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 along with 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 unable to get his old tractors going; spring was upon us as well as the fields were growing and needed to be cut. I made the decision to purchase a new tractor.
My partner had told me in the event it came to machinery always talk to individuals in the service department. He stated you’ll probably have to go by way of a salesman but then talk to the service department and discover which models would be the most trustworthy, do you know the usual problems one can anticipate to run into, and so the parts department, basically get all your questions answered. Also, he said to research a minimum of three different brands.
I took the tractor folder away from 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 developed to start out 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 the sales manager. He also remembered us, the dimensions of our farm, and what we would be using it for.
Brent showed the model for me which he thought was right for my farm. Then he went over everything into it when i knew nothing about tractors and had never been on a single. He explained some great benefits of the HST, hydrostatic transmission as well as the HST foot pedal, the 4WD, the clutch pedal, differential lock, dashboard, as well as the gears. As well because the front loader, the snap release hoses, the PTO, 3-point linkage, and the seat; if you get from the seat as the tractor is running, the tractor will stop. Brent also went over the importance of wearing the seatbelt if the Roll bar is within the up position.
After showing the tractor in my opinion and answering my questions, he introduced me to the Service Manger, Tom, and the Parts Manager, Dan. Also, he had me drive one out of 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 ensure they would work with 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 showed comparable models in my opinion. He thought I would use a smaller tractor; no offer was extended to get one. He couldn’t take my old tractors in on trade but accessible to consign them. The service manager was at lunch and i also didn’t get the opportunity to talk with him.
The 3rd dealer was John Deere. This was the initial place where I had trouble just getting a salesman to talk with me. When I tried to talk to anyone in their service department, they suggested I come back with my partner. A salesman finally talked with me, acted offended after 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 about the same. All three had the features I wanted and were the top 3 brands. The most important feature for me was who was going to be there when I needed help, who had the best support. Which had been 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 needed to say. He test drove the tractor and felt it had been a safe machine which I would be able to handle it.
I purchased the New 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 onto it. My hubby wouldn’t let me drive the previous tractors; I never wyyjxp driving a tractor might be a lot fun! It gives one a whole new perspective on tasks that ought to be done. The tractor has replaced the wheelbarrow and given me a new freedom.