2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Where To Find Vintage Deere Tractor Parts
Brown says he got into the parts business because he always liked tearing tractors apart. “I went to college for a semester right out of high school, but my callouses were dropping off, so I quit and went to work as a teardown mechanic for Dennis Polk Equipment.” That was 25 years ago, and when the opportunity came to buy the business 3 years ago, Brown was all in. Brown says the business, which employs 3 teardown specialists and two office people in addition to himself, doesn’t have a fancy computer system to manage its inventory. “Basically it’s all between my ears and those of the employees,” says Brown. “We know what we have, where it’s located and we can find parts in a short time and ship them quickly.” They sell parts for hundreds of models, though a large percentage are for A and B Deere tractors. More than 400,000 of those tractors were produced between 1934 and 1952.
Tractors purchased from auctions, individuals and estates constantly replenish the company’s parts supply. Brown says it’s a rare occasion when they can’t locate something from their used and new inventory parts supply or from an OEM supplier. “Winter months are the busiest because people are restoring tractors when they can’t be outside. We’re seeing an influx of younger people working on ageless iron, and that’s a good sign that tractor restoration is still important,” Brown adds.
Customers say the New Paris website is superior to many other parts sites because several pictures and a description are given for most parts. The high definition pictures let the viewers see the condition from many angles and a brief description such as “good core, spins freely, will likely need a rebuild, has light rust,” is very beneficial to someone who knows what they need.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, New Paris Tractor Parts, 19828 U.S. 6, New Paris, Ind. 46553 (ph 574 831-6820; www.newparistractor.com).
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