Farms of all sizes and types exist in the U.S., and most of these operations need support from agricultural equipment dealers to get some of the things they need or to keep the equipment they use operating correctly. Finding your local dealer and finding out what they can offer you can help keep your farm operating the way you want it to.
Equipment Sales and Service
Agricultural equipment dealers often carry several different equipment brands, but they can often get parts for just about anything you are running on the farm. Many farms have multiple kinds of equipment that they use, so it is essential that the agricultural equipment dealership can work on different machines as well.
Finding a dealership near you that offers the kinds of service you need and is flexible, dependable, and trustworthy is essential. For many farms, small and large, the agricultural equipment dealer in the area may have been there for generations, and working with these dealers to develop a long term relationship can be vital for you.
Supplies and Accessories
Supplies like oil filters, fuel filters, and other items you need for your equipment are typically easy to get through your dealer. Because of the size of the equipment used on most farms, taking your tractors or harvesters into the shop for oil changes and light service is often not practical.
The agricultural equipment dealerships typically handle significant repairs and sell equipment, but they may also often offer a mobile service that allows them to bring tools, parts, and other equipment to the field if you need it. Many times a minor problem can shut the machine down entirely, and a tech will need to come to troubleshoot the problem right where the equipment is sitting.
Check with the local agricultural equipment dealership in your area to see if they offer this kind of service, so you are prepared when you need some assistance in the field.
Farms that are working with an equipment manufacturer to try a new piece of equipment out on the farm may need some support from time to time. An agricultural equipment dealership that offers manufacturer support for that equipment can be a big help if you have a problem after the manufacturers representative leaves your farm.
If the dealership is not a factory dealer for a specific manufacturer, they may still be able to offer dealer support for the equipment you have on the farm, but they will need to coordinate with the manufacturer before your trial starts.