranty coverage.

● 3-5 years of engine emissions components protection – based on your engine’s horsepower

Extended Warranty

If you’re looking for an extended sense of security and to get the best value out of your machine, our extended warranty plans are an economical and efficient solution.

The Protection Plus warranty option provides an easy way to protect cash flow from unplanned expenses, and you can customize coverage to fit your needs. In addition to the same great protection offered with the standard warranty, you can also choose additional levels of protection on powertrain, powertrain plus hydraulics and full coverage. This option is transferable from one owner to the next which can help increase your machine’s value.

In addition to our other extended warranty options, you may be qualified for the Used Equipment Extended Service Protection Plan for additional coverage on used equipment purchases. These plans are available for equipment outside the base warranty period and can only be purchased at the time of sale.

Less repair costs

Your equipment is more than just a machine – it’s an investment. And when you’re covered by a warranty, you protect that investment in the event of untimely repairs.

Without a protection plan, repair costs could be costly and have a negative impact on your bottom line. That’s why finding the best protection plan for your situation is essential to keeping your equipment – and your wallet – in the best shape possible.

Reduced downtime

When you’re working, your equipment needs to be working too. Having a warranty helps you get back to the job faster in the event of unexpected downtime. You don’t have to worry about the funds necessary to cover repair costs. Simply head over to your local dealer for timely service that won’t compromise your budget.

Quality parts and service

After selecting one of our top-of-the-line extended warranty options, you can expect coverage on any part or component that fails due to defects in materials or workmanship. All repairs are done by experienced Bobcat technicians who are dedicated to providing the highest quality service in the industry. So, you know you can leave the lot feeling confident in your equipment.

Higher resale value

Did you know regularly maintained equipment that’s kept under warranty has higher resale value potential? It indicates to buyers that the machine has been well-maintained and that if any issues occurred, they were promptly addressed by qualified service technicians. Some Bobcat warranty options are also transferable. This is attractive to a new buyer because they can now enjoy similar warranty benefits as the previous owner. 

Don’t forget about regular maintenance

While there are a number of warranty offerings available with valuable benefits, you are still responsible for staying up to date up on regular machine maintenance. Regular maintenance is designed to extend the life of your equipment and help you remain eligible for warranty coverage.

Before adding to your equipment fleet, be sure to contact your local dealer for more information on all Bobcat warranty options.

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