Twelve years back we down sized to a little 6 acre farm. My husband maintained our farm with his two Ford tractors a 1939 9N along with a 1942 8N. We looked at new tractors and decided to keep the old ones running as they did what was needed.
After my partner passed away, we had been not able to get his old tractors going; spring was upon us and the fields were growing and needed to be cut. I made the decision to purchase a brand new tractor.
My hubby had told me in the event it arrived at machinery always talk to those in the service department. He explained you’ll probably have to go through a salesman however talk to the service department and learn which models are the most trustworthy, exactly what are the usual problems one can be prepared to run into, and then the parts department, basically get your questions answered. He also thought to research at least three different brands.
I took the tractor folder from his desk and looked at the fliers for that New Holland Manuals. He had also noted on the flier that the salesman, Brent, had been a good man, no double talk. My decision was created to begin there.
We had considered the brand new Holland Boomers 3 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 whatever we would be using it for.
Brent showed the model to me he thought was right for my farm. Then he went over everything on it when i knew nothing about tractors along with never been on one. He explained the advantages 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 since the front loader, the snap release hoses, the PTO, 3-point linkage, and the seat; when you get from the seat while the tractor is running, the tractor will stop. Brent also went over the importance of wearing the seatbelt if the Roll bar is in the up position.
After showing the tractor to me and answering my questions, he introduced me for the Service Manger, Tom, as well as the Parts Manager, Dan. He also had me drive one in the car park. When I asked about trading within the two old tractors, Brent said no issue. We went over what attachments I had to make certain they could work with the new tractor. I left with my head swimming with a new education on tractors.
Next was the Kubota dealership. The salesman was nice showed comparable models for me. He thought I would possess a smaller tractor; no offer was extended to get one. He couldn’t take my old tractors in on trade but offered to consign them. The service manager was at lunch and that i didn’t get the opportunity to talk with him.
The third dealer was John Deere. It was the initial place where I had trouble just acquiring a salesman to talk with me. Once I tried to talk to anyone within their service department, they suggested I come back with my husband. A salesman finally talked with me, acted offended once i asked should they would take my old tractors in on trade, and provided the ‘dumb woman’ treatment.
I then did my research online for a whole comparison of the three tractors. The price was about the same. All three had the functions I needed and were the top 3 brands. The most crucial feature to me was who would be there when I needed help, who had the most effective support. Which had been Brim Tractor Company, the newest Holland dealership.
I went back and talked with Brent two more times and 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 safe and secure machine and that I can handle it.
I purchased the brand new Holland TC29DA Boomer Compact Tractor with front loader as well as a backhoe. When it was delivered my son and son-in-law were here to offer me lessons into it. My hubby wouldn’t let me drive the previous tractors; I never wyyjxp driving a tractor might 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 me a new freedom.