Flat Rate Guide

Flat Rate Guide

The Flat Rate Guide for combines and agricultural tractors over 40hp is a practical tool that helps dealers in their service departments. The guide lists realistic repair times for the service shop and is essential for WEDA members as it gives service times based on real-world situations. This service department Flat Rate Guide had been published using information from dealers across North America to give reasonable guidelines for major repair operations. The AG Flat Rate Guide is available in CD ROM format or in Book format. The OPE Flate Rate Guide is available online only.

The Flat Rate Guide helps the dealer accomplish a number of objectives:

  • Generating accurate estimates based on flat rates
  • Utilizing flat rates as a distinct billing source
  • Enabling realistic estimates on important jobs
  • Facilitating “all makes” service where appropriate
  • Helping to determine trade-in values by estimating repair costs
  • Analyzing the productivity of service operations and technicians

The Flat Rate Guide covers combine and tractors over 40 hp all the way back to 1980. Repair times are listed for internal engine components such as injection, fuel, hydraulic, water pumps, radiators, air conditioning, compressors, alternators, and starters. The flat rates are compiled using “real world” data by blending actual times spent by over 66 dealers throughout North America. Contact WEDA for sample pages from the guide.

The Flat Rate Guide can help you:

  • Provide estimates for customer work
  • Develop flat rate billing fees
  • Facilitate multiple line service
  • Estimate repair costs on trade-in units
  • Analyze the productivity of technicians

Agricultural Flat Rate Guide:

The guide lists suggested repair times for internal engine components, drive train components, and select external components. Information is included for combines and agricultural tractors over 40hp for the following lines:

  • Allis Chalmers
  • AGCO
  • Case
  • Case-IH
  • Caterpillar
  • Ford
  • IH
  • John Deere
  • Kubota
  • White
  • Massey Ferguson
  • New Holland
  • Steiger
  • Versatile

Outdoor Power Equipment Flat Rate Guide

Includes figures for:

  • Lawn Tractors, Garden Tractors, Compact Tractors, Riding Mowers, Commercial Walk-Behinds & Riders
  • 7 Engine Manufacturers
  • 34 Equipment Manufacturers
  • 8 Compact Tractor Manufacturers

Lists suggested repair times for:

  • Internal engine components
  • Drive train components
  • Chassis components
  • Mower Deck components
  • Steering components
  • PTO components


  • AGCO Allis
  • Ariens
  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Burton
  • Cub Cadet
  • Dixie Chopper
  • Dixon
  • Encore
  • Excel Hustler
  • Exmark
  • Ferris
  • Grasshopper
  • Gravely
  • Grazer
  • Great Dane
  • Honda
  • Honda Engine
  • Husqvarna
  • Ingersoll
  • John Deere
  • Kawasaki
  • Kohler
  • Kubota
  • Kubota Engine
  • Massey Ferguson
  • MTD
  • New Holland/Ford
  • Onan
  • Power King
  • Ransomes-Bobcat
  • Scag
  • Simplicity
  • Snapper
  • Steiner
  • Tecumseh
  • Toro/Wheelhorse
  • Troy/Bolens
  • Walker
  • White Outdoor
  • Woods
  • Yazoo/Kees