Twelve years ago we down sized to a little 6 acre farm. My hubby maintained our farm with his two Ford tractors a 1939 9N as well as a 1942 8N. We considered new tractors and made a decision to keep the old ones running as they did what was needed.
After my hubby passed away, we were struggling to get his old tractors going; spring was upon us as well as the fields were growing and should be cut. I decided to buy a brand new tractor.
My partner had told me in the event it got to machinery always talk to the people in the service department. He said you’ll probably will need to go by way of a salesman then again speak to the service department and find out which models would be the most trustworthy, what are the usual problems one can be prepared to come across, and so the parts department, basically get all of your questions answered. Also, he said to research at the very least three different brands.
I took the tractor folder out of his desk and looked at the fliers for your New Holland Manuals. He had also noted on the flier that this salesman, Brent, was actually a good man, no double talk. My decision was made to start out there.
We had looked at the newest 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, the dimensions of our farm, and what we should will be utilizing it for.
Brent showed the model to me that 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 the advantages of the HST, hydrostatic transmission as well as 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, as well as the seat; when you get out of the seat as the tractor is running, the tractor will stop. Brent also went over the significance of wearing the seat belt if the Roll bar is within the up position.
After showing the tractor to me and answering my questions, he introduced me to the Service Manger, Tom, as well as the Parts Manager, Dan. He also had me drive one out of the car park. Once I asked about trading in the two old tractors, Brent said no problem. We went over what attachments I had to ensure they could work using the new tractor. I left with my head swimming with an all new education on tractors.
Next was the Kubota dealership. The salesman was nice and showed comparable models for me. He thought I would use a smaller tractor; no offer was extended to operate one. He couldn’t take my old tractors in on trade but offered to consign them. The service manager was at lunch and I didn’t get a chance to talk with him.
The next dealer was John Deere. This is the first place where I had trouble just obtaining a salesman to talk with me. Once I tried to talk with anyone within their service department, they suggested I come back with my partner. 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 from the three tractors. The cost was approximately the same. The 3 had the features I needed 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 very best support. Which had been Brim Tractor Company, the brand new 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 Brent were required to say. He test drove the tractor and felt it was a safe machine and this I would be able to handle it.
I purchased the brand new Holland TC29DA Boomer Compact Tractor with front loader along with a backhoe. In the event it was delivered my son and son-in-law were here to offer me lessons onto it. My hubby wouldn’t let me drive the existing tractors; I never wyyjxp driving a tractor could be a lot fun! It gives one another perspective on tasks that should be done. The tractor has replaced the wheelbarrow and given me a new freedom.