2017 - Volume #41, Issue #5, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
“Discbine Doctor” Sells Parts, Rebuilt Machines
Beiler says his used parts inventory comes from old machines that he buys at auctions or acquires from dealers as salvage. “We stock new and used parts such as wear plates, wear shoes, cutter bar parts and blades for most major makes and models,” Beiler says. “We have several different roll replacement options, including aftermarket steel rolls and rubber roll recovering. We also sell drivelines, pto shafts and constant velocity shafts.”
In addition to its parts business, Discbine Doctor reconditions and sells about 20 to 25 used discbines annually. Says Beiler, “We thoroughly clean and lubricate every machine and replace parts that may be a problem for the new owner. Our goal is to sell used machines in the best condition possible.”
Beiler had no intention of starting a repair or parts business when he bought a 10-year-old Deere 1460 for his own farm in 2003. He repaired it, realized the machine was too large for his operation, then sold it and did the same with 2 other machines. “Feed prices were high and milk prices were low, so the work became a good source of extra income,” Beiler says. “Early on I worked mostly on local machines, but word-of-mouth, and ads on TractorHouse.com have given us great exposure.” Now he has 2 fulltime mechanics and his 3 sons help pack and ship parts during the busy summer months. The shop also does welding and repairs on other farm equipment for local farmers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Discbine Doctor, 68a S. Weavertown Rd., Ronks, Penn. 17572 (ph 717 768-7542; www.discbinedoctor.com; email@example.com).
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