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Valve Kits And More From TractorKits.com
With more than 280 rebuild, rebore and valve kits available at his online store, chances are that Jim Jones has any engine part you might need. But if he doesn't have it in stock, he'll probably know where to get it. For more than 20 years, he and his dad operated a tractor salvage business that grew into a new parts business.
"As people bought salvaged parts, they needed kits to repair them," explains Jones, who no longer runs a salvage yard. "We have hundreds of kits for agricultural, industrial and construction parts."
Parts can be ordered direct from the website. For those without computer access or those who prefer a human voice, Jones will answer questions and take orders over the phone.
"Most people would rather talk to a person than order from a computer," he says.
If you're not sure about the part you need, he suggests calling before beginning a repair. For example, he notes that with Allis Chalmers diesels, .010 and .0120 undersize bearings were largely an industry standard, but .030 and .040 bearings were used in limited applications.
"Don't throw the crank away before checking with us," he says. "Also, our engine kits can be assembled with ęcombination bearings', rods and mains of different sizes."
Prices for kits range from $200 to more than $1,500, depending on the complexity of the engine. "There's not much to a kit for a Massey Ferguson 3-cylinder diesel from Perkins," notes Jones. "But when you get into the bigger International Harvester and Deere diesels, the kits get relatively more involved."
Kits are drop shipped from the warehouse. He charges a flat $25 fee for all shipping within the lower 48 states.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim Jones, RR 2, Box 159, Ainsworth, Neb. 69210 (ph 402 387-0849; www.tractor kits.com).

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #2