Mark Smith

Mark Smith

  • United States, TN, Cumberland City
Mark Smith Cumberland City, TN
Jul 7, 2021
 
Absolutely great news for farmers! Around 2017 I learned that most of the tractor dealerships only make about 3% markup on their product, relying on back of house maintenance for majority of their profit. I had a (omit brand) off road vehicle I used for wood lot maintenance (I loved that machine) that broke a CV joint. The dealer told me they would cut me a good price and even include pickup and delivery (time is money). I ensured they knew that if I wasn't happy with their quote I had the means to pick it up and bring it home. They quoted a 'manufacturer identified' 4 hour job just for the labor alone. It was brought home and the repair completed in one hour, at a 1/3 of the manufacturer OEM parts cost as well; saved about $500. Mechanical skills cut overhead costs, and this win will help farmers.

https://www.agweb.com/news/policy/politics/biden-sides-farmers-over-right-repair-tractor-software-battle?mkt_tok=ODQzLVlHQi03OTMAAAF-HHMN0v5cj3JOKbz3jqabHeCJWgf002Rrmf6QWcgS2jtroha-gt8IXu_5iF5X7m2mDBlvG3xTpSYqqeOewe43W4VYBxee_AG0-rDTLgrVPVYDCnmp
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