2023 - Volume #47, Issue #4, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
He Specializes In All Things IH
“I had bought an International 504 tractor that came with a bunch of farm equipment, including a plow. It needed some parts, so I called Bob at Easy Bob’s Tractor Parts for the parts I needed. I asked him if I could trade the plow for parts. He came down to my shop, looked at the plow, and we made a deal. As we were kicking stones in my drive chatting, I told him I was at the end of my rope after running a landscaping company for 15 years. He, in turn, was at the end of his rope with the parts business. After several meetings and a bunch of stars lining up, I was able to sell my business and purchase his. I ran with the Easy Bob’s Tractor Parts name for a few years, then I decided I wanted my name on the business, so we changed it to Devon’s Tractor Parts,” says Devon Wilkins.
Today, the store offers a complete line of replacement parts for most IH tractors. The main business is selling new reproduced parts for International Harvester, primarily Farmall H and up. “We’ve even made a few obsolete parts; we have a fantastic machine shop in town,” says Wilkins. “I take them an idea and a few measurements, and they run with it. Everything we make is made here in Westfield, Ind.” A few used parts are also available from tractors the team has taken apart over the years.
Visit the online store to shop for any make or model of combine, construction vehicle, or tractor. If you need a part that’s not listed, it’s worth calling to see if it’s available but not listed online. Each piece is covered by a satisfaction guarantee and warranty. Prices are kept competitive, and Wilkins ships daily through UPS.
The store will also clean, bead blast, and soak old carburetors and rebuild them with new parts as required, including setting the float level and installing new gaskets. Pricing includes shipping it back to the owner.
“Running a parts business is fun and rewarding, says Wilkins. “We’re a family-owned business; we take pride in everything we do, from the phone call to the care of the packaging of the part you ordered.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Devon’s Tractor Parts, 1910 East 202nd St., Westfield, Ind. 46074 (ph 888-560-1466; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.devonstractorparts.com).
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