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 and a 1942 8N. We looked at new tractors and decided to keep the old ones running as they did what was needed.
After my hubby passed away, we were not able to get his old tractors going; spring was upon us and also the fields were growing and should be cut. I decided to buy a brand new tractor.
My partner had explained when it got to machinery always talk to the people inside the service department. He said you’ll probably have to go through a salesman then again speak to the service department and discover which models are definitely the most reliable, exactly what are the usual problems one can anticipate to encounter, and therefore the parts department, basically get all of your questions answered. Also, he said to research at least three different brands.
I took the tractor folder away from his desk and looked at the fliers for your New Holland Tractor Manual. He had also noted on the flier the salesman, Brent, was actually a good man, no double talk. My decision was made to start there.
We had considered the brand new Holland Boomers three years earlier. The salesman, Brent, whom we had talked with, was still there and was the sales manager. Also, he remembered us, the size of our farm, and whatever we will be utilizing it for.
Brent showed the model to me which he thought was right for my farm. He then went over everything on it as I knew nothing about tractors along with never been on one. He explained some great benefits of the HST, hydrostatic transmission and the HST foot pedal, the 4WD, the clutch pedal, differential lock, dashboard, and every one of the gears. As well since the front loader, the snap release hoses, the PTO, 3-point linkage, and the seat; when you get out from the seat as the tractor is running, the tractor will stop. Brent also went over the significance of wearing the seatbelt if the Roll bar is incorporated in the up position.
After showing the tractor in my opinion and answering my questions, he introduced me for the Service Manger, Tom, and also the Parts Manager, Dan. Also, he had me drive one in the parking area. Once I asked about trading in the two old tractors, Brent said no issue. We went over what attachments I needed to make certain they would work with all the new tractor. I left with my head swimming with a brand new education on tractors.
Next was the Kubota dealership. The salesman was nice and showed comparable models in my opinion. He thought I ought to have a smaller tractor; no offer was extended to drive one. He couldn’t take my old tractors in on trade but provided to consign them. The service manager was at lunch and i also didn’t get the opportunity to talk with him.
The next dealer was John Deere. This was the initial place where I had trouble just acquiring a salesman to talk to me. When I tried to talk to anyone within their service department, they suggested I come back with my hubby. A salesman finally talked with me, acted offended once i asked if they would take my old tractors in on trade, and provided the ‘dumb woman’ treatment.
I then did my research online for a complete comparison in the three tractors. The cost was approximately the same. All three had the features I was looking for and were the top 3 brands. The most important feature in my opinion was who would be there after i needed help, who had the best support. That was Brim Tractor Company, the newest Holland dealership.
I went back and talked with Brent two more times and also 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 absolutely was a secure machine and that I can handle it.
I purchased the newest 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 offer me lessons onto it. My husband wouldn’t let me drive the previous tractors; I never wyyjxp driving a tractor could be a great deal fun! It gives one a new perspective on tasks that need to be done. The tractor has replaced the wheelbarrow and given me a new freedom.