Deere 5525 Fire Damage


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Just had fire Saturday beneath hood of 2008 Deere 5525 with 1150 hours on it. Shame on me for not having insurance nor extinguisher nearby. Firewall, hood, windshield and entire area on right near firewall including wire harness and numerous fittings are all gone. Engine was stopped immediately but I could not extinguish burning wire and hood for 10-12 minutes due to distance to trough. Actually the second fire in this area, the first time rodent nest ignited near same area and was relatively quickly extinguished and repaired. Used prices seem to be $34-$38,000 for same model with many more hours. Any input appreciated on decision factors to consider as to whether to take it to dealer or elsewhere to rebuild....