After the chopper wagon / forage box accident has been reported to the insurance company, the step is to contact us (608-375-5616). A meeting time/location will be setup with the insured and adjuster. We strive to be prompt in getting to the accident site within 48 hours. At this meeting our representative will assess the damage and do the following:
- Appraise the actual cash value (ACV) of the chopper box and running gear before the accident
- Determine if the unit is repairable
- Create a cost bid/listing of what will be done for complete repair
- Offer a salvage value if beyond repair
All of this is done at the site before unit is moved or recovered. We prefer to be present and possibly assist when unit is up-righted. We have the equipment to upright and assist the recovery of the unit if it is in an inaccessible site. Our pickup and flatbed trailer are capable of hauling the unit to and from our repair shop. There are no surprises since all work is bid NOT estimated.