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They Specialize In Small Farm Equipment
Jacob Schrock and his brothers found a profitable niche buying and selling used equipment for small farms. Schrock says his customers find the prices of new equipment hard to justify.
“A lot of small farmers have other jobs and just farm on the side,” says Schrock. “They want equipment that doesn’t have to pay for itself and won’t break down.”
Schrock looks for equipment in areas where small farms are being bought up by larger farmers.
“We buy equipment from all over Missouri, eastern Kansas and southern Iowa and move it to where it is needed,” he says. “We don’t offer warranties, but we’ve bought and sold enough that we recognize good pieces when we see them. We’ve had very few complaints on stuff we have sold.”
Schrock tries to maintain a good inventory of hay balers, planters, manure spreaders, skid loaders, and other equipment.
“We started the spring with 5 balers on hand, and the last one went out in early June,” says Schrock. “If you are looking for a particular type of equipment, give us a call and we will review what is available and at what price.”
While visitors to his equipment yard are welcome, Schrock advises calling first. “I also operate a mobile refrigeration repair business and may be on the road,” he says.
“We offer good quality at a fair price,” says Schrock. “We bought an almost new Deere 328 that cost $11,000 new. We sold it for $5,000. We sold a low use Massey Ferguson 1745 with all the frills for $13,500, half what it would have been new. At the same time, a Deere 24T will sell for less than $1,500.”
Schrock does occasionally sell parts upon request, but generally avoids doing so. While most equipment is sold as he buys it, he does some repair during winter months.
Schrock does very limited advertising, relying on word of mouth from satisfied customers. “We’ve shipped equipment as far as 1,000 miles, from Pennsylvania to Colorado,” he says. “We are always looking for equipment to buy.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Schrock Equipment, 635 SW Hwy. WW, Trenton, Mo. 64683 (ph 660 684-6604).

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