1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Low Cost Combine PartsCombine cylinder bars, feeder chains, raddle chains, concaves and elevator chains are some of the high wear replacement parts available from a Canadian manufacturer of low-price replacements parts for combines that cost 20 to 50% less than original manufacturer's parts.
"All of our replacement parts meet or exceed original equipment specifications," says Lloyd Loewen, of Loewen Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Altona, Man., who says demand is great for his lower-priced parts. When the company first started making replacement parts two years ago, nearly all of its parts were at least 50% cheaper than manufacturers' parts. Now the prices of many parts have been lowered due to increased competition but Loewens still maintains at least a 25 to 50% discount, says Lloyd.
Nearly 90% of the company's sales in the U.S. are through farm supply stores which often discount the priceof the parts even more. Depending on how popular the part is, savings will vary, says Lloyd, since parts for certain combine models are more competitive in price.
One of the most popular Loewen parts are cylinder bars for 7700 Deere combines. "We sell them for $225 in U.S. dollars, which is about 25% less than most Deere dealers charge," says Lloyd.
Loewen makes only the high-wear parts of combines that need frequent replacements. Parts available include cylinder bars, wear bars, concaves, feeder chains, elevator paddles, raddle chains, elevator chains, pickup teeth and pickup belts. The company also makes some parts for drills as well as a few miscellaneous swather and truck parts.
For a catalog of available parts, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Loewen Manufacturing, Co. Ltd., Box 820, Altona, Manitoba, Canada R0G 0B0 (ph 204 324-8621).
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