How much does maintenance on a tractor cost per year?

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  1. DavidN

    DavidN Bobtail Member

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    runningman0661 Road Train Member

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    It varies, routine maintenance and unforeseen repairs. You can figure a full service oil change costing $400 to $500 depending the oil you use. I will do at least four full service oil changes this year. My YTD maintenance/repair costs are $15,567.64. I have a 2018 International with an X15.
     
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    LameMule Heavy Load Member

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    As much or as little as you are willing to invest but there comes a point where every dollar that you saved by forgoing maintenance will be needed to cover catastrophic failures.
     
  5. AsphaltFarmer

    AsphaltFarmer Medium Load Member

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    I read a few years ago post warranty maintenance expense was around 12 cents a mile.
     
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    Varies depending on what happens and your luck.

    Last year my maintenance costs included 18 new tires and a $12k transmission repair, and numerous cheaper things.

    So far this year it's only been 2 PMs, a new coolant reservoir, a short coolant hose, and coolant to replace stuff lost when they broke. Although I just developed a small fuel leak from a loose sensor, might just be a matter of tightening it once I get to a lowes tomorrow morning for a proper depth socket.
     
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