Twelve years back we down sized to a little 6 acre farm. My partner maintained our farm with his two Ford tractors a 1939 9N as well as a 1942 8N. We considered new tractors and chose to keep the old ones running as they did what was needed.
After my hubby passed away, we had been struggling to get his old tractors going; spring was upon us and also the fields were growing and must be cut. I made the decision to get a brand new tractor.
My partner had informed me when it came to machinery always talk to the people within the service department. He said you’ll probably have to go by way of a salesman then again speak to the service department and find out which models are the most trustworthy, do you know the usual problems one can be prepared to come across, and so the parts department, basically get all your questions answered. He also said to research a minimum of three different brands.
I took the tractor folder out of his desk and considered the fliers for your New Holland Tractor Manuals Online. He had also noted on the flier that the salesman, Brent, had been a good man, no double talk. My decision was created to start 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. Also, he remembered us, how big our farm, and what we should would be using it for.
Brent showed the model for me he thought was right for my farm. He then went over everything onto it because i knew nothing about tractors and had never been on a single. He explained the advantages of the HST, hydrostatic transmission and 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 also the seat; should you get out from the seat while the tractor is running, the tractor will stop. Brent also went over the value of wearing the seatbelt once the Roll bar is in the up position.
After showing the tractor to me and answering my questions, he introduced me towards the Service Manger, Tom, and the Parts Manager, Dan. Also, he had me drive one in the car park. After I asked about trading within the two old tractors, Brent said no issue. We went over what attachments I had to make certain they would work with all 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 should use a smaller tractor; no offer was extended to operate 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 with him.
The 3rd dealer was John Deere. This is the initial place where I needed trouble just acquiring a salesman to talk with me. Once I tried to talk with anyone within 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 a complete comparison of the three tractors. The cost was about the same. The 3 had the characteristics I wanted and were the top 3 brands. The most important feature for me was who would be there once i needed help, who had the most effective support. Which was Brim Tractor Company, the brand new 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 Brent were required to say. He test drove the tractor and felt it was a safe and secure machine and this I would be able to handle it.
I purchased the newest Holland TC29DA Boomer Compact Tractor with front loader as well as a backhoe. In the event it was delivered my son and son-in-law were here to give me lessons into it. My husband wouldn’t let me drive the old tractors; I never wyyjxp driving a tractor could be a great deal fun! It gives one a whole new perspective on tasks that should be done. The tractor has replaced the wheelbarrow and given us a new freedom.