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7 Mistakes You Might Be Making When Searching for Old or New John Deere Parts

Here are the 7 most common mistakes people make when buying parts for their John Deere equipment…and the simple tips that can help you avoid them.

 

Mistake #1: You don’t know the model number of your John Deere tractor

John deere model and serial number identification

Solution: To find any part, you first need to know the model or serial number of your machine. That number can be found on the identification tag which is pictured above and found on all John Deere equipment. View this page for help with locating where the identification tag is typically found on various pieces of equipment.

Mistake #2: You don’t know the part number you need

John Deere parts diagram and list

Solution: Once you have the model number of your machine, you will need a part number in order to purchase a replacement part. If you don’t have the part number, you can enter the model number of your machine into a parts diagram tool. The tool will then ask you to select which assembly you want to look at– that just means which part of the tractor does your part come from– brakes, ignition, electrical wiring, etc. Once you choose your assembly you’ll be shown a visual diagram of that part of the tractor with all of the individual parts labeled with a number. Those numbers can be matched with a corresponding OEM part number under the diagram. Once you have the OEM part number, its as simple as entering the number into an online parts search and making your purchase.

 

Mistake #3: You don’t order OEM parts

John Deere oem vs non-oem parts

Solution: If you don’t think there’s a difference between OEM John Deere parts and aftermarket parts, you could be about to make a mistake that will cost you even more time and hassle in the future. In the picture above (no clean ups or alterations were made to the bearings or images) you can see the difference in grease fill between an OEM John Deere bearing and a non-OEM bearing. A 3rd party engineering firm was asked to analyze the difference in parts and their findings discovered 10 key differences.

 

Mistake #4: You don’t consider the company’s shipping speed

Shipping speed for John Deere parts

Solution: Many people don’t consider shipping and handling speed which can be an important detail if you are trying to get a piece of equipment back up and running quickly. Consider whether the company you are dealing stocks many of the most common John Deere parts or whether every part will have to be special ordered. Also consider how quickly an order is picked and shipped out the door once it is placed. (Shameless plug: we certainly aren’t the only great JD parts dealer out there, but at Bomberger’s we do consider our efficiency a point of pride.)

 

Mistake #5: You don’t consider the company’s return policy

John Deere parts return policy

Solution: As much as you try not to, sometimes you will accidently order the wrong part. In those instances, you will want to make sure the company that you are dealing with has a helpful customer support staff and a fair return policy– sometimes the most important thing is just making sure that you can call into the company and talk to a real person. Another thing to check is the window of time that you can return an item and the restocking fee that you will be charged if the return is because of a mistake on your end.

 

Mistake #6: You don’t know how to replace the part yourself

John Deere part replacements and repairs

Solution: Many people try to save themselves money by replacing John Deere parts themselves. We encourage this resourceful DIY ethic but also know that it’s easy to get in over your head. If you need the repair done fast or it has to be done right the first time (or maybe you got in over your head and need help) it’s nice to know if the company you are buying from also has a team of technicians that take care of service work. This experience tends to make their customer support a lot better as well, as they can answer technical questions related to the parts you need. (Shameless plug: at Bomberger’s, we have an expert team of technicians serving the central Pennsylvania region. If you are outside that area, our helpful techs can help answer your questions or refer you to a certified technician in your area.)

 

Mistake #7: You don’t compare prices

John Deere parts price comparison
Solution: As with most things prices can vary significantly for the same products depending on where you shop. The simplest things is to look for a company with a strong reputation that sells a high volume of John Deere parts. A company that purchases and resells John Deere parts at scale has better buying power and will typically pass along those savings to customers to grow their market share.

 

 

John Deere Parts: Frequently Asked Questions

Having trouble finding replacement parts for your John Deere tractor, John Deere lawn mower, or John Deere gator? Bomberger’s is a leading retailer for John Deere tractor and John Deere lawn mower replacement parts online. Use our easy parts look up tool to find the exact part you need. With our fast, affordable shipping, you’ll get your John Deere replacement parts in just a few days and have your equipment back up and running in no time!

Do you sell OEM John Deere parts?

Yes, we do. All of the parts that we sell online are genuine OEM parts with just a handful of exceptions.

How do John Deere parts ship? Who do you ship with and how fast is your shipping speed?

Any John Deere part that you order from us will ship via either FedEx or USPS. Orders over $500 may require a signature.

Parts that we stock ship within 24 hours of your purchase unless ordered on the weekends as we are closed Saturday and Sunday. Any parts we need to order in may take 3- 5 days for us to receive and then will be shipped immediately.

Where can I locate a John Deere Dealer?

You have come to the right place. Along with being a certified John Deere dealer, Bomberger’s Store is also a dealer of Honda, Toro, MTD, Sears Craftsman, Echo, Oregon, Lawnboy, Briggs & Stratton, and Kohler.

Do you sell used John Deere parts online?

We do not regularly sell used John Deere parts. It’s rare we get parts in good enough condition to relist as used. Any parts that are used are clearly listed as such.

What is your return policy for all John Deere parts?

Orders from Bombergers.com, MowerandTractorParts.com, and phone orders: Are subject to a 15% restocking if it is a non-stock item and/or if returned in used, installed or not in original packaging.

Where can I find a John Deere parts diagram, catalog, or price book?

We’ve made it easy to find the John Deere part you are looking for: go to our replacement parts page and click on the link to the parts catalog. From that page you will be able to lookup your part by keyword or model number. Each model number has an associated parts diagram that will help you to visually locate the part number you are trying to replace.

Do you sell John Deere mower & tractor parts?

Yes, we sell replacement parts online for every type of John Deere equipment that is sold: lawn mowers, compact tractors, garden tractors, zero turn mowers, snow blowers, combines, utility vehicles, backhoes, and more. We also sell  accessories such as plows and baggers to enhance the functionality of your equipment.

How can I lookup a John Deere replacement part?

On our replacement parts page you will find two convenient ways to lookup a part: 1) If you know the John Deere part number you are trying to replace, use our convenient search bar to find you part or 2) If you don’t know the John Deere part number, click on the parts catalog where you will be able to continue your search with either the equipment model number or just a general keyword-based description of what you’re looking to replace.

Please note:

  • Special order items may be subject to a 15% restocking fee.
  • Petroleum Products (oil, spray paint, hydraulic fluid) are not priced correctly on the website and require contacting us prior to purchase for accurate pricing.
  • Return of items are limited to 30 days after date of purchase

 

 

Other Helpful John Deere Links and Resources

  • John Deere Tractor Models – This incredible website has the specifications of every John Deere model ever created. If you want to know details such as wheelbase, fuel capacity, battery voltage or the type of braking system– this is website has what you need.
  • MowerandTractorParts.com – This website is owned and operated by us (Bomberger’s Ace Hardware). Here you can find all of our John Deere parts available for shape and shipping anywhere in the country. We also have a convenient search box and parts diagram of our database of over 1 million parts.
  • John Deere YouTube Channel – This YouTube channel is full of advice, tips, promos, and stories about John Deere.
  • John Deere Manuals – If you lost the operator’s manual for your John Deere machine, you can look it up here. You can also find information about maintenance and service intervals here as well.