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 along with 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 not able to get his old tractors going; spring was upon us and the fields were growing and must be cut. I decided to buy a whole new tractor.
My hubby had told me if it arrived at 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 with the service department and find out which models would be the most reliable, exactly what are the usual problems one can expect to come across, and so the parts department, basically get all your questions answered. He also said to research at least three different brands.
I took the tractor folder out of his desk and considered the fliers for the New Holland Tractor Manual. He had also noted on the flier the salesman, Brent, was a good man, no double talk. My decision was developed to start there.
We had looked at 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, the dimensions of our farm, and what we should will be making use of it for.
Brent showed the model for me that he thought was right for my farm. Then he went over everything into it as I knew nothing about tractors and had 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 because the front loader, the snap release hoses, the PTO, 3-point linkage, and also the seat; if you get from the seat whilst the tractor is running, the tractor will stop. Brent also went over the importance of wearing the seat belt when the Roll bar is within the up position.
After showing the tractor for me and answering my questions, he introduced me towards the Service Manger, Tom, and also 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 worries. We went over what attachments I had to make sure 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 showed comparable models in my opinion. 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 offered to consign them. The service manager was at lunch and I didn’t get the opportunity to talk to him.
The next dealer was John Deere. This is the first place where I needed trouble just acquiring a salesman to talk to me. After I tried to talk with anyone inside their service department, they suggested I come back with my partner. A salesman finally talked with me, acted offended when I asked when they would take my old tractors in on trade, and provided me with the ‘dumb woman’ treatment.
I then did my research online for a complete comparison from the three tractors. The cost was approximately the same. All 3 had the characteristics I wanted and were the top 3 brands. The most significant feature for me was who was going to be there once i needed help, who had the most effective support. That was Brim Tractor Company, the 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 absolutely was a safe machine which I would be able to handle it.
I purchased the 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 give me lessons into it. My partner wouldn’t let me drive the existing tractors; I never wyyjxp driving a tractor could be a lot 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.