2017 - Volume #41, Issue #3, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Salvage Yard Specializes In Combines
“We offer a better warranty than some brand retailers,” says Randy Davidson, Bryant Combine Parts. “We test what we can and inspect the rest. In the case of fast moving parts that are difficult to keep stocked, we offer new, aftermarket parts at a significant savings over OEM replacement parts.”
While their new parts sales are growing, the heart of Davidson’s business is the salvaged parts. With more than 500 combines from all brands plus shelves loaded with new and used parts on hand, there is plenty to choose from. While a few combines are for sale intact, nearly every one on the lot will be parted out. That includes combines that are in excellent shape.
“I’ve had customers tell me the combine I’m getting the part from is in better shape than the one they are repairing,” says Davidson.
Although some parts may not be taken off the donor combine until a customer calls, other parts are removed as the combine arrives on the lot. That includes any parts that may be weather sensitive or particularly hard to pull off.
“We keep them stored inside and ready for sale,” says Davidson. “If a FARM SHOW reader needs a part, call with the make, model and serial number. Increasingly, we need the serial number to access the correct parts book. The more information you can provide, the better.”
Davidson says the business has changed a lot in the 30 years since he started it. While most parts go to repair operating combines, Davidson says they do get requests for older parts for restorations.
At the same time, local and regional customers have evolved into a national and international clientele. They now ship throughout the U.S. and into Canada, as well as a growing overseas market.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bryant Combine Parts, P.O. Box 176, Bryant, Ind. 47326 (ph 260 997-6940; toll free 800 255-1071; email@example.com; www.bryantcombineparts.com).
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