CHAD WILSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF AG SERVICES, LAFAYETTE
Communication is key when it comes to our relationships with our amazing growers and customers. As harvest wraps up, I want to emphasize the importance of stopping in or calling and having a conversation with us about your plans and needs for the coming year. Planning ahead gives us the time we need to ensure we can get you the right equipment, parts, and service. If you let us know what you’re looking for, we’ll do our best to make it happen.
In the machinery world, most inventory levels are improving month-to-month, but demand remains high, highlighting the importance of planning your equipment needs well in advance. If you’re looking for something specific, call us and we’ll get the ball rolling. Believe it or not, we have to order some equipment 6 months to a year out, so the earlier the better!
Beyond farm equipment, we also offer a full-service shop, extensive parts inventory, and tire service. Our technicians are factory-trained and can handle maintenance and repairs. And our parts department continues working diligently to expand availability. Supply chains still have some kinks, but it’s getting easier to get our hands on parts.
Tire availability remains tight, so some advanced planning may be required if you need something specific. Know that we’re always willing to explore alternatives if your first choice isn’t readily available. Again, the sooner you let us know your needs, the sooner we can address them. If you predict you’ll need a certain tire, let us know to have first choice of your preferred brand, otherwise you may have to be flexible in the type of tire.
Speaking of planning ahead – fall is the perfect time to think about precision planting for spring. Our Ag Leader and Precision Ag inventory is in great shape. I recommend getting your precision equipment ordered now, so we can get it installed and dialed in well before spring fieldwork. We have an expert dedicated to precision equipment who will listen to your goals and recommend the ideal solutions. Our shop can handle the setup and installation smoothly for you.
To get the conversation started on any of your needs – equipment, parts, service, tires, or precision equipment – give us a call at 507-228-8224.
Finally, our 2024 grain handling equipment pricing programs will be released this month. This is the time to get your projects for new legs, air systems, and bins scheduled, so we can be sure they’re completed for the next harvest. Our project calendar is filling up quickly, so scheduling well in advance is recommended if you want your new system operational for 2024.
As always, we’re here to serve you in any way we can. This time of year is perfect for planning ahead and ensuring we can meet your needs when the busy season arrives. Don’t hesitate to reach out, and we hope you’ve had a safe and productive fall!