2019 - Volume #43, Issue #6, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Huge Parts Supplier For Antique Farmalls, Cubs
He started nearly 30 years ago and now has nearly 20 employees in two Oregon locations. Why isn’t he located in the center of the country, where there are many more farm tractors? “With the internet, it doesn’t make a difference if you’re on Key West or the West Coast. People anywhere in the world can scroll through our online catalog or call us, find what they want, and order it.”
In the past 15 years Farmallparts.com has processed more than 50,000 orders, sending parts to all 50 states and at least 8 foreign countries.
Over the years Beals has purchased the complete inventory of several International Harvester dealers from throughout the country. “We have engine, transmission, drive train, carburetor, radiator and electrical parts for virtually every Farmall and Cub tractor ever made,” Beals says. “We have seats, hoods, manuals, decals, stickers, hitch and implement components, gauges, instruments and cables. If it’s on a Farmall or Cub tractor, it might be in our inventory,” Beals adds.
The company rebuilds carburetors and magnetos and makes about half the parts it sells. They build all wiring harnesses for any year of any IH product built before 1985. They also have many molds to make rubber parts and have a deal with the original supplier of International Harvester paint, so every drop they sell is restoration quality original color.
Beals maintains that one of the reasons for the success of the business is the excellent photography of every part shown. “My first occupation was a commercial photographer, so when I started this I personally photographed every part we sold. There’s a staff doing that now, but the quality standard was set years ago.
“If the part is presented clearly so people can zoom in and see it close up, that’s a big advantage.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Farmall Parts, 2704 SE Steele St., Portland, Ore. (ph 888 288-0550; www.farmallparts.com).
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