Used Parts

Members Share Their Story

While NTPDA was in Kansas City for our Annual Meeting and Trade Show several of our members wereNTPDA16 KC WEB
interviewed for the radio broadcast of Insight on Business the News Hour. Each was asked to explain what their business was about and what was their biggest business concern moving forward. 

We think you'll have lots in common with their answers and our thanks to the Business News Hour for providing us this audio so we could share it with our members.

Those who sat for the interview included: 

  • Mike Prieb from Buhler, Kansas
  • John Dyke from Downing, Wisconsin
  • Brian Kitch from Bourbon, Indiana
  • Randy Anderson from Bluffton, Ohio
  • Kendell Jensen from Thief River Falls, Minnesota
  • Jim & Richard Cook from Clinton, Missouri
  • Mike Winter from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Click above for the podcast interview!

Thanks for being members and for voicing your issues. You need to know we were listening and we are making plans to respond to your shared concerns. Together, perhaps, we can work on solutions.


How Can We Help?

Man ExclaimYou've no doubt heard it said, "People do business with people they know and trust!" and it's true. That's one of the reasons the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association exists.  We're here to help create a relationship between people; with the goal being business growth.

That effort, now decades old, has provided positive business to business relationships all across the globe. Folks in countries, states and provinces now, because of NTPDA, are friends, business partners and sometimes competitors.

When we link our common goal of increasing business to each other we all are better off. So, this year, let's make it a point to respond to membership in the NTPDA not as an expense but as an investment in doing business...better.

Soon we'll be gathering for the Summer Board Meeting, this year in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to plan for the coming months and our Annual Training and Trade Show in 2016.  Between now and then let us help you in making connections, learning more about the industry and building relationships with each other.

Sound like a plan?

If you have not yet joined us on Facebook do so today?  And you can also follow us on Twitter @NTPDA.  Easy huh? 


Rock Valley Tractor Parts

Rock Valley Tractor PartsNational Tractor Parts Dealer Association member spotlight this week showcases long time member Rock Valley Tractor Parts

Rock Valley Tractor Parts has been in business since 1938 and has a large, centrally located facility in Rock Valley, IA.  They sell Used, Rebuilt and New tractor parts to farmers, ranchers, restorers, dealers, and other salvage yards.  They are proud of the reputation they have built in the 70+ years of doing business by working with many reputable vendors to give their customers the best quality parts at the lowest possible price.

Their entire inventory of over 150,000 part numbers is on the computer and they are ready to ship.  That means there are over 5,000,000 parts cataloged and inspected so when customers call they can ship the part the same day it is ordered.  They don’t have to go pull it off the tractor and hope it is good, and that saves customers money and downtime.  For orders over $1,000 they will include a free RVTP T-shirt as well.

To learn more about Rock Valley Tractor Parts visit their website at http://www.rvtractorparts.com/.  


Kern County Tractor Parts

 

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If you are looking for a supplier for used agricultural parts, your search is over.  Kern County Tractor Parts was established in 1995 by Abilene Machine, Inc., to establish a West Coast location. Abilene Machine is headquartered in Kansas, and in addition to Kern County Tractor Parts, they also have an operation in Bishopville, South Carolina (Baker Abilene Machine) and are nearing completion of a new office and warehouse facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Kern County Tractor Parts is located in Central California at 29527 Pond Rd in McFarland. Their location is in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, approximately 40 miles north of Bakersfield. The primary crops grown there are permanent, such as almonds, pistachios and citrus trees − along with table and wine grapes. This allows them to purchase a lot of low profile and utility tractors. They also have many row crop and large 4-wheel drive tractors.

Their primary business started out as agricultural salvage, but that focus has changed in the past 10 years. Kern County Tractor Parts carries a full line of aftermarket and remanufactured parts for tractors, combines, cotton pickers and swathers. They also offer planter, drill and tillage parts, engine overhaul kits and engine performance modules. They distribute catalogs to both retail and dealer clientele.

Over the past five years, they have concentrated on developing high-wear parts for rubber track tractors. They have a full line of rear drive wheels, mid rollers and front idler wheels. All are redone in poly because the poly products last up to three times longer than rubber. Their in-stock inventory includes parts for John Deere® 8000 & 9000 series, Cat Challenger® & Case®/IH® Quad Tracs. In addition, they also sell new and recycled rubber tracks.

Although they don’t currently have an online store for ordering, they do have a knowledgeable sales staff to answer your phone call.  The “Inventory” link on their website at www.KernCountyTractor.com allows customers to search their recycled inventory of engines, crankshafts, cylinder heads, transmissions and housings, front wheel assist parts, blocks, 3-point parts, etc. They add to and expand their inventory list daily and are also in the process of adding an industrial parts inventory for front loaders, graders and backhoes.

Kern County Tractor Parts takes pride in their personal customer service and are taking steps to ensure that you, their valued customer, can count on them for many years to come.  

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SAV Transportation Group Now Offers International Services

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The SAV Transportation Group is proud to announce that in addition to their domestic freight services, they now have a complete international services offering.

This new “suite” International services allows NTPDA members to request instant rates and move freight to/from over 900 international points – the offering includes:

*International Air Freight with door to door service

*Full truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) services to/from Canada and Mexico

*International Ocean Freight services full container loads (FCL)  – port to door OR door to door

*International Ocean Freight services for less-than-container-loads (LCL)  – port to door OR door to door

*Domestic Ocean Freight services for full container loads (FCL) including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico – port to door OR door to door

*Domestic Ocean Freight services for less-than-container-loads (LCL) including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico - port to door OR door to door

*PLUS - DHL international small parcel service to and from 220 countries (good for 150 lbs and down anywhere in the world in 1-4 days)  

Donald Baumberger is SAV’s International freight specialist and you can reach him at 763-489-4217 – OR – send your international rate requests to getrates@savtrans.com

 


NTPDA on The Air


Scott Jeff Tom NTPDA 19 July 2014Recently three of our board members from the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association were interviewed for a segment to air on Insight on Business the News Hour based in Des Moines, Iowa.

Michael Libbie, the host of the News Hour, is joined by board members (R to L) Scott Schelling of Rock Valley Tractor Parts, Jeff Griggs, All States Ag Parts and Tom Winkleblack, Schaefer Enterprises where they discuss the Summer Board Meeting as well as what the NTPDA is and who members serve. Here is that interview.   (Click to Play) or here:

Very nice! 


Smells Like...Spring!

Finally that familiar smell of freshly turned soil is spreading across the Spring Dirtcountry. Our NTPDA farming and construction friends up north may have to wait a few weeks but here in Texas it's the sweet smell of the soil as the earth gives up on winter.

And, that's a very good thing.

For many of us in the tractor and construction parts business it's been a long winter.  But, if we used our time wisely we made the necessary plans, made new friends, created new marketing channels while we could.  Now it's back to the business of keeping farmers and construction professionals on the job and productive.

If you've got some cool spring photos from your place we'd love to share them with the world.  Just send them to Kim @ NTPDA dot com and we'll get them up.

Happy Spring and here is to a fantastic growing/construction season!


Welcome!

We're the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association and while we're based Welcome in Texas our members come from all over the United States, Australia and Canada.  From one coast the another our members serve the agricultural and industrial world with high quality used, rebuilt and new parts.

We'll be using this blog to share information about the association, our members and the work that we do as a partner in feeding the world to building roads and bridges.

Nothing runs unless the parts on the machinery...work and our members, both regular and associate, are there to help you fix what's broken.  For nearly thirty years NTPDA has been there for farmers and construction workers.

Thank you for reading, getting to know us and the work we do.  Oh, and what do you think about the new (coming) website?  We call that...responsive! (Oh oh...we've let the cat out of the bag!)  Yes, coming soon your connection to us gets even better. You'll be able to access our site from any device and actually be able to use it. 

We think that's pretty neat!