Twelve years ago we down sized to a little 6 acre farm. My partner maintained our farm with his two Ford tractors a 1939 9N and a 1942 8N. We considered new tractors and chose to keep the old ones running as they did what was needed.
After my partner passed away, we were not able to get his old tractors going; spring was upon us and the fields were growing and must be cut. I made the decision to purchase a brand new tractor.
My husband had told me if it came to machinery always talk to the people inside the service department. He stated you’ll probably need to go via a salesman however speak to the service department and discover which models are definitely the most trustworthy, exactly what are the usual problems one can expect to run into, and then the parts department, basically get all your questions answered. Also, he believed to research at least three different brands.
I took the tractor folder away from his desk and looked at the fliers for the New Holland Manuals. He had also noted on the flier that the salesman, Brent, was a good man, no double talk. My decision was created to begin there.
We had checked out the brand new Holland Boomers three years earlier. The salesman, Brent, whom we had talked with, was still there and was now the sales manager. He also remembered us, how big our farm, and what we should could be making use of it for.
Brent showed the model to me he thought was right for my farm. He then went over everything into it as I knew nothing about tractors and had never been using one. He explained some great benefits of the HST, hydrostatic transmission as well as the HST foot pedal, the 4WD, the clutch pedal, differential lock, dashboard, and all of the gears. As well as the front loader, the snap release hoses, the PTO, 3-point linkage, and also the seat; should you get out from the seat whilst the tractor is running, the tractor will stop. Brent also went over the significance of wearing the seatbelt when the Roll bar is within the up position.
After showing the tractor in my opinion and answering my questions, he introduced me to the Service Manger, Tom, and also the Parts Manager, Dan. He also had me drive one out of the parking area. After I asked about trading within the two old tractors, Brent said no worries. We went over what attachments I needed to ensure they would work using the new tractor. I left with my head swimming with a new education on tractors.
Next was the Kubota dealership. The salesman was nice and showed comparable models for me. He thought I ought to possess a smaller tractor; no offer was extended to get one. He couldn’t take my old tractors in on trade but provided to consign them. The service manager was at lunch and that i didn’t get a chance to talk to him.
The 3rd dealer was John Deere. This was the first place where I had trouble just acquiring a salesman to talk with me. Once I tried to talk with anyone in their service department, they suggested I come back with my hubby. A salesman finally talked with me, acted offended when I asked when they would take my old tractors in on trade, and gave me the ‘dumb woman’ treatment.
I then did my research online for an entire comparison from the three tractors. The purchase price was about the same. All 3 had the characteristics I was looking for and were the top 3 brands. The most crucial feature for me was who would be there when I needed help, who had the best support. That was Brim Tractor Company, the brand new Holland dealership.
I went back and talked with Brent two more times as well as the last time my son went with me. He talked with Brent and agreed with everything else Brent were required to say. He test drove the tractor and felt it was a secure machine and that I could handle it.
I purchased the New Holland TC29DA Boomer Compact Tractor with front loader as well as a backhoe. If it was delivered my son and son-in-law were here to provide me lessons on it. My hubby wouldn’t let me drive the existing tractors; I never wyyjxp driving a tractor could be a great deal fun! It gives one a new perspective on tasks that ought to be done. The tractor has replaced the wheelbarrow and given us a new freedom.