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He Sells Aircraft Tires For Farm Use
Farm Landings has airplane tires for nearly every use and the wheels to go with them. The South Dakota company sells a wide range of tires from 22 by 8.0 by 10 to 50 by 32 by 20. Owner Joe Kohnen says the tires sell themselves.
“We’ll get first time sales of 2 or 4, and then they come back the following season and buy more,” says Kohnen. “Aircraft tires are tough and durable. They can last for decades.”
Kohnen only got into the business of selling the tires because he wanted some for his own use. He discovered there were no distributors in the central part of the U.S., and to get what he wanted, he had to order 6 pallets worth.
“I had a bunch of extras that I sold on Craigslist,” says Kohnen. “They flew off the shelf. I did it again, and now I bring in multiple 53-ft. trailers of tires every year. I sell tires in more than 40 states and 3 countries. It wasn’t something I set out to do, but it has turned into something awesome.”
He sells both used and recapped tires. Prices range from $30 to $600. The recaps are ones that didn’t pass airline safety checks. “They look brand new,” says Kohnen. “They are fine for farm and industrial use.”
Kohnen says airplane tires last longer than implement tires because they are 3 to 4 times thicker then standard implement tires. Also, they are made out of natural rubber, not synthetic. “Synthetic tires start to break down and dry rot,” he says. “Airplane tires have a heavy load carrying capacity and really stand up to abuse like corn stubble.”
If a customer doesn’t have wheels to match the tires they want, Farm Landings has them covered. “We carry a lot of wheels and all the supplies that go with our tires.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Farm Landings LLC, 24690 470th Ave., Dell Rapids, S. Dak. 57022 (ph 605 838-5362; sales@farmlandingsllc.com; www.farmlandingsllc.com).

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